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An organizational and educational consultant, Dr. Colflesh works with school districts in the state providing presentation, facilitation, consulting and coaching services. She appreciates most the opportunity to provide facilitation of group work in districts and communities. Her experience includes work as a teacher, principal, staff developer and ISD administrator. Several sources have provided the development of her organizational development knowledge and skills: a strong mentor, many hours of professional development and training, coaching support from nationally-known consultants, an emphasis in her doctoral studies, and plenty of practice and reflection.
Nancy earned her doctorate at Michigan State University where her dissertation exploring the relationship between women’s lives and their leadership values and beliefs earned the Distinguished Dissertation Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Special Interest Group: Research on Women in Education. In addition to her consultant work, she also is a member of the adjunct faculty in the Department of Educational Administration in Michigan State University’s College of Education. She recently was recognized by her EAD colleagues with the UCEA Excellence in Educational Leadership Award. Above all, she is a learner.