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  1. Linda Bowgren

    Linda Bowgren

    Professional Learning Communities School Improvement

    Linda Bowgren has 25 years of experience in education. She has been a high school physical education teacher and coach, an elementary teacher, a literacy specialist, and a professional developer.

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  2. Janna Cochrane

    Janna Cochrane

    Professional Learning Communities

    Janna Cochrane is principal of North Greenville Elementary School in Wisconsin. She has nearly 20 years of experience as an elementary principal in three different districts. Previously, she taught fourth grade for nine years.

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  3. Anne E. Conzemius

    Anne E. Conzemius

    Leadership Professional Learning Communities School Improvement Teams

    Anne E. Conzemius, a trainer and coach, has served as director of employee development and training for Wisconsin’s Department of Employment Relations, and as assistant state superintendent at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

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  4. Wendy Custable

    Wendy Custable

    Competency-Based Learning Professional Learning Communities

    Wendy Custable is the director of applied arts at the award-winning Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. She has been in education for 21 years, beginning her career as a technology education teacher.

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  5. Alex Dixon

    Alex Dixon

    Professional Learning Communities

    Alex Dixon supports children struggling with critical illness and other disabilities through motivational talks she provides across the United States. She shares her personal story of overcoming adversity as well as what she found most supportive and helpful throughout her recovery.

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  6. Louise E. Donaghey

    Louise E. Donaghey

    Instruction Professional Learning Communities

    Louise E. Donaghey is an international educator and trainer with more than 20 years of experience. A former classroom teacher and Primary Years Programme coordinator, Louise currently serves as an elementary instructional coach at Singapore American School.

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  7. Craig Dougherty

    Craig Dougherty

    Professional Learning Communities

    Craig Dougherty is superintendent of Sheridan County School District No. 2 in Sheridan, Wyoming. He has been an educator since 1983, with background as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent.

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  8. Mark A. Fletcher

    Mark A. Fletcher

    Professional Learning Communities

    Mark Fletcher is the principal of Bloomington High School South in Indiana, which has been a National Model PLC since 2012. Mark has more than 20 years of experience leading professional learning communities.

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  9. Whitney K. Freije

    Whitney K. Freije

    Instruction Literacy Mathematics Professional Learning Communities

    Whitney K. Freije is an instructional coach and mathematics teacher for the Windsor Central School District in upstate New York. She has previously served as a K–5 literacy coach and an elementary teacher.

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  10. Tara Fulton

    Tara Fulton

    Professional Learning Communities Teams

    Tara Fulton is the principal at Clute Intermediate School in Clute, Texas. Tara has served as a teacher and administrator at the elementary and secondary school levels. She is passionate about professional learning communities.

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