Dr. Fran Prolman
Dr. Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized consultant specializing in educational leadership, school improvement and instructional strategies as well as communication skills, critical thinking and organizational development. She is known for her depth of knowledge coupled with high energy and practical application of content. Dr Prolman incorporates a variety of training approaches: small group discussion, video tape analysis, demonstrations and dynamic interchange through her work.
Fran earned her doctorate in teacher training and international education from George Washington University and a masters degree in educational administration and curriculum and instruction from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been a two-time Fulbright Scholar in both India and Israel, and has presented numerous papers and workshops nationally and internationally.
Fran brings 30 years of educational experience as a teacher, staff developer, administrator, graduate level university instructor and published author. Much of her time is spent in multifaceted work with school systems throughout the United States focusing on teacher training methodology and administrative supervision and evaluation skills. She facilitates leadership retreats for teachers and administrators, delivers system-wide keynote speeches and workshops, and coaches administrators in the building of professional learning communities, instructional supervision, evaluation systems and the change process.
Fran also facilitates workshops for teachers focusing on differentiated instruction, formative and summative assessment, classroom application of instructional strategies that enhance student achievement, critical thinking, and curriculum design for a standards-based classroom.
Over the last fifteen years, she has made numerous presentations at state, national, and international conferences on topics such as mentoring beginning teachers, curriculum design, instructional strategies that enhance student achievement, how to build professional learning communities, assessing school culture, and administrative observation, supervision and coaching skills.
She is a frequent presenter for the European Council of International Schools, The Central and Eastern European Schools Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Near East South Asia Association of International Schools.
Dr. Prolman is an independent consultant in Great Falls, VA, a Senior Consultant with Research for Better Teaching, and Vice President for Training for the Center for Arts in Basic Curriculum.