Hawker Brownlow Education


Donald B Bartalo


Donald B. Bartalo is a nationally recognized instructional leadership developer and coach with K–12 experience as a teacher, teacher leader, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent of schools. He has worked in rural, suburban, and urban school districts across the country and in his home city. 

Donald is the head of his own consulting company, UNITY Instructional Leadership Development and Coaching, with a mission to support school leaders helping teachers to create better learning opportunities for students. 

Still practicing as an instructional leadership developer and coach, Donald’s unique ability is to help educators become better instructional leaders. Coaching is at the core of his education leadership. 

Donald is a strong advocate for just and meaningful education and is an activist for improving the conditions of learning for students and teachers. He is a member of the national Save Our Schools Steering Committee. 

Donald and his wife, Denise, live in Rochester, New York, and are the proud grandparents of four grandchildren.