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Frontier, Tony

Tony Frontier Assistant Professor, Doctoral Leadership Studies, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

An award winning teacher, engaging presenter, and best-selling author, Tony Frontier works with teachers and school leaders nationally and internationally to help them prioritize efforts to improve student engagement and student learning. With expertise in student engagement, formative assessment, effective instruction, and strategic planning, Frontier emphasizes a systems approach to build capacity to empower teachers to improve each student’s schooling experience.  

Frontier is co-author of the ASCD books Five Levers to Improve Learning: How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School with Jim Rickabaugh, Effective Supervision: Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching with Bob Marzano and David Livingston, and the forthcoming Balancing Teacher Evaluation, Supervision, and Reflection with Paul Mielke. Frontier is a frequent contributor to Educational Leadership, and facilitates workshops on school improvement, student engagement, curriculum design, formative assessment, and standards-based instructional practices at international conferences and in schools and districts around the country.  

Frontier serves as an Assistant Professor of Doctoral Leadership Studies at Cardinal Stritch University, where he teaches courses in curriculum development, organizational learning, research methods, and statistics. Additionally, Frontier serves as a Senior Consultant for Capacity Unlimited. As a former classroom teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools, an Associate High School Principal, and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Whitefish Bay School District, Frontier brings a wealth of experience as a classroom teacher, building administrator, and central office administrator to his workshops, writing, and research.

Frontier has been recognized by Marquette University as the Outstanding Young Alumnus for the School of Education, was the recipient of the Jack Keane Outstanding Young Educator Award for the State of Wisconsin, was selected as an ASCD Emerging Leader, is a past member of the ASCD Leadership Council, and past-president of Wisconsin ASCD.