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  1. Mark Weichel

    Competency-Based Learning

    Mark Weichel, EdD, an assistant superintendent, is a former high school building administrator and junior high school teacher who played a vital leadership role as his school transformed into a successful PLC.

  2. Cindy Watters

    Leadership Professional Learning Communities

    Cindy Watters is executive director of student services at Singapore American School. In her role, she oversees learning support, speech services, health services, and behavior intervention supports.

  3. Jamie Virga

    Jamie Virga has been a teacher, principal, district staff developer, principal coach, and associate superintendent in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland for more than 20 years.

  4. Jonathan G. Vander Els

    Competency-Based Learning Professional Learning Communities at Work™

    Jonathan G. Vander Els is the director of innovative projects at the New Hampshire Learning Initiative, a foundation created to serve as a catalyst for innovation in education in New Hampshire. He was formerly the principal of Memorial Elementary School in the Sanborn Regional School District.

  5. 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.

  6. Mona Toncheff


    Mona Toncheff, an education consultant and author, is project manager for the Arizona Mathematics Partnership (a National Science Foundation-funded grant). She is a former mathematics content specialist.

  7. Aisha Lynn Thomas

    Professional Learning Communities

    Aisha Lynn Thomas is the principal of Zach Elementary in Fort Collins, Colorado. She has previously served as a middle school office manager, school counselor, district lead secondary school counselor, and assistant principal.

  8. Tesha Ferriby Thomas

    Leadership Professional Learning Communities

    Tesha Ferriby Thomas believes passionately in the power of PLCs, which she has worked to develop in multiple schools as an assistant superintendent, assistant principal, department chairperson, and classroom teacher.

  9. Rusty Taylor

    Leadership Professional Learning Communities Science Teams

    Rusty Taylor has been a professional educator since 1997, serving as a science teacher, middle school assistant principal, and principal at both the middle and high school levels.

  10. Dan Swatek

    Professional Learning Communities

    Dan Swatek is the elementary principal at Cardinal Elementary School in Nebraska, which he helped lead to Model PLC status in 2018. Throughout his nearly twenty-year career as an educator, he has also served as an assistant principal, middle school teacher, and head coach.