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  1. Michael Pedrotty

    Michael Pedrotty

    Professional Learning Communities

    Michael Pedrotty is the instructional coach at Benton Middle School, the very first Model PLC in the state of Louisiana. He was an award-winning instructor, teacher, and department chair during his twelve years in collegiate, high school, and middle school classrooms.

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  2. Brian M. Pete

    Brian M. Pete

    21st Century Skills Classroom Management & Behavior Differentiated Instruction Leadership Literacy Professional Learning Communities

    Brian M. Pete comes from a family of educators—college professors, school superintendents, teachers, and teachers of teachers. He has a rich background in professional development and has worked with adult learners.

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  3. Barbara Phillips

    Barbara Phillips

    Professional Learning Communities Teams

    Barbara Phillips is the director of data, accountability, and continuous improvement for the Windsor Central School District in New York. She specializes in leveraging teacher strengths to improve student achievement and learning.

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  4. Nathaniel Provencio

    Nathaniel Provencio

    Professional Learning Communities School Improvement

    Nathaniel Provencio is principal of Minnieville Elementary School in Virginia. Under his leadership, Minnieville has been recognized as a Model Professional Learning Community and was the 2019 winner of the prestigious DuFour Award.

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  5. Lisa M. Reddel

    Lisa M. Reddel

    Professional Learning Communities

    Lisa Reddel has more than 26 years of experience in public education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, district director, and educational consultant. She has served as an administrator for the past 19 years in both Cherry Creek School District, Colorado and Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia (FCPS).

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  6. Dana Renner

    Dana Renner

    Professional Learning Communities School Improvement

    Dana Renner is the assistant superintendent of Stillwater Public Schools. She has more than 20 years of experience in education and has worked at all levels of education, from preschool through high school.

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  7. Paula Rogers

    Paula Rogers

    Professional Learning Communities Response to Intervention

    Paula Rogers is an educational consultant who supports schools in the implementation of PLC and RTI. Paula retired in 2015 after a career in public education as the deputy superintendent for instruction, accountability, and human resources for Hallsville ISD, a midsize district in East Texas with five Title 1 campuses.

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  8. Maureen M. Rubenstein

    Maureen M. Rubenstein

    Literacy Professional Learning Communities Reading Science

    Maureen M. Rubenstein is a literacy coach and special education instructor in Lincolnshire, Illinois. She works with other literacy coaches to coordinate and implement book clubs, PD sessions, and coaching sessions.

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  9. Beth Russell

    Beth Russell

    Professional Learning Communities Teams

    Beth Russell, EdD, has worked with numerous urban and suburban school systems introducing personality type theory and teaching its value as a tool for differentiation, classroom management, culturally responsive teaching, instructional coaching, and collaboration.

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  10. Bo Ryan

    Bo Ryan

    Professional Learning Communities Teams

    Bo Ryan is the principal of the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School in Connecticut. He is passionate about building and sustaining professional learning communities and has led two different schools to Model PLC certification.

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