Director, Learning Innovations at WestEd
Jan Phlegar is Director of Learning Innovations at WestEd located in Woburn, Massachusetts and in Williston, Vermont. Learning Innovations specializes in customized technical assistance; training; and research and evaluation services to schools, districts, state agencies, communities, and institutions of higher education, particularly in the Northeast, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. She serves as project director of several major initiatives, including partnership in the New England Comprehensive Assistance Center and the SouthEast and Islands Regional Technology in Education Consortium.
Previously, Phlegar was Deputy Director of the Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands, and a program director for a national experiential citizenship education program in Washington, DC. She serves on the national board of directors of Educators for Social Responsibility and locally for her town’s educational foundation. Her experience as a middle and high school teacher are the basis of her high interest in school-based action research and the multiple roles of teachers.
Phlegar is a co-author of Dynamic Teachers: Leaders of Change and Planning into Practice, and is one of the developers of Learning Innovation’s The Authentic Task Approach.
Primary Presenter for:
Turning Around Chronically Low-Performing Schools: Resources From Doing What Works