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  1. 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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  2. 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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  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. Blane McCann

    Blane McCann

    Competency-Based Learning 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Steve Meade

    Steve Meade

    Leadership Professional Learning Communities

    Steve Meade is the executive director of curriculum and assessment at Singapore American School. He has been a teacher and administrator for over 29 years, with educational experience across elementary, middle, and high schools.

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  8. Kim Monkres

    Kim Monkres

    Professional Learning Communities

    Kim Monkres is the principal at Desert Hills Middle School, a Model PLC school in St. George, Utah. She is passionate about PLCs, curriculum development, instructional coaching, RTI, and creating collaborative teams.

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  9. Terry Morganti-Fisher

    Terry Morganti-Fisher

    Professional Learning Communities School Improvement Teams

    Terry Morganti-Fisher has 30 years of collaborative, results-driven, continuous organizational and professional development experience that includes senior-level management in a large urban public school district.

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  10. Cristi Parsons

    Cristi Parsons

    Professional Learning Communities

    Cristi Parsons is an elementary principal at Pine Tree Primary School in Texas, with more than 25 years of experience as an educator. She has led two campuses to Model PLC School status.

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