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  1. Bruce Wellman

    Bruce Wellman

    Assessment School Improvement Teams

    Bruce Wellman, a consultant, has served as a classroom teacher, curriculum coordinator, and staff developer in Oberlin, Ohio, and Concord, Massachusetts, public schools.

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  2. Susan Udelhofen

    Susan Udelhofen

    Assessment School Improvement

    Susan Udelhofen, PhD, has 15 years of experience as a consultant. She provides professional development on some of the most relevant topics in education, including the Common Core, assessment, and school improvement.

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  3.  Cheryl Zintgraff Tibbals

    Cheryl Zintgraff Tibbals

    Cheryl Tibbals served as a teacher and district leader in California; state director of assessment development in Kentucky; director of the State Leadership Center in Washington, DC; and national consultant and senior advisor to states, districts, and education businesses.

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  4. Brian M. Pete

    Brian M. Pete

    21st Century Skills Assessment Classroom Management & Behavior Differentiated Instruction Leadership Literacy Professional Learning Communities

    Brian M. Pete comes from a family of educators—college professors, school superintendents, teachers, and teachers of teachers. He has a rich background in professional development and has worked with adult learners.

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  5. Meg Ormiston

    Meg Ormiston

    21st Century Skills Technology

    Meg Ormiston, in her role as a consultant, partners with school systems that have committed to 21st century learning experiences for everyone. Meg creates a unique partnership in each district, reflecting the mission, vision, and direction that local leaders identify.

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  6. Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

    Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

    21st Century Skills Technology

    Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach is a 20-year educator who has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor, and digital learning consultant.

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  7. LeAnn Nickelsen

    LeAnn Nickelsen

    Assessment Brain-Compatible Learning Differentiated Instruction Family & Community Instruction Literacy

    LeAnn Nickelsen, an author and a former teacher, is an expert on brain research, differentiation, literacy, Common Core State Standards, and student engagement strategies.

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  8. Laura Lipton

    Laura Lipton

    Assessment Response to Intervention School Improvement Teams

    Laura Lipton, EdD, is an international consultant whose writing, research, and seminars focus on effective and innovative instructional practices and on building professional and organizational capacities for enhanced learning.

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  9. Ricardo LeBlanc-Esparza

    Ricardo LeBlanc-Esparza

    Family & Community School Improvement

    Ricardo LeBlanc-Esparza has 29 years of experience in high-poverty schools. He is principal of W. Verne McKinney Elementary in Oregon, a school with 72 percent of the students in poverty.

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  10. Diane Lapp

    Diane Lapp

    Instruction Literacy Reading

    Diane Lapp, EdD, is a distinguished professor of education at San Diego State University and an English teacher and literacy coach at Health Sciences High and Middle College.

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