Dr. Richard McGrath

Kaizen Education Blitz by Education Change Agent Dr. Rich McGrath


Sioux City, IA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/25/2012 -- Kaizen Education Blitz is part of an intensive one week program in which each of the quadrants of school improvement are critically and carefully examined. Intensive work with Elementary School Principals and other education leaders to quickly identify the areas of change producing the greatest impact. Specific metrics and deliverables are identified prior to commencement of the Kaizen Education Blitz.

Kaizen means change and according to Dr. Rich McGrath, “A Kaizen Education Blitz is often needed to overcome apathy, change resistance, and explore idea, concepts, and best-practices in the elementary school.” For a quarter century, Dr. Rich McGrath has been an important change agent in elementary education. Using well-established kaizen principles, Dr. McGrath has developed a systematic way to enter an elementary school and observe, assess, and recommend change that delivers research-based recommendations for best-practices, and continued process improvement. The elimination of wasteful and ineffective strategies generates both qualifiable and quantifiable results. Ongoing monitoring is a critical aspect of Kaizen Education Leadership.

Essential aspects of the school improvement model are thoroughly examined in Kaizen Education Leadership, trademarked by Dr. McGrath. Week-long sessions during the 2012-2013 school year include on-going monitor services. Greater details can be found at http://www.drrichmcgrath.com/Services.html.

Dr. Rich McGrath (http://www.drrichmcgrath.com) is an expert in all phases of education, particularly versed in school-wide reform of inner city schools; with experience leading a school of students with over 90% poverty and over 60% English Language Learners.

Dr. McGrath has served as principal since 2004. Before his career as a principal, he was a reading consultant for Northwest Area Education Agency for five years; a classroom teacher for fifteen years for Sioux City Community Schools, Iowa and Aurora Public Schools, Colorado.

A graduate of University of Denver, Colorado, Dr. McGrath studied education under Ellin Oliver Keene, noted education author. Dr. McGrath received his Master’s in School Administration from University of Northern Iowa and then earned his doctorate from University of South Dakota in Curriculum and Instruction.

School Administrators of Iowa recognized Dr. Richard McGrath as one of the leading elementary school principals in Iowa in 2011. Dr. McGrath’s passion is to ensure that all children are reading at grade level or better. Follow Dr. Rich McGrath on Twitter @drrichmcgrath. Insights, news, and best-practices can be followed daily.