Phyllis Cottner is an educator with over 23 years of experience. Her educational experience includes: Special Education Teacher, Instructional Coach, Cultural Proficiency District Coach, Multi-Tiered System of Support Lead Coach and Curriculum and Instruction Lead for Equity, Diversity and Magnet Programming. Ms. Cottner’s teaching career in Wichita Public School system, the largest school district in Kansas, provides a rich background of working with successfully with a diverse student population.
In addition to content knowledge, Phyllis has long held a passion for presenting staff development that causes educators to think and wrestle with the inequities that are often present in the educational systems in which we live. She recognizes the importance of presenting research-based, practical strategies that will support teachers in transforming classrooms to true learning communities for ALL students.