Closing achievement gaps, creating racial equity, and leading for sustainable change are lifelong passions for Learning Sciences International Staff Developer Tammy Quist. With more than 25 years of experience as a teacher, principal, consultant, speaker, writer, and researcher, she now brings valuable expertise to schools throughout the country as she trains educators on the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model and the Marzano Center Essentials for Achieving Rigor model of instruction. She also provides leadership coaching and development to principals and district leaders.

Quist earned her B.A. in Secondary Education, Political Science, and Social Science from the University of MN-Morris; her M.S. in School Administration from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD; and a Superintendent’s Endorsement in Educational Leadership through the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Tammy is currently a Doctoral candidate at Concordia University in Educational Leadership with a specialization in Transformative Leadership.

She was named Teacher of the Year at the Keppel Union School District of California and nominated for Colorado Principal of the Year.