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Donald B. Bartalo

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Donald Bartalo is a nationally recognized instructional leadership consultant and coach with K-12 experience as a teacher, teacher leader, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent of schools. He has worked in rural, suburban, and urban school districts.

Donald is the Founder/CEO of his own company, UNITY Instructional Leadership Development and Coaching, with a mission to support school leaders helping teachers to create better learning opportunities for students.

He received his B.S. in Science Education and his Masters in Educational Administration from SUNY Brockport, New York and has completed advanced study in educational administration at the University of Rochester.

Donald’s unique ability is to help educators become better instructional leaders through coaching and focused seminars.

Donald and his wife, Denise, semi-retired literacy specialist and reading teacher, are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren.


  • Coaching
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Reflective Instructional Practice



  • Closing the Teaching Gap—Helping Competent Teachers Develop and Use More Effective Teaching Methods: You may know the ingredients of effective teaching, but do you know how to develop more effective teaching methods? Instructional leaders require skills and strategies to help teachers improve their instructional practice. Come learn how to design, implement, support, and guide the instructional growth needed for improved student learning.
  • Improving Literacy Instruction in Urban Elementary Schools: Children who can read and write to learn have the best chance for success. Come discover how to develop independent readers and writers with the skills, strategies, and desire to read and write to learn by designing a program that improves literacy instruction and accelerates literacy learning for all children.
  • The Proof is in the Pudding—Helping Competent 7-12 Teachers Change Methods Where Students Are Not Succeeding: Are you prepared for changes coming to the future of education? This instructional leadership workshop will show you how to evaluate the areas in which your students are struggling, and how to revise your teaching methods, teach more effectively, and help form the future of learning.