Growing leaders.

Leadership is about finding room for one more: inspiring one more person to join the cause, taking one more step toward making a difference, discovering one more opportunity to share, learn, and grow together.


That’s what I’m doing at PlusONE. I work with leaders in education and beyond to find their one more. I help them develop the tools they need to lead better, build stronger teams, and make change happen.



As a former principal, I understand the challenges facing individual schools — you have to tackle the impossible and succeed with your wits and well-being intact. As a former superintendent, I understand the challenges facing districts — politics, scarcity, and competing needs. Despite the challenges, I believe great leadership can be amplified, and positive change can be achieved.


Let’s cut out the crazy — there’s no magic bullet or secret approach. It starts with asking the right questions, listening to the people around you, and taking action.





I work one-on-one to build a coaching plan that meets your needs. Whether you’re a principal or superintendent, new to your team or looking for insights on how to shake things up, I bring my experience, leadership, and support to help you reach a range of goals.




From the role gender plays in decision-making to nurturing influence and leading effectively, I visit with groups across the country to explore new perspectives on leadership and education.



An objective third-party that knows the ins and outs of complex education settings can be an invaluable resource as your team works through challenges. From workshops to meetings, I  partner with clients to make sure all voices are heard, and develop plans to solve problems.



Education is about learning, and that’s what’s guided my career from the classroom to county office. I’ve worked hard to keep myself open to lessons, wisdom, new information, perspective, and opportunity. And the result has been a professional life that’s balanced learning and teaching, full of remarkable people and important experiences.


I bring those relationships and experiences to PlusONE Leadership, paired with innovative thinking about how classrooms, schools, districts, and leaders work. With AmplifyED, a coaching framework developed over decades of work with teams of educators, I work one-on-one or in small groups alongside new and veteran leaders committed to making a difference in their school or district. Together, we start a dialogue that prizes self-discovery, self-empowerment, and self-renewal — creating a new baseline for leading teams, improving education, and making real change.  



7 years as a Classroom Teacher

10 years as a Principal

6 years as a District Superintendent

6 years as a Regional Program Director

5 years as Sonoma County Deputy Superintendent



Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator

Certified Fierce Conversations Facilitator + Trainer

M.Ed and Administrative Credential — CSU Sacramento 

Educational Leadership + Administration — CSU Sacramento

B.A., International Relations — UC Davis



Mickey—You are a person who MAKES things happen, who builds cohesive teams that really care about each other, who takes RISKS and empowers others to take them too. You are humble but incredibly skilled. Thanks for being my role model.


Founder, EdCamp

I still reflect on all I learned from watching you in your professional role being yourself.  You gave me permission to be myself as well—my best self. That was new for me as an administrator and your modeling helped to open a new level of awareness in me of my true work.


High School Principal

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