Nancy W. Sindelar, Ph.D.

About the Author

Nancy W. SindelarNancy W. Sindelar, Ph.D., is consultant to schools across the country in the areas of standards-based curriculum and assessment alignment, collection, use and interpretation of student test data, teacher mentorship and the development of high functioning teacher teams.  By focusing on data-driven instruction, Nancy has helped schools move from state academic “watch-lists" to “most improved" status, based on state test scores. 

Nancy writes on educational topics and is the author of four books and numerous articles of interest to educators. She also teaches graduate courses at California State University and Roosevelt University, specializing in Leadership of Effective Organizations, School Supervision, School Law, School Curriculum and Educational Assessment.

Nancy is an Executive Consultant on assessment for the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and has spoken at numerous national conferences, including meetings of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and the National Association of School Boards (NASB).

Nancy brings to these endeavors over thirty years’ experience in public education, as a teacher, department chair, assistant principal and assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment as well as a university professor.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, a master’s degree from DePaul University, a certificate of advanced studies from Concordia University, and a doctor of philosophy degree from Loyola University of Chicago.  She was a visiting scholar with the English faculty at Cambridge University, England, served a four-year term as president of Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy Alumni Board and currently is a board member of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park.

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