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Paul McDonald, Ed.D., has over 30 years of experience in education.   Paul has served in public education in the classroom, school, and district administration, ranging from teacher and behavior specialist to Director, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent. Through these experiences, Paul has implemented professional learning communities, response to intervention, and positive behavior intervention supports. During his work, Dr. McDonald has revised special education and curriculum and instruction departments, facilitated professional learning for principals and assistant principals, developed strategic and improvement plans, and modeled and trained school leaders on best practice leadership skills. In addition, he served on the Arizona Department of Education Solutions Team, reviewing underperforming schools and recommending best practices to enhance teaching and learning.


In the private sector, he has been a mentor, advisor, and partner with administrators and Superintendents in over 125 public and charter school districts in Arizona, California, Louisiana, Nevada, Texas, and Washington. He has analyzed, restructured, and revamped special education systems and programming to improve student success. As part of this consulting business, Dr. McDonald has written handbooks and manuals, facilitated learning for district and school leaders, and worked with teachers to implement best practices for inclusion and co-teaching. In addition, Paul is a noted speaker and presenter at state, regional, and national education conferences.


Dr. McDonald holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University, a Master’s Degree in Severe Needs Affective Disorders from the University of Northern Colorado, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Supervision from the American International College.

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