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Melody Arabo

Outreach Specialist

marabo@edreports.org

Melody Arabo is an Outreach Specialist for EdReports.org, developing partnerships with states, districts, and non-profits across the country to ensure students have access to high quality instructional materials. Prior to this role, Melody was a Teacher Ambassador Fellow with the U.S. Department of Education and was honored to serve as the 2015 Michigan Teacher of the Year. She is a proud graduate of Michigan State University for both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees and spent fifteen years teaching third grade in the Walled Lake School District in West Bloomfield, MI. In addition to being a wife, mother of three, and children's book author, Melody is a passionate advocate for bullying prevention, special education, teacher leadership, and all things education.

Melody Arabo

Outreach Specialist

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Asma Ashraf

Instructional Materials Manager

aashraf@edreports.org

Asma Ashraf is the Instructional Materials Manager at EdReports. Prior to joining the team, Asma served as a Founding 11th Grade English and AP Language Instructor within Chicago’s Noble Network of Charter Schools where she also served as a mentor teacher, 11th Grade Level Chair, and Summer School Principal. Prior to that position, she taught 6th Grade ELA in the Mississippi Delta and served as an Operations Director at Teach For America’s Delta Institute. Asma also has experience in recruitment, data analysis, and strategic planning through her work on Teach For America’s recruitment team. She earned her B.A. in English and Secondary Education from Bradley University.

Asma Ashraf

Instructional Materials Manager

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Jess Barrow

Communications Manager, Content

jbarrow@edreports.org

Jess Barrow is EdReport.org’s Communications Manager. Jess joined EdReports from Denver Public Schools where she focused on communications strategies and tactics to support a teacher leadership model being implemented across the district. Prior to working with DPS, Jess lived in Chittagong Bangladesh where she directed an English language foundation program at the Asian University for Women. She has been dedicated to the field of education throughout her career and has worked for school districts, government agencies, and non-profits in hopes of serving teachers and students and sharing their amazing stories. Jess earned her M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College and her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College.

Jess Barrow

Communications Manager, Content

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Janna Chan

Director of Communications

jchan@edreports.org

Janna Chan is the Director of Communications at EdReports, overseeing the organization’s marketing communications strategy. In this role, she works closely with organizational stakeholders to develop compelling assets and campaigns to better inform educators’ decisions about high quality, aligned instructional materials to support classrooms and schools across the country. Janna brings more than a decade of marketing experience with a history of leading successful multi-channel digital strategies designed to increase brand awareness, deepen engagement, and build community for socially progressive organizations. Most recently, she led digital channel strategy and knowledge management for the K-12 Education Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Janna earned her B.A. in journalism from the University of Washington.

Janna Chan

Director of Communications

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Katie Dunn

Instructional Materials Manager

kdunn@edreports.org

Katie Dunn is the Instructional Materials Manager at EdReports. Prior to joining the organization, Katie served on the EdReports Math Content Review Team as a writer. As the Coordinator for Elementary/Middle School Special Education Curriculum and Instruction for Jefferson Parish Schools, Katie mentored teachers around the New Orleans metropolitan area, helping them to improve curriculum and instructional practices for students with special needs. She has ten years of experience in teaching Special Education, specializing in Deaf Education, and served the State of Louisiana as a Teacher Leader Advisor. Katie has her B.A. and M.A.T. in Education of the Hearing Impaired from University of New Orleans.

Katie Dunn

Instructional Materials Manager

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Shannah Estep

Outreach Specialist

sestep@edreports.org

Shannah Estep most recently served as the Director of the Standards, Assessment and Instruction initiative with the CORE Districts and led a team comprised of 50 senior instructional leaders representing each of those districts. Shannah brings more than 25 years of experience in education, including writing curriculum and assessments for AIMS Education Foundation and teaching at Fresno Pacific University, as well as acting as a professional development specialist, and coach for districts across the country in the area of mathematics education and reform. Shannah began her career as a math and science teacher and through her years in the classroom, has taught multiple grades K-12.  She is a proud graduate of California State University, Fresno where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees.

Shannah Estep

Outreach Specialist

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Stephanie Fisher

Director of Mathematics Review

sfisher@edreports.org

Stephanie Fisher, MS.Ed, Ed.D, is the Director of Mathematics Review for EdReports. Previously, Stephanie was the Director of Curriculum and Standards Research and Manager of Global Standards and Scales at Global Schools, Pearson, developing systems to conduct alignment of international curricula standards in Mathematics and Literacy. Prior to that, Stephanie worked at the National Center on Education and the Economy, and America's Choice bringing large scale school improvement to urban districts across the United States with an emphasis on Performance Standards. Stephanie has worked at New Visions for Public Schools, co-facilitating and developing The Leadership Academy, and served as Director of The New Standards in Education project at the University of Pennsylvania. Stephanie taught middle school mathematics, served as a principal in a large urban middle school, and is an avid learner. She earned a B.S. Design from SUNY College at Buffalo, an M.B.A. from the University of Buffalo in Finance, an MS.Ed from Sunbridge/Teachers Colleges in Curricula Design. She continued her studies in an MFA program at the Tyler School of Art for fiber, and at the University of Pennsylvania for a Doctorate in Education, and holds a Certificate in Non-Profit Administration.

Stephanie Fisher

Director of Mathematics Review

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Alexis Gentry

Communications Manager, Digital

agentry@edreports.org

Alexis Gentry is EdReports.org's Communications Manager, Digital. She joined EdReports after working as Social Media Specialist for Denver Public Schools, where she managed the district's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and website content strategy. Prior to DPS, Alexis founded Optimum Social, a Denver-based social media marketing firm where she worked with national and local businesses to develop innovative, content-based social media marketing strategies. Alexis earned a B.A. from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she studied film theory.

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Communications Manager, Digital

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Connie Hebert

Content Specialist, English Language Arts

chebert@edreports.org

Connie Hebert is an English Language Arts Content Specialist for EdReports.org. Connie first joined the organization as an ELA Lead Reviewer and then as an ELA Review Consultant. Connie has 13 years’ experience as an elementary teacher. Connie also served the state of Louisiana as a Teacher Leader Advisor and served on several state committees, including the Louisiana Standards Review Committee which was charged with helping to review and develop the K-12 Louisiana Student Standards for ELA. She was honored to be selected a finalist for Louisiana State Teacher of the Year in 2014. Connie is a proud graduate of Northwestern State University of Louisiana, where she earned her B.A in Elementary Education.

