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  1. Erica Barraza

    Yes We Can!

    Erica Barraza currently serves as the instructional coach at Lotus Elementary School in Fox Lake, Illinois. With more than 15 years of experience in education, she specializes in providing effective professional learning opportunities to educators.

  2. Mandy Barrett

    The Assessment Center Priority Schools in a PLC at Work™ Professional Learning Communities at Work® Yes We Can!

    Mandy Barrett, EdD, currently serves as an elementary school principal in northwest Arkansas. She has over 20 years of experience working in high-poverty schools and schools with large ESL populations.

  3. Kim Baxter

    Yes We Can!

    Kim Baxter is an instructional specialist in social studies and literacy in the Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, Texas. She is a former social studies teacher, campus intervention coach, and secondary campus administrator.

  4. Matthew Blackmore

    Yes We Can!

    Matthew Blackmore is an award-winning administrator who leads professional learning communities through best practices to ensure that all students learn at high levels. He is director of student services for North Polk Community School District near Des Moines, Iowa.

  5. Kristen Bordonaro

    Professional Learning Communities at Work® Yes We Can!

    Kristen Bordonaro is the director of programs and services for the Exceptional Learners Collaborative in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Her work focuses on supporting special education teams of member districts.

  6. Kimberly Rodriguez Cano

    Priority Schools in a PLC at Work™ Professional Learning Communities at Work® RTI at Work™ Transforming School Culture Yes We Can!

    Kimberly Rodriguez Cano, a consultant with over 30 years’ experience, is a former transition specialist, special education coordinator, professional development director, and school improvement specialist for the Florida Department of Education, supporting educators in that state and across the United States.

  7. Megan Clarke

    Yes We Can!

    Megan Clarke is the superintendent of a special education collaborative serving four school districts in Illinois. In addition to supporting the collaborative, her work focuses on building partnerships with parents, community agencies, and other districts.

  8. Jessica Edwards

    Yes We Can!

    Jessica Edwards is a special education teacher at Floyd Bell Elementary School in upstate New York. In addition to her role as an educator, Jessica is her district’s elementary special education team leader and her building’s teacher technology leader.

  9. Angela Freese

    The Assessment Center RTI at Work™ Yes We Can!

    Angie Freese is an author and speaker with expertise in assessment, leadership, system improvement, and strategic planning. With over two decades in education, Angie brings a unique blend of experiences that include classroom teacher, building administrator, curriculum specialist, and district leader.

  10. Heather Friziellie

    The Assessment Center Professional Learning Communities at Work® RTI at Work™ Yes We Can!

    Heather Friziellie is currently superintendent of schools for Fox Lake Grade School District 114, located in the suburbs northwest of Chicago. She previously served as both an elementary principal and a middle school principal.