Danette Parsley

Danette Parsley, EdD, is a principal and chief executive officer of Marzano Research, an organization working at the forefront of practitioner-centered, evidence informed education improvement in the US. An expert in school system improvement, professional learning networks, rural education, research-practice partnerships, and out-of-school-time programs, Danette has worked for more than two decades with schools, districts, and state education agencies to improve student opportunities and outcomes. She conceptualized and worked with a steering committee to create the Northwest Rural Innovation and Student Engagement (NW RISE) Network, a nationally recognized initiative that brought together isolated rural educators from predominantly high-poverty, underserved communities in five states to collaborate in cross-district professional learning communities. Danette is a board director for the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement and chair of its standing committee for Generational Renewal, Inclusion, and Diversity.