Lakita Combs currently serves as principal of Metzler Elementary in the Klein Independent School District in Klein, TX. Metzler is a school where students own their learning and Visible Learning is embraced with great enthusiasm and commitment.
Adam Tietze is from Spring, TX and has been an educator for 16 years with Klein ISD. He has worked in all facets of education during his career as a teacher’s aide, a classroom teacher, special education case manager, assistant principal, and principal. He currently holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration.
Jonathon Walker is the Assistant College Director at Health Sciences High and Middle College, he is the lead of the business pathway program where he focuses on helping the future business leaders of America develop their entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy. He’s held previous roles as an Athletic Director and a vital part of the Restorative Practice Team.
Jay Trujillo is a distinguished educator with over 28 years of professional experience, including 14 years as school principal. Jay has led his schools to extraordinary results. For example, one of Jay’s schools ranked #1 among 82 schools in his Southern California region for improvement over two, three, and four years respectively. This consistent progress earned his school two “Model of Excellence Awards” and numerous accolades at the local, state, and national levels.
Kristin Speck is a teacher at Health Sciences High and Middle College (HSHMC) in San Diego, California. She holds credentials in secondary science and Career Technical Education and a Master’s degree in K-12 literacy. With her extensive teaching experience, Kristin regularly serves as a master teacher for local teacher candidates. In addition to her experience as a teacher, she also has experience activating interdisciplinary Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).
Jorge Valenzuela is an education coach, author, and advocate. He has years of experience as a classroom and online teacher, a curriculum specialist, and a consultant. His work focuses on improving teacher preparation in project-based learning (PBL), computational thinking and computer science integration, STEM education, and equity and SEL integration.
Dr. Jessica Hannigan is an Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership Department at California State University, Fresno. She works with schools and districts throughout the nation on designing and implementing effective behavior systems.
Andrea Honigsfeld, EdD, is TESOL Professor in the School of Education and Human Services at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York. She teaches graduate courses on linguistics, TESOL methods, and cultural and linguistic diversity.