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  1. Jim Smith

    Jim Smith

    Assessment

    Jim Smith’s career in the public schools has spanned more than two decades. Starting out as a social studies teacher, he had a growing fascination with assessment and developed an assessment and data position to help teachers develop collaborative common assessments and use the ensuing results.

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  2. Jennifer L. Sparrow

    Jennifer L. Sparrow

    Assessment

    Jennifer L. Sparrow is deputy superintendent of Singapore American School. She spent 13 years as a middle school teacher and 11 years as a schoolwide administrator.

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  3. Jeanne Spiller

    Jeanne Spiller

    Assessment Leadership Response to Intervention

    Jeanne Spiller is assistant superintendent for teaching and learning for Kildeer Countryside District 96 in Illinois. Her work focuses on implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

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  4. Brian M. Stack

    Brian M. Stack

    Assessment Competency-Based Learning Leadership Professional Learning Communities

    Brian M. Stack, MEd, is the principal of Sanborn Regional High School in Kingston, New Hampshire. For the past decade, he has also been a member of the research, design, and implementation team for the school district’s nationally recognized K–12 competency-based system.

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  5. Mandy Stalets

    Mandy Stalets

    Assessment

    Mandy Stalets is a teacher and learner who is passionate about sound assessment and grading practices, as well as standards-based learning. Along with her consulting work, she is currently a high school mathematics teacher at Illinois State University’s laboratory schools.

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  6. Rebecca Stobaugh

    Rebecca Stobaugh

    21st Century Skills Assessment Curriculum Instruction Technology

    Rebecca Stobaugh, PhD, is an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University. She teaches assessment and unit-planning courses, supervises first-year teachers, and consults with school districts on critical thinking, instructional strategies, assessment, technology integration, and other topics.

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  7. Eric Twadell

    Eric Twadell

    Assessment Competency-Based Learning Leadership Response to Intervention Social and Emotional Learning Teams

    Eric Twadell, PhD, is superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. He has been a social studies teacher, curriculum director, and assistant superintendent for leadership and organizational development.

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  8. 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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  9. Gerry Varty

    Gerry Varty

    Assessment

    Gerry Varty has served as a classroom teacher, principal, director of curriculum and instruction, assistant superintendent (learning and system improvement), and executive director of professional development.

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  10. Katie White

    Katie White

    Assessment

    Katie White is a coordinator of learning for the North East School Division in Saskatchewan, Canada. She spends her spare time working as an educational consultant, specializing in assessment and standards-based grading, instruction, leadership, and student investment.

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