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.

This was my first Learning Forward conference experience. I was able to attend with 5 other colleagues. From the moment it started we felt welcomed and a part of a much larger community of teachers/coaches and learners. The sessions were directly relevant to my work and not only gave me new ideas, theories or frameworks but gave me the opportunity to truly reflect on my own practice.

— Heidi Wilhelm

This was the first conference in a long time that I left feeling like I had grown professionally. Often times conferences are full of “infomercials” for products but don’t provide me with knowledge and skills that I can implement immediately. Thank you for challenging my thinking and inspiring me!

— Dawn Spurlock