Educator, Innovator, Transformational Leader & Change Agent
Dr. J. Jay Marino currently serves in a K-12 Public School District as a Director of Research, Data and Accountability. When time allows, Jay contributes as an author and International Educational Continuous Improvement Consultant assisting American and European school organizations in their continuous improvement efforts. This site is not affiliated with any organization or school system.
For the past 30 years, Jay has worked with teachers, administrators and school board members and government officials throughout the United States and Europe facitating systemic, transformational organizational change. Dr. Marino has done extensive research on the topic of systemic continuous improvement and conducted his doctoral dissertation on the topic titled "School Board Accountability: The Role of Continuous Improvement" published in 2008. Jay has served as an International Senior Consultant in The Netherlands (and recently Lithuania) over 22 tours since 2009, focusing on systemic transformational change through a continuous improvement approach of 21st-century learning and leadership.
So what is Dr. Marino's systemic model of continuous improvment? View a one-page overview of Jay's continuous improvement alignment model (English | Dutch); download the e-book titled "Leading Continuous Improvement: Inspirting Quality Education Worldwide"; view a variety comprehensive media pieces (books, articles, video and publications); review the research and supporting artifacts supporting the model.
Want more information? View photos of Jay's visits to the Netherlands and international travels; see examples from participants via Jay's Twitter feed; Review videos from Dr. Marino's Youtube channel; interact with an Impact Map of the locations where Dr. Marino has presented his Systemic Model of Continuous Improvement.
Dr. Marino’s Impact in America
Dr. Marino has led continuous improvement initiatives as a 30 year educator, serving as an elementary and middle school teacher, elementary school administrator, Special Education Coordinator, Director of Technology, Director of Instruction, Assistant Superintendent, and Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Marino currently serves as a Director of Research, Data, and Accountability for a K–12 Public School District.
Jay's Systemic Continuous Improvement Model is a result of research-based, best practices and experiences through practical implementation through all levels of educational system; from the classroom, to the school level, to the district level to the superintendet level and to the board level.
Jay has worked all across the United States with school districts to help lead their systemic continuous improvement efforts. Watch a video to hear what American teachers and administrators say about continuous improvement in their schools. Learn how students are involved in a Classroom Learning Community (CLC) model as written by teachers who've implemented the model in their classrooms and published in a school magazine.
"Williams Bay School District (Wisconsin) started our journey of Continuous Improvement with presentations and training for the Board of Education from Dr. Jay Marino. Shortly after, the Board of Education embraced his model and Dr. Marino provided the first teacher training in the Classroom Learning Community (CLC) model. This approach to learning has empowered the teachers to empower their students to take responsibility and ownership of their own learning. As I walk through classrooms, students are excited to show me their graphs in their data folders and tell me about their progress toward reaching their goals."