Carol Ann Tomlinson

Carol Ann Tomlinson’s career as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher and 12 years as a program administrator of special services for struggling and advanced learners. She now serves as William Clay Parrish Jr. Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations and Policy at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. Carol is co-director of the University’s Institutes on Academic Diversity. She was named Outstanding Professor at Curry School of Education in 2004 and received an All University Teaching Award in 2008.

A reviewer for eight journals, Carol is the author of more than 200 articles, book chapters and books, including The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition. Other books including Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, co-authored with Marcia B. Imbeau; The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning, with Kay Brimijoin and Lane Narvaez; and Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids, with Jay McTighe. Her books on differentiation have been translated into 12 languages.