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Tammy Heflebower

Tammy Heflebower, EdD, is a highly sought-after school leader and presenter with vast experience in urban, rural, and suburban districts throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, and the Netherlands.

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Tammy Heflebower

Tammy Heflebower, EdD, is a highly sought-after school leader and presenter with vast experience in urban, rural, and suburban districts throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, Denmark, Great Britain, and the Netherlands. She has served as an award-winning classroom teacher, building leader, district leader, regional professional development director, and national and international trainer. She has also been an adjunct professor of curriculum, instruction, and assessment at several universities and a prominent member and leader of numerous statewide and national educational organizations.

Tammy was vice president and then senior scholar at Marzano Resources and continues to work as an author and associate with Marzano Resources and Solution Tree. In addition, she is the CEO of her own company, !nspire Inc.: Education and Business Solutions, specializing in powerful presentation and facilitation techniques, which she writes about and shares worldwide.

Tammy is sole author of the Presenting Perfected book series and lead author of Crafting Your Message: Tips and Tricks for Educators to Deliver Perfect Presentations. She is also lead author of the best-selling, award-winning A School Leader’s Guide to Standards-Based Grading, lead author of the award finalist A Teacher’s Guide to Standards-Based Learning, and coauthor of Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools: The Next Step in PLCs and Teaching and Assessing 21st Century Skills. She is a contributing author to over a dozen other books and publications, many of which have been translated into multiple languages and are referenced internationally.

Tammy holds a bachelor’s degree from Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska, where she was honored as Outstanding Young Alumna and her volleyball team was inducted into the athletic hall of fame. She has a master’s from the University of Nebraska Omaha and received her educational administrative endorsement and doctorate from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.


“Tammy was very articulate and poised. She answered difficult questions intelligently and believably. It's a breath of fresh air to have a presenter who is highly intelligent, articulate, and knowledgeable.“

Charles Ovando, social studies department chair, York High School, Illinois

“Tammy is an amazing presenter. She speaks to her audience and is perceptive about where they are in the process and takes this as her lead. She is also quite good at getting teachers to think about their positions. She leads them toward resolution when they are planting their feet and wanting only to be negative. We at Coronado are so impressed with Tammy and appreciate her helping us get to the next step regarding grading for learning. Our staff benefited from Tammy's presentation and we highly recommend her. “

Marcia Landwehr, assistant principal, Coronado High School, California