Dr. Nancy Sindelar

Nancy W. Sindelar, Ph.D., works with schools to increase student achievement through the alignment of local curriculum and assessments to state and common core state standards and the use of test results to inform instruction.

Her training and presentations address the effective collection and interpretation of student test data as well as the development of high-functioning teacher teams. She works effectively with parent groups to understand the pros and cons of the new Common Core Standards and the challenges of high-stakes testing.

Nancy is an Executive Consultant on assessment for the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and has spoken at numerous national conferences, including meetings of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), American Association of School Administrators (AASA) and the National Association of School Boards (NASB). She is skilled in helping Illinois schools meet the teacher evaluation demands of PERA and schools across the country meet the curriculum and assessment demands of the Common Core State Standards.

Nancy received her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University, a master’s degree from DePaul University, a certificate of advanced studies from Concordia University, and a doctor of philosophy degree from Loyola University of Chicago. She was a visiting scholar with the English faculty at Cambridge University, England and served a four-year term as president of Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy Alumni Board. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership at Roosevelt University and the former Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at Dupage High School District 88 in suburban Chicago.

Her publications include Using Test Data for Student Achievement: Answers to No Child Left Behind, Assessment-Powered Teaching and Developing an Effective Mentor Teacher Program.