Coach Thanked by National Baldrige Winner
District 15 in Palatine, Illinois, was
honored as only organization in the nation to receive the 2003 Baldrige Award
for Education. District 15 thanks Margaret Byrnes of Quality Education Associates
for her knowledge about the application of the Baldrige criteria to district,
school, and classroom processes. Read More...
QEA Partners Are Saying
"Margaret Byrnes, Managing Associate of QEA, has been a valued
consultant to our district for the past three years. During that
time, she has trained teachers in continuous improvement strategies
and quality tools; coached the superintendent, his cabinet, and
principals in Baldrige-based continuous improvement principles
and practices; assisted in the development of a district-wide
self assessment; and extended our understanding and analysis of
data. In every role, she has exceeded our expectations and has
been viewed by teachers and administrators as an expert who understands
her ‘stuff’ and clearly conveys it to others.
A frequent comment from teachers and administrators after
Margaret has been
with us is that 'we finally get it.' Margaret’s
interpersonal skills are exceptional and she immediately
makes contact with her audience.
analysis and writing skills are equally exceptional. Reports
observations and coaching experiences are insightful, to-the-point,
and tie difficult concepts and linkages together in ways that
have helped our district improve satisfaction levels and increase
Margaret’s expertise in the Baldrige framework and
the principles and practices of quality improvement from the
classroom to the boardroom, and with her ability to engender
and gain immediate credibility, she can quickly help teachers
and administrators understand issues and improve practices
result in significant accomplishment. She is a trainer and coach
of extraordinary skill."
Director of Planning and Quality
Community Consolidated School District 15; Palatine, Illinois
experience with Margaret Byrnes and QEA has been extremely
as she and her associates have provided invaluable training to
faculty and staff in our quest for Quality."
Superintendent of Schools
Portales, New Mexico
assisted our teachers in developing instructional strategies
that were clear and value added...A critical mass of teachers
implemented these strategies and experienced quantifiable academic
H. Holmes, Ed.D.
Former Associate Superintendent for Professional Development
Savanna-Chatham County Public Schools; Savannah, Georgia
Byrnes is an excellent resource for educators interested in
learning how to apply quality practices in school settings...as
a school principal, I am looking forward to exploring QEA's
service, that of aligning school improvement efforts with Baldrige criteria."
Mary Anne Wheeler
Fred A. Olds University Connections Magnet Elementary School;
Raleigh, North Carolina
"Jeanne Baxter is well known in both Chicago Public Schools
and the suburban areas for her expertise in leadership and for
helping business and schools develop partnerships for continuous
improvement. QEA's new direction, that of integrating Baldrige Criteria,
is a welcome addition."
Chair of Leadership Department
Northeastern Illinois University; Chicago, Illinois
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