State Senate Woman of Distinction Recipient Joins K-12 Consulting Firm

Madison, WI, June 25, 2011 --( After a distinguished career as a teacher, principal and superintendent, Suzanne Tingley is starting a new chapter. Tingley has joined Inside the School Consulting Group.

“I am very excited to work more closely with such a professional group. Inside the School understands exactly the kinds of training that schools want,” Tingley said.

Inside the School Consulting Group is thrilled to add Tingley to its team.

“We could not be happier that Suzanne Tingley has agreed to join us. Tingley’s experience, skills, work ethic, passion and personal touch are a really difficult combination to find. Schools will be very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Suzanne – just like we are,” Inside the School Editorial Director Diane Trim said.

“Everyone at Inside the School is excited about Suzanne Tingley. We’ve had a great relationship over the last few years and she always gets results. We expect the same thing from her as a consultant,” Inside the School President Bill Haight said.

“This is a great fit for me,” Tingley said. “I’m interested in the real work that goes on in schools, not just theory. And that’s what Inside the Schools is all about.”

Tingley’s consulting focus will be in the areas of teacher evaluation, school turnaround/transformation and school climate. She earned her MS degree from SUNY Oswego (N.Y) and her B.A from The Ohio State University.

Inside the School has been developing K-12 professional development resources in the form of training CDs and online seminars since 2008. In April 2011 Inside the School began offering consulting services in six categories.

Those service areas are:
· Teacher evaluation, Value-added assessment
· College Readiness, Common Core State Standards
· School turnaround/transformation
· Charter school development
· SROI/efficiency
· School climate

“These are all key areas for schools today, and many will be looking for outside expertise to help faculty and staff address new developments in education. I am really looking forward to working with faculty and staff, focusing on their own particular needs,” Tingley said.

In 2007 Tingley received the honor of Woman of Distinction from the New York state senate. She is the author of over 60 published articles and wrote the book How to Handle Difficult Parents: A Teachers Survival Guide, Cottonwood Press, 2006, revised for Pufrock Press for publication in 2012.

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