Dr. Sonja Hollins-Alexander is the Director of Professional Learning for Corwin Publishing. She has been in the field of education for 24 years with 18 of those being in educational leadership at the school, district and higher education levels.
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.
For over 25 years, Margarita Calderón has been conducting research on English Language Learners and professional development for content, ESL, Special Education and bilingual teachers and administrators. Her focus is integrating CCSS into ELL instruction, establishing teacher learning communities, and coaching/supervising teachers with ELLs.
Peter DeWitt (Ed.D.), a former school principal in Upstate, NY, previously taught elementary school for 11 years. His syndicated blog, Finding Common Ground, is published by Education Week and he is a freelance writer for Vanguard Magazine.
Jenni Donohoo, PhD, is a best-selling author and professional learning facilitator with more than 15 years’ experience in leading school change. Jenni is the past president of Learning Forward Ontario. In addition to her consulting work, Jenni is on secondment to the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch in the Ontario Ministry of Education.
Thomas Guskey is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Kentucky. In his work with educators throughout the world, he helps bring clarity and resolution to some of education’s most challenging problems.
Still in the classroom, Jim Burke is an author who needs no introduction to anyone in the field of secondary ELA instruction. In addition to his many ground-breaking books and awards, he is now the chief ELA advisor for the College Board.
Tommy Thompson is an experienced educational leader and consultant that works with school districts throughout the United States. He has been featured in several publications such as Rigorous Curriculum Design, Common Formative Assessment, Every Day Courage for School Leaders and is recognized nationally as an energetic and passionate speaker.