INspired Leadership, 4 Disciplines of Execution, Leadership Coaching, Mentoring, Numeracy, Math
Today’s educational world is exciting yet complex. I create learning opportunities that inspire and engage today’s educators. My passion is to help others create environments where students thrive and reach their dreams.
As the director of ESSDACK’s Professional Learning team, Tammy is truly dedicated to both personal learning and growth. In 2013, Tammy earned the distinction as an iPec Certified Professional Coach and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner. She facilitates learning and growth opportunities for all leaders (administrators, teachers and students) utilizing Core Energy coaching. Her goals are to support leaders and improve school/work culture by focusing on an individual’s ability to lead himself and others. She coaches leaders to reach optimal effectiveness by taking purposeful action through awareness and conscious choice.
At eight years old in the second grade, Tammy fondly recalls thinking, "I want to be a teacher.” Each day when the bell rang, she found herself in her mom’s classroom writing lessons on the chalkboard. Dreaming of her own classroom, she set her sights on the education profession.
Turning her dream to reality with a degree in mathematics, Tammy taught at both Chanute and El Dorado High Schools in Kansas – topics ranging from integrated math to trigonometry. After earning two Master’s degrees from Wichita State University in Curriculum & Instruction and in Educational Leadership, Tammy led a charter high school as Principal and Math Teacher. Remaining in El Dorado, Kansas, Tammy moved to the middle school as Assistant Principal and Athletic Director.
Tammy’s dedication to grow both professionally and personally led her to ESSDACK in 2012. A major focus for her is assisting teachers with research-based math content and instructional strategies. Tammy believes a student should first experience math conceptually before focusing on rules and algorithms.