Keynote Address
Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Office for Schools

Keynote Address

The Voyage of Discovery: Seeing Students with New Eyes

Tony FrontierWhat if I expected to see and hear the beauty of God’s creation around every corner? This keynote presentation begins with a surprising social experiment in a subway station in Washington, D.C., and takes participants around the world on an inspirational journey that weaves together disparate threads of teaching, photography, music, and educational research into a coherent tapestry. Through this interactive and inspiring presentation, participants are challenged to see their classrooms, their students, and their role as Catholic educators with new eyes.


Tony Frontier
Author, Consultant, Researcher, Assistant Professor
Cardinal Stritch University

An award winning teacher, engaging presenter, and best-selling author, Tony Frontier works with teachers and school leaders nationally and internationally to help them prioritize efforts to improve student engagement and student learning. With expertise in student engagement, formative assessment, effective instruction, and strategic planning, Frontier emphasizes a systems approach to build capacity to empower teachers and leaders to improve each student’s schooling experience.

Frontier is co-author of the ASCD books Five Levers to Improve Learning: How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School (2014) with Jim Rickabaugh, Effective Supervision: Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching with Bob Marzano and David Livingston (2011), and Making Teachers Better, not Bitter: Balancing Teacher Evaluation, Supervision, and Reflection for Professional Growth with Paul Mielke (2016). Tony is also co-author of Creating Passionate Learners: Today’s Classrooms for Tomorrow’s World (2015, Corwin) Frontier is a frequent contributor to Educational Leadership, and facilitates workshops on school improvement, student engagement, curriculum design, formative assessment, and standards-based instructional practices at international conferences and in schools and districts around the country.

In addition to his work as a consultant, Frontier serves as an Assistant Professor of Doctoral Leadership Studies at Cardinal Stritch University, where he teaches courses in curriculum development, organizational learning, research methods, and statistics. As a former classroom teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools, an Associate High School Principal, and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Whitefish Bay School District, Frontier brings a wealth of experience as a classroom teacher, building administrator, and central office administrator to his workshops, writing, and research.


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Archbishop Cousins Catholic Center
3501 S. Lake Drive
Milwaukee, WI  53207 (map)

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Maureen Wurster: (414) 758-2254



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