THE BEST OF THE MARSHALL MEMO
Carefully chosen summaries to energize leadership, teaching, and learning
Kim was a middle-school teacher, central office curriculum director, and elementary principal in the Boston Public Schools for thirty-two years. Since 2002, he has provided one-on-one leadership coaching for principals and offered workshops, consulting, and courses on teacher supervision and evaluation, time management, effective use of assessments, results-focused teacher teamwork, differentiation, and curriculum unit design (in collaboration with Jay McTighe). Kim writes the weekly Marshall Memo, summarizing the best ideas and research in K-12 education, and is the author of a number of articles and books, all available at www.marshallmemo.com. Kim’s wife is a Massachusetts education lawyer, and their children are both teachers: seventh grade in Boston, high-school history in Philadelphia.
Jenn has worked as a teacher, school administrator, consultant, and founder of educational organizations for more than twenty-five years. Over time, she noticed that school leaders had little time for their own professional growth, so in 2007, Jenn founded The Main Idea www.themainidea.net. Her subscribers receive a thorough summary of an education book each month, connecting them with the latest and most compelling ideas on leadership, teaching, and learning. When Jenn is not up to her ears in books, she facilitates Masterminds (online groups of educational leaders learning together), gives workshops, coaches teacher leaders, and conducts school evaluations. Jenn’s husband is a guidance counselor in the New York City public schools; they have two children, one attending a New York City public school, the other in college.