Joellen Killion is senior advisor for Learning Forward and formerly its deputy executive director.
As senior advisor she leads, facilitates, and contributes to initiatives related to the link between
professional learning and student learning. She has over 30 years’ experience in planning,
design, implementation, and evaluation of professional learning at the school, system, state, and
Killion is a frequent contributor to education publications and the author of 12 books. Her most
recent books, published in 2017, are Taking the Lead: New Roles for Teacher Leaders and
School-based Coaches, 2nd edition (with Cindy Harrison) and The Feedback Process:
Transforming Feedback for Professional Learning. Her other books include Coaching Matters
(with Cindy Harrison, Chris Bryan, and Heather Clifton), Assessing Impact: Evaluating Staff
Development, The Learning Educator: A New Era in Professional Learning (with Stephanie
Hirsh), Becoming a Learning School (with Patricia Roy), and others.
Learning Forward shows educators how to plan, implement, and measure high-quality professional learning so they and their team can achieve success with their system, their school, and their students.
They are the only professional association devoted exclusively to those who work in educator professional development. They help their members leverage the power of professional learning to affect positive and lasting change.