Dr. Julie R. Smith is a thirty-five year veteran educator, speaker, consultant, and author. Her passion, area of focus, and expertise is in building leadership capacity within people and systems; school improvement planning, and teacher, principal, and district evaluation models. Dr.
Dr. Raymond Smith is an Author Consultant with Corwin. Prior to joining Corwin, Dr. Smith served as adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center teaching within a principal preparation program and currently works with Florida Atlantic University in their aspiring leader program. Dr.
Jennifer Abrams is an international educational and communications consultant who trains and coaches teachers, administrators and others on successful instructional practices, new teacher support, supervision and evaluation, generational savvy, having hard conversations and effective collaboration skills.
Larry Ainsworth is the author or coauthor of numerous published books, including: Common Formative Assessments 2.0 (2015), “Unwrapping” the Common Core (2014), Prioritizing the Common Core (2013), Rigorous Curriculum Design (2010), Common Formative Assessments (2006), “Unwrapping” the Stand
Nancy Akhavan is a sought after author and speaker who works with teachers and leaders across the U.S. Nationally, Nancy provides professional development and consulting to organizations, schools and school districts.
One of the most respected authorities in the field of adolescent reading, Deborah Appleman is Professor of Educational Studies and Director of the Summer Writing Program at Carleton College, where she works weekly in urban and suburban high schools.
Jane Bluestein is an award-winning author with over 40 years of experience in education. She shares her expertise worldwide as a keynoter and seminar leader on topics such as classroom management, school climate, motivation, and discipline.