Authors & Presenters

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  1. Carol Ann Tomlinson

    Carol Ann Tomlinson

    Differentiated Instruction Instruction

    Carol Ann Tomlinson, EdD, is an author, a consultant, a trainer, and a presenter who works throughout the United States and abroad with teachers to develop more responsive, heterogeneous classrooms.

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  2. Carol Rothenberg

    Carol Rothenberg

    Differentiated Instruction English Learners Literacy

    Carol Rothenberg has worked with elementary and secondary schools through the New Arrival Center for the San Diego Unified School District, training teachers and administrators on effective programs and instruction for English learners.

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  3. Yazmin Pineda Zapata

    Yazmin Pineda Zapata

    Differentiated Instruction Instruction Special Needs

    Yazmin Pineda Zapata, EdD, is a program specialist and teacher leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College in California. Her expertise in delivering special education services allows her to advocate for students in grades K–12 with varying learning differences.

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  4. Brian M. Pete

    Brian M. Pete

    21st Century Skills Classroom Management & Behavior Differentiated Instruction Leadership Literacy Professional Learning Communities

    Brian M. Pete comes from a family of educators—college professors, school superintendents, teachers, and teachers of teachers. He has a rich background in professional development and has worked with adult learners.

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  5. 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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  6. Kathleen Kryza

    Kathleen Kryza

    Brain-Compatible Learning Differentiated Instruction Instruction Social and Emotional Learning Student Engagement

    Kathleen Kryza is a master teacher, consultant, and coach who has presented highly practical, brain-based, and inspirational workshops internationally for more than 25 years.

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  7. William Kist

    William Kist

    21st Century Skills Differentiated Instruction Technology

    William Kist, PhD, is a full professor at Kent State University. A former middle and high school English teacher and language arts and social studies curriculum supervisor, he has become a sought-after consultant.

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  8. Jane A. G. Kise

    Jane A. G. Kise

    Differentiated Instruction Instruction Leadership Mathematics Professional Learning Communities School Improvement Social and Emotional Learning Teams

    Jane A. G. Kise, EdD, is a consultant with extensive experience in professional development for instructional coaching, differentiation, and effective mathematics instruction. Other areas of expertise include leadership development and coaching, strategic planning, team building, and conflict resolution.

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  9. Martha Kaufeldt

    Martha Kaufeldt

    Brain-Compatible Learning Differentiated Instruction Instruction

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

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  10. 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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