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  1. Tina H. Boogren

    Tina H. Boogren

    Leadership Social and Emotional Learning

    Tina H. Boogren, PhD, is a former classroom teacher, English department chair, teacher mentor, instructional coach, professional developer, athletic coach, and building-level leader.

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  2. Larry Brendtro

    Larry Brendtro

    Leadership Social and Emotional Learning Student Engagement Youth at Risk

    Larry Brendtro, PhD, is director of The Resilience Academy and professor emeritus at Augustana University. He has rich, practical experience as a teacher, principal, and psychologist—including 14 years as president of Starr Commonwealth.

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  3. MaryAnn Brittingham

    MaryAnn Brittingham

    Classroom Management & Behavior Instruction Response to Intervention Social and Emotional Learning

    MaryAnn Brittingham helps educators working with students at risk. She is an instructor and supervisor of student teachers at the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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  4. Jane A. G. Kise

    Jane A. G. Kise

    Differentiated Instruction Instruction Leadership Mathematics Professional Learning Communities School Improvement Social and Emotional Learning 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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  5. Kathleen Kryza

    Kathleen Kryza

    Brain-Compatible Learning Differentiated Instruction Instruction Social and Emotional Learning Student Engagement

    Kathleen Kryza is a master teacher, consultant, and coach who has presented highly practical, brain-based, and inspirational workshops internationally for more than 25 years.

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  6. Christine Mason

    Christine Mason

    Brain-Compatible Learning Classroom Management & Behavior Instruction Social and Emotional Learning

    Christine Mason, PhD, is an educational psychologist, researcher, consultant, and mindfulness yoga meditation instructor. She facilitates dynamic workshops for educators that incorporate the latest neuroscience research with practical strategies for improving school climate and academic achievement.

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  7. Michele Rivers Murphy

    Michele Rivers Murphy

    21st Century Skills Brain-Compatible Learning School Improvement Social and Emotional Learning

    Michele Rivers Murphy, EdD, is a seasoned consultant, presenter, and educational leader for both regular and special education. A change agent for over two decades, she has helped transform some of the highest-needs districts.

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  8. Mark Onuscheck

    Mark Onuscheck

    Assessment Competency-Based Learning Social and Emotional Learning

    Mark Onuscheck is director of curriculum, instruction, and assessment at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Illinois. He is a former English teacher and director of communication arts.

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  9. Lauren Porosoff

    Lauren Porosoff

    21st Century Skills Leadership Social and Emotional Learning Student Engagement

    Lauren Porosoff teaches middle school English at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Bronx, New York. An educator since 2000, she also has experience as an elementary teacher, grade-level team leader, and a diversity coordinator, as well as leading curriculum-mapping and professional development initiatives.

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  10. Eric Twadell

    Eric Twadell

    Assessment Competency-Based Learning Leadership Response to Intervention Social and Emotional Learning Teams

    Eric Twadell, PhD, is superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois. He has been a social studies teacher, curriculum director, and assistant superintendent for leadership and organizational development.

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