Michelle Beavers

Michelle M. Beavers, Ph.D., currently serves Chesterfield County Public Schools as Coordinator of Professional Development, responsible for leadership development and overseeing the professional learning of teachers, classified, and online learning opportunities.  She started her career as a middle school teacher and served as a school administrator, prior to moving to higher education. During her nine years at Virginia State University, she earned her promotion and tenure in the Department of Administration & Supervision and served as the Chair of the Master program. Her research interests include leadership development, emotional intelligence, personality indicators for effectively working in team settings, and bringing agile to the world of education.

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

This conference was first class all the way.  It helped me get a better understanding of many of the various aspects of professional learning and what it looks like across the country/world.  I had heard nothing but positive comments about this conference and it did not disappoint.  I appreciate all of the learning opportunities and the support of the staff.

— 2018 Attendee