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  1. Dan Swatek

    Dan Swatek

    Professional Learning Communities

    Dan Swatek is the elementary principal at Cardinal Elementary School in Nebraska, which he helped lead to Model PLC status in 2018. Throughout his nearly twenty-year career as an educator, he has also served as an assistant principal, middle school teacher, and head coach.

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  2. Makini Sutherland

    Makini Sutherland

    Instruction Mathematics

    Makini Sutherland, EdD, is a mathematics educator with experience at the elementary, high school, and collegiate level. She has also facilitated training elementary teachers for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Jamaica mathematics project.

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  3. Mike Suderman

    Mike Suderman

    Professional Learning Communities

    Mike Suderman has more than 33 years of experience providing teaching and school leadership at all levels of K–12 education, including district leadership. He is currently an assistant superintendent for Edmonton Public Schools.

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  4. Timothy S. Stuart

    Timothy S. Stuart

    Response to Intervention

    Timothy S. Stuart, EdD, is head of school for International Community School of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. In his previous role as executive director of strategic programs at the Singapore American School, he served as the chief architect for research and development and supported strategic school reform.

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  5. James H. Stronge

    James H. Stronge

    Leadership School Improvement

    James H. Stronge, PhD, is a consultant specializing in policies and practices related to teacher quality and effectiveness, teacher and administrator evaluation, and teacher selection.

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  6. Rebecca Stobaugh

    Rebecca Stobaugh

    21st Century Skills Assessment Curriculum Instruction Technology

    Rebecca Stobaugh, PhD, is an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University. She teaches assessment and unit-planning courses, supervises first-year teachers, and consults with school districts on critical thinking, instructional strategies, assessment, technology integration, and other topics.

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  7. Rebecca L. Stinson

    Rebecca L. Stinson


    Rebecca L. Stinson has over 20 years in education. Her roles include teacher, educational planner, and principal in the Chicago Public School System, where she has worked for the past several years.

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  8. Cheri Stevenson

    Cheri Stevenson

    Professional Learning Communities

    Cheri Stevenson is the executive director of secondary schools for Washington County School District in Utah. She is passionate about sharing solutions she successfully implemented as a teacher, building administrator, and district director engaged in the PLC process.

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  9. Kwame Stephens

    Kwame Stephens

    Kwame Stephens has over 20 years’ experience in education, having served as a teacher, high school principal, and consultant. In his current role, Kwame develops and facilitates professional learning opportunities in the areas of school improvement and leadership development.

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  10. Mandy Stalets

    Mandy Stalets


    Mandy Stalets is a teacher and learner who is passionate about sound assessment and grading practices, as well as standards-based learning. Along with her consulting work, she is currently a high school mathematics teacher at Illinois State University’s laboratory schools.

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