It was a pleasure working with Tracey Shiel. She was always able to provide support and assistance especially with difficult topics and conversations. Her feedback was genuine and bite-sized which made it more attainable.
When I worked with Tracey, I was serving the position of Assistant Principal on Special Assignment: Instructional Reform Administrator. I highly recommend the facilitation and organizational skills of Tracey Shiel. Tracey is highly effective in facilitating group discussion and collaboration. She has incredible patience with challenging group dynamics and the ability to humbly listen to differing points of view without losing track of an overall mission or goal to move forward. In addition, Tracey takes on challenging scenarios within an organization and clearly synthesizes top priorities in order to successfully plan forward. I highly recommend Tracey Shiel for your organization!
Working with Tracey Shiel is a delight! She is professional, knowledgeable, and effective as a presenter and staff developer. In advance of her visit to our school, she and I communicated to pave the way for work with our staff. She was thoroughly prepared and had much to offer to the teachers in our building. My school staff readily connected with her and worked cooperatively to meet the explicit outcomes she established from the beginning of each day’s training. Each day’s work was well-organized and provided an effective balance of new learning, practice opportunities, and opportunities for extending thinking and application. I would eagerly welcome the chance to have Tracey work with us again.
Tracey served as my Leadership Coach for two years as I took on my first principalship at Harlan Elementary School in Wilmington, DE. During her service, Tracey provided me with extensive coaching and resources. She helped build my leadership capacity in the areas of data analysis, distributive leadership, as well as building my understanding around the Common Core State Standards. Tracey provided Harlan Elementary with initiative assessments to guide our plans for school improvement. She also facilitated professional development for our staff, transforming our professional learning communities to be data-driven. Tracey was a significant factor in strengthening my ability to maintain a leadership focus and shift the instructional culture at our school.
"My work with Tracey Shiel has benefited my staff, community, and most importantly my students. Well versed with current research and the ability to affect change, Tracey supports me by asking the difficult questions that challenge my thinking. As a guide, Tracey helped me clearly assess where we were as a school, plan where we are going, and monitor our progress. My work with Tracey gets results for my students and provides me with a safety net when the going gets tough."