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Nationally Recognized Educator from Southwest Kansas

Dr. Kelly Gillespie to Speak at National Association of Educational Service Agencies in Savannah, GA

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On behalf of Southwest Plains Regional Service Center, Dr. Kelly Gillespie has been selected to deliver multiple presentations at the upcoming Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA) slated for November 30-December 3, 2016 in Savannah, GA. 

This national organization, AESA, is celebrating 40 years of service to the profession.  The conference theme is, “The Future Depends on Their Future.”  Kelly is scheduled to present 3 unique sessions in the 4-day schedule which includes leading edge innovations and research from experts throughout the United States.

Kelly will speak and share insights in her areas of expertise -

  • Digital Observation for Instructional Excellence – a web-based process designed and built at Southwest Plains
  • Visible Leadership Using Observation Data – leadership training for administrators in education and for private sector managers and human resource departments
  • Innovations in Education – leading edge design of effective educational tools and strategies

Kelly latest book is entitled, “#eWalkThrough® Digital System for Instructional Leadership.”  She has established her team as the go-to source for classroom observation, a process that supports teachers and student achievement.

Dr. Gillespie conceptualized and built the Digital eWalkThrough® System, used to observe 13,572 teachers in 726 schools (over 150,000 observations and 6.5 million data points) over the last 5 years.  Currently serving districts in Kansas and Nebraska, implementation of this tool is expanding throughout the country.


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