Tom Green is the Head Lecturer of the Principal Leadership Institute. In addition to teaching every semester, Dr. Green supports the development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum, instruction, and assessment for the Preliminary Administrative Services Credential and Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership programs. He also serves as principle investigator for various research projects. Dr. Green testifies before the California State Board of Education, Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Advisory Committee on Special Education, and the University of California Board of Regents.
Dr. Green has served as a public school educator in multiple roles, as a classroom para educator; as a general and special education classroom teacher at all levels and content areas Preschool through 12th grade; as a school board trustee; multiple terms as a teacher’s union president, negotiations chair, and grievance chair; as a site principal Preschool through 12 grade; and as a central office administrator. Every school system in which he served as a leader showed significant growth in student outcomes, especially for historically underserved, underachieving students. A school of which Dr. Green was principal for 10 years, Parkside Elementary School in San Mateo Foster City, was given a Leadership for Equity award by the Bay Area School Reform Collaborative in 2003. He was recognized as the Central Office Administrator of the Year in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District in 2013 and 2015. He retired from Alum Rock as Chief School Transformation Officer in 2015.
Dr. Green has also served as a consultant, program developer, and researcher for county offices of education and educational reform organizations such as City Year and Partners in School Innovation. He annually presents workshops for the California Association of Resource Specialists and Special Educators. He was a founding member of the California Arts Project (TCAP), and served many years as a professional developer for TCAP and county offices of education. He was the lead author of the Amador County Unified School District K-12 Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum Guide. He directed a multi-year research project for Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes during the development of their Learning Center on Campus model.