Diane Willis has worked diligently in education for 32 years, making a difference in the learning lives of students and teachers.  She is a veteran leader, serving 24 years in leadership roles in seven different elementary schools.

Diane believes an instructional leader must be present during learning moments to help discover the next best answers.  She believes that professional development is within things done, said, discovered, or planned each day.

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Show Highlights

  • Tips to free yourself up to be available to be where it matters.
  • TeachFX isn’t “one more thing” it is a way to multiply yourself.
  • Transfer ownership to your students to liberate learning.
  • Offer high quality, personalized professional development on a daily basis.
  • PD is every day with these little gems that you elect along the way.
  • How to be present as a leader with the “next best answers” of the day.
  • Tips and tricks to not miss moments to support your staff and share goals.
  • Schedule the day out and share your improvement plan for optimal team effort. 
Diane Willis: PD is Every Day

“The thing is just be there in the moment and professional development is at any moment, any time, any day, a question, any activity, if you’ve got a focus on what matters most at your school, go out and look for that. Once you find it, celebrate it, talk about it, share it, and it will spread like wildfire.”

Diane Willis



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