“Through a collaborative process, Dr. Henkel uses her in-depth knowledge and vast experience to expertly coach principals towards accelerated improvement. Principals appreciate her assessment of a school’s strengths and challenges and strategic guidance of the appropriate next steps. Dr. Henkel is persistent in her work and has built capacity in schools which has led to… READ MORE”
With 30 years of experience as a teacher, principal, curriculum leader, and superintendent, Dr. Lisa Henkel specializes in creating, implementing, and managing plans to support and improve school leadership and student achievement. She is a former Senior Director for District and School Support for the National Center for Time & Learning (NCTL) and coach for the International Center for Leadership in Education. In addition, she has been an adjunct professor for SUNY Plattsburgh, supervising student teachers in the NY capital region.
Pathways to Academic Excellence provides targeted and specialized support to schools in their improvement efforts. Using diagnostic tools to gather and analyze school data, we assist in developing action plans and pathways to address specific improvement needs, followed by progress monitoring for goal attainment and school success.
With a dedicated passion for lifelong learning, Pathways to Academic Excellence serves to support the education industry as an experienced and valued resource for school leaders in the implementation of effective solutions for 21st Century school improvement and advancement efforts.
With proven results in school improvement, Dr. Henkel’s unique process has motivated, guided, supported, and trained school leaders to help build capacity for their teams to become more self sufficient in their improvement efforts.
We believe that necessary supports for effective school change must be based on, as well as be responsive to, the comprehensive needs of the school, driven by an assessment of the optimal conditions for learning as defined by research-based best practices, and delivered in a high quality manner embedded in school practice.