Academics at Prescott College

Lynne A. McMahan, Ed.D.

Adjunct Faculty

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

After 26 years in K-20 education (4 years as a consultant, 9 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 have semi-retired to work fully as an education consultant, Tribes trainer, and adjunct instructor. I have worked in California, Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico, in four different districts and five different universities. My teaching expereince ranges from 5th and 6th grade, multiple subjects, to undergraduate and graduate level teaching for new and continuing teachers and new and continuing administrators. I am currently living in Santa Fe NM, traveling to Oregon and Arizona for consulting and teaching.

My 23 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), 9 years as a trainer, 7 years imbedding Tribes in Teacher Ed and Administrator Ed courses, 4 years as a Tribes System consultant (including a Tribes training for Parents), one article for the High School book, one dissertation based on my Tribes-based school. Last Fall (2014), I was one of the Break-Out facilitators at Prescott's Colloquium.

I have been trained as a mentor for new teachers and coach for new administrators through the New Teacher Center, and have been applying these skills the past 7 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 and my mentoring/ coaching skills have been 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)

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



Professional Development

Individual and Systems Coaching


Learning Community Development



Article for International Mentoring Conference (2012) "Coaching for Transformational Systems of Learning"

ORPEA/ OLN Research Study White Paper (2010) "A Decade of Work: Shaping Instructional Leadership for Equity"

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

Article in Book (2008) "A Principal's Perspective: Spiritually Responsive Leadership" Engaging All by Creating High School Learning Communities, J. Gibbs & T. Ushijima

Dissertation (2007) From the Ground Up: Building and Sustaining a New School's Learning Community, L. McMahan



2010-2015 Presentations

Reynolds School District Summer 2015 Conference: Tribes Introductory Sessions

Prescott College Colloquium Fall 2014: Tribes Introductory Session

Tribes Basic Training June 2015 and August 2015

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)