Amanda L. March is Corwin’s Professional Learning and Evaluation Leader. In this role, she leads the design, delivery, and execution of the Global Evaluation Framework and instructional design and consultation activities to support high-quality professional learning experiences for all clients. Dr. March’s unique area of expertise blends organizational consultation and systems change practices with the design, delivery, and evaluation of high-quality professional learning and evaluation solutions to enhance educator practices and improve student outcomes. In her prior role as the Professional Learning, Research, and Evaluation Coordinator with the Florida Problem Solving/Response to Intervention (PS/RtI) Project at the University of South Florida (USF), Amanda facilitated a cohesive Professional Learning Instructional Design and Evaluation Framework, as well as a Systems Coaching approach used in districts and schools as a continuous improvement process. In addition, she supported the Project staff and stakeholders in implementing a data-informed, comprehensive, standards-based Professional Learning System that facilitates the use of MTSS to improve student outcomes. She is passionate about supporting leaders in researching, designing, implementing, and evaluating evidence-based professional learning strategies and related tools to build capacity for MTSS at every level of the educational organization.
She began consulting with Corwin in 2018 and joined the Corwin family as a Full-Time Consultant in 2021. Dr. March received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of South Florida, specializing in organizational- and systems-change consultation, program evaluation, professional learning and coaching, and multi-tiered service delivery systems in schools. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and received her SSP from Illinois State University. She began her career in education as a building-based school psychologist with the Greater Lafayette Area Special Services (GLASS) in Lafayette, Indiana. Dr. March has also worked as a RtI facilitator and coach, PS/RtI project coordinator, MTSS consultant, and professional development trainer within the public schools. Her research and professional interests include systems-change and program evaluation practices in schools, integrated multi-tiered systems of service delivery, team-based problem solving, and best practices in educator professional development and systems coaching. Dr. March is the author of several journal articles and evaluations, is an active presenter at national/international conferences, and currently serves as the President of Learning Forward Florida (LFFL).