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Dr Carol Campbell

Speaker Summary

Dr. Carol Campbell was an elected member of the Board and co-director of the International Congress for School effectiveness and Improvement. She is one of the world’s most extensively experienced whole system reform experts and a renowned leadership and educational change maestro. Dr. Campbell is deeply passionate about researching and implementing evidence-based change strategies to improve opportunity, achievement, equity and most importantly learning for students, teachers, and leaders at local, district and national levels. She has glowing success record in top-level advisory roles for the US, Canadian, and UK educational authorities. For those seeking effective and proven strategies for educational reform at every scale, look no further than Carol.

Areas of Expertise

Research and Evaluation – Data Analysis – Policy and Curriculum – Whole-school Improvement – Educational Reform – Leadership and Management – Equity

Full Profile

Dr. Carol Campbell currently resides as the Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. She originally hails from Scotland, where she earned her PhD in educational leadership from the University of Strathclyde in 1998.

In 2005, Carol moved across the pond to Toronto, where she took up the post of Senior Executive Office for Research, Evaluation and Data Management at the Ontario Ministry of Education and supported the evidence-based development of hundreds of thousands of students. She did so well in this role that she was promoted within the year to Chief Research Officer and Director of the Education Research and Evaluation Strategy branch, where she worked for a further 4 years. Word of her success spread to some of the top institutes across the border, and in 2010, she became the Executive Director of the Stanford University Centre for Opportunity Policy in Education.

The next ten years would prove productive for Dr. Campbell as she took on multiple roles on a diverse range of international education and advisory boards. As education advisor to the Premier of Ontario from 2014 to 2018, and in her current role as member of the International Council of Education advisors for the Scottish government, she has a direct impact on the learning of millions of students worldwide. She currently sits as the Director of the prestigious International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, overseeing evidence-driven educational reform across the globe.

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