Patricia McDonald is a consultant passionate about challenging current and future educators to engage in critical conversations necessary to create culturally responsive learning environments for all students.
Glenn Singleton hails from Baltimore, Maryland. A product of public elementary and independent secondary school, Singleton earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his master’s degree from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University.
Moses Velasco is a Professional Learning Leader with Toronto District School Board. He has held several teacher leadership positions at both the school level and central departments. Moses is passionate about the critical role teachers play in improving education by expanding their understanding and exercise of leadership and influence.
Amanda Brueggeman grew up on a farm in Southeast Missouri and then worked her way to the suburbs of St. Louis, MO, where she taught in elementary classrooms at Valley Park and Wentzville for ten years prior to being a coach. She is currently coaching at Wentzville School District, a suburb of St. Louis, MO, as a K-6 Literacy Coach.
Joy Casey grew up in the Denver metro area and attended the University of Denver where she earned her bachelor's degree in International Business. Shortly after graduation, she enrolled back at the University of Denver in their combined licensure and master’s in education program.
Brooke O’Drobinak, M.A., has been in secondary education for over 25 years. Most recent, she has served in school administration, as Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Assistant Principal, for the past 13 years at a high functioning, inner city high school.
Trevor Aleo is a high school English teacher in Prince William County, Virginia. In addition to leading grade level teams at his own school, he has drafted curriculum at the district level, created instructional resources for the Virginia Department of Education, and presented at local, state, and regional conferences.