Laura Besser is an educational consultant and is dedicated to improving the quality of teaching, learning and leadership in schools. She provides results driven professional development through presentations at conferences, seminars and workshops and site based implementation support. Her high energy, positive, and enthusiastic approach to learning motivates and engages clients.
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.
Besides being a lifelong educator, Shelly Arneson is an author and consultant. She taught Special Education for several years in Texas and New Mexico before becoming a guidance counselor in elementary and middle schools. Her last seven years in public schools were spent as a school principal. Shelly graduated with her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from University of West Florida in August of 2012.
Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is a Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is the recipient of an IRA Celebrate Literacy Award, NCTE's Farmer Award for Excellence in Writing, as well as a Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education.