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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Sandi Kitts

    Sandi Kitts

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    Sandi Kitts, PhD, is the superintendent of curriculum and learning for the Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. She has served as a teacher and school administrator for three decades.

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  4. 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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  5. Thomas W. Many

    Thomas W. Many

    Assessment Leadership Response to Intervention School Improvement Teams

    Thomas W. Many, EdD, works with teachers, administrators, school boards, parents, and other education stakeholders on organizational leadership, implementation and change, and Professional Learning Communities at Work™ strategies and concepts.

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  6. Robert J. Marzano

    Robert J. Marzano

    Assessment Classroom Management & Behavior Instruction School Improvement Student Engagement

    Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is cofounder and chief academic officer of Marzano Resources in Denver, Colorado. A leading researcher in education, he is a speaker, trainer, and author of more than 50 books and 200 articles.

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  7. Jadi Miller

    Jadi Miller

    Assessment

    Jadi Miller, EdD, is director of assessment for Elkhorn Public Schools in Elkhorn, Nebraska. She has experience as a teacher and an administrator at the elementary, secondary, and district levels.

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  8. 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 strategies, best practices in literacy, and other high-impact tools that close and prevent gaps in high-poverty schools.

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  9. Maria Nielsen

    Maria Nielsen

    Assessment Response to Intervention

    Maria Nielsen, consultant and author, specializes in supporting teachers and administrators in the areas of PLCs, RTI, school culture, curriculum design, the highly engaged classroom, and assessment systems. Her life’s work is to help schools build successful systems to ensure high levels of student learning.

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  10. Susannah O'Bara

    Susannah O'Bara

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    Susannah O’Bara is area superintendent for the Denton Independent School District in Texas. She has been an elementary school administrator for more than 15 years.

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