In today's episode we get the chance to talk to Dr. Kanold about his book Balancing the Equation. Dr. Kanold is an award-winning educator, author, and consultant. He is former director of mathematics and science and served as superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, a model professional learning community (PLC) district in Lincolnshire, Illinois.
Dr. Kanold is committed to equity and excellence for students, faculty, and school administrators. He conducts highly motivational professional development leadership seminars worldwide with a focus on turning school vision into realized action that creates greater equity for students through the effective delivery of PLCs for faculty and administrators. Dr. Kanold currently serves as the director of Mathematics at Work, a comprehensive K-12 school improvement program to promote and improve student learning in mathematics.
He is past president of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) and coauthor of several best-selling mathematics textbooks since the late 1980s. He has served on writing commissions for NCTM and NCSM and has authored numerous articles and chapters on school leadership and development for education publications.
Dr. Kanold received the prestigious international 2010 Damen Award for outstanding contributions to the leadership field of education from Lyola University Chicago the 1986 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and the 1994 Outstanding Administrator Award (from the Illinois State Board of Education). He serves as an adjunct faculty member for the graduate school at Loyola University Chicago.
Dr. Kanold earned a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in mathematics from Illinois State University. He completed a master's degree in educational administration at the University of Illinois and received a doctorate in educational leadership and counseling psychology from Loyola University Chicago.
To learn more about Dr. Kanold's work, visit his blog, Turning Vision Into Action.