Global Conference 2011

Speaker's Biography

Judy Elliott

Chief Academic Officer, Los Angeles Unified School District

Judy Elliott is chief academic officer of the Los Angeles Unified School District. Before joining LAUSD, Elliott was chief of teaching and learning in the Portland Public Schools in Oregon, and an assistant superintendent of Long Beach Unified School District in California. Elliott was also a senior researcher at the National Center on Educational Outcomes at the University of Minnesota College of Education. Her interests include the problem-solving process and data-based decision-making to improve effective instruction; the use of formative assessments and progress monitoring to improve instruction and behavior outcomes; and the role of leadership in systems change. An author of several books, she was most recently lead author on "Response to Intervention Blueprint: District Level Edition." Elliott received her B.S. in education from the (then) State University College at Buffalo, and her Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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