Gretchen Polivka

Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, VA

Gretchen has nineteen years of experience as a teacher-leader, and in her role of math instructional coach, she works closely with teachers, collaborative teams, and staff providing support and professional learning opportunities. She implemented the cycle of continuous improvement at a large culturally and linguistically diverse majority-minority elementary school in northern Virginia for many years. In her role as Administrator, Math Instructional Coach, ESOL Instructional Support Teacher she lead teams to identify goals and develop learning plans that supported teacher development and student achievement.

I want to express my gratitude for assembling a top-quality learning experience for myself as a curriculum/professional learning director and for my adult professional learning team in my district.  It was what we needed when we needed it.

— 2018 Attendee

Quality big name speakers during concurrent sessions. Facilitators engaged participants. Focused on professional learning.  It’s rare to attend a conference with TONS of sessions that are relevant for my work (professional developer).

— 2018 Attendee