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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Gynelle Gaskell

    Gynelle Gaskell

    Professional Learning Communities

    Gynelle Gaskell is an instructional coach and consultant. She works with schools to improve mathematics instruction and build teacher leadership capacity through professional development and coaching.

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  5. Parry Graham

    Parry Graham

    Professional Learning Communities

    Parry Graham, EdD, is principal of Nashoba Regional High School in Massachusetts. During his 20 years in public education, he has been a high school teacher, consultant, and clinical assistant professor.

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  6. John Hannigan

    John Hannigan

    Professional Learning Communities

    John Hannigan, EdD, is an executive leadership coach for Fresno County Superintendent of Schools in California. Dr. Hannigan has served in education for more than 16 years as a principal, assistant principal, instructional coach, and teacher.

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  7. Sascha Heckmann

    Sascha Heckmann

    Professional Learning Communities Response to Intervention

    Sascha Heckmann is the director of the American International School of Mozambique. Previously, he served as the high school principal at Shanghai American School, as well as a principal and vice-principal at several districts in California.

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  8. Jarrod Hunt

    Jarrod Hunt

    Professional Learning Communities

    Jarrod Hunt is an administrator at Fern Creek High School, winner of the 2017 DuFour Award. He specializes in using the results of data to drive instruction and transform the practice of collaborative teams.

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  9. Gayle Karhanek

    Gayle Karhanek

    Professional Learning Communities

    Gayle Karhanek, an author and a consultant, was director of student services at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, from 1979 to 2004.

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  10. Jane A. G. Kise

    Jane A. G. Kise

    Differentiated Instruction Instruction Leadership Mathematics Professional Learning Communities School Improvement Teams

    Jane A. G. Kise, EdD, is a consultant with extensive experience in professional development for instructional coaching, differentiation, and effective mathematics instruction. Other areas of expertise include leadership development and coaching, strategic planning, team building, and conflict resolution.

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