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Gene Thompson-Grove

Transformation Learning for Equity and Excellence
Consultant - Facilitator - Coach
Gene Thompson-Grove is currently a full-time consultant and coach who works with schools and districts nationally on building the capacity for transformational learning. She has 35 years of experience working with colleagues on creating intentional learning communities focused on equity, coaching collaborative learning groups, learning from students’ work, developing facilitative leadership skills, and designing and facilitating adult learning experiences. She is a founding Board member of the School Reform Initiative (SRI), and works as a national facilitator for SRI, as well as for All Kinds of Minds, (AKOM) the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC), and the Disruptive Equity Education Project (DEEP).

Ms. Thompson-Grove was Co-Director of Clinical Teacher Education for the Boston Teacher Residency Program, and for six years prior to that, was the Director of Professional Development and Special Initiatives for the Public Schools of Brookline.  While in Brookline, she was responsible for the district’s Equity Project, the new teacher Mentoring Program, and several system-wide adult learning initiatives. She worked at Brown University for twelve years, where she was a Clinical Professor in the Education Department, a Professional Development Associate for the Coalition of Essential Schools, and a Senior Associate at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform.  Ms. Thompson-Grove began her career in Watertown MA as a high school and middle school English teacher.  She has a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Boston College and received her M.Ed from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.