Connie Hebert

Content Specialist, English Language Arts

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Eric Hirsch

Executive Director

ehirsch@edreports.org

Eric Hirsch is the Founding Executive Director of EdReports. Prior to coming to EdReports.org, Eric was the Chief External Affairs Officer at the New Teacher Center, the Executive Director of the Center for Teaching Quality and the Education Program Manager at the National Conference of State Legislatures. He has supported policymakers in 35 states, written and published more than 150 articles, book chapters, reports and policy briefs, and presented at conferences across the country on topics ranging from school governance to teaching quality. He has worked with education leaders in 20 states and 25 large districts over the past decade to gather more than 1.5 million surveys from school-based educators about the teaching and learning conditions in their schools, providing more than 30,000 school reports that help educators and policymakers to create school environments to accelerate teacher effectiveness. Eric received his teacher certification in Massachusetts and his M.A. in political science from the University of Colorado.

Eric Hirsch

Executive Director

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Donnidra Johnson

Chief Operating Officer

djohnson@edreports.org

Donnidra Johnson is the Chief Operating Officer of EdReports.org. Prior to joining the team, Donnidra served as Chief Operating Officer at KIPP Dallas – Fort Worth Public Schools where she oversaw all business operations for the growing region and managed and supported the Finance, Operations, and Talent departments. She led regional initiatives to design, implement, and monitor systems and practices that enhanced organizational efficiency and scalability. Donnidra also led the continuous assessment of KIPP DFW's expansion plan to grow from one to ten schools in southern Dallas and played an instrumental role in realizing growth by a factor of at least five in total talent count, student enrollment, schools served, and annual operating revenue over six years. Prior to KIPP, Donnidra served as a public accountant at Ernst & Young. She also has strategic planning, operations, business consulting, and nonprofit board experience with Humana, KIPP NYC, Future Leaders Institute Charter School, and Christian Community Storehouse. Donnidra earned a B.S in Business Administration from the University of Florida, a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Virginia, and a M.B.A. with specializations in Strategy and Entrepreneurship & Innovation from New York University.

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Chief Operating Officer

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Mark LaVenia

Data Strategist

mlavenia@edreports.org

Mark LaVenia is the Data Strategist at EdReports and a Strategic Data Project Fellow through the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University. Prior to joining EdReports, Mark was a methodologist at the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University, where his responsibilities consisted of executing experimental research designs, instrument development, statistical analysis, and report writing. His interests in education research and data analysis stem from his early-career experience as an elementary school teacher, serving as a special education teacher and site-based literacy coach, and graduate training as an Institute of Education Sciences Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training Fellow through Florida State University’s Florida Center for Reading Research. Mark earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from Florida State University and is a certified reviewer for the What Works Clearinghouse Group Design Standards.

Mark LaVenia

Data Strategist

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Erin Longcor

Office Manager

elongcor@edreports.org

Erin Longcor is the Office Manager for EdReports.org. Erin came to EdReports from Teach For America • Chicago-Northwest Indiana, where she worked in Operations supporting more than 100 regional, national, and partner staff. Aside from working on day-to-day operations, Erin worked on an 18-month project to downsize and reconfigure the Chicago office space, and provided support for over 75 events held in the office. Prior to that role, Erin worked at Mack & Associates, a boutique staffing firm, where she managed Temporary Staff Payroll, Accounts Payable/Receivable, and Office Operations. Before moving to the Chicago area, Erin began her professional career at Land of Lincoln Credit Union where she managed Member Relationships by educating and assisting members with their personal finances.

Erin Longcor

Office Manager

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Liisa Moilanen Potts

Director of English Language Arts Review

lpotts@edreports.org

Liisa Moilanen Potts is the Director of English Language Arts Review for EdReports. Previously, Liisa was the Director of Literacy/ELA and Professional Learning Integration for the Washington State department of education (OSPI), where she worked to support statewide birth-to-20 literacy efforts for 295 public districts. Prior to that position she worked as an instructional and leadership coach for public and private schools, focusing on school improvement efforts in reading, writing, cross-content strategies, and building professional learning communities. Liisa was a junior high and high school English teacher for ten years (Iowa and California) and continues to teach English at the community college level. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Washington and her M.A.T. in English Education from the University of Iowa and is a NWP Fellow (South Basin, 1997). 

Liisa Moilanen Potts

Director of English Language Arts Review

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Katharine Overhauser-Smith

Early Literacy Consultant

koverhauser-smith@edreports.org

Katharine Overhauser-Smith is an instructional coach and literacy specialist at Michael Anderson Elementary School on Fairchild Air Force Base. Katharine joined EdReports.org as an English Language Arts reviewer in 2015. She has been a teacher for 12 years serving as a classroom teacher in grades 3-5, a STEM teacher in grades 6-8, a highly capable teacher in grades 3-6, and an instructor in early literacy at Washington State University. She has her National Board Certification in Middle Generalist. Katharine earned her B.A. in Sociology at the University of Washington and earned her Master’s degree in Teaching at Washington State University. She is currently completing her Ph.D. at Washington State University in Language, Literacy, and Technology. Katharine’s research focuses on critical content analysis of picture books depicting military children.  

