Dr. Kierstan Barbee is the Assessment for Learning Coordinator in Dallas, Texas. She has been the field of education for 13 years, working in both rural and urban districts, at the school and district levels. During this time, she served as a secondary English Language Arts teacher, an academic instructional coach, curriculum developer, professional development supervisor, and Assessment for Learning coordinator.
Kate Barker is a seasoned principal, teacher, coach, author, and speaker with over 30 years of experience providing equitable opportunities for students and families in highly diverse and economically challenged communities. Her passion is creating school environments that have a vibrant, fun, and loving culture infused with high expectations and purposeful structures. She has been named her state’s principal of the year and recognized as a national distingu
Jennifer M. Bay-Williams is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Louisville, where she teaches preservice teachers, emerging elementary mathematics specialists, and doctoral students in mathematics education.
Wiley Blevins has taught elementary school in both the United States and South America. A graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education, he has written over 15 books for teachers including Phonics from A to Z, Building Fluency, Teaching Students to Read Nonfiction, and most recently, A Fresh Look at Phonics, (Corwin Literacy 2016).
Julia Briggs lives and works as a teacher in an international school in Bogotá, Colombia, she teaches Science and Chemistry and is the Head of IB Chemistry at Colegio Anglo Colombiano where she also works with departments and individual teachers as a coach and certified trainer of H.
Amanda Brueggeman grew up on a farm in Southeast Missouri and then worked her way to the suburbs of St. Louis, MO, where she taught in elementary classrooms at Valley Park and Wentzville for ten years prior to being a coach. She is currently coaching at Wentzville School District, a suburb of St. Louis, MO, as a K-6 Literacy Coach.