Works with a variety of organizations, both public and private, performing program evaluation, leading change initiatives, and developing the next generation of educational leaders.
Dr. Hollie Pettersson is a Partner at Education Direction where she leads a team of improvement coaches working with schools, districts, and other educational agencies to improve leadership, teaching, and learning. Her team works with all types of schools, including those in turnaround status. She is a published author with articles in peer-reviewed and trade journals, nationally distributed curriculum, and instructional media. Hollie works with a variety of organizations, both public and private, performing program evaluation, leading change initiatives, and developing the next generation of educational leaders.
In over two decades of work, Dr. Pettersson has gained expertise at the state, district, and school levels. She started her career as a classroom teacher and has taught at the elementary, middle and secondary school levels, she also teaches pre-service teachers and administrators at the university level. Her leadership roles have included state-, district-, and school-level administration. In 2008, she was appointed Director of Teaching and Learning for a relatively large (45 schools) re-start school district formed through voter action in Utah. In this role, she led the restructuring of virtually every aspect of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and teacher and administrator development. Hollie has developed and implemented nationally recognized instructional programs. She is a frequent author of articles on student achievement, educational improvement, teacher leadership, and social impact.
Dr. Pettersson holds a Ph.D. in Psychology, her doctoral dissertation focused on school improvement with a focus on equity, access, and implementation science. She also holds master degrees in Educational Leadership and Policy and Special Education.
Adjunct Professor, University of Utah
School District Curriculum Director, Administrator, Psychologist and Teacher
University of Utah, School of Psychology, PhD, MA, MS, APA accredited