Larry Ainsworth served as the Executive Director of Professional Development at The Leadership and Learning Center in Englewood, Colorado, and has assisted school systems in implementing best practices related to standards, assessment, curriculum, and instruction across all grades and content areas.
Kristin Anderson began her career as a high school English teacher for students who were kicked out of Denver Public Schools. Since then, she has worked in multiple K–12 settings in various instructional and administrative roles, and has obtained advanced degrees from Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, The University of Denver, and The University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She is a longtime student of the field, a passionate educator, and an inspirational leader.
Dave Nagel has been a professional developer both nationally and internationally since 2003, focusing in the core areas of standards, assessment, leadership, instruction, effective collaboration focused on student & adult learning, as well as improved grading & feedback actions to promote student learning. Dave has done significant research related to effective collaboration and developed practical instruments to assist collaborative teams in monitoring their adult behaviors to ensure having an effective team.
Kara Vandas works with districts and schools around the country, both elementary and secondary, to implement processes and practices that best support student learning. Kara brings experience in these areas from her previous work as the Director of Teacher Effectiveness for the Colorado League of Charter Schools, where she was responsible for partnering with over 30 public charter schools around the state of Colorado in the implementation of Data Teams and Rigorous Curriculum Design.
Steve Ventura is a highly motivational and knowledgeable speaker who approaches high-stakes professional development with practical, research-based strategies. Steve is a former elementary, middle, and high school teacher. His administrative experience encompass those of assistant principal, principal, director, and superintendent. With expertise in leadership development, formative assessment and evaluation, curriculum instruction and design, and grading policies/practices, Steve takes the mystery out of solving the most urgent needs of schools and districts.
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