Jo Ann Trautman
Jo Ann Trautman has worked in education for over 35 years in the state of Washington, beginning as an elementary teacher, then Instructional Specialist at the district level, and ending as an elementary principal. During that primary career time she was an adjunct faculty member for Seattle Pacific University and City University, focusing on literacy and instructional strategies for classroom teachers.
After retirement Jo Ann taught and supervised principal interns for the University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University. She has served as a School Improvement Facilitator through the Office of Superintendant of Public Instruction in two middle schools, focusing leadership and staff on using best practices and data to drive the work of improved student learning. She has also completed a climate review study for two Puget Sound area schools.
Currently Jo Ann is coaching principals in the Seattle and Tacoma school districts, working with teachers on Plans of Improvement, and developing a pilot project for Seattle University in leadership development for a cadre of schools in Pakistan.
Jo Ann is using Fat Cat phonics with her four year old granddaughter who finds the activities fun and engaging.