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Educational Leadership


20 Years of District Mobilization and Competency Work

Previous Positions:
Comprehensive Secondary School Administrator, Charter School Leader, Teacher and Leader in Personalized Learning systems, Learning Management System Designer, New School Design (at state and local level) and Advisory School Board Member.

I’m passionate about our work because:
It enables me to promote lifelong learning and positively impact the world.

My favorite learning experience is:
Anytime there is a productive struggle and a need to dig into the problem or material.

My role in three words:
Learner engagement catalyst.

I’m currently learning about:
The interplay of staying in a focused zone while creating space for innovative thinking and collaboration.

I’m currently working on:
Growing and empowering those around me through our work with Real World Learning and pathways for learners, as well as innovative transcript development. I also continue to seek new ways to scale innovative practices, such as personalized and competency-based learning for larger learning systems.


Rebecca puts learners first and is committed to assisting with the creation of a learner-centered educational system that empowers leaders and educators to meet the individual academic and social-emotional needs of all learners. She is known for guiding district level transformation as a leader and as a consultant and has led this work as a teacher, site leader, district leader and board member in four states.

She has worked in several transformational systems in Alaska, California and Colorado that represent different scaling challenges from demographics to charters and comprehensive systems. Starting with some of the first district work nationally on competency-based/personalized learning in Alaska, Rebecca then helped design and create the first competency based high school. As a national consultant, she supported the most often cited CBE/PL districts and schools across the country. Rebecca was the district lead for competency-based learning in Lindsay Unified School District in California, as well as the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning for Mesa County School District 51 in Colorado, a district of 43 schools.

Rebecca has presented at a variety of conferences, including iNACOL’s Blended & Online Learning Symposium, ASU/GSV Summit, CBE Denver, iNACOL Leadership Forum, Confederation of Oregon School Administrators, Partners in Learning Global Forum and Alaska Society for Technology in Education. She has also presented and trained for the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition, now Marzano Research and Reinventing Schools in five states. Rebecca serves on the Competency Works Advisory Board and Education 4 Leadership (E4L).

Rebecca has an M.Ed in educational leadership and an MA in Education. She has worked in charter systems, public comprehensive system, non-profit and state organizations. She has contributed or co-authored national white papers, blogs and published works on personalized learning.

Rebecca is available for all types of speaking and moderating engagements such as keynotes, panel discussions, round tables and workshop sessions. Rebecca regularly speaks on the following:

  • Designing Learning Cultures and System Transformation
  • Learner-Centered Instructional Frameworks & Design
  • Social & Emotional Learning Frameworks

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