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Donald B. Bartalo

Bartalo, Donald

Known for his love of teaching, learning, and improving the leadership needed to foster, support, and guide quality instruction, Don Bartalo’s work focuses on helping principals, assistant principals, and teacher leaders advance their instructional leadership skills and strategies, and helping teachers improve instruction by adopting a more reflective practice.  He has worked with teachers and administrators throughout the U.S. and has taught hundreds of K-12 students to improve their reading and writing strategies.

Areas of expertise
  • Coaching
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Reflective Instructional Practice 


  • Closing the Teaching Gap—Helping Competent Teachers Develop and Use More Effective Teaching Methods: You may know the ingredients of effective teaching, but do you know how to develop more effective teaching methods?  Instructional leaders require skills and strategies to help teachers improve their instructional practice. Come learn how to design, implement, support, and guide the instructional growth needed for improved student learning.
  • Improving Literacy Instruction in Urban Elementary Schools: Children who can read and write to learn have the best chance for success.  Come discover how to develop independent readers and writers with the skills, strategies, and desire to read and write to learn by designing a program that improves literacy instruction and accelerates literacy learning for all children.
  • The Proof is in the Pudding—Helping Competent 7-12 Teachers Change Methods Where Students Are Not Succeeding: Are you prepared for changes coming to the future of education?  This instructional leadership workshop will show you how to evaluate the areas in which your students are struggling, and how to revise your teaching methods, teach more effectively, and help form the future of learning.