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Leadership Through Learning

By Learning Forward
December 2012
Vol. 33 No. 6
Q&A with Anthony Muhammad SD: Tell us how your beliefs about teaching and learning took shape over the course of your trajectory as a leader. Muhammad: I grew up in Flint, Mich., which is a city notorious for its level of unemployment. The school I went to was not very child-centered — it was more adult-centered. I was able to be successful in school primarily because my mother was a teacher who made it nonnegotiable. No matter how good or bad the instruction, you had to do well. So I did well because of the environment at home, but then my friend, a very intelligent young man, just floundered in the system, and that gave me an idea very early on about what didn’t work in

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Tracy Crow

Tracy Crow (tracy.crow@learningforward.org) is Learning Forward’s director of communications.

 

Anthony Muhammad

  • He began his career in education as a 7th-grade teacher in Michigan. He moved into school leadership first as an assistant principal and then as principal for a middle school.
  • During his five years at the school, he and his staff doubled student achievement scores through the use of professional learning communities.
  • Muhammad was recognized as the Michigan Middle School Principal of the Year in 2005.
  • He has since become a consultant, sharing his strategies for leadership and success as a writer and speaker.
  • His books include The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach: Transforming Schools at Every Level (co-authored with Sharroky Hollie, Solution Tree, 2011) and Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division (Solution Tree, 2009), and he was a contributing author to The Collaborative Administrator: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community (Solution Tree, 2008).

Learning Forward is the only professional association devoted exclusively to those who work in educator professional development. We help our members plan, implement, and measure high-quality professional learning so they can achieve success with their systems, schools, and students.


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