Dr Janelle Wills is the associate director of Marzano Research in Australia and New Zealand. She works extensively with educators, school systems and regions to implement research-based strategies known to impact student achievement.
Dr Wills firmly believes in the importance of teaching as a profession and fervently promotes the need for teachers to actively engage with research through action research and reflective practice. With over 30 years of teaching and leadership experience, Dr Wills maintains a strong commitment to continued learning. Throughout her career, she has been able to link theory to practice, resulting in the development of significant initiatives, both within individual schools and across a diverse range of schools at the sector level. Her initiatives have been recognised with state and national awards.
Dr Wills is the lead training associate for High Reliability Schools, The New Art and Science of Teaching and other Marzano Research topics in Australia and New Zealand. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles and books including the Australian version of the Handbook for High Reliability Schools, Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools and Transformative Collaboration: Five Commitments for Leading a PLC.Dr Wills holds a PhD which focused on self-efficacy and has contributed to multiple fields of knowledge, including special education, gifted education, assessment and feedback.