Dr. M. Brandon Doubek is President of EdSuccess, LLC who brings more than 27 years of experience to his work as a leader, teacher, professor, consultant, and researcher. He is also a senior partner with Creative Leadership Solutions. He has provided seminars and implementation in school/district visits for Creative Unit Design, Overview of the Common Core State Standards for ELA and Math, Assessment Literacy, Performance Based Assessments, District, Building, and Teacher Collaborative Teams, Data Driven Decision Making, Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching, Nonfiction Writing Across the Curriculum, Response to Intervention, Creative Grading Practices, Differentiated Instruction, Math Pedagogy and the Common Core, Leadership Coaching, and Creative Accountability. He has also modeled instructional and assessment strategies for K-12 classrooms in all content areas. Brandon is known for engaging participants and students through humor and breaking down complex ideas into manageable pieces of information that can easily be implemented.
As a consultant, Brandon has provided leadership, instruction, curriculum, and assessment strategies for over 100 districts across the U.S, Central America and Canada. He has also been a keynote speaker in over 50 districts and a featured presenter at several national and international conferences, including the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Teaching for Intelligence, 90 90 90 Summits, and the International Conference on the Arts and Humanities. His research articles appear in the International Reading Association’s journal, New Directions in Reading Research and the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching, as well as a chapter contributions on Standards and Assessment in Data Teams Overview: The Big Picture and Contexts of Standards and Assessment in Standards and Assessment: The Core of Quality Instruction.
Brandon was the director of evaluation for the National Urban Alliance in New York for three years in addition to his role as a literacy and thinking skills consultant in 10 school districts in the United States for over six years, and he has been a professor of education at two universities. His knowledge of quantitative (statistical) and qualitative research methods in education led to 12 documents that evaluated existing achievement gaps in districts across the U.S. as diagnostic measures for future school action plans. With this information, Dr. Doubek helped to initiate projects in many districts at their inception. Dr. Doubek was also a trainer of new consultants, specializing in K-12 education and transformational leadership during summer institutes. Brandon performed multiple linear regressions and factor analyses for Dr. Douglas B. Reeves on Planning, Implementing, and Monitoring data which resulted in a recent book by Dr. Reeve’s: Finding Your Leadership Focus: What Matters Most for Student Success.
Brandon shifted from vocal and piano performance to education in California as a teacher of English, senior counselor and building administrator. As a secondary language arts teacher in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Houston for 15 years, Dr. Doubek served as department chairperson, AP and IB English teacher, and grade-level leader for several English departments. Brandon was also a tenure track professor of leadership, instruction, assessment, research methods, and curriculum at Kean University in New Jersey and an adjunct professor of pedagogy and methodology at the University of Houston. He has written an Annenberg Grant for School Reform, the initiation of his consulting, and he is cited in Who’s Who Among American High School Teachers. However, his most prized accomplishment is the continued communication with former students and participants across the country and internationally, many of whom he has not seen in over 10 years, but who continue to write.
Dr. Doubek holds a bachelor of music degree in vocal and piano performance from Baylor University, graduate certifications from California State University, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California, a doctor of education degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Houston. He currently resides in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California.