Angela DiMichele Lalor

Senior Consultant

Angela is a senior consultant at Learner-Centered Initiatives. Her work includes facilitating school-wide initiatives in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment. Her primary focus has been helping districts design curriculum that reflects the values and priorities of the schools, teachers and students that it serves.  In addition, Angela has worked with teachers to link curriculum, assessment, and grading and reporting practice; differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners; and examine student work to move student learning forward. Her strengths lie in her ability to help groups of teachers work collaboratively to rethink and reflect upon their practices.

Angela has presented nationally at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Conference.  She is also a published author.  Her most recent book, Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum: How to Design, Revise, or Adopt Curriculum Aligned to Student Success, provides a comprehensive guide for educators looking to create or revise curriculum, or evaluate existing or commercially available options.  

Angela began her career as a seventh grade social studies teacher. She is also a certified Fellow at Communities for Learning: Leading Lasting Change. Angela is also an avid runner, and recently completed the New York City Marathon for the third time.  She can be reached at


Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum: How to Design, Revise or Adopt Curriculum Aligned to Student Success

Curriculum is thought of as the “what” in teaching; what students learn in school. It sounds simple enough but what students learn is multi-layered and may include content, skills, strategies, dispositions and habits of mind. This book provides a foundation for schools and district leaders to use in creating a cohesive whole from these parts. Included tools and activities help readers to better understand attributes of quality curriculum, to evaluate and plan their own curriculum, and to decide what areas warrant further investigation.

How Can We Develop a Curriculum that Matters?

Angela DiMichele Lalor

LCI Newsletter. 2018.  

“A Collegial Effort”

Angela DiMichele Lalor

Tell Me About …/ How your group examined student work. Educational Leadership. 2016.

Seamless integration of Informational Text: A How-to Guide

Angela DiMichele Lalor

LCI Publication.  2016.

Thoughtful Selection of Informational Text

Angela DiMichele Lalor

ASCD Express. 2013.

Keeping the Destination in Mind

Angela DiMichele Lalor

Educational Leadership. 2012.

Consultant Spotlight: Angela Lalor

Learn more about Angela and her work in this issue of Consultant Spotlight.

Smarter Curriculum Design: An interview with Angela Di Michele Lalor

She recently shared her thoughts about what works, and what doesn't, when designing curriculum, on the BAM Radio network.