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Early Literacy Consultant

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Tricia Parker

Content Specialist, English Language Arts

tparker@edreports.org

Tricia Parker is an English Language Arts Content Specialist for EdReports. Prior to joining the organization, Tricia served for seven years as the Director of ELA Education for the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE). In this role, she served Nebraska’s 239 districts, 17 Educational Service Units, and institutions of higher education to meet the needs of Nebraska’s learners. This included leadership work in school improvement, assessment, literacy in career and technical education, and the revision of Nebraska’s content standards in ELA, mathematics, science, and social studies. Tricia also served as co-coordinator for the State Coordinators of English Language Arts (SCELA), a sub-group of the Conference on English Leadership (CEL), and an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Prior to NDE, Tricia was an elementary teacher and high ability learning facilitator in Scottsbluff, Nebraska for eight years. She earned her B.A. in elementary education with a minor in special education from Chadron State College (Chadron, NE) and her M.S. in Education with a focus on Educational Technology from Lesley University (Cambridge, MA). She is completing her Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Tricia Parker

Content Specialist, English Language Arts

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Edy Penn

Human Resources Manager

epenn@edreports.org

Edy Penn is the Human Resources Manager for EdReports. She is responsible for spearheading talent acquisition; onboarding, training, and development of staff; and managing and maintaining employee benefits and all HR-related compliance issues company-wide. Edy, a licensed attorney, is a native of Philadelphia and a graduate of the Milton Hershey School located in Hershey, PA. In addition to her legal background, Edy also has varied experience in the non-profit arena having served as a Board Member, Deputy Executive Director, and Business Manager in her home state. Edy holds a Bachelor of Art in Broadcast Communications and a Juris Doctorate degree, both from Temple University. She has one teenage daughter and is a big fan of foreign language films and EDM music.

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Human Resources Manager

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Sam Shaw

Director of Science Review

sshaw@edreports.org

Sam Shaw is the Director of Science Review at EdReports.org. Sam came to EdReports from the South Dakota Department of Education, where he oversaw science education in addition to social studies, fine arts, advanced placement, the South Dakota Virtual School, among other programs, and was also a participant in the SD Governor’s Leadership Program. Sam worked statewide with teachers and school leadership to advance education related to college and career readiness (CCR), specifically with regard to CCR standards implementation. Prior to his role at the Department of Education, Sam was a middle school science teacher. He has also held positions of board director and financial officer with the Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) where he was also a collaborator on the Science Professional Learning Standards. Sam earned his B.S. in Biology from South Dakota State University and his Executive Master in Public Administration from the University of South Dakota.

Sam Shaw

Director of Science Review

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Jamie Siers

Program Manager

jsiers@edreports.org

Jamie Siers is EdReports.org's Program Manager. Jamie came to EdReports from Grantmakers for Education (GFE), where she worked for nearly 300 education philanthropies to keep them engaged and united in the common goal of strengthening education for all learners. Jamie has also worked as a consultant, advising school districts on strategy and communications best practices to help advance their missions and engage parents and other stakeholders in their community of learning. Having been raised in a family of educators, she is eager to contribute to that tradition, which is why, after years of experience working in the public and private sector in internal communications, program management, and logistics, she is never happier than when she's working to improve K-12 education. Jamie earned her M.A. in international development from the University of Denver and her B.A. in political science from the University of Iowa.

Jamie Siers

Program Manager

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Lynn Smith

Content Specialist, Elementary Mathematics

lsmith@edreports.org

Lynn Smith is the Elementary Mathematics Content Specialist for EdReports.org.  She is responsible for supporting mathematics reviews including research and procurement, recruiting/training educators, and tracking report progress with an eye on K-5 mathematics. Lynn brings experience from multiple roles in education.  Most recently, Lynn served as the Elementary Mathematics Curriculum Specialist/ Instructional Lead grades K-5 with Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, KY.  In that role, Lynn developed curriculum documents, district assessments, and facilitated professional learning opportunities for teachers and administrators.  Prior to, Lynn worked for the Kentucky Department of Education as an Educational Recovery Specialist in Mathematics, and brings 16 years of experience teaching mathematics to special needs students.  Lynn earned her Master of Science in Education from the University of Indiana, and is currently working on her dissertation in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in Elementary Mathematics at the University of Louisville.  In her free time Lynn loves to spend time with her family, golf, travel, and build Lego models.

Lynn Smith

Content Specialist, Elementary Mathematics

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Alex Spangler

Program Manager

aspangler@edreports.org

Alex Spangler is the Program Manager at EdReports.org, heading up our project management and supporting outreach related to our current priorities. She is responsible for the development, execution, maintenance, and timelines for projects related to our work with districts, states, and partners throughout the country. Alex’s mission in education began in Philadelphia, where she taught 7th and 8th grade special education as a part of Teach For America’s 2009 corps. After teaching for 3 years in Philadelphia, she taught for two years in Chicago and more recently, she led Teach For America’s Need-Based Transitional Funding Program which supports corps members in their transition to the classroom. Alex earned her Bachelor of Art in Sociology and Media Communication at DePauw University and a Master of Elementary Education with certification in Special Education at Chestnut Hill College. Alex has two crazy cats who she adores and is training as an aerialist in her free time.

Alex Spangler

Program Manager

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Regan Spurlock

Program Coordinator

rspurlock@edreports.org

Regan Spurlock is a Program Coordinator at EdReports.org. Previously, she served as a Grants Programs Manager for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. There she oversaw general operating, project, and capacity-building grants for organizations and individuals, to increase access to arts, humanities, and arts education in the District of Columbia. In 2017 she was honored to be awarded a Certificate of Excellence for Grants Management Service by DC's Grants Management Advisory Council. Prior to that, she worked at the New York International Children’s Film Festival, where she managed the annual festival and launched the organization’s media education field trip program. She has experience in nonprofit management, development, and program evaluation. She holds an M.A. from The George Washington University and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University. 

 

Regan Spurlock

Program Coordinator

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Stephanie Stephens

Content Specialist, Early Literacy

sstephens@edreports.org

Stephanie Stephens is an Early Literacy Content Specialist for EdReports. Stephanie first joined EdReports as an ELA Lead Reviewer. Stephanie has over 15 years of experience in education and has served in various educational settings and positions. Most recently, she served as Associate Director of Education for Pace Center for Girls, Inc. where she helped oversee academics in 20 Pace Centers across the state of Florida. Previously, Stephanie was a Pre K-8 Instructional Coach for Duval County transformation schools and a Montessori educator in two public Montessori schools. Stephanie has served Duval county twice as teacher of the year and as Instructional Coach of the year. She earned her B.A. in Elementary Education at University of North Florida and earned her M.S. degree in Montessori Education at Barry University. She is a member of Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2017 and serves on the board for Hope at Hand, Inc.

