Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Donna Ruggieri-Berardi is an enthusiastic and engaging presenter, an accomplished teacher, instructional coach, and a professional development specialist. She has spent her 20-plus years of experience impacting significant change in schools. Donna is the author of Maximizing Your Effectiveness as an INSTRUCTIONAL COACH (Grades K-12), the comprehensive resource handbook you will receive at the two-day institute.

She is known for her passion and creativity in coaching both new and veteran teachers and reaching diverse learners. Donna is acclaimed not only for her knowledge and experience in coaching teachers, but also for her belief in empowering coaches and staff members with techniques and tools to use immediately.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Donna's training encouraged me to examine my instructional style, the level of rigor of my activities and the level of engagement of my students."

"Thanks to Donna, the learning that I experienced was relevant and meaningful."

"Thinking strategies and collaborative conversations were important components of the workshop Donna presented! Much needed for coaches and teachers."

"Donna is a strong educational leader. You can tell how she plans, researches and delivers highly effective professional development trainings to teachers and coaches."

"Donna's creativity and enthusiasm inspired our coaches and teachers to be engaged and motivated."

"Donna has a passion for helping students, teachers and coaches and it is evident in her seminar."

"Donna's knowledge base, interpersonal skills and her relentless drive are clearly evident in her presentation! I can't wait to get started with these new ideas!"

"Donna's expertise in instructional support shines through when she trains or talks about coaching and modeling. I left with solid strategies."