Carolee is the Director of Business Operations for Thinking Collaborative, the home of the Adaptive Schools Seminars, the Cognitive Coaching Seminarsï¿½, and Kaleidoscope Associates. She is the former Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Coaching. She provides international training in: Cognitive Coaching (SM), Adaptive Schools, presentation skills, building collaborative school cultures, organization development, transitions and change, and effective instruction.She is a co-author of Cognitive Coaching: Weaving the Threads of Learning and Change into the Culture of an Organization and Effective School Leadership: Developing Principals through Cognitive Coaching. She has been a presenter at many national conferences and is an author of a variety of educational journal articles.Carolee was the Director of Professional Development for Douglas County School District Re.1, in Colorado, from 1989 to 1998. She developed and directed the nationally recognized Building Resource Teacher program which places a staff developer in every school to support building level staff development, new teacher induction, implementation of innovation in curriculum, and instruction and assessment. It was one of the first building-based instructional coaching programs in the U.S.Prior to working for Douglas County, Carolee was a staff developer and middle school and high school teacher in Jefferson County, Colorado. She holds a B.A. in family studies from Colorado Women's College and an M.A. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Denver. She is licensed as a secondary teacher and administrator by the State of Colorado.Carolee has been married for many years to her husband John. They live in Denver and are the parents of a son and daughter and the grandparents of two boys and a girl.