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.
As a former kindergarten teacher and school Director of Technology, Steve Dembo is a pioneer in the field of educational social networking. Dembo is a dynamic speaker on the capabilities of social networking, the power of educational technologies and Web 2.0 tools, and the ability of digital content to empower teachers to improve student achievement.
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.
Raffaella Di Cecco is a Certified Management Consultant with extensive experience in the education arena; an expert understanding of educational, social, and labor market issues, policies, and delivery mechanisms; and expertise in the development and management of complex policy and program reform.
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.