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.
Dr. Robert Dillon serves the students and community of the Affton School District as Director of Technology and Innovation. Prior to this position, he served as a teacher and administrator in public schools throughout the Saint Louis area. Dr.
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 provides professional development throughout the United States for educators on the teaching of diverse students, mentors new ESL teachers, and serves as an instructional coach for general-education teachers and literacy specialists.