Stephanie Stephens

Content Specialist, Early Literacy

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Carissa Tawara

Operations Coordinator

ctawara@edreports.org

Carissa Tawara is the Operations Coordinator at EdReports.org.  She plays a key role in leading day-to-day operations, creating strong support systems, and managing the planning and logistics for all events.  Carissa began her career with Teach For America in Dallas/Fort Worth as their Operations Coordinator. Since then, she has continued to grow in her ability to build strong systems through supporting teacher licensure, onboarding, and regional events as a staff member with Teach For America- Colorado.  She also has experience working as a Recruitment and Hiring Coordinator for a Denver based charter school network.  Carissa holds a B.A. in Business Administration from The University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA.  She is a proud Colorado native who enjoys spending time with her pup, trying new vegan recipes and watching documentaries on Netflix. 

Carissa Tawara

Operations Coordinator

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Tim Truitt

Content Specialist, High School Mathematics

ttruitt@edreports.org

Tim is the High School Mathematics Content Specialist for EdReports.org. Prior to joining the organization full time, Tim was a member of the Anchor Educator Working Group that developed the review tool for K-8 mathematics and was a member of the Content Review Team that created the inaugural set of reviews for EdReports.org. Most recently, Tim was the Mathematics Curriculum Specialist for grades 6 through 12 with Jefferson County Public Schools in Louisville, KY, and in that role, Tim developed curriculum documents, district-level assessments, and professional learning opportunities for teachers and administrators that aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Prior to working as a mathematics curriculum specialist, Tim was a classroom teacher for 10 years with courses ranging from Geometry to Advanced Placement Statistics, and he taught in public and private schools in the states of Georgia and Kentucky. Tim received his B.A. from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN majoring in mathematics and Latin, and he earned his M.Ed. from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA majoring in secondary mathematics education. Currently, Tim is working on a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY, and his research will focus on how teachers’ mindset impacts students’ mathematics achievement in grades 9 through 12.

Tim Truitt

Content Specialist, High School Mathematics

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Lauren Weisskirk

Chief Strategy Officer

lweisskirk@edreports.org

Lauren Weisskirk is the Chief Strategy Officer at EdReports.org, overseeing the organization’s communications, outreach, and impact priorities. In this role, she works with districts, states, and partners throughout the country to prioritize the selection and implementation of high-quality, aligned materials that will best meet the needs of their students. Lauren brings experience from multiple roles in public education – from the classroom to the federal government – to her work at EdReports. Most recently, she led instructional policy, professional learning, and organizational management teams at the New York City Department of Education. Her passion for education began in Indonesia as a Fulbright Teaching Fellow, where she taught English in public high schools. She earned her M.P.A. from New York University and her B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.

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Chief Strategy Officer

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Lacey Wieser

Content Specialist, Science

lwieser@edreports.org

Lacey Wieser is the Content Specialist, Science at EdReports. In this role, she supports science reviews and activities that inform educators’ decisions about high quality instructional materials aligned to the NGSS. Prior to joining EdReports, Lacey was the Director of K-12 Science and STEM at the Arizona Department of Education where she provided professional development and instructional support to assist teachers and district leadership in advancing standards-based science and STEM education in Arizona. Prior to her role at the Department of Education, Lacey taught high school biology and held positions in the software industry as a technical writer and product manager. Lacey earned her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her M.S. from Louisiana State University, and completed certificate programs in secondary education and eLearning instructional design and development.

Lacey Wieser

Content Specialist, Science

Darren Burris

Math Teacher, YSC Academy

Darren Burris is currently a math teacher at YSC Academy in Wayne, PA. In this innovative environment education happens in person and online and prioritizes connecting students and their passions with content. Prior to his return to the classroom, he was the Director of Instruction for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) at Boston Collegiate Charter School in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. Darren was also a high school mathematics teacher at Boston Collegiate as well as at Abraham Lincoln High School in the School District of Philadelphia.

Kisha Davis-Caldwell

Senior Policy & Program Specialist & Analyst for the Leadership Development Team, National Education Association

Kisha Davis-Caldwell is a Senior Policy and Program Specialist and Analyst for the Leadership Development Team at National Education Association. As a member of the Leadership Development Team her focus is helping members build the knowledge skills and abilities need to build and sustain a thriving profession. A National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescent mathematics, Kisha has more than 20 years of teaching experience which also including curriculum development, instructional coaching and professional development facilitation. The recipient of the Freeman Foundation and Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund awards, Davis-Caldwell has a broad and global perspective on education; shaped by experiences studying abroad in Beijing, teaching in Japan, and exploring schools in Australia, China, England, Italy, New Zealand, UAE and Qatar. From 2010-2012, Kisha served as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow for the National Science Foundation and the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Kisha has served as a member of NEA’s College and Career Ready Working Group, Board of Directors for edReports, textbook adoption committees and in a variety of advisory role. She has also support NCAE’s Instructional Leadership Institute each summer since its inception.

Michael Hyde

MANAGING DIRECTOR ACCENTURE FINANCE

Michael Hyde joins the EdReports board offering a wealth of financial services experience.  He is a managing director in Accenture’s Finance and Risk Practice and has led Finance Consulting Engagements and complex Business Process Services programs for clients in finance, treasury, and procurement areas across multiple industry groups for over 30 years.  His technical expertise includes finance and accounting operations improvement, finance technology modernization, process simplification and automation.  He has supported financial systems and processes in a wide range of industries including U.S. Life Insurance and high tech equipment companies that span the globe. Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Maria Klawe

Board Chair | President, Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA

Maria is Harvey Mudd College's fifth president, starting her tenure in 2006. Maria is a renowned mathematician, computer scientist and scholar and first woman to lead Harvey Mudd since its founding in 1955. Prior to joining Harvey Mudd, Maria served as dean of engineering and professor of computer science at Princeton University. Prior to Princeton, Maria was at the University of British Columbia where she served as dean of science from 1998 to 2002, vice president of student and academic services from 1995 to 1998 and head of the Department of Computer Science from 1988 to 1995. Prior to that Maria spent eight years with IBM Research and two years at the University of Toronto. Maria is one of the ten members of the board of Microsoft Corporation, a board member of Broadcom Corporation and Math for America, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a trustee for the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley and a member of both the Stanford Engineering Advisory Council and the Advisory Council for the Computer Science Teachers Association. Maria was recently named number 17 on Fortune's World's 50 Greatest Leaders.

