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  1. Jon-Eric Ziaer

    Professional Learning Communities

    Jon-Eric Ziaer is the principal of Reedy High School in Frisco, Texas. Previously, he served as associate principal at Liberty High School in Frisco ISD, which he helped lead to Model PLC status. He was previously a curriculum director and a high school social studies teacher.

  2. Amanda Ziaer

    Professional Learning Communities

    Amanda Ziaer is the principal of Hunt Middle School in Frisco, Texas. Previously, she served as principal of Coppell Middle School-North, where she led the school in achieving Model PLC status.

  3. Jon Yost

    Jon Yost is the recently retired associate superintendent of curriculum and instruction for Sanger Unified School District in California. He has worked in public education at the elementary, secondary, and district levels.

  4. Amanda Wood

    Amanda Wood is elementary deputy principal of Singapore American School. She has been an educator for nearly 20 years and has taught in both elementary and middle school classrooms.

  5. Steven M. Wood

    Competency-Based Learning Science

    Steven M. Wood, PhD, is director of science at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. In his role, he provides support and leadership for science learning.

  6. Jai Wilson

    Professional Learning Communities School Improvement Teams

    Dr. Julia “Jai” Wilson is an assistant principal for Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky. She has served as a science teacher and department chair, as well as assistant principal for five different high schools.

  7. Kenneth C. Williams

    Instruction Leadership Student Engagement Teams

    Kenneth C. Williams, a former teacher, assistant principal, and principal, shares his experience and expertise as a recognized trainer, speaker, coach, and consultant in education and leadership.

  8. Amy Williams

    Competency-Based Learning Professional Learning Communities Response to Intervention Special Needs Teams

    Amy Williams works with district administrators, principals, and teachers to build collaborative teams and school cultures, establish coherent and aligned systems, and develop the capacity to work with diverse learners.

  9. Jason Williams

    Curriculum Instruction

    Jason Williams is a coordinator for teaching and learning at North Shore School District 112 in Illinois. In his role, he leads professional learning for the K–8 staff to support best teaching practices in all content areas.

  10. Gerald R. Williams

    Gerald R. Williams has over 15 years’ experience implementing and supporting PLC and RTI work in schools and districts. Most recently, he served as the executive director of elementary education for the Nampa School District in Idaho.