Sally B. Kilgore is president and CEO of Modern Red SchoolHouse Institute—a school improvement organization that has assisted over 300 schools throughout the United States. Her recent work with Karen J. Reynolds, From Silos to Systems, offers education leaders a robust framework for creating school-wide transformations by recasting the way in which professional expertise is developed and utilized within schools. Reviewers consider it a “must read” for all administrators in education.
Her work has appeared in Harvard Education Review, Sociology of Education, and American Sociological Review. In the early 1980s, she coauthored High School Achievement with Thomas
Hoffer and the noted scholar, James S. Coleman. She has served on the editorial boards of the American Education Research Journal, Sociology of Education, and Review of Research in Education. In the 1980s, she served as the director of the Office of Research (OERI) for the U.S. Department of Education. During the 1990s, she served on the advisory board for the National Center for Education Statistics. She has served on the faculties of Emory University, University of Cincinnati, and Huston-Tillotson College and as an adjunct at Vanderbilt’s Peabody School of Education. She holds a bachelor of arts from Baylor University and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago.