Johnette H. Burdette is a principal consultant AIR. She leads project teams in the design and development of products and services to support states, districts, and schools in their improvement efforts. She has led project teams to design, develop, implement, and monitor effective School Improvement Plans for Buffalo Public Schools, Lynchburg City Public Schools, and Norfolk City Public Schools. Burdette has provided leadership coaching and support to schools in New York, Virginia, and Illinois, which may include: designing, implementing, and evaluating school reform, leadership training to lead turnaround, developing implementation monitoring indicators and tools, and building systems for sustaining reform initiatives.
Burdette has supported the New York State Curriculum Audits through Document Reviews and most recently took an active role in the Intentional Data Review (Illinois) through the facilitation of Co-Interpretations and Root Cause Analysis. As lead facilitator, she guides an innovative approach to multivariate data collection and collaborative interpretation to help districts and schools in corrective action and the use of data to develop concrete actions plans for improvement. Burdette is currently working in collaboration with the Center for Great Teachers and Leaders to provide states and districts with technical assistance with recruiting, selecting, and supporting leaders using a competency-based leadership approach, supported by the research from Public Impact and the University of Virginia.
Previously, Burdette was the executive director for a national educational consulting firm specializing in school turnaround. She specializes, in policy and procedure, building and sustaining relationships, climate and culture, leadership development, best practices, data analysis, and cohesive teaming, and competency-based leadership practices. Burdette is currently completing a research study on turnaround leadership competencies for the completion of her Doctoral Degree. A former turnaround principal, she has experience in elementary, middle, and high schools across the state of Virginia in rural, suburban, and urban schools.