Sioux City, IA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/07/2012 -- Rita Vannatta is an elementary school principal who has worked closely with Dr. Rich McGrath over the past twenty years and offered, “I have been impressed with Rich’s knowledge of educational best practices. He especially has a comprehensive knowledge of language arts. Dr. McGrath exemplifies excellent professional traits in word, disposition, and deed. As principal he actively works with the professional learning communities to share information as to students’ initial level of academic achievement, where they are at the present, and where they are expected to be in terms of the district’s standards and benchmarks. Dr. McGrath possesses technological know-how and uses it to the fullest and most productive capacity. His commitment to ongoing advancement within our field is commendable and valuable to our students, our school district, and to the education profession.”
About Dr. Rich McGrath and Kaizen Education Leadership
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. McGrath served as principal for the past decade. 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 then received his Master’s in School Administration from University of Northern Iowa; he 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. Follow Dr. Rich McGrath on Twitter @drrichmcgrath.