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.
Vivian Troen currently teaches at the Brandeis University Mandel Center where she directs the Teacher Learning Partnership project. Along with Katherine Boles, she conduct workshops on Teacher Teams and Teacher Rounds.
Tony Sinanis is the Lead Learner of a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School, received the 2013 Bammy Award for Elementary School Principal of the Year, and was also recently nominated for New York State Elementary School Principal of the Year. Tony is active on Twitter and moderates #NYedchat and #PTChat, as well as co-hosts the BrandED podcast.
Cary Sneider has been a K-12 curriculum developer and teacher educator for more than 30 years. Although his passion is still astronomy education, in recent years he has become deeply involved in engineering.
David Sousa is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of 15 books that suggest ways that educators and parents can translate current brain research into strategies for improving learning.
Candi McKay is an author, speaker, and consultant who provides training to improve teacher quality in districts across the country. She works with school leadership teams to enhance their skills in classroom observation, collegial conversation, and professional learning.
Ruth Harbin Miles coaches elementary and middle school rural, suburban, and inner city teachers and leaders. She specializes in developing teachers' content knowledge and instructional strategies for engaging students to achieve high standards in mathematics. Ruth is a Corwin Mathematics consultant.
Jason Ohler is a speaker, writer, teacher, researcher, and lifelong digital humanist who is well known for the passion, insight, and humor he brings to his presentations and writings. He works directly with teachers, administrators, and students.
Luis Pérez is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Special Education at the University of South Florida. His specialities include technology professional development for teachers, assistive technology, universal design, web accessibility, and disability studies.