Nanci Schneider

Nanci directs improvement efforts to help schools and districts deliver high-quality instruction to each student they serve. She assists schools, districts, and state education agencies in developing and implementing research-based methods to improve their practice, ultimately improving the lives of their students. Nanci also teaches contract and supervision classes for administrative licensure at Portland State University. When she’s not working, Nanci likes traveling in unexplored countries, collecting Oregon art, and photographing unsuspecting subjects.

As Pete Seeger says, “… the difference between education and experience is education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.”

Practice Expert, School & District Improvement

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Blog Posts

Making Connections: A Networking Strategy for Increasing Student Achievement


May 18th, 2018

Nanci Schneider gives a districts a school improvement formula for juggling local mandates and meeting state standards: Stay focused on student achievement and build a network.

As Many Ways To Improve Schools as There Are Students


February 4th, 2015

A parent once asked me where I had gone when I was no longer a principal at his neighborhood school. I replied that I was working in school improvement. He said, “That’s great! Our playground needs more stuff to play on.” That would have been an easy fix. Instead, I chose the simple task of school...