Fannie Lovelady-Spain, Ph.D. Co-Founder, Chief Consultant and Expert School Change Coach. A "school turnaround expert" and 40-year veteran in education, Dr. Lovelady-Spain is a former principal with experience leading all K-12 levels. As an Expert School Change Coach, she coaches schools to become more effective learning institutions and she coaches principals into leadership actions directly linked to Assessment, Curriculum and Instruction. She utilizes the School Principal Change Model(TM) - a school transformation process she developed - that includes the entire school community: principals, parents, students, leadership teams, faculty, and district management. She recently proved the success of the School Principal Change Model(TM) by leading two previously underachieving Navajo Nation schools to accomplish Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Dr. Lovelady-Spain is a former Administrator and Education Manager; she has been a principal over two decades inside Bureau of Indian Education, Grant, Public, Charter, Community, Court and Private Schools in California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. In 1979, while serving as a Policy Fellow with the Institute for Educational Leadership, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., Dr. Lovelady-Spain developed the framework for the California School Leadership Academy, a two-part initiative that addressed both research and training. As Manager of the School Leadership Unit for the California Department of Education, she finalized the California School Leadership Academy program that researched and trained school leaders all over the state of California. Today, there are Regional Training Centers throughout the State of California with ongoing Research and Training Development. As a Policy Fellow with the National Institute of Education (NIE), Dr. Lovelady-Spain traveled extensively to collect field research on the state of training for principals. She visited the Harvard Principals' Center and many local, state, county, university and school districts. Her research findings led to Request for Proposals (RFP) from well-known researchers and firms throughout the country and resulted in three published articles.