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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Kim Monkres

    Kim Monkres

    Professional Learning Communities

    Kim Monkres is the principal of Snow Canyon High School, located in St. George, Utah. She began her career 20 years ago as a high school English and communications teacher and has coaching experience as well.

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  4. Kathryn Morem

    Kathryn Morem

    Professional Learning Communities Teams

    Kathryn Morem, EdD, has more than 25 years of educational experience, serving as an elementary school principal and director of professional development in Florida, as well as a Spanish/ESL teacher in Arizona and Switzerland.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Richard L. Pease

    Richard L. Pease

    Professional Learning Communities Teams

    Richard L. Pease has more than 30 years of experience as an education leader, serving as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, university professor, middle and high school principal, principal mentor, and district leader.

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  8. Jane Pedersen

    Jane Pedersen

    Professional Learning Communities Special Needs

    Jane Pedersen, EdD, is the assistant director of educational services at Kildeer Countryside School District 96 in Illinois. She has previously served District 96 as an elementary school assistant principal and a school psychologist.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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