Dr. Janet Pilcher

Janet is the Managing Director, Executive Leader, and creator of the education division of Studer Group®. She leads a team that works with district and school leaders to apply the Evidence-Based LeadershipSM framework to create cultures of excellence and accountability in K12 schools and institutions of higher learning. Dr. Pilcher has published a number of research articles, several books, and has trademarked online tools that help leaders and teachers improve their practice. She has also received and led over 17 million dollars of grants and contracts.

Dr. Pilcher began her education career as a high school math teacher and tennis coach. She joined the faculty at the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida, where she served as professor, associate dean and then dean of the College of Professional Studies for her

19 year tenure. She was the first dean at the university to lead faculty to develop online programs that today are some of the largest programs on campus. In 2005, she launched an entrepreneurial center affiliated with the University of West Florida where she and her co-inventor, Dr. Robin Largue created TeacherReady®, a premier virtual program that prepares second career teachers who live all over the world. Currently the program certifies teachers in 49 states and over 70 countries. Today, Dr. Pilcher spends most of her time coaching superintendents, board members and school leaders to transform education to achieve high performing results.