Working alongside and encouraging people to achieve their goals - by truly making a difference in the lives of learners - has led to Anne Davies’ distinguished and internationally-recognized career in Education Leadership and Assessment.
With extensive classroom and consultation experience with education leaders, Anne uses her depth of knowledge and innovative mindset to help educators realize their own potential for positive impact in the classroom, and beyond.
Anne is the author and co-author of more than 30 books and multimedia resources, including the best seller, Making Classroom Assessment Work, now in its fourth edition. She has also published an abundance of chapters and articles, garnering high-profile accolades including the Hilroy Fellowship for outstanding innovation in education and a nomination for the Canadian Education Association’s Whitworth Research Award.
An experienced keynote speaker, Anne has also headed a variety of research projects and was proud to be named Canada’s Team Lead at the International Assessment Symposium in Fredericton, NB (2014). Her work has helped to shape provincial and national educational policy changes and she continues to be a highly sought-after resource for both government and private-sector educational institutions.
An unparalleled depth of experience, in a range of education systems, provides Sandra Herbst with a uniquely qualified viewpoint on leadership and pedagogical practices. Her roles as teacher (Elementary, Secondary, and specialist), school leader, assistant superintendent, and advisor to Ministries of Education, contribute to a broad range of practical insights that serve to enhance her theoretical knowledge. Because of this range of experience, she is as effective in the boardroom speaking to Trustees about governance, as she is doing demonstration lessons in classrooms with students.
Sandra’s body of work is expansive: author, speaker, coach, mentor, and consultant, with extensive experience in educational and system leadership, adult learning, and assessment. She has helped jurisdictions, districts, and schools to reflect on their current programs, identify their long-term aspirations, and strategically plan to achieve their future visions.
Sandra has served as President of the Manitoba Association of School Superintendents and as President of the Manitoba Affiliate of ASCD. She is a coaching trainer, promoting the ‘invisible skills’ and cognitive and emotional awareness that strengthen educators’ effectiveness.
As a facilitator of workshops, web conferences, and symposia across North America and internationally – and as a renowned executive coach – Sandra provides educators with a framework to help meet the diverse needs of both student and adult learners. She is a charismatic, humourous, and energetic leader, who expresses her compassion through a deep commitment to equity in education and the advancement of democracy in our communities.