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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Michelle Marrillia

    Michelle Marrillia

    Michelle Marrillia has 17 years of experience as an educator and is currently an assistant principal of Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky. As an instructional coach, staff developer, and PLC coordinator at Fern Creek, Michelle helped move the school from a persistently low-achieving school in 2010 to a proficient school in 2015.

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  6. Erica Martin

    Erica Martin

    Erica Martin is a literacy specialist at Kildeer Countryside School District 96, located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. She has experience as a district leader, reading interventionist, and classroom teacher.

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  7. François Massé

    François Massé

    Response to Intervention

    François Massé is a superintendent of education for several schools and has been working in collaboration with educators to transform the culture of these institutions into professional learning communities.

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  8. Lindsey Matkin

    Lindsey Matkin

    Professional Learning Communities Teams

    Lindsey Matkin is an assistant principal at Preston STEM Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado. She has served as a classroom teacher, athletic coach, grade-level leader, academic dean, assistant principal, and Colorado State University fellow.

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  9. Mike Mattos

    Mike Mattos

    Response to Intervention

    Mike Mattos is an internationally recognized author, presenter, and practitioner who specializes in uniting teachers, administrators, and support staff to transform schools by implementing response to intervention and professional learning communities.

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  10. Josh McMahon

    Josh McMahon

    Professional Learning Communities School Improvement

    Josh McMahon, EdD, is the principal of Morton West High School in Illinois. He has previously served as an assistant principal, activities director, dean of students, and middle school teacher.

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