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Erik Francis

Erik Francis

Erik M. Francis, M.Ed., M.S. is an author, educator, and speaker who specializes in teaching and learning that promotes cognitive rigor and postsecondary (college and career) readiness. He is the author of Now THAT'S...

Gretchen Goodman

Gretchen Goodman spent 34 years as a public school teacher. She was involved with children who had learning and behavioral problems. Gretchen was an instructional support teacher, an RtI coordinator, and assisted in...
Howard Ormond

Howard Ormond

Dr. Howard Ormond provides outstanding services to schools, school divisions, administrators, students, and parents about the effect of a positive learning environment and the role they play in making school a success...
Jane Feber

Jane Feber

As a middle school language arts teacher for 36 years, Jane Feber's innovative approach to instruction has earned her several awards including the AMLE Distinguished Educator Award; the Gladys Prior Award for Teaching...
Katie Powell

Katie Powell

Katie Powell began teaching in 2005, first in special education and later in Title 1. This focus on providing interventions for struggling students led to the development of strategies that leverage curiosity and fun...
Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell has been a proud middle level geography teacher for the past 19 years and loves it!! She is very involved in her school and has a variety of roles. Currently, she is a part-time 7th grade geography...
Marlena Gross-Taylor

Marlena Gross-Taylor

Marlena Gross-Taylor is the founder of #EduGladiators as well as a district EdLeader for Maury County Schools, Tennessee, with a proven track record of improving educational and operational performance through vision,...
Neila Connors

Neila Connors

Dr. Neila A. Connors is presently the founder and president of N.A.C. (Networking And Client), CONNECTIONS INC., a corporation dedicated to the implementation of positive attitudes and actions in people. Her primary...
Ruby Payne

Ruby Payne

Educator Professional educator since 1972—from high school teacher, principal, and central office administrator to educational consultant Provides training in how to work effectively with individuals...
Ruthie Smith Stevenson

Ruthie Smith Stevenson

Ruthie Smith Stevenson, Ph.D., is a professor and coordinator of the doctoral program in educational leadership K–12, at Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. She is a member of the Mississippi Board of...
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