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Dr. Megan Tschannen-Moran is a professor of educational leadership at the College of William and Mary School of Education. She prepares prospective school leaders for K-12 building-level and central office positions in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership program. Her research focuses on relationships of trust in school settings and how these are related to important outcomes such as the collective efficacy beliefs of a school faculty, teacher professionalism, and student achievement. Another line of research examines teachers’ self-efficacy beliefs and the relationship of those beliefs to teacher behavior and student outcomes. She has published more than 40 scholarly articles and book chapters in highly regarded journals such as the Education Administration Quarterly, the Journal of Educational Administration, and Teachers College Record. Her book Trust Matters: Leadership for Successful Schools (2004, Jossey-Bass) reports the experience of three principals and the consequences of their successes and failures to build trust. Her second book, Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time (2010, Jossey-Bass) co-authored with her husband Bob who is a professional coach, presents a person-centered, no-fault, strengths-based model for supporting teacher professional learning. Prior to earning her doctorate at The Ohio State University in 1998, she was the founder and principal of The Good News Educational Workshop, a non-public school serving primarily low-income students on the north side of Chicago from 1979 to 1993.