Kayla Duncan is an Innovation Specialist for a large, suburban public school district. Her passion centers around empowering student voice through meaningful, authentic experiences and increased ownership. Kayla currently supports personalized learning schools in creating their new vision for education through the design thinking process. She believes the voices of students and the community should drive what happens in the school building. Before her coaching role, Kayla taught elementary physical education and middle grades mathematics. She is pursuing a Doctor of Education in School Improvement from the University of West Georgia and hopes to use this new knowledge to propel schools toward innovative visions for education. Kayla resides in Georgia with her husband, a fellow educator, and their dog, Arch.
Competencies and Interests
M.S. in Mathematics Education
Ed.S. in Learning, Design, and Technology
Ed.D in School Improvement (pursuing)
Middle Grades Mathematics Teacher
Learning Forward Academy Member
Design and Systems Thinking
Self-Efficacy & Transfer of Learning in Mathematics (dissertation topic)
Professional Learning Workshops
School Improvement Planning
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