Tom Hierck’s is a compelling presenter, infusing his message of hope with strategies culled from the real world. His dynamic presentations explore the importance of positive learning environments and the role of assessment to improve student learning.
Ruth Mattingley is an author and educator with over 30 years of experience who has guided districts and schools in developing and implementing strategic plans that have resulted in improved student achievement.
Howard M. Knoff is a full-time national consultant, author, and presenter on topics such as school reform and organizational change, school safety, social skills, and Response to Intervention and multi-tiered service and support systems. Dr. Knoff has trained over 1,500 schools or school districts over a 25-year career.
Laura Pinto’s work draws on her extensive experience as a school teacher, university professor and research and is driven by her curiosity to understand how evidence, politics and student-educator life worlds can be integrated to improve education.
Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a critically acclaimed author of many articles and books; former secondary school teacher; and former Executive Director of Equity at Illuminate Education.