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Casey Reason


Casey Reason, PhD, has worked with leaders from all over the world on breakthrough strategies designed to improve performance and overcome resistance to change. His easily applied approaches are founded on the emerging body of research in brain science and adult learning theory. Dr. Reason has worked with hundreds of schools in locations throughout the United States, Switzerland, and New Zealand.

At age 30, Dr. Reason was named the principal of Whitmer High School, one of the largest urban schools in Ohio. Using innovative leadership and reform strategies based on collaborative learning communities, the Whitmer staff accomplished an impressive turnaround in student achievement and behaviour. Their efforts were formally recognised by the Ohio Department of Education. Dr. Reason later applied these principles at the district level, reforming team-learning processes to spark innovation and change.

His work as a practitioner, author, and scholar has been featured in Educational Leadership, and he has presented for numerous national and international organisations for more than 10 years. Dr. Reason is author of Mirror Images: New Reflections on Teacher Leadership.

In addition to leadership consulting and research, Dr. Reason specialises in instructional design. He has developed more than 50 graduate and doctoral-level distance learning courses since 2003.

He earned a doctorate in educational leadership from Bowling Green State University.