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Don Kachur

About Don Kachur

Donald S. Kachur is Professor Emeritus of Education from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at Illinois State University (ISU), Normal, IL. While there, he served as the Director of Research, Grants, & Field Services in the College of Education from 1983-1999. He also served full-time as the Executive Director of the Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Illinois ASCD) from 2001-2008. He brings to the consulting field a strong background in both the education and business fields in the areas of leadership, strategic planning, team building, group facilitation, communications, meeting design planning, grant writing, and professional development.

Books
  • Kachur, D. (2010). Classroom Walkthroughs to Improve Teaching and Learning. Larchmont, N.Y.: Eye on Education, Inc.
Articles (Most Recent)
  • Kachur, D., Stout, J., & Edwards, C. (2010). Involving Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs. Florida Education Leadership. Volume 11 (Number 1), pages 12-14.
  • Hillman, D. & Kachur, D. (2010, June). The Can-Do Central Office. Journal of Staff Development. Volume 31 (Number 3), pages 18-20, 22.
Keynote Addresses
  • Classroom Instruction to Improve Teaching and Learning
  • Conducting Effective Professional Conversations with Teachers
Workshops
  • Getting Funded: A Guide to Writing Grant Proposals
  • Building Leadership Capacity through Teacher Leaders
  • Classroom Walkthroughs: A Tool in the Improvement of Student Achievement
  • Improving Teacher Selection through Better Interviewing
  • Developing Effective Conferencing Skills with Teachers
  • Supporting the Change Process Associated with New School Improvement Initiatives
  • Learner-Focused Supervision and Evaluation
Testimonials

"Dr. Kachur's presentations are always engaging and thought-provoking. I have taken teams of teachers and administrators to his workshops, and brought him to my school district to present sessions to staff. Don was very well received by all groups, and his work has resulted in positive changes in our practices and policies.”
Ann Roloff, Asst. Supt.
Curriculum and Instruction


Courses for the ISC-South Cook Office for the last five years. Dr. Kachur is a true professional, who is articulate and always willing to focus on the needs of students. He is an individual well prepared, confident and well-liked by students."
Bernard Ferreri, A.A. Coord.
ISC South Cook


"I have had the pleasure of attending several workshops by Dr. Don Kachur. His presentations are well-prepared, engaging, and focused on timely educational topics. Dr. Kachur has also worked in our district with our administrative team. His efforts have helped our administrators facilitate improvements in teaching and learning."
Laura Hirsch, Asst. Supt.
C & I, Crete-Monee School District