MaryLou McGirr

MaryLou McGirr
(605) 721-4568
MaryLou’s Presentations

MaryLou McGirr was a classroom teacher for 23 years in Huron and Tulare, South Dakota, prior to coming to TIE. She taught computer education, business education, K-12 gifted education, and video productions. As Learning Specialist at TIE, MaryLou engages in a diversity of educational consultant work empowering others to reach their full potential.

With attention to the research base, MaryLou and colleagues engage in strategies and processes for impacting teaching and learning practically and productively. She enjoys working with all audiences. MaryLou is Danielson Group Consultant and Training Associate with the Center of Cognitive CoachingSM.

Current Projects

  • Learning Power
  • Danielson Group – Framework for Teaching – Teacher Evaluation
  • Cognitive CoachingSM and Adaptive Schools
  • Department of Education Mentoring and Coaching Institute (DOE MCI); focus includes
  • Cognitive CoachingSM Foundation Training
  • Department of Education Mentoring and Coaching Institute (DOE PMI); focus includes
  • intensitve study and refinement of Cognitive CoachingSM Foundation Training


  • Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching
  • Cognitive CoachingSM
  • Organizational Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Team Building
  • Cognitive CoachingSM
  • Building Learning and Leadership Communities
  • Evaluation
  • Organizational skills, human relations, leadership characteristics, and oral and written communication skills
  • Collaboratively lead, manage, implement, and assess work projects using an action research cycle and a work plan process