Ryan Hawkins is a Corwin consultant and full-time educator who is passionate about working with low-income schools. He has seen tremendous success throughout his career from a classroom teacher to a building administrator and now assistant superintendent. He has invested considerable energy in learning communities throughout the Pacific Northwest, from Pre-K through Graduate school.
Lisa Riggs joined Gresham-Barlow School District, outside Portland, Oregon in 2018 as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Prior to Oregon, Riggs was the Associate Superintendent of Academics/Chief Academic Officer for San Antonio Independent School District in Texas and the executive director of gifted and talented/advanced academics for Washoe County School District in Nevada.
Matt Alber is a two-time Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter, filmmaker & youth educator based in Portland, OR. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Truman State University. He has served as an artist diplomat of the United States State Department in six countries including Sudan, Russia, Hungary and Kosovo.
Aida Allen-Rotell is currently a full-time professional learning consultant for Corwin and teaching clinician. She has facilitated professional learning and consulted throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, Indonesia, and the South Pacific.
Amy Colton is a senior consultant for Learning Forward and Executive Director of Learning Forward Michigan. Amy’s work is influenced by her experience as a special education teacher and a district professional learning consultant. As a teacher-in-residence for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, she coordinated the development of the Board’s first teaching certificate.
Maria C. Grant is a professor in the Department of Secondary Education at California State University Fullerton and a classroom teacher at Health Sciences High & Middle College. She works with both preservice and veteran teachers in the credential and graduate programs. Her work includes research and publications in the area of literacy integration into content areas, with a central focus on science education.
Andrea Hnatiuk, B.A., B.Ed. has been an educator in rural and urban Saskatchewan for 30 years. After spending her first eighteen years as a classroom teacher, with most of her time spent in the middle school year, she spent four years as a coach providing leadership in literacy instruction, assessment, and curriculum.