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  1. Diane Kerr

    Diane Kerr

    English Learners

    Diane Kerr, a consultant, was assistant principal at Mason Crest Elementary School, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia. She has supervised and led multiple teams, providing services to schools, parents, and students.

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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. 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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  4. Jasmine K. Kullar

    Jasmine K. Kullar

    Jasmine K. Kullar, EdD, is an assistant superintendent for Cobb County School District, the second-largest school district in Georgia. She has expertise in building professional learning communities as well as school leadership.

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  5. Greg Kushnir

    Greg Kushnir

    Response to Intervention

    Greg Kushnir is principal of Esther Starkman School in Alberta. An educator for more than 25 years, he is a former high school and middle school teacher, middle school assistant principal, and K–6 principal.

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  6. David LaRose

    David LaRose

    Response to Intervention

    David LaRose is an education coach and consultant specializing in PLCs, RTI, leadership, and organizational culture. He is former superintendent for Culver City Unified School District in California.

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  7. Brig Leane

    Brig Leane

    Brig Leane, a consultant, has nearly 20 years of experience in education as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in a variety of settings.

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  8. Cheyana Leiva

    Cheyana Leiva

    Professional Learning Communities

    Cheyana Leiva is a transformational leader who understands the challenges schools are facing and the strategies necessary to improve. As a principal, she led her high-poverty school to an A rating in three years.

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  9. Doug Lillydahl

    Doug Lillydahl

    Competency-Based Learning

    Doug Lillydahl is director of communication arts at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois. He guides literacy interventions and staff development, oversees ELA assessment, and supports curricular and instructional evolution.

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  10. Dave Ludy

    Dave Ludy

    Professional Learning Communities

    Dave Ludy is principal of Stanley-Boyd Middle School in Wisconsin, a Model PLC school. His work is focused on the implementation of the PLC process in small rural school districts.

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