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  1. 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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  2. Allana Hemenway

    Allana Hemenway

    Professional Learning Communities

    Allana Hemenway, EdD, is the principal at Randolph Elementary School in Texas. She has more than 20 years of experience teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, in both the United States and Canada.

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  3. Erica Hidalgo

    Erica Hidalgo

    Professional Learning Communities

    Erica Hidalgo is the director of elementary programs with Los Lunas Schools in New Mexico. She is passionate about a school principal’s role in organizational transformation and a teacher’s ability to impact a student’s life.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  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. Michael J. Maffoni

    Michael J. Maffoni

    Leadership Professional Learning Communities Teams

    Michael J. Maffoni is director of professional learning communities for Jefferson County Public Schools in Colorado. An educator since 1987, he has experience as a teacher, principal, and district administrator.

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  9. Blane McCann

    Blane McCann

    Instruction Professional Learning Communities

    Blane McCann, PhD, is the superintendent of Westside Community Schools in Omaha, Nebraska. Previously, Dr. McCann served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and elementary and middle school principal, as well as executive director for K–8 instruction.

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  10. Katherine McCluskey

    Katherine McCluskey

    Curriculum English Learners Instruction Professional Learning Communities Response to Intervention

    Katherine McCluskey is the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching, Learning and Accountability at Glen Ellyn School District 41 in Illinois. A former K–12 teacher, she has worked with students and staff with a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds.

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