Bev Clemens, PhD, is an experienced educational leader who has worked in large suburban districts and in smaller urban districts with diverse student populations. In addition to her work with Marzano Research, Dr. Clemens works with a small nonprofit organization focused on developing leadership skills in school leaders who are working to transform schools to meet the needs of all students.
As a former classroom teacher, district leader, building leader, and professional developer, she has led the design and refinement of prioritized learning targets, facilitated curriculum analyses to eliminate overlaps and gaps in student learning targets, and trained teachers and administrators in the development of high-quality formative and summative assessments. In addition, she has coordinated collaborative efforts to write proficiency scales, designed training to increase teacher content knowledge, researched the strengths and weaknesses of a district-based assessment system, and delivered training on high-quality instructional practices.
Dr. Clemens has served on numerous statewide standards and assessment committees and presented at national conferences. She understands the tremendous challenge schools and districts face in increasing student achievement, and she knows the pressure individual teachers are under as they work to implement practices to support students in their learning. This understanding, combined with her knowledge of curriculum, assessment, and instruction, creates a credible connection educators find compelling and inspiring. Dr. Clemens offers practical ideas based on years of real experience and instills confidence and optimism in educators.