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Dave Shelley pic 2Dave and Shelley Burgess are the co-owners of Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., which specializes in transforming education through dynamic professional development programs and the publishing of books that have sparked an educational revolution all over the world.

Dave is the New York Times best-selling author of Teach Like a PIRATE: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an Educator and co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators. He is a highly sought-after professional development speaker well known for his outrageously energetic and creative style. His programs not only inspire and motivate educators, but also provide practical strategies to dramatically improve instruction and student engagement. He was been an award-winning teacher for over seventeen years and was the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences BAMMY recipient for Secondary School Teacher of the Year in 2014.

Shelley has served twenty years as an award-winning teacher, principal, Director of Student Achievement, and most recently, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Leadership. She has led major reform initiatives that resulted in significant improvements in teaching and learning at both the school and district level. Her highly respected work has focused on building the leadership capacity of both administrators and teachers through coaching, collaboration, and building a positive culture of change. Shelley now works as a full-time partner in Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. and is the co-author of P is for PIRATE: Inspirational ABC’s for Educators.

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