Kathleen McGee

Counsel, Lowenstein Sandler

Kathleen is a highly accomplished technology and regulatory lawyer and former prosecutor with more than 17 years’ experience in the public sector. Her practice has a dual focus on compliance and investigations. As Bureau Chief of the Bureau of Internet & Technology for the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Kathleen was at the forefront of regulation, enforcement initiatives, and public policy involving privacy, data security, and consumer protection, among other issues. Earlier in her career, she served as Director of the Office of Special Enforcement in the New York City Mayor’s Office, where, as lead counsel, she directed litigation on a number of intellectual property and civil nuisance matters and was a policy leader on issues ranging from data analytics to human trafficking. While with the Mayor’s Office, Kathleen also developed the New Business Acceleration Team to streamline regulations and fast-track new business development. Kathleen is admitted to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Audra McPhillips

Mathematics Specialist and Coach

Audra McPhillips is the Mathematics Specialist and Coach PreK-12 for the West Warwick Public Schools.  She is a National Trainer for AFT's Educational Research and Dissemination Program in all three of their Thinking Mathematics and Common Core Professional Development Modules.  Audra was a member of the AFT national review team for the Common Core Mathematics Standards and currently serves on the Educator Leader Cadre from RI for the PARCC Assessment.  Audra also takes part in Teacher Item Review and Core Leadership Group Review for the PARCC items.  She is an adjunct professor in the School of Education at Johnson and Wales University in the School of Education.  Audra was recently featured in Learning First Alliance's Getting It Right Podcast series as well as on the Teaching Channel as part of a series on Mathematical Reasoning in the Classroom.

Dana Nerenberg

Principal, Sitton Elementary School

Dana Nerenberg has served as principal of Sitton Elementary School, a bilingual, Title I school in Portland, Oregon, since 2014. She serves on the COSA Board and is a member of the Oregon Deputy State Superintendent’s Advisory Council. During the 2016-2017 school year, Dana was a Principal Ambassador Fellow at the US Department of Education, serving as an advisor to the federal department in a range of ways. Prior to leading Sitton, Dana served as principal of Hyde-Addison Elementary School in Washington, DC for eight years. Dana serves on the Board of Trustees for AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation and EdReports.org. Prior to becoming a principal, Dana was an elementary teacher in urban and rural public schools in Mississippi, Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC for nine years. An alumna of Teach for America and New Leaders for New Schools, Dana is committed to supporting and serving all learners and providing rigorous responsive learning opportunities for all students. Dana holds a BA in History and Public Policy Studies from Duke University, an MA in School Administration from Johns Hopkins University, an Executive Masters of Leadership from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland.

K. Sue Redman

President of Redman Advisors LLC and Executive Professor in the Mays Business School Accounting Department at Texas A&M University

K. Sue Redman's career has included operational and executive experience in the corporate, consulting, government, not-for-profit and education sectors. From 2004 until 2008, Ms. Redman was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Texas A&M University, the nation’s seventh largest university and the oldest public institution of higher learning established in Texas. As CFO, Ms. Redman oversaw university-wide financial and business operating activities, including finance, human resources, accounting and reporting, information technology, strategic sourcing and procurement, dining services, parking, transportation and logistics. From 1999 –2004, Ms. Redman was the Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller of AdvancePCS, a pharmacy benefit manager with annual revenues of $14 billion and traded on NASDAQ. Before joining AdvancePCS, Ms. Redman was a partner at the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers where, as a partner, she provided accounting and consulting services to both public and private companies in a variety of industries, including energy, engineering and construction and private equity. She also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and assisted various companies in numerous financial and strategic transactions.

Dr. Sonja Santelises

Vice Chair

Sonja is the Chief Executive Officer of Baltimore City Public Schools, a district of over 180 schools and 80,000 students. Prior to this, she was the Vice President for Education Trust's K-12 research, practice, and policy work. Prior to joining Education Trust, Sonja was the chief academic officer for Baltimore City Public Schools where she focused on setting academic priorities to raise student achievement across all schools. Sonja came to Baltimore City Schools from Boston where she served as assistant superintendent for pilot schools, a network of 23 schools. Sonja also served as the assistant superintendent for teaching and learning/professional development in Boston. Prior to that, Sonja lectured on urban education at Harvard University. She was also a senior associate with Focus on Results Inc., for six years, where she worked with five major urban districts coaching superintendents and training school leaders. Sonja also served as executive director of the New York City Algebra Project. She began her career in education as director of professional development and teacher placement with Teach For America and worked at a year-round school in Brooklyn where she was a founder, teacher, and curriculum specialist.

Lauren Stuart

National Board Certified English Language Arts teacher, El Rodeo School, Beverly Hills Unified School District

Lauren is a National Board Certified English Language Arts teacher at El Rodeo School in the Beverly Hills Unified School District. As a Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow, she has worked on the issue of teacher preparation. As a Teach Plus California fellow, she worked on legislation to lengthen the amount of time given for teachers to earn tenure. In addition, Lauren is a Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow, studying global education and will be spending time abroad Spring 2018 in a cultural exchange. She is also a member of the Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council and the Better Together Teacher Advisory Board. She began teaching in 2006 with the Los Angeles Unified School District. Lauren has a BA in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Education from Pepperdine University.  

Peter Tang

Secretary

Peter is the Tennessee Educator Fellowship Coordinator with the the Tennessee SCORE. Prior to joining SCORE, Peter served a teacher in Memphis, TN. His previous teaching experiences include serving as Master Teacher at Kate Bond Middle School, teaching seventh grade math at Westside Achievement Middle School in Tennessee's first turnaround school district, and teaching eleventh grade English at East High School. Peter is an alumnus of the Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellows program where he had the opportunity to brief policymakers at the national and state levels regarding teacher development and rigorous academic standards. He wrote a chapter on the challenges of Measuring Teacher Effectiveness for the book, Learning from the Experts: Teacher Leaders on Solving America's Education Problems that was published in 2013 by Harvard Education Press. Peter is also a Tennessee Department of Education Common Core Coach. A native of Brooklyn, NY, Peter received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Amherst College in 2010.

