CAM | Craig A. Mertler, Ph.D.

  Testimonials  

“Dr. Mertler has helped me and my staff understand how the action research process, formative assessments, and teacher leadership play a key role in educating our students.  He takes what educators often look at as being complicated tasks and helps paint a clear picture of how systems can be used within schools to improve student achievement.  Working with Dr. Mertler has given me the confidence in working with both data and people that my college courses never provided.”

ADAM HARTLEY, ASST. SUPERINTENDENT OF CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION

SWARTZ CREEK (MI) COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

  

“Taking Dr. Mertler’s class has provided me with a deeper understanding of the assessment process and how to use action research to guide the instructional practices of our faculty. Dr. Mertler has given me the confidence to work more in depth with our staff to ensure that our students are receiving an education firmly based on assessment data that is aligned to our national accreditation standards.”

AIMEE MENDELSOHN, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF ASSESSMENT & INSTRUCTION

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY PRACTICE, UNIV. OF TOLEDO (OH)

  

“I am always looking for activities to entertain as well as inform our residents. When Dr. Mertler agreed to speak to us about “Hot Topics in Education,” I could tell from his personality that he would take a possibly dry subject and be able to entertain our populace. The  40-50 people in the audience that evening ranged in age from late-40s to late-90s, with most no longer having a personal stake in the present condition of education. The naysayers in the audience were quickly turned into eager vocal participants once Dr. Mertler began speaking.  After the varied range of subject matter was discussed, the Q & A portion of the evening ran over twice the allotted time, yet Dr. Mertler was happy to answer all queries. The most asked question of the evening was "When are you going to come back?"

RANDY KASSAL, CHALFONTE CONDOMINIUMS

BOCA RATON, FL

  

“While working with Dr. Mertler, I increased my knowledge of the data-driven decision-making model and became more comfortable in implementing the action research process in my own classroom.  My confidence as an educator/researcher increased while collaborating with Dr. Mertler due to his encouragement and consistent, meaningful feedback throughout our collaboration.”

DR. JENNIFER HARRELL, SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

NORTHGATE HIGH SCHOOL, COWETA COUNTY (GA) SCHOOLS

  

“Dr. Craig Mertler is a leader and ‘architect’ in the field of action research.  I was fortunate to work with Dr. Mertler for two years as he mentored me through a year-long action research course and led me through the dissertation process.  His style focuses on novel research, continuous improvement, and educator empowerment.  His cyclical application of action research serves as a guide that can be used to improve the educational practices and processes of teachers, administrators, district personnel, and researchers.  Without reservation, I would recommend Dr. Mertler’s services to anyone and any school looking to advance the quality of their work.”

DR. ISAAC KELLY, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

SOUTH COBB HIGH SCHOOL, COBB COUNTY (GA) SCHOOLS  

    

“Thanks for everything!  Your proposals are the most professional I have seen.”  

BRITTANY BILOUS, ENGLISH I TEACHER & P.D. COMMITTEE MEMBER

PALM BEACH (FL) CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL