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  1. Troy Gobble

    Troy Gobble

    Assessment Competency-Based Learning

    Troy Gobble is principal of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois. He previously served as assistant principal for teaching and learning at Stevenson.

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  2. Thomas R. Guskey

    Thomas R. Guskey


    Thomas R. Guskey, PhD, is senior research scholar at the University of Louisville and professor emeritus in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he began his career in education as a middle school teacher and later served as a school administrator in the Chicago Public Schools.

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  3. Peter Hayes

    Peter Hayes

    Instruction Literacy

    Peter Hayes is the former director of Solution Tree Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. Previously he was the national director of education for the Australian Council for Education.

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  4. Tom Hierck

    Tom Hierck

    Assessment Classroom Management & Behavior Leadership

    Tom Hierck has been an educator since 1983 in a career that has spanned all grade levels. He has been a teacher, an administrator, a district leader, a department of education project leader, and an executive director.

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  5. Garnet Hillman

    Garnet Hillman


    Garnet Hillman is an educator, author, presenter, and learner. She has served as an instructional coach at Caruso Middle School and as a Spanish teacher at Lockport Township High School, both in Illinois.

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  6. Chris Jakicic

    Chris Jakicic

    Assessment Teams

    Chris Jakicic, EdD, an author and a consultant, was principal of Woodlawn Middle School in Illinois from 1999 to 2007. She began her career teaching middle school science.

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  7. Amy Janecek

    Amy Janecek

    Assessment Science

    Amy Janecek is the principal of Irondale High School in Minnesota. With more than 20 years of experience, she has also served as a secondary social studies teacher, secondary district office coordinator, and assistant principal.

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  8. Dennis King

    Dennis King

    Assessment Response to Intervention

    Dennis King, EdD, is an assistant professor of education in the doctoral program at Baker University in Kansas. A consultant, he has served in multiple roles, from classroom teacher to assistant superintendent of school improvement.

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  9. Sharon V. Kramer

    Sharon V. Kramer

    Assessment Teams

    As a leader in the field, Sharon V. Kramer, PhD, emphasizes the importance of creating and using quality assessments as a continual part of the learning process. Dr. Kramer served as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction of Kildeer Countryside School District 96 in Illinois.

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  10. Paula Maeker

    Paula Maeker

    Paula Maeker is an educator, consultant, and advocate for learner-centered education. She has more than twenty-three years’ experience as an elementary teacher, literacy specialist, instructional coach, Title 1 program coordinator, campus administrator, director of elementary literacy, and director of instructional design.

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