About: Tom Schimmer
- An educator since 1991, Tom Schimmer is now an independent education consultant living in Penticton, BC (Canada). Tom has been a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district level leader. Tom has worked extensively in the area of staff development and educational leadership. He is recognized as a leader and expert in the areas of Assessment for Learning, Sound Grading & Reporting, Educational Leadership & Organization, and Positive Behavior Support models. Tom has presented at conferences and workshops across Canada, the UNited States, and Internationally. He has been a regular presenter at both the July & December ATI Conferences in Portland, Oregon, was the featured presenter on the British Columbia Educational Leadership Council’s provincial-wide webcast (Oct. 2008) on Assessment for Learning, and has delivered several keynote addresses at numerous professional development events. Tom’s first book, Ten Things that Matter from Assessment to Grading (Pearson Canada), was published in May 2011. Tom holds a Teaching Degree from Boise State University (1990) and a Master’s Degree (Curriculum & Instruction) from the University of British Columbia (1999).