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  1. William M. Ferriter

    William M. Ferriter

    21st Century Skills Instruction Technology

    William M. Ferriter is a National Board Certified Teacher of sixth graders in a professional learning community in North Carolina. He has designed professional development courses for educators nationwide.

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  2. Gayle Gregory

    Gayle Gregory

    Brain-Compatible Learning Differentiated Instruction Instruction

    Gayle Gregory, a former teacher, has extensive experience as a staff developer and administrator. She has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels as well as in university settings.

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  3. Sharroky Hollie

    Sharroky Hollie

    Diversity & Equity Instruction Literacy

    Dr. Sharroky Hollie is a national educator who provides professional development to thousands of educators in the area of cultural responsiveness. Since 2000, Dr. Hollie has trained over 150,000 educators and worked in nearly 2,000 classrooms.

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  4. Toby J. Karten

    Toby J. Karten

    Special Needs

    Toby J. Karten is an experienced educator who has worked in the field of special education since 1976. She has been a resource teacher, staff developer, adult educator, and inclusion consultant in New York, New Jersey, and Texas schools and in many other districts nationally and globally for students and educators in grades preK–12 and beyond.

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  5. Martha Kaufeldt

    Martha Kaufeldt

    Brain-Compatible Learning Differentiated Instruction Instruction

    Martha is a professional development specialist and author. She travels internationally doing workshops and trainings on curriculum development, differentiated instruction, school restructuring, assessment, and brain-friendly strategies for teachers.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  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. 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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  10. 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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