The Visible Learning consultants are trained and certified to instruct your staff and build a deep understanding of John Hattie's Visible Learning research. With their expert knowledge and mastery of the core Visible Learning concepts, they can help your school or district to raise student achievement and bring about lasting change.
John Almarode conducts staff development workshops, keynote addresses, and conference presentations on a variety of topics including student engagement, evidence-based practices, creating enriched environments that promote learning, and designing classrooms with the brain in mind. John’s action-packed workshops offer participants ready-to-use strategies and the brain rues that make them work. Click here for John's Presenter Profile
Kristin Anderson began her career as a high school English teacher for students who were kicked out of Denver Public Schools. Since then, she has worked in multiple K–12 settings in various instructional and administrative roles, and has obtained advanced degrees from Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas, The University of Denver, and The University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She is a longtime student of the field, a passionate educator, and an inspirational leader.
Lindsay Deacon, formerly a teacher and instructional coach, is now a lead district coach and SIM Professional Developer in Portland, Oregon. She has experience teaching grades K-8 and served as an Instructional Coach under the Striving Readers Program where she trained with Jim Knight. Currently, she is leading the charge to train new teachers in Portland to use Content Enhancement Routines and serves as an adjuct professor for Concordia University's M. Ed. program.
Jenni Donohoo is a best-selling author and professional learning facilitator with more than 15 years experience in leading school change.
Karen Flories has 15 years of experience in education including special education and high school English teaching, as well as serving in the role of Literacy Director and Executive Director of Educational Services.
Tom Hierck is a compelling presenter, infusing his message of hope with strategies culled from the real world. His dynamic presentations explore the importance of positive learning environments and the role of assessment to improve student learning.
Sonja Hollins-Alexander is an experienced educational leader and consultant who provides customized professional development services that support teacher and leader effectiveness.
Kelley King is an international speaker who specializes in school leadership, differentiated instruction, brain-based teaching, and closing gender achievement gaps.
Cathy Lassiter is an education consultant, author, and nationally recognized educator. With over thirty years of experience, she is an energetic, passionate speaker who is in great demand. Currently, she supports large and small districts in areas including leadership development, school culture, principal and teacher evaluation, collaboration, instruction, assessment, and closing achievement gaps.
Michael McDowell has served as classroom teacher, nonprofit leader, high school principal, and district office official. Michael currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in the Tamalpais Union High School District. Michael holds a BS with honors in Environmental Science, an MA in Curriculum and Instruction, and an EdD in Organizational Leadership.
Dave Nagel has over 18 years of successful experience helping schools grow and develop their staff to best meet student needs.
Mary Jane O'Connell is an experienced principal and professional development consultant who has a passion for helping school leaders and teachers examine their impact on student learning.
Ainsley Rose, who has over 40 years of experience in education, is a certified lead Visible Learning consultant who specializes in systemic changes that impact teaching and learning.
Julie Stern is a teacher trainer and instructional coach, supporting schools in transforming teaching and learning on four continents. She is passionate about maximizing human potential and breaking free of the industrial model of schooling.
Tommy Thompson is a principal and is honored to be recognized for his turnaround efforts that transformed New London High School from a “failing school” to one being nationally recognized. With nearly 20 years of experience working in schools, Tommy prides himself on bridging the gap between theory and practice.
Jay Trujillo is a distinguished educator with over 28 years of professional experience, including 14 years as school principal. Jay has led his schools to extraordinary results. His expertise and credibility have aided schools at all levels dramatically improve student achievement. Dynamic, passionate, and focused—Jay believes that school leaders and teachers must strategically enact simple, yet powerful practices to successfully educate all children.
Kara Vandas is a highly experienced and passionate consultant who works with districts and schools around the country to implement processes and practices that best support student learning.
Steve Ventura is the founder and a Distinguished Professional Development Consultant for Advanced Collaborative Solutions. Steve has previous experience as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, director, and superintendent.