Hilde McGeehan

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 Hilde McGeehan

Hilde McGeehan, an educator for thirty-three years, has been a classroom teacher at the elementary, middle and high school level. At the high school level, she taught both English and German. Hilde McGeehan holds a BA and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Rider University.

For the last twenty-one years, she has been the Staff Development Coordinator for the Council Rock School District in Pennsylvania. In this role she planned and facilitated the New Teacher Induction Program which includes follow-up coaching. She also initiated the district's New Teacher/Mentor Program and is responsible for the training of mentor teachers. As Staff Development Coordinator, Hilde McGeehan also coordinates and presents programs for veteran teachers. In addition to presenting a variety of workshop topics within her own school district, Hilde McGeehan has presented in various school districts throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Since 1990, she co-facilitated the Summer Writing Institute for the Pennsylvania Writing and Literature Project through West Chester University. For the last two years she also taught methodology classes at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Areas of expertise:

  • Understanding by Design®
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Writing and Reading Strategies
  • Writing across the Curriculum
  • Vocabulary Instruction
  • Effective Instructional and Management Strategies
  • New Teacher Induction and Mentor Programs
  • Balanced Assessment Strategies
 

Client Feedback about Hilde

"Your workshop was a hit! I heard comments like, 'the best one we have ever had.' Thank you for everything."

Cristine Smiga
Hebron Christian Academy


"The workshops (with Hilde McGeehan) were a great success....The material (she) provided did just what we needed framework and a common vocabulary. Thank you for listening and for so carefully preparing and presenting a workshop that satisfied our needs."

Joan C. Martin
Director of the Elementary School
Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences
Santa Monica, CA


"Hilde McGeehan completed a two-day professional development workshop on 'Understanding by Design®' to a varied group of middle school teachers. Her deep knowledge and understanding of subject matter, coupled with her patient and knowing way of communicating allowed her and our staff to fully connect on a variety of topics ­ all related to UbD™...Hilde was thorough in her delivery and was very accommodating when asked to provide additional information, either in writing or through references to texts, authors, etc. She was engaging and entertaining in her presentation and managed to bring a highly varied audience together on an equal playing field in a short two days.

We would look forward to being able to continue our curriculum work in the future with Hilde at the helm!"

Dr. Ellen Solek
Woodbury Middle School
Principal
Woodbury, CT


"Hilde (McGeehan) was just what I needed for the group. She tailored her presentation to meet our needs and at the end of the day she and I debriefed and she went home and made modifications to her plans for the following days. The group felt very confident in their stage 1 understandings and had a very productive final 2 days planning our inservice. She really knows her stuff..."

Karen Andronici
New Castle Vo-Tech Schools
Supervisor of Professional Development and Human Resource
Mount Laurel, NJ

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