Authors & Presenters

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  1. Kim Bailey

    Kim Bailey

    Assessment Response to Intervention

    Kim Bailey is former director of professional development and instructional support for the Capistrano Unified School District in California. She also served as an adjunct faculty member at Chapman University in California.

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  2. Tim Brown

    Tim Brown

    Assessment Teams

    Tim Brown, a consultant, has 28 years of experience in education. As principal of elementary, middle, and high schools in Missouri, he led each to become a successful professional learning community.

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  3. Austin Buffum

    Austin Buffum

    Response to Intervention

    Austin Buffum, EdD, has 46 years of experience in public schools. His many roles include serving as former senior deputy superintendent of the Capistrano Unified School District in California.

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  4. Brian K. Butler

    Brian K. Butler

    Response to Intervention

    Brian K. Butler has been an educator for over 27 years and a school-based administrator for over 12 years and is a former physical education teacher, counselor, and coach. Brian is the former principal of Mason Crest Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia. Under Brian’s leadership, Mason Crest received Solution Tree’s first annual DuFour Award in 2016.

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  5. Daniel Cohan

    Daniel Cohan

    Response to Intervention

    Daniel Cohan is community superintendent for the Jefferson County public school district in Colorado. He is former principal of Pomona High School in Arvada, Colorado, where he and his staff implemented processes for RTI and PLCs.

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  6. Luis F. Cruz

    Luis F. Cruz

    English Learners Response to Intervention School Improvement

    Luis F. Cruz, PhD, is former principal of Baldwin Park High School, located east of Los Angeles, California. He has been a teacher and administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.

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  7. Darin L. Fahrney

    Darin L. Fahrney

    Response to Intervention

    Darin L. Fahrney, PhD, is principal of the High School Division at Singapore American School. He is a former support services coordinator and deputy principal at SAS.

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  8. Paul Farmer

    Paul Farmer

    Response to Intervention Teams

    Paul Farmer is a practitioner who has worked at the classroom, building, and central office levels. As principal of Joyce Kilmer Middle School, Paul was one of the first principals in Fairfax County, Virginia, to build a PLC.

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  9. Paul Goldberg

    Paul Goldberg

    Response to Intervention

    Paul Goldberg, EdD, was principal of John Muir Literacy Academy (elementary school) and Robert Frost Junior High School and has also been an elementary school teacher and a junior high school assistant principal. He has led diverse, low-income schools to high levels of success.

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  10. Aaron Hansen

    Aaron Hansen

    Violence & Crisis Prevention

    Aaron Hansen is a nationally recognized presenter and author who empowers teachers and leaders to transform their schools. He is also a leadership consultant with the Northeastern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program.

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