Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a critically acclaimed author of many articles and books; former secondary school teacher; and former Executive Director of Equity at Illuminate Education.
Laura Pinto’s work draws on her extensive experience as a school teacher, university professor and research and is driven by her curiosity to understand how evidence, politics and student-educator life worlds can be integrated to improve education.
Howard M. Knoff is a full-time national consultant, author, and presenter on topics such as school reform and organizational change, school safety, social skills, and Response to Intervention and multi-tiered service and support systems. Dr. Knoff has trained over 1,500 schools or school districts over a 25-year career.
Ruth Mattingley is an author and educator with over 30 years of experience who has guided districts and schools in developing and implementing strategic plans that have resulted in improved student achievement.
Tom Hierck’s is a compelling presenter, infusing his message of hope with strategies culled from the real world. His dynamic presentations explore the importance of positive learning environments and the role of assessment to improve student learning.
Jane Bluestein is an award-winning author with over 40 years of experience in education. She shares her expertise worldwide as a keynoter and seminar leader on topics such as classroom management, school climate, motivation, and discipline.
Benjie Howard is the founder and executive director of New Wilderness Project, a wilderness based education program on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. He is the co-architect of Youth Equity Stewardship (YES), an arts based inter-generational process preparing youth to be full partners in the work of school transformation.