Margaret V. Sharp, Ed.D., Senior Associate, Leadership Development, guides district-wide reform efforts in rural, urban and suburban districts. She designed and leads CTAC’s Quality Leadership Practices initiative. Sharp assists states, districts, and schools to implement successful turnaround strategies as well as use data to improve instruction and student academic performance. Prior to joining CTAC, she was the assistant superintendent at the Avon Grove School District (PA) and was responsible for curriculum and instruction, professional development, strategic planning, leadership development, grant writing and oversight, and supervision of elementary and secondary education programs. Sharp previously served as executive director of curriculum and instruction (K 12), director of elementary education, and principal in the largest school district in Delaware. She also served as an adjunct faculty member for the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at the University of Delaware. Her areas of expertise include district-wide strategic planning, curriculum development and audits, assessment systems, leadership development, and professional development.