Jenni Aberli

Jenni Aberli joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a High School ELA Content Specialist in the Jefferson County Public School District and lives in Louisville, Ohio. Her experience includes:

  • 23 years of teaching experience
  • 8 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BA - English, MAT, Ed.S
  • English, National Board Certification, Reading Writing Specialist Certification
  • International Literacy Association; NCTE; SAP Core Advocate; NBPTS;National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE),National Writing Project (NWP)
Jennifer Abler

Jennifer Abler joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2014. She is currently a teacher in Livonia Public Schools and lives in Novi, Iowa. Her experience includes:

  • 18 years of teaching experience
  • 18 years experience teaching math
  • 6 years as a District Mathematics Coordinator in Livonia Public Schools
  • Bachelor of Science; Master of Education in Training and Development
  • MI 7-12 Mathematics and Chemistry
  • Board Member of Detroit Area Council of Teachers of Mathematics; EQuIP Peer Review Panel; NCTM; Pi Delta Kappa; Galileo Leadership Academy, Leader (1999) and Alumni Representative (current)
Lisa Adkins

Lisa Adkins joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools and lives in Potomac, West Virginia. Her experience includes:

  • 19 years of teaching experience
  • 19 years experience teaching math
  • 5 years as a Master Teacher Trainer of Elementary Mathematics at the Maryland State Department of Education; 2 years as a Math Trainer; 2 years as a Trainer for Standards Based Teaching and Learnings; 12 years as a team leader; 11 years as a Grade Level R
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Master of Teaching in Elementary Education
  • MD Elementary Grades 1-8; Administrator I and II; National Board Certification in Early Childhood
  • Building Rep-Montgomery County Education Association; Third Grade Rep, Elementary Council on Teaching and Learning-Montgomery County Public Schools, MSEA, NEA
Christopher Affie

Christopher Affie joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. He is currently a Math Department Chair in The Gilbert School and lives in Winsted, New Jersey. His experience includes:

  • 20 years of teaching experience
  • Master's Degree
  • Certified in Math 7-12, Admin K-12
  • America Achieves, NCTM, NEA, SAP Core Advocate
Jen Amos

Jen Amos joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a Math Teacher in Douglas County Public Schools and lives in Castle Rock, Wyoming. Her experience includes:

  • 27 years of teaching experience
  • 22 years of experience teaching math
  • 6 years as Math Department Chair; 14 years as a Math Curriculum Council Member; 6 years as a Mentor Teacher; 4 years as a Staff Development Instructor; 1 year as a Title 1 Math Coach; 13 years Expelled Student Program Math Teacher; 2 years Guaranteed & Vi
  • Specialist in Education, 1995; Masters of Education, 1993; Bachelor of Science in Management, 1988; Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 1988
  • Colorado Professional: Middle School; National Board Certification: Early Adolescent Mathematics; Special Education Generalist: Moderate Needs
  • Digital Educator Grant Recipient from Apple; "Math-u-mentaries" Grant Recipient; DCSD Apple Award Nominee; Highly Effective/Outstanding Teacher Designation
  • NBCT, NCTM, CCTM; State Finalist: 2015 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics & Science Teaching; NCTM Conference Presenter;
Jim Austin

Jim Austin joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. He is currently a Adjunct Instructor in Jefferson Community and Technical College and lives in Louisville, Ohio. His experience includes:

  • 38 years of teaching experience
  • 33 years of experience teaching math
  • Kentucky Department of Education Mathematics Consultant
  • M.A., M.R.E.
  • LIfetime teaching certificate in Mathematics, History, Political Science
  • GLCTM, Award for Excellence in Teaching; KCTM, MESA Award, NCTM, Affiliate Services Committee, 2004-2007; ASC ; NEA; NCSM
Karla Ayers

Karla Ayers joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in March 2018. She is currently a Middle School Science Teacher in Fall River Public Schools and lives in Fall River, Rhode Island. Her experience includes:

  • 11 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years of experience teaching Science
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certified in Earth Science 5-8, Earth Science 8-12
Carrie Barbosa

Carrie Barbosa joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Department Head/Teacher in South Portland High School and lives in South Portland, Vermont. Her experience includes:

  • 17 years of teaching experience
  • 17 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BA Honors English/Literature; MEd English Education; CAS Writing and the Teaching of Writing
  • Maine and New Hampshire Professional Educator Secondary English; Teacher-Consultant for the Maine Writing Project
  • Vice President/NCTE Liaison - Maine Council for English Language Arts; Maine Writing Project; Conference on English Leadership; Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine
Stephanie Barnett

Stephanie Barnett joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a High School Math Teacher in Wolfe County High School and lives in Campton, Ohio. Her experience includes:

  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • 6 years of experience teaching math
  • NCTM, SAP Core Advocate
  • Bachelor's degree in Education; Master's degree in Special Education; rank 1 at Morehead State in Curriculum Instruction
Colina Bartlett

Colina Bartlett joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Instructional Coach/Gifted Facilitator in Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools and lives in Camden, South Carolina. Her experience includes:

  • 15 years of teaching experience
  • 15 years experience teaching ELA
  • Literacy Content Advisory Reviewer for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, North Carolina State Network of Educators for the Smarter Balanced Digital Library for ELA
  • Bachelor of Arts in English; Master of Science in Education
  • NBCT in Literacy:Reading-Language Arts (Early and Middle Childhood); Gifted Education K-12
  • Teacher of the Year 2008; Phi Kappa Phi; NEA, Lifetime Member of the NC Association for the Gifted and Talented;
  • Grants Awarded: Crayola/NAESP Champion Creatively Alive Children Grant; NC Arts Council Arts in Education Grant; Target Field Trip Grant; North Carolina Museum of History Associates Foundation and Duke Energy Foundation Travel Grant; donorschoose.org gran
Tara Bastian

Tara Bastian joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a 9-12 English Teacher in Idaho Distance Education Academy and lives in Boise, Utah. Her experience includes:

  • 9 years of teaching experience
  • 9 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Ed.S Building Administration
  • Certifications in English, Drama and Administration
  • iNACOL, NCTE, Idaho Core Coaching Network
Barbara Behnke

Barbara Behnke joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Director of Curriculum in Maple Shade School District and lives in Maple Shade, Pennsylvania. Her experience includes:

  • 26 years of teaching experience
  • 13 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Master's in Education
  • Certified School Administrator, Principal, Supervisor, Teacher of English K-12, Reading Specialist, Elementary Education
  • ASCD, NCTE
John Luke Bell

