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.

Learning Forward’s Annual Conference is my absolute favorite conference. It always provides me with inspiration, tools and new contacts to help further my learning and thus the quality of professional learning at my school.

— Kate Cottrell

The Learning Forward Conference provided a great mix of practitioners and university personnel that provided for incredible networking opportunities!  I will be there next year.

— Susan L. Ogletree