“We were so lucky to have you at our in-service on March 1. You not only entertained us, you also disseminated important information that really got us thinking. I have drawn on this information and it has definitely informed my teaching and what I know about schools.”
Teacher, Randolph, VT
"Mr. McNulty is a valued colleague whose knowledge and perspectives are deeply valued by our organization as well as by the districts and communities we serve.
He's very approachable and cares about our success. As noted above, his knowledge base is amazing. He has current and important information we need, and knows how to present it in a compelling fashion. Like the Velveteen Rabbit, he is REAL. He relates to the issues we face but doesn't let excuses get in the way of progress."
University of Indianapolis, Indiana
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation on behalf of the Alabama Department of Education and central office personnel that attended the SDE Summit. Ray’s presentation provided research-based information and proven models needed to move this state to the next level as we strive for continuous improvement. A system approach to developing successful academic programs is crucial to improving student achievement within and across districts and has strong implications for best practice at the state level. Ray’s presentation was not only meaningful and rich in content, it was very motivational to hear. During the planning committee debriefing, many positive comments were made about the quality of the presentation and how well it aligned with the theme of the conference.
I must say that Ray’s presentation was the highlight of the Summit!”
Gene Kelly LaBorde, Federal Programs Section
Alabama State Department of Education, Alabama
"We worked with Ray when our district was preparing for a vote in which our district would be split in two. The result was to split the district and we are in a much better position because of our work with Ray, preparing in advance for the outcome of the vote. Ray provided insight and a national view, which was very helpful in the planning sessions.
Ray’s ability to look at issues of concern from various perspectives, as well as his varied background and experiences in education, adds to the process of addressing issues. Ray is able to break apart the challenges allowing those working with him to identify new and creative ways to find solutions. Ray is always upbeat and positive, identifying the strengths of those he works with and he builds teams which will face the issues together once he has left.
We respect Ray for his skills and insight to help districts work through the challenges and opportunities which face public education today. We NEVER would have seen the progress that has happened without Ray."
Sherry Wasden, Deputy Superintendent for Instructional Services
Jordan School District, Utah
“Ray is able to present the ‘tough stuff’ about our challenges in a way that delivers a message of hope and instills a ‘can do’ attitude among our educators. Ray’s message to our educators has helped create a greater climate for change within our state. We are further along that systemic path to change because Ray has walked with us as a guide, mentor, and friend.”
Maxine E. Daly, Deputy Associate Superintendent — Innovative and Exemplary Programs,
Arizona Department of Education
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The Washington Post, The Answer Sheet
VT Afterschool for All Legislative Day
Published March 25, 2010
Student Expectations Unmet: Where Are the Electronics?
Published January 2010
Speaker urges innovation to improve education experience
Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2009.
City Lights: Education should hug technology
Published on Sunday, January 25, 2009.
Overhaul to education approaches urged
Published on Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Speaker says schools face different times
August 27, 2008