Catherine Collier has over forty-five years experience in equity, cross-cultural, bilingual, and special education. She is a nationally recognized expert on diverse learners with learning and behavior needs.
John DeLandtsheer was an elementary school principal for 14 years and served as the gifted and talented education coordinator at the district and county levels. He served as a university instructor and provided training in gifted strategies for all students for over 2000 teachers over a 25 year period.
Susan Gingras-Fitzell is a dynamic, nationally recognized presenter who works side by side with teachers and administrators, kindergarten through high school, as a coach and trainer. She motivates and inspires educators to grow and make positive change.
Barry Gilmore, Ed.D., taught middle and high school English and social studies for nearly 20 years before taking his current position as a school principal in Memphis, TN. Barry is a National Board Certified teacher and Past-President of the Tennessee Council of Teachers of English.
Benjie Howard is the founder and executive director of New Wilderness Project, a wilderness based education program on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. He is the co-architect of Youth Equity Stewardship (YES), an arts based inter-generational process preparing youth to be full partners in the work of school transformation.