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Diana is a seasoned and nationally recognized business leader in the teletherapy market. Her company, E-Therapy, pioneered the teletherapy industry in education with its innovative practices, services, and solutions and first-to-market approaches to serve PreK-12 schools and students. Diana is an honored recipient of the inaugural Women Achievers of Arizona award in recognition of her leadership in the online therapy field.
Dr. Jane Kise is the author of 27 books and an organizational presenter with extensive experience in leadership development and executive coaching, instructional coaching, and differentiated instruction.
James Bailey’s career has encompassed teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, school turnaround leader, consultant and superintendent roles spanning Texas, Colorado and Wyoming. As Superintendent in Wyoming, his district was the first member in the state to join the League of Innovative Schools after reform efforts around personalized learning and social-emotional development. In San Antonio, he led the turnaround efforts for the Carpe Diem Schools. His deep-seated commitment to equity and supporting school leaders led to his training as an executive coach and co-founding Brass Tacks Innovations with a focus on supporting educational leaders to develop their SEL skills to support adults and students. He is also an advocate for helping schools and districts create better learning capacity to adapt to the future and in helping leaders and young people become more self-aware of their social and emotional needs to develop the skills to work with others on a more human level. He has a PhD in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the University of Colorado-Denver, is a prolific publisher and presenter, and currently serves as a core faculty member at Walden University in the area of educational leadership.
Randy Weiner has worked in education and education technology and consulting throughout his career. He co- founded and served as the first Chairman of the Board at Urban Montessori Charter School (UMCS) in Oakland, CA—the nation’s first public Montessori, Arts Integration and Design Thinking school. Randy is also a co-founder and the CEO at BrainQuake, a two- time U.S. Department of Education Small Business Innovation Award winner. A Teach for America alum and father to two daughters, Randy taught for 5 years in Oakland and Madagascar, and holds two BAs from Middlebury College and an MA in Education from Stanford.
Andrew Marotta is an author, speaker, high school principal, and former NCAA basketball official.
Patrice M. Bain, Ed.S. is an educator, speaker and author. Finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year and a Fulbright Scholar in Russia, she has been featured in national and international webinars, podcasts, articles and press. Bain was asked by the Department of Education to work with cognitive scientists to co-author Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning. In addition, Patrice co-authored Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning.
Steve Zonnevylle and David Armstrong are both principals on the South Island of New Zealand and the authors of the book, The Forty-Hour Principal: Provocations for the Discerning Educator
Robyn Jackson, PhD., is the founder of Mindsteps and the host of School Leadership Re-Imagined, the podcast for school administrators, instructional coaches, and teacher leaders. She's the award-winning author of 11 books including the best selling The Instructional Leader’s Guide to Strategic Conversations with Teachers and Never Underestimate Your Teachers, which was chosen as an ASCD Member Book.
Melissa Dickson, MEd, is an outstanding presenter and educator. She is passionate about providing teachers with research-based ideas and strategies that can be immediately implemented. In her decades as an educator, Melissa has been a literacy coach, staff developer, site-based team leader, mentor teacher, inclusion teacher, classroom teacher, and early-childhood teacher. S
LeAnn Nickelsen, MEd, delivers presentations nationally on brain research topics, differentiation, reading and vocabulary strategies, and nutrition affecting cognition, all based on the latest research. She is known for delivering a wealth of information in an active, fun format with very specific, practical classroom examples. Participants leave with many ideas for maximizing learning for all students.
A highly-sought after speaker, trainer and coach known as “Jim Carrey
with a Ph.D.,” Dr. Danny Brassell has spoken to over 3,500 audiences
worldwide and authored 16 books, including his latest, Leadership Begins
with Motivation. He is the co-founder of www.theREADINGhabit.com, the
world’s top reading engagement program.
Jed Dearybury is a teacher educator and award-winning classroom teacher, who was featured as GQ Magazine as Male Leader of the Year, met President Obama as the SC winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Since 2015, he has become an educational leader by providing quality, hands-on, engaging learning experiences for students and teachers across the country.
