Daly-Lewis, Joan

Dr. Daly-Lewis works with districts to strengthen teaching and learning, especially through enhancement of instructional and supervisory practices.  As an experienced teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, staff developer, university professor and regional school improvement specialist, districts seek Joan's assistance in administrator professional development, collaborative professional development planning, teacher coaching, and meeting facilitating.  Recent work has focused on instructional rounds, learning walks, learning conversations, reflective performance appraisal, analysis of supervisory work products, and sane and productive implementation of the APPR.  Joan has a doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Columbia University's Teachers College and a boundless commitment to supporting individual and collective professional growth.  She has assisted over sixty districts in articulating and pursing their goals and enhancing professional skills sets.


  • Growth-Focused Teacher Performance Appraisal Systems (APPR)
  • Evidence-Based Teacher Observation and Evaluation Practices
  • Learning-Focused, Reflective Supervision
  • Learning Targets/Purpose Driven Instruction
  • Learning Walks (Teachers and Administrators)
  • Danielson Frameworks Training
  • Administrator "Rounds"
  • Using Video as a Tool for Self-Reflection and School Improvement (Teachers and Administrators)


Invite Joan Daly-Lewis to provide Professional Development at your school