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Coach Member: John Nori
John Nori

  • Second year serving as a coach in the Maryland Department of Education’s Promising Principals Academy
  • Consults for NASSP on state initiatives, webinars, and other professional development efforts
  • Advises interns for administration certification/Master’s Degree completion as a faculty adjunct, Hood College in Frederick, MD

As a member of the professional development team at the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Nori played a key role in the development of the publications, training materials and related resources in the Breaking Ranks Framework as well as in the related areas of school safety, special education, and ESL. He coordinated school improvement initiatives through the implementation of the concepts in the Breaking Ranks Framework and provided resources to practicing principals. 

Nori began his career in education as an English teacher in Montgomery County MD. He entered administration as an assistant principal in 1987 and became principal of Julius West Middle School in 1992. Later, he served as director of middle level instruction and retired from public education as principal of Colonel Zadok Magruder High School in Rockville, Maryland. 

Nori’s background as a teacher, staff developer, and administrator in both high schools and middle schools has provided him with a view of the developmental and educational stages that all students must go through as they matriculate. His experience as an instructor and a staff developer has guided his focus on improving instruction at the classroom level. 

Nori holds a B.S. from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania and a M.Ed. from the University of Maryland.



Contact Information

Tiara Booker-Dwyer
Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
Office Phone: 410.767.3676