Annie Murphy Paul is an acclaimed science writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, Scientific American, Psychology Today, O the Oprah Magazine, and many other publications. She is the author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives, The Cult of Personality Testing, and her new book, The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain.
Courtney Ostaff has been teaching online since 1999. With a wide variety of experience as a public school special education teacher, an in-home early intervention specialist, a community college algebra instructor, and a homeschooler, she has worked with students ranging from the very young to the elderly. Along the way, she has developed practices and techniques for making the most of the online classroom. Currently, she teaches math, science, and social studies at an online learning services provider, working with secondary students worldwide.
Jared Cooney Horvath is a cognitive neuroscientist based out of the University of Melbourne specializing in human thought, learning and brain stimulation.
David Bott is an education consultant who works with government organisations and some of the world’s leading schools to help guide wellbeing vision and strategy, and is Founder & Chief of Education Content at Vidaly.
Ted Bunch and Anna Marie Johnson Teague are friends, parents, and anti-violence educators with A Call to Men, where they help men and boys promote healthy manhood and prevent violence and discrimination, working with students, professional athletes, and organizations like the NFL, US military, and United Nations.
Barbara Blackburn, PhD is the author of 29 books and a full-time consultant who works with schools around the world to help raise the level of rigor and motivation for professional educators and students alike. Dr. Blackburn has been named to the Top 30 Education Gurus by Global Gurus for 3 years running, and she’s the author of the new book Rigor in the Remote Learning Classroom: Instructional Tips and Strategies.
Jennifer Abrams is an international educational and communications consultant for public and independent schools, hospitals, universities and non-profits. Jennifer trains and coaches teachers, administrators, and others on new employee support, supervision, being generationally savvy, having hard conversations and collaboration skills.
Michael Bungay Stanier is a bestselling author and Rhodes scholar who helps people stay curious a bit longer, and rush to action and advice-giving a little more slowly. strengthens leadership and culture within organizations by giving busy managers and leaders the tools to coach in a way that works.
Jessica Lahey is a teacher, writer, and mom, with a background in juvenile and education law, but she's best known as a writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Vermont Public Radio, and the New York Times, and she's the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.
Houston Kraft is a popular speaker working in schools around the country and co-founder of CharacterStrong, which provides curriculum and training for safer and kinder schools.
Jeremy Keeshin is the CEO and co-founder of CodeHS, the leading coding education platform for schools used by millions of students. He is an expert in computer science education and education technology, and he has visited hundreds of schools all over the world. Prior to starting CodeHS, he taught computer science at Stanford.
Robert Slavin, PhD is a distinguished professor and director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University. A member of the National Academy of Education, he is the author of more than 300 articles and books, including the textbook, Educational Psychology: Theory and Practice. He is co-founder of the Success For All foundation as well as the new website ProvenTutoring.org.
John Corrigan, MBA is a Melbourne-based author and consultant who helps schools operate to their full human potential.
Doug Fisher is a professor at San Diego State University and a founder of Health Sciences High & Middle College. He's the author of numerous books.
Alexs Pate is the President and CEO of Innocent Technologies and the creator of the Innocent Classroom, a program for K–12 educators that aims to transform U.S. public education and end disparities by closing the relationship gap between educators and students of color. Mr. Pate is the author of five novels, including the New York Times best-seller Amistad.
Simon Rodberg is a strategy consultant and coach who teaches educational leadership at American University. He was the founding principal of DC International School, an award-winning public charter, and his writing has appeared in Educational Leadership, Harvard Business Review, Principal Leadership, Principal magazine, and The New York Times.
Dr. Justin Thomas is an elementary principal in the Nashville area. Dr. Thomas believes that the keys to success revolve around growth and gratitude - the ideas that all members of a school can 'get better', and that a spirit of thankfulness is key to strong culture.
Dr. Ebony Omotola McGee is associate professor of diversity and STEM education at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University.
