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About the Presenters
After working in both schools and businesses, Penny Ciaburri observed the differences between successful organizations and those that struggled with a lack of results. Leveraging that knowledge and experience, she founded the K-12 consulting firm PLC Associates, Inc. in 1988. Since then, PLC Associates has worked with over 2,000 school districts across 25 states and achieved a client retention rate of over 99%. In 2022, PLC Associates joined the Scholarus Learning portfolio of companies, and Penny continues to serve as the CEO of PLC Associates.
Dr. Lisa Adams is the Deputy Superintendent of Academics and School Leadership for Temple ISD. Dr. Adams has over 20 years of experience in public education in Temple ISD. Her educational experiences include executive director of secondary education, Hector P. Garcia Elementary principal, secondary instructional coach, Lamar Middle School assistant principal, instructional specialist, and middle school teacher. Dr. Adams received her Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University, her master’s in educational administration from Tarleton State University, and her doctorate from Texas A&M University in educational leadership.
Brian Pulvino earned an undergraduate degree at Hobart College, a Master of Education and Certificate of Advanced Educational Studies at Boston College (school psychology), and a Certificate of Advanced Educational Studies at Syracuse University (educational administration). Brian worked in the Syracuse City School District for 26 years as a school psychologist, assistant principal, principal (from PreK-12th grade), and director of special education (4,100 students). Over the past seven years to the present, Brian has served as the Superintendent of Schools in the Fulton City School District (3,200 students).
As Pennsylvania’s State Project Director for K-12 District/School Continuous Improvement, Michael Imburgia occupies a vital role in supporting schools in Pennsylvania federally designated as Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI). PA’s Cycle of Continuous Improvement is supported using both Intermediate Units and external partners. With almost two decades of experience, Michael previously worked in the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Research and Evaluation and was responsible for directly supporting Renaissance schools while working for a charter network. Coupled with his data-management skills, Michael’s experience in school operations and educational leadership provides the ideal background to support schools and districts in planning, monitoring, and delivering on their improvement efforts.