Nancy Akhavan is a sought after author and speaker who works with teachers and leaders across the U.S. Nationally, Nancy provides professional development and consulting to organizations, schools and school districts.
Joe Crawford is a retired Milken Educator who has spent his entire career in diverse settings improving student performance through curriculum and instruction alignment. He is currently specializing aligning the CCSS and the new assessment system.
Kikanza Nuri-Robins, an organizational development consultant, has worked with schools, hospitals and non-profit organizations to boost productivity and diversity. She has also worked with IBM, Baskin-Robbins, and now as a consultant for the nursing faculty at the Univesrity of Texas Health Sciences Center.
Ivannia Soto is Associate Professor of Education at Whittier College, where she specializes in second language acquisition, systemic reform for English language learners (ELLs), and urban education. She has presented on literacy and language topics at various conferences and has provided technical assistance for systemic reform for ELLs and Title III.
Debbie Zacarian is known nationally for her work in advancing student achievement, policies, programming and professional development with schools. She is a popular and frequent speaker at national and international conferences of major education organizations, as well as state conferences throughout the United States.
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.
Margo Gottlieb is an expert in curriculum, instruction, and assessment of language learners, having started her career as a teacher and currently working with teachers and school leaders across the United States and internationally.
Lisa Hinkelman is an experienced consultant who focuses on critical issues facing girls, such as bullying and relational aggression, child abuse and violence prevention, and other social, emotional, safety, and mental health issues.
Delores B. Lindsey, Ph.D. guides educational leaders to examine their organizations’ policies and practices, and their individual beliefs and values about cross-cultural communication. Her message to her audiences focuses on culturally proficient leadership practices.