Jim Dillon has been an educator for over 35 years with 20 years experience as a school administrator. He is currently an educational consultant working with principals and teachers to improve school culture and climate.
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.
Maria Dove, Ed.D. is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the MS TESOL Program in the Division of Education at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York, where she teaches courses to preservice and inservice teachers on the research and best practices for developing effective programs and school policies for English learners.
Cheryl Dunkle is an experienced teacher and principal with an extensive background in proven leadership practices that promote collaborative decision making to support enhanced learning for all students.
Feinstein is a teacher, as well as a mentor for Emotionally/Behaviorally Disturbed (EBD) adolescents. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2007-2008 to Tanzania where she taught at Tumaini University in Iringa and conducted research involving the adolescent.
Diane Staehr Fenner is the president of SupportEd, LLC (formerly DSF Consulting), a woman owned small business that provides educators in English learners’ education the skills and resources they need to champion ELs’ success within and beyond their classrooms.
Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is 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.
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.
As an educational consultant, Dr. Beverley Freedman is involved in district and provincial reviews, strategic planning, and system improvement. She has worked in many aspects of education, as a teacher, administrator, superintendent, school inspector, curriculum developer, diagnostician, and instructional leadership trainer.
Between the two of them, Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher have led more than 1,000 in-services and written 40 professional books and programs across K-12, affording them unmatched expertise. Learn more about The Fisher & Frey PD Collaborative.
Michael Fullan, Order of Canada, is professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He served as special adviser in education to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty from 2003 to 2013, and now serves as one of four advisers to Premier Kathleen Wynne.