Susan Patrick is the President and CEO of iNACOL and Co-Founder of CompetencyWorks, providing policy advocacy, publishing research, developing quality standards, and driving the transformation to personalized, competency-based education forward.
She is the former Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education and served as legislative liaison for Governor Hull from Arizona. She also served as legislative staff on Capitol Hill.
Patrick holds a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College. She is a Pahara-Aspen Fellow and was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship in 2016 to study global education systems transformation policies and best practices.
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Dr. Robert J. Marzano
Dr. Robert J. Marzano partnered with Westminster Public Schools to open a Marzano Academy in WPS in the fall of 2018. Marzano was an early partner in WPS move to a Competency Based System and has been a principal advisor to WPS for the last decade.During his 50 years in the field of education, he has worked with educators as a speaker and trainer and has authored more than 50 books including the hugely influential The New Art and Science of Teaching. He also writes and speaks about a variety of education topics including instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, school intervention and the building of High Reliability Schools.He received a bachelor’s degree from Iona College in New York, a master’s degree from Seattle University, and a doctorate from the University of Washington. Watch Marzano's presentation at the 2018 CBE Summit on YouTube here.
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