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Valerie Hastings Gregory

Valerie Hastings Gregory has devoted much of her professional life to shaping professional learning communities in schools. She has promoted effective professional develop-ment as a school building, central office, and Virginia Department of Education administrator for elementary education and gifted education. Valerie is an educational consul-tant for assessment, curriculum, instruction, and leadership at Fogarty and Associates, Pearson Professional Development, QLD Learning, and the School Leadership Institute for the College of William and Mary. Valerie received her doctorate in Educational Policy Planning and Leadership from the College of William and Mary, where she extensively studied conditions for transfer of professional development to classroom practice. While a doctoral student, Valerie received the Outstanding Doctoral Student Award from the National Association for Education of the Gifted. In addition to this book, Valerie is the author of two other books, Conditions That Support Transfer for Change and Problem-Based Learning in Social Studies