OUR CONSULTANTS

Supporting the climb to peak performance

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MEET OUR CONSULTANTS

GLISI consultants are world-class coaches and facilitators of adult learning.  What makes this group so special is its ability to harness decades of experience as leaders of school improvement to enable the learning and growth of others.

GLISI consultants skillfully lead groups towards higher performance by asking the right questions, offering targeted and specific feedback, and sharing knowledge that is relevant to the unique challenges our partners face.

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Learn more about our talented consultant pool.

Brenda Jones, Ed.S.

Brenda Jones joined GLISI’s consulting team in 2016 after wrapping up a 33-year career in education, serving as an elementary teacher for 27 years and a literacy coach for over 5 years.

The 2017-2018 Base Camp and Leadership Summit season will mark Brenda’s second year as a GLISI consultant.

Brenda holds an Ed.S. in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction and an M.A. in Arts in Teaching Early Childhood from Piedmont College, as well as a B.A. in Elementary Education from Mars Hill College.

Gale D. Hulme, Ed.D.

Gale D. Hulme began serving as a GLISI consultant in 2017, bringing to the role over 30 years of combined experience as a classroom teacher, department chair and district administrator in a small, a medium and a large school district in Georgia. Prior to her role as a consultant, Gale served for ten years as CEO and Executive Director of GLISI, during which time she spearheaded the organization’s transition to an independent nonprofit in 2012 and bolstered GLISI’s reputation in Georgia and across the country as a premier leadership development organization.

Gale holds an Ed.D., an Ed.S., an M.A., and a B.A. in English education from the University of Georgia and is certified in both leadership (SRL) and teaching (SRT) in Georgia.

Georgia Wilson, Ed.S.

Georgia Wilson began serving as a consultant for GLISI in 2006. With over 30 years of experience in education, teaching at both the middle grades and high school level and serving nearly a decade as a professional learning coordinator, Georgia is a skilled trainer in instruction and educational leadership.

In her years as a GLISI Consultant, Georgia has worked with school and district leaders in GLISI’s Power of 100 Districts, redesigned GLISI’s coaching model, and provided training to over 400 GLISI-trained leadership performance coaches. She currently provides coaching and support to the the Improvement Implementation Coordinators (IICs) leading teams at GLISI Base Camp and Leadership Summit.

Georgia holds an Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision from the University of West Georgia, an M.A. in Teaching from Wesleyan University, and a B.A. from LeMoyne-Owens College.

Jackie Beasley, Ed.S.

Jackie Beasley joined GLISI’s team of consultants in 2013 after completing a 40-year career as an educator, during which time she served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. After retiring from the principalship, Jackie went on to serve as a Title I Principal Mentor, as well as a mentor and Coach for beginning principals.

Jackie holds a B.S. in Education from St. Joseph University, a M.Ed. in Elementary Education from State of Pennsylvania Cooperative Program, an M.Ed. in Middle Childhood Education from Mercer University, and an Ed.S. in Curriculum and Supervision from the University of Georgia.

JoAnn Brown, Ed.D.

JoAnn Brown began working with GLISI as a consultant in 2003 after accumulating over 25 years of combined experience in education as a teacher, an assistant principal, and a principal at the elementary school level.

In her years with GLISI, JoAnn has played a critical role in the organization’s success, developed GLISI’s Rising Stars Program; effectively training 600 aspiring leaders throughout the state; providing oversight for the development of two online courses of Organization Leadership and Law and Ethics for Gwinnett County; and most recently working as a consultant in the DeKalb County School District’s Strategic Planning work. Most recently she has served as a leadership development coach in a GLISI partnership with Gainesville City Schools and Bulloch County Schools Aspiring Leaders Program.

JoAnn holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Florida, an M.A. in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of North Florida, an M.A. in Gifted Education from the University of South Florida, and a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida.

Liz Rieken, Ph.D.

Liz Rieken became a GLISI consultant in 2013 after serving over 30 years in education as a teacher, a coordinator of Foreign Language/ESOL, and an assistant principal.

Liz’s current consulting work with GLISI includes serving as a coach for Murray County High School and North Murray High School as part of the Transforming Culture, Leaders & Learning project. She also served as a leadership development coach for Paulding and Tattnall County school teams in their recently-completed three-year partnership with GLISI. She is also a co-author of the GLISI research brief Identifying Teacher Leaders: Getting the Right People in the Right Positions.

Liz holds both a B.A. and an M.A. in Teaching of French as well as a Ph.D. in French/Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an endorsement in Supervision from the University of Georgia.

 

Mildred McCoy, Ed.D.

Mildred McCoy joined GLISI’s team of consultants in 2011 after completing a 30-year career in education, during which time she served as a teacher, a counselor, a principal, and a director of professional learning. Since 2011, Mildred has also worked with Clayton County Public Schools as a leadership coach.

Most recently, Mildred served as a GLISI consultant to redesign GLISI’s coaching model and has served as a coach in Clayton County.

Mildred holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from Troy State University, an M.Ed. in School Counseling from the University of West Georgia, and a B.S. in English Communications from Mississippi Valley State University.

Nancy Martin, Ed.S.

Nancy Martin began working with GLISI as a consultant in 2016. Her 35 years of experience as an educator began with 11 years of classroom teaching experience and include time serving as a middle school assistant principal, middle and high school principal, and assistant/area superintendent in Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Nancy holds an Ed.S. and M.Ed. from the University of Georgia and a B.A. in Education from Emory University.

Sue Holt, Ed.S.

Sue Holt stepped into a consulting role with GLISI in 2012 after completing a nearly forty-year career as an educator, during which time she served as an elementary teacher, an elementary principal, and a director of special education. Since 2009, Sue has also worked closely with the Northeast Georgia RESA as a Principal Induction Performance Coach.

Most recently, Sue served as a GLISI Implementation Consultant to Morgan County, helping the district facilitate professional learning communities dedicated to creating a performance culture through data analysis.

Sue holds an Ed.S. in Supervision from the University of Georgia, an M.Ed. in Elementary Education, and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Georgia State University.

Wandy Taylor, Ed.D.

Wandy Taylor began working with the GLISI team of consultants in 2016 after completing 22 years as an educator in public school settings in Georgia and South Carolina. 

During her 15-year tenure in Gwinnett County Public Schools, Wandy served as a school counselor, an assistant principal, and 8 years as a principal.  

Wandy holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University, an Ed.S. in Educational Administration from the University of West Georgia, a M.Ed. in School Counseling from South Carolina State University, and a B.A. from the University of South Carolina.

Will Rumbaugh, Ed.D.

Will Rumbaugh stepped into a consulting role with GLISI in 2017. With 30 years of combined experience as an educator, Will began his career as a high school teacher, but has since held positions as an elementary school principal, a Language Arts/Media Supervisor, K-12 Curriculum Director, Assistant Superintendent, and Area Superintendent. Most recently, Will has served at the Georgia Department of Education as an Assessment Specialist and Director in the School and District Effectiveness Division.

Will holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia, an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from State University of West Georgia, and a M.A.T. and B.A. in English from Georgia State University. 

Yvonne Frey, Ed.S.

Yvonne Frey has been a GLISI consultant since 2014. She has over 29 years of combined experience as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Georgia. She recently retired from Gwinnett County Public Schools, completing an 11-year tenure as the charter principal of Ivy Creek Elementary School.

Since retiring she has served as a leadership development coach for Tattnall County Schools and Paulding County School District, as well as, co taught Paulding County Aspiring Leaders Program.

Yvonne holds an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia, an M.A. in Middle School Education from Georgia State University, and a B.A. in Middle School Education from the University of Georgia.

BECOME A GLISI CONSULTANT

Is becoming a GLISI Consultant the right fit for me?

If you desire to become affiliated with a vibrant non-profit organization making a difference for educational leaders in Georgia where you can

  • exchange innovative ideas and effective practices with colleagues,
  • support colleagues across the state to advance organizational effectiveness and student achievement, and
  • improve the chances for all Georgia students by bringing about the needed change in schools and communities through various types of support

Then applying to become a GLISI Consultant would be a step in a positive direction!

Are consultants compensated for the work?

GLISI consultants are compensated for their work.  Compensation varies based on the scope of work.

Does GLISI pay travel expenses for consultants?
Yes, GLISI reimburses reasonable travel expenses, including transportation, lodging and meals. 
What happens after I submit my application?

You will be notified that your application has been received. Applications are reviewed on a periodic basis.

The completed application packet should be mailed to GLISI Consultant Management, 3237 Satellite Boulevard, Suite 460, Duluth, GA 30096. If applicable, application packets may be submitted electronically to careers@glisi.org.