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Lynne A. McMahan, Ed.D.

Associate Faculty/ Coordinator, School Counseling

Lynne A. McMahan, Ed.D.
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220 Grove Ave.
Prescott, AZ 86301

After 29 years in K-20 education (6 years as a consultant, 12 in higher education, 11 in K-8 school administration, 5 years as a classroom teacher) and 15 years in business as a manager and business owner, I attempted semi-retirement in 2014 from my faculty and leadership position at Marylhurst University to pursue my professional developer/ consulting work, alongside Adjunct teaching for Prescott College. After three years of teaching for PC, I took on the Interim Education Department Chair position during the 2017-2018 school year, as well as continuing my teaching for undergraduate and graduate level students in our professional education programs. This school year, after supporting the hire for Dr. Centae Richards as Professional Preparation Director and Department chair, I have taken on the School Counseling Program Coordinator position. I am currently living in Santa Fe NM, traveling to Arizona regularly in my positions as Associate Faculty and SC Co-Coordinator.

Three key aspects of my life are: building communities of learning through the process of Tribes, facilitating mindful professional learning communities with colleagues, and being available for mentoring and coaching for students, colleagues and clients. My 25 years of Tribes experience includes: 4 years as a 5th grade Tribes-based classroom teacher, 10 years as a Tribes-based administrator (with a new school start-up focused on Tribes), 11 years as a trainer, 7 years imbedding Tribes in Teacher Ed and Administrator Ed courses, 6 years as a Tribes System consultant (including a Tribes training for Parents), one article for the High School book, and one dissertation based on my Tribes-based school.

I have been trained as a mentor for new teachers and as a leadership coach for new administrators through the New Teacher Center, and have been applying these skills the past 10 years in my consulting and teaching work. While living in Oregon, I served on the state network committees for new teacher mentoring and new administrator coaching and while on faculty at Marylhurst University, coordinated their First Year Teacher Mentor Program.

My Tribes Learning Community process, my skills in facilitating mindful professional learning communities, and my mentoring/ coaching skills have been, and will continue to be my focus areas as a higher education instructor, passing along these skills through my teaching and learning process.

"My personal mission is to be a facilitator of learning and to assist with maximizing the strengths and gifts of each member in our learning community. "

Lynne McMahan



2 Bachelor of Arts Degrees: Liberal Studies and Business Management (Sonoma State University)

1 Master of Arts Degree: Teaching (Lewis and Clark College)

Non-completed Degree: MBA (Golden Gate University)

Administrator Programs for Initial, Standard and Superintendent Licensure (Lewis and Clark College & University of Oregon)

1 Doctor of Education: Educationl Leadership (University of New Mexico)



Mentoring and Coaching for Transformational Systems of Learning

ORPEA/ OLN Research Study: Instructional Leadership for Equity

Dissertation Study: Case Study of Building and Sustaining a New School's Learning Community



Strategic Planning

Professional Development

Individual and Systems Coaching

Mentoring Educators/ Non Educators

Learning Community Development

Tribes Trainer



Article for International Mentoring Conference, "Coaching for Transformational Systems of Learning"

ORPEA/ OLN Research Study White Paper, "A Decade of Work: Shaping Instructional Leadership for Equity"

Article for Presentation use: "Building a Tribes Learning Community"

Article in Book, "A Principal's Perspective: Spiritually Responsive Leadership" Engaging All by Creating High School Learning Communities, J. Gibbs & T. Ushijima

Dissertation, From the Ground Up: Building and Sustaining a New School's Learning Community, L. McMahan



AIITEC (American Indian/ Indigenous Teacher Education Conference, Flagstaff, Summer 2018 in connection with membership in NNTEC (Navajo Nation Teacher Education Consortium) 

American Academy Casablanca, Morocco Summer 2017: School Board Strategic Planning; Tribes Basic Training PreK-12

BASIS Primary, Peoria AZ Summer 2017: Professional Learning Community development and Mission Visioning Planning K-4

Alder Elementary School (Reynolds School District): Professional Learning Community development

Reynolds School District Summers 2015-2017: Tribes Introductory Sessions and Tribes Basic Training for Elementary/ Middle/ High School levels

Prescott College Colloquium Fall 2014: Tribes Introductory Session

Instituto Alberto Einstein, Panama Summer 2013: Leadership PD for Professional Learning Community development; Tribes Basic Training K-12

Alder Creek Middle School (N. Clackamas School District) Summer 2013: Tribes Basic Training

West Linn Wilsonville School District Summer 2013 Institute: Collaborative Planning and Facilitation for English Language Development Institute

5th Annual International Mentoring Conference Break out Session Fall 2012: Coaching for Transformational Systems of Learning

Oregon ASCD Future Teacher Conferences (2010-2012): Building a Classroom Learning Community

Confederation of Oregon School Administrators Aspiring Administrators Conference (Spring 2011) and Fall Principals Conference (2011) : Coaching for Transformational Systems of Learning

National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (SU 2010) and OLN Spring Institute (2010): A Decade of Work: Shaping Instructional Leadership for Equity

Oregon Association of Teacher Educators Conference (SP 2010): K-20 New Teacher Center Mentor Academy Partnership



Marylhurst University's Academic Excellence Award for Group Achievement, Education Department (2010)

Albuquerque Public School's School Counselor Advocate of the Year (2006-2007)

Redmond School District's Exceptional Service Recognition (2002)

(See CV for additional grants)

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