Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson
Dr. Tomlinson is the William Clay Parish, Jr. Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy, and Co-director of the Institutes on Academic Diversity at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Carol works throughout the United States and internationally with educators who want to create classrooms that are more responsive to a broad range of learners.
Dr. Tomlinson’s experience as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher working with preschoolers, middle school students, and high school students. At the secondary level, she taught English, language arts, German, and history. She also administered district-level programs for struggling and advanced learners and was Virginia’s Teacher of the Year in 1974. At the University of Virginia, Carol teachers undergraduates, master’s students, and doctoral students, predominately in the areas of curriculum design and differentiated instruction. She was named Outstanding Professor at Curry School of Education in 2004 and received an All- University Teaching Award in 2008.
In 2014’s EducationNext Edu-Scholar Public Presence rankings, she was named one of the two most influential higher education voices in the United States in Psychology and the 16th most influential in all education-related fields. She has written more than 300 books, book chapters, articles, and other materials for educators, and her books have been translated into 12 languages.
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