John Luke Bell joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. He is currently a English teacher in L&N STEM Academy and lives in Knoxville, Mississippi. His experience includes:

  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • 3 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.A.; M.S.
  • TNDOE English 7-12 and ESL K-12, Google Certified Educator
  • NCTE
Leigh Bellville

Leigh Bellville joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Instructional Coach in Indianola Community Schools and lives in Indianola, Iowa. Her experience includes:

  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies; Focus: Teaching Pedagogy and Literacy; Bachelor of Arts in English/Secondary Education
  • Master Educator License, authorized to serve in the following areas: 5-12 English/Language Arts, K-12 English as a Second Language; Drake University Certificate in Online Teaching Pedagogy; Cognitive Coaching Seminars Foundation Training Certificate
  • 13 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years of experience teaching ELA
  • NEA, SAP Core Advocate, Teaching Channel Laureate
  • Iowa Core Advocates Steering Committee/ELA and Literacy Content Lead, SBAC, Statewide Literacy Leadership Team, Statewide Assessment Advisory
Jennie Beltramini

Jennie Beltramini joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2014. She is currently a K-8 Math Instructional Coach in Anacortes School District and lives in Anacortes, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 19 years teaching experience
  • 19 years experience teaching math
  • 5 years as district TOSA (2 years in math)
  • BA in Elementary Education, Washington State University; MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Lesley University
  • NCTM and NCSM; I've worked with Illustrative Mathematics, Student Achievement Partners, Smarter Balanced and The Teaching Channel
  • Certificate in Teacher Leadership, University of Washington
Rebekah Berlin

Rebekah Berlin joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2014. She is currently a full-time doctoral student studying teacher quality and preparation and lives in Charlottesville, Maryland. Her experience includes:

  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • 5 years of experience teaching math
  • 1 year as a Math Course Leader; 1 year as Curriculum and Assessment Team member in Achievement School District
  • B.A., M.Ed, Student in Ph.D. program
  • TN K-8, NCTM
Laura Berlin

Laura Berlin joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Gifted Coordinator and Teacher in East Mountain High School and lives in Sandia Park, Nevada. Her experience includes:

  • 17 years of teaching experience
  • 17 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BA Theater and Dance; BA English Education 7-12; Master's in Adult Education and Training
  • National Board Certification ELA 7-12
Erin Birden

Erin Birden joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a 2nd Grade Classroom Teacher in Region 15 Public Schools and lives in Middlebury, New Jersey. Her experience includes:

  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • 5 years of experience teaching in classrooms
  • BA, MAT, currently in Doctoral program
  • Certified K-6 elementary education, SMARTBoard trainer, Cooperating/Mentor Teacher in state of CT, Responsive Classroom
  • NEA
Dani Black

Dani Black joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Educational Consultant and lives in Woodland Park, Wyoming. Her experience includes:

  • 6 years of teaching experience
  • 6 years of experience teaching ELA
  • 2 years co-managing state-wide supplemental educational services (SES) tutoring program in high-need Alaskan schools
  • B.S.: Human Development & Family Studies; Post-Baccalaureate Licensure Endorsement: Elementary Education; M.A. (in progress): Writing & Communication
  • Colorado Professional Teacher Licensure: Elementary Education (K-6)
Abbey Bobbett

Abbey Bobbett joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2015. She is currently a Classroom Teacher in Scottsdale Unified School District and lives in Scottsdale, New Mexico. Her experience includes:

  • 13 years of teaching experience
  • 13 years of experience teaching mathematics
  • Bachelors and Masters
  • National Board Certification: Early Middle Childhood Literacy: Reading and Language Arts
  • 13 years of experience teaching ELA
Mandy Boudwin

Mandy Boudwin joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in August 2015. She is currently a teacher in St. James Parish and lives in Gramercy, Arkansas. Her experience includes:

  • 17.5 years teaching experience
  • 17.5 years math teaching experience
  • B.S. Secondary Education in Mathematics, M.S. in Administration and Supervision
  • National Board Certification - AYA Mathematics (2005 - 2015)
  • President-Elect of Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics (LATM), Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics (ASSM), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), 2002 St. James Parish Teacher of the Year
Laurel Bounds

Laurel Bounds joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a 6th grade teacher in Crest Ridge Elementary School and lives in Centerview, Kansas. Her experience includes:

  • 6 years of teaching experience
  • 6 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction
  • K-6 Elementary Education
Karen Brisbane

Karen Brisbane joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a Grade 6 Math Teacher in Scottsdale Unified School District and lives in Scottsdale, New Mexico. Her experience includes:

  • 21 years of teaching experience
  • 21 years of experience teaching math
  • 3 years as a University Mentor Teacher in Scottsdale Unified School District
  • B.S. in Psychology
  • International Literacy Association, NEA, SAP Core Advocate
  • Certified in NBCT ELA Early and Middle Child
Donna Brooks

Donna Brooks joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a First grade Teacher and Math coach in Academy School District 20 and lives in Colorado Springs, Wyoming. Her experience includes:

  • 21 years of teaching experience
  • 21 years of experience teaching math
  • BA Ed, MA Curriculum Instruction and Design
  • National Board Certified as an Early Childhood Generalist
  • NBPTS
Monica Brown

Monica Brown joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Classroom teacher in Shelby County Schools and lives in Memphis, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 9 years of teaching experience
  • 9 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of Memphis and Master of Healthcare Administration in Health Systems Management from Tulane University
  • Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education; National Board Certified Teacher in Early to Middle Childhood Literacy
  • Hope Street Group Tennessee State Fellow; Member - TN Department of Education Educator Preparation Programs Implementation Working Group; Teach Plus Common Core Training Facilitator
Demetra Brown

Demetra Brown joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Teacher in Shelby County School District and lives in Cordova, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 22 years of teaching experience
  • 18 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelors in Education, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Specialist in Administration and Supervision
  • NEA
Blanche Brownley

Blanche Brownley joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Education Consultant and lives in Olney, West Virginia. Her experience includes:

  • 46 years of teaching experience
  • BS, MAT, MA, Ed.D.
  • ASCD, NCTM
Jana Bryant

Jana Bryant joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a K-12 Math Instructional Coach in Daviess County Public Schools and lives in Owensboro, Ohio. Her experience includes:

  • 22 years of teaching experience
  • 22 years of experience teaching math
  • K-12 Math Instructional Coach; taught 4th grade to post-secondary
  • BA in Math; MA in Mathematics Education
  • NBCT, AYA Math
  • KY Hope Street Group Fellow, KEA Fellow, KY Core Advocate/Student Achievement Partners, NBCT KY Ambassador, KCTM member
Lisa Butler-Msuya

Lisa Butler-Msuya joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Instructional Coach in Indianola Community School District and lives in Milo, Wisconsin. Her experience includes:

  • 16 years of teaching experience
  • 16 years of experience teaching ELA
  • 6 years of experience as a Literacy Coach
  • Masters in Information and Library Science; Bachelors in Secondary Special Education and Secondary English Education
  • K-12 Reading Endorsement
  • Solution Tree 2011 Redefining Excellence in the Classroom Award
Linda Carstens

Linda Carstens joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Educational Researcher and lives in Albuquerque, Nevada. Her experience includes:

  • 35 years of teaching experience
  • 35 years of experience teaching ELA
  • MA, Curriculum, Ph.D., Multicultural Education
  • CA Bilingual credential, CA administrative credential
  • Achieve EQuIP Juror, Stanford University Affiliate, AERA, NABE, CABE
Vanessa Cerrahoglu

Vanessa Cerrahoglu joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a Math Coordinator in Orange County Department of Education and lives in Huntington Beach, Hawaii. Her experience includes:

  • 22 years of teaching experience
  • 20 years of experience teaching math
  • BA in Liberal Studies with Math Concentration
  • NCSM, NCTM, CMC, OCMC
Korina Chapman

Korina Chapman joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Behavioral Consultant and lives in Flagstaff, New Mexico. Her experience includes:

  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • 7 years of classroom teaching experience
  • Elementary Education, Special Education, Educational Administration, Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Certified in Education, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • NEA
Lea Ann Christenson

Lea Ann Christenson joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Associate Professor in Towson University and lives in Columbia, West Virginia. Her experience includes:

  • 30 years of teaching experience
  • 8 years of experience teaching ELA
  • MA Educational Administration, PhD Curriculum and Instruction (early literacy)
  • Certified in Elementary, Secondary Social Studies, ESOL
  • ASCD, International Literacy Association, NAEYC
Barbara Churray

Barbara Churray joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Teacher in Utica Community School District and lives in Shelby Township, Iowa. Her experience includes:

  • 23 years of teaching experience
  • 23 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Master's in Education
  • Certified Reading Specialist, Elementary Education
  • NEA; International Literacy Association
Melissa Collins

Melissa Collins joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2014. She is currently a Teacher in Memphis Public Schools and lives in Memphis, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 16 years of teaching experience
  • 16 years of experience teaching math
  • 8 years as a mentor in Shelby County Schools
  • Bachlors, Masters, EdS, and PhD
  • TN K-6 Elementary Education; National Board Certification in Early Childhood
  • Tennessee Education Association, National Education Association, America Achieves, Student Achievment Partners Core Advocate, Teach Plus, NEA Foundation
Cory Concus

Cory Concus joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. He is currently a Teacher/Instructional Coach in Tipton County and lives in Covington, Mississippi. His experience includes:

  • 12 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years of experience teaching math
  • BA Biblical Studies, BA Psychology, MAEd
Dea Conrad-Curry

Dea Conrad-Curry joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Founder and CEO of Partner in Education and lives in Alpha, Missouri. Her experience includes:

  • 30 year career in education
  • 18 years of experience teaching middle and high school ELA
  • 11 years of professional consulting and classroom coaching nationally and internationally
  • State and national presenter/keynote speaker: Common Core Standards, Differentiation, Standards Based Grading
  • Achieve EQuIP Juror, ASCD, International Literacy Association, NCTE, NEA, SAP Core Advocate
  • Illinois Teacher Certification; Illinois Administrative Certification
  • Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction; MA Educational Leadership/Educational Administration; MA Literature & Language; BA English
Sara Coombs

Sara Coombs joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Instructional Mathematics Coach in Joliet Public Schools District 86 and lives in Joliet, Missouri. Her experience includes:

  • 18 years of teaching experience
  • 15 years of experience teaching math
  • Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Master's in Educational Administration
  • NCTM
Rhoda Corkran

Rhoda Corkran joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a English Teacher in Lacassine High School and lives in Jeff Davis Parish, Arkansas. Her experience includes:

  • 12 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from McNeese State University, certified to teach English and Social Studies; Masters in Educational Leadership from American College of Education
  • NCTE, NEA
Rheya Cortopassi

Rheya Cortopassi joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a teacher on special assignment with curriculum and instruction Fresno Unified and lives in Fresno, Hawaii. Her experience includes:

  • 6 years of teaching experience
  • 4 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies; Master Degree in Liberal Studies with a focus on Best Practices
  • Liberal Arts Teaching Credential BCLAD
  • KSEE 24 Educator of the Week, May 2012 and January 2014
Courtney Cox

Courtney Cox joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Kindergarten Teacher in Billings Pubic Schools and lives in Billings, Illinois. Her experience includes:

  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • 5 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BA Elementary Ed. and BA Special Education
  • AFT, NEA, SAP Core Advocate
  • TLI, CTQ
Thomas Coy

Thomas Coy joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. He is currently a Director of Curriculum and Instruction in Arkansas Department of Education and lives in Little Rock, Oklahoma. His experience includes:

  • 12 years of teaching experience
  • 12 years of experience teaching math
  • BSE,MSE, EdD
  • NCSM, NCTM, EQuIP Peer Review Panel
Jeff Crawford

Jeff Crawford joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in August 2015. He is currently a Secondary Math Curriculum and Instructional Support in Mead School District and lives in Spokane, Alaska. His experience includes:

  • 22 years of teaching experience
  • 22 years of experience teaching math
  • Baseline IMET reviewer, Student Achievement Partners; OER reviewer, K12 OER Collaborative; Multi-year Presenter and Facilitator, CCSSO National