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Oran and Mary TkatchovOran and Mary Tkatchov<div class="ExternalClass769C8855DCE34D2F903336238C351EDA"><h2><em><a href="https://phoenix.overdrive.com/phoenix-phoenixpl/content/media/5104520" target="_blank">​Proactive Professional Learning: Creating Conditions for Individual and Organizational Improvement</a></em> by Oran and Mary Tkatchov​<br></h2><p><br></p><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Oran Tkatchov's career has included such roles as a middle school teacher, high school teacher and charter school director. He has spent the last 17 years directing, presenting and providing professional development in the areas of special education, leadership and organizational improvement for various agencies and businesses.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br></p><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Mary Tkatchov has devoted almost two decades to the education field as a former high school teacher and adult educator, and she is currently working in assessment development for Teachers College at Western Governors University. She presents at national conferences and writes articles about education and assessment in higher education.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span><br></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br></span></p><h3>Q + A<br><br></h3><div class="SCXW133777078 BCX8" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;color:#000000;font-family:"segoe ui", "segoe ui web", arial, verdana, sans-serif;font-size:12px;background-color:#ffffff;"><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">What inspired you to write this book?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Our love of adult learning and connecting what we learned about school improvement to any type of adult learning and professional development.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><p><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"></span></p><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">What attracted you to this genre?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">We have a long background in education, and wanted to share what we have learned with others.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="color:#777777;font-size:1em;">What book are you currently reading?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="color:#777777;font-size:1em;"> <br></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><em>Cloud Cuckooland</em></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> by Anthony Doerr and </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><em>Forbidden Signs</em></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> by Douglas C. Baynton</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Are you writing anything now? If so, when will it come out?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br></h4><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">We are currently researching two topics: 1) best practices in strategic planning, and 2) accomodations for children and adults with low incidence disabilities.  We are hopeful to have one or both books out in 2024-2025.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"></span></p><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">If you weren't a writer, what would you do?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">N/A</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><p><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"></span></p><h4><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Do you use your local library?  If so, which library is it and what do you do there?</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h4><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">We love our local library!  We currently go to <a href="/locations/mesquite">Mesquite Library</a>.  We go to Mesquite to check out books and music.  Our children also love the kids area.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p><p><br></p></div>

 

 

 

 

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