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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Kyle Machen

    Kyle Machen

    Professional Learning Communities

    Kyle Machen, EdD, the principal of Benton Middle School in Louisiana, has been an educator for close to 20 years. Under his leadership, Benton Middle School was recognized as Louisiana’s first Model PLC.

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  8. Paula Maeker

    Paula Maeker

    Paula Maeker is an educator, consultant, and advocate for learner-centered education. She has more than twenty-three years’ experience as an elementary teacher, literacy specialist, instructional coach, Title 1 program coordinator, campus administrator, director of elementary literacy, and director of instructional design.

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  9. Michael J. Maffoni

    Michael J. Maffoni

    Leadership Professional Learning Communities Teams

    Michael J. Maffoni, an educator since 1987, has a diverse background that includes experience as a teacher, principal, and central administrator in a variety of districts in Colorado. He also teaches courses in educational leadership as an affiliate faculty member at Regis University.

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  10. Thomas W. Many

    Thomas W. Many

    Assessment Leadership Response to Intervention School Improvement Teams

    Thomas W. Many, EdD, works with teachers, administrators, school boards, parents, and other education stakeholders on organizational leadership, implementation and change, and Professional Learning Communities at Work™ strategies and concepts.

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