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Featured Presenters in Canada

You can rely on our experts. These Solution Tree associates are our most popular presenters in Canadian schools and districts. They are ready to help your educational community meet its unique challenges with strategies and insights from their own experiences as educators.

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  1. Karen Gazith

    Instruction Teacher Efficacy

    Karen Gazith, PhD, is dean of academics at a K–11 school in Montreal, Quebec, and a faculty lecturer in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. Dr. Gazith holds a strong belief that teachers play a critical role in the success of their students, and she has presented worldwide on topics related to developing key competencies in leadership, inclusive education, evidence-based practices, and assessment and instruction.

  2. Karen Power

    Assessment Leadership Professional Learning Communities

    Karen Power is an educational presenter and a former teacher, principal, superintendent, and senior advisor for professional learning and leadership. Karen has implemented the PLC process both as a principal and as a superintendent, and for several years, she has supported collaborative work in schools to meet the needs of students.

  3. Tom Schimmer

    Assessment Classroom Management & Behavior Leadership Response to Intervention

    Tom Schimmer is an author and a speaker with expertise in assessment, grading, leadership, and behavioral support. He is a former district-level leader, school administrator, and teacher.

  4. François Massé

    Professional Learning Communities Response to Intervention

    François Massé is a superintendent of education for several schools and has been working in collaboration with educators to transform the culture of these institutions into professional learning communities.

  5. Nicole M. Dimich

    Assessment Student Engagement

    Nicole M. Dimich works with elementary and secondary educators in presentations, trainings, and consultations that address today’s most critical issues all in the spirit of facilitating improved support of student learning.

  6. Paul C. Farmer

    Professional Learning Communities Response to Intervention Teams

    Paul C. Farmer is an experienced practitioner who started in education as a career and technical education (CTE) teacher. He has held multiple leadership roles, including department chair, teacher specialist in career and technology education, assistant principal, principal, and project director of instructional technology integration.

  7. Tom Hierck

    Assessment Classroom Management & Behavior Leadership

    Tom Hierck has been an educator since 1983 in a career that has spanned all grade levels. He has been a teacher, an administrator, a district leader, a department of education project leader, and an executive director.

  8. Dennis King

    Assessment Professional Learning Communities Response to Intervention

    Dennis King, EdD, has focused on school improvement throughout his career, first as a practicing school administrator and now as an educational presenter. His 28 years in education include teaching in an alternative school, an urban high school, and two suburban school districts where he also served as a district administrator.

  9. Katie White

    Assessment

    Katie White is a coordinator of learning for the North East School Division in Saskatchewan, Canada. Katie has been an integral part of her school division’s multiyear journey through educational reform, including a response to renewed curricula that resulted in a standards (outcomes)-based approach to assessment, learning, and reporting.

  10. Greg Kushnir

    Professional Learning Communities Response to Intervention

    Greg Kushnir is a full-time educational consultant working with schools and districts to develop Professional Learning Communities. An educator for more than 30 years, he is a former high school and middle school teacher, middle school assistant principal, and K–6 principal.

  11. Anthony R. Reibel

    Assessment Competency-Based Learning Professional Learning Communities

    Anthony Reibel hails from Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois and is the current assistant principal for teaching and learning. Anthony is also coauthor of several books: Proficiency-Based Assessment, Proficiency-Based Instruction, Proficiency-Based Grading in the Content Areas, and Pathways to Proficiency which explore the relationship between proficiency, pedagogy, and evidence-based grading.

  12. Austin Buffum

    Professional Learning Communities Response to Intervention

    Austin Buffum, EdD, has more than 45 years of experience in public schools. His many roles include serving as former senior deputy superintendent of the Capistrano Unified School District in California.

  13. Luis F. Cruz

    Equity & Inclusion English Learners Professional Learning Communities Response to Intervention School Improvement

    Luis F. Cruz, PhD, is former principal of Baldwin Park High School, located east of Los Angeles, California. He has been a teacher and administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.