Bryan Goodwin is President & CEO of McREL International, a nonprofit school improvement organization that seeks to harness the power of curiosity and inquiry to empower all learners through rigorously researched professional learning and coaching services for school systems worldwide. He's the author of numerous books.
Molly Hudgens is a nationally known speaker and expert on preventing school shootings. She is a counselor at Sycamore Middle School in Pleasant View, Tennessee, and a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Curtis Zimmerman is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and host of the podcast The Next 24 Hours. He is the author of 4 books, including Keys to Success in College and Life.
Dr. Marcie Beigel is the founder and director of Behavior + Beyond. By redesigning behavior with realistic strategies, Dr. Marcie has been transforming classrooms, families, and students since 1998. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, holds a doctorate from Columbia University, and appears regularly as a guest expert on TV and other media. She's the author of two books on behavior, including Love Your Family Again, and Love Your Classroom Again.
Karen Gross is an author and educator with more than 40 years of experience as a law professor, college president, keynote speaker, and consultant. She's the author of books for both children and adults, including her Lady Lucy series for kids, and her new book Trauma Doesn’t Stop at the School Door.
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Delores Lindsey, PhD supports schools and districts through coaching, consulting, and mentoring. With more than 50 years of experience as an educator committed to the work of equity, she has served as a teacher, administrator, and university professor at Cal State San Marcos.
Dr. Raymond Smith speaks, writes, and consults about leadership development with Visible Learning and Corwin Press, and has worked in K-12 leadership, administrator preparation, and higher education.
Dr. Chad Dumas is an educational consultant, international presenter and award-winning researcher whose primary focus is collaborating to develop capacity for continuous improvement. Having been a successful teacher, principal, central office administrator, professional developer and consultant in a variety of school districts, he brings his passion, expertise, and skills to his writing and speaking as he engages participants in meaningful and practical learning.
William A. Sommers, PhD is the author of 10 books. A former board member and President of the National Staff Development Council, now Learning Forward, Bill was a school and district administrator for over 35 years. Diane Zimmerman, PhD is a writer and consultant focusing on entrepreneurial learning and schools that make a difference. A former superintendent, she has more the 36 years of experience at the K-12 and higher ed levels.
William D. Parker is executive director of Oklahoma’s Association of Secondary Principals and Oklahoma’s Middle Level Educator Association. William is a nationally known author and speaker who uses his expertise in school culture, leadership and communication to equip educators with solutions and strategies for motivating students, inspiring teachers, and reaching communities. He is the host of the Principal Matters podcast, and the author of three books.
Craig Randall is a trainer and consultant who has served as principal, counselor, teacher, and college basketball coach with experience in schools in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
William A. Sommers, PhD is the author of 10 books. A former board member and President for the National Staff Development Council, now Learning Forward, and was a school and district administrator for over 35 years.
Dr. Bob Barr and Dr. Emily Gibson are the authors of two books together. Their first book, Building a Culture of Hope, won Learning Magazine's Teacher Choice Award for Professional Development.
Douglas Fisher is a professor at San Diego State University and co-founder of Health Sciences High & Middle College, and the author of numerous books—many with John Hattie on Visible Learning.
Michael Roberts is an author and consultant with over two decades of experience teaching and leading schools at all levels. A former principal and director, he's the author of several books, including Shifting from Me to We: How to Jumpstart Collaboration in a PLC at Work®.
Meredith Honig, PhD is a professor of Education Policy, Organizations, and Leadership at the University of Washington, Seattle. Lydia Rainey, PhD is a research scientist at the University of Washington, Seattle, and the director of research for the District Leadership Design Lab.
Jethro Jones is a former principal who helps schools and districts find simple solutions to complex problems. Named a Digital Principal of the Year by the NASSP, Jethro has served students as a teacher, district coach, media & distance learning specialist, and principal, with experience at every level of public education. He's the host of the Transformative Principal podcast, and the author of the new book SchoolX: How principals can design a transformative school experience for students, teachers, parents - and themselves.