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  1. Thomasenia Lott Adams

    Thomasenia Lott Adams

    Mathematics

    Thomasenia Lott Adams, PhD, a professor of mathematics education, is associate dean for research and faculty development in the College of Education at the University of Florida.

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  2.  James W. Cunningham

    James W. Cunningham

    Literacy Reading

    James W. Cunningham, PhD, is professor emeritus of literacy studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has taught at the elementary and secondary levels and served as a consultant in 25 states.

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  3. Patricia M. Cunningham

    Patricia M. Cunningham

    Literacy Reading

    Patricia M. Cunningham, PhD, is a professor of education at Wake Forest University. She has been an elementary school teacher, a reading specialist, and director of reading for a county school system.

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  4. Eileen Depka

    Eileen Depka

    Assessment Mathematics Response to Intervention

    Eileen Depka, PhD, has a background in assessment, common assessment design, rubric development, standards-based assessment, question design, classroom questioning practices, positive practices in grading and reporting, and the implementation of standards-based grading and reporting.

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  5. Juli K. Dixon

    Juli K. Dixon

    Mathematics

    Juli K. Dixon, PhD, is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida. An active researcher, she has also taught mathematics at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels.

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  6. John F. Eller

    John F. Eller

    Leadership School Improvement Teams

    John F. Eller, PhD, has served as director of a doctoral program at St. Cloud State University. He is a former principal, director of a principal’s training center, and assistant superintendent.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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