Connie Kamm, Ed.D.
Connie Kamm is a Distinguished Professional Development Associate with The Leadership and Learning Center.
Dr. Kamm has been active in school reform for over 25 years and has developed keen insights into the spirit of building positive district and school cultures. She is noted for her dynamic process for transforming education through the development and implementation of comprehensive learning frameworks at state and district levels.
Dr. Kamm presents to schools and districts internationally. In addition, she facilitates the development and implementation of system-wide reform initiatives with several state departments of education. The following are the titles of her most recent programs: From Formative Assessment to Formative Leadership: Implementing a Comprehensive Learning Framework; Infusing 21st Century Learning Into a Rigorous Curriculum Model; Evaluation Systems That Ignite Learning; Engaging Students in Learning: The Formative Process.
In addition, Dr. Kamm is working with several districts and state departments of education on the development of leadership evaluation systems that are aligned with improved student achievement. She is also guiding districts and state departments in the development and implementation of a rigorous curriculum design. This curriculum model aligns the Common Core State Standards, formative assessment practices, authentic performance tasks, and engaging instructional strategies in well-constructed units of study. To support this dynamic work, she is also facilitating the development of district-wide grading and professional development policies.
With extensive experience as a leader and teacher at the university, public school, and corporate levels, Dr. Kamm brings a unique blend of real-world experience and international research to her presentations. She is the author of programs that have been presented throughout the United States, Canada, South America, and Mexico, and frequently consults with educational software companies focusing on the design of digitized school improvement products.
Dr. Kamm completed her doctorate in Leadership and Policy. Her dissertation concentrates on the impact of professional development programs in changing the assessment pedagogy of secondary teachers in urban high schools. She also authored several articles on Ohio’s Leadership Development Framework and published a chapter, “Accountability and the Data Team Process,” in Data Teams: The Big Picture. In addition, Dr. Kamm authored a chapter titled “A Framework to Support Successful Leadership” in Activate: A Leader’s Guide to People, Practices, and Processes. She recently coauthored the second edition of the Common Formative Assessment training manual and completed a new seminar titled Engaging Students in Learning: The Formative Process. Her current project is a book and seminar focused on Designing, Implementing, and Sustaining a Comprehensive Learning Framework.
Dr. Kamm is known for her passion, energy, and thoroughness. She combines poignant stories and stimulating activities with sound information to produce her lively and engaging sessions. Away from work, she and her husband, Richard, enjoy their five children and 12 grandchildren. They are also enthusiastic about cooking, golfing, reading, watching movies, and spending time with friends.
Connie can be reached at Connie.Kamm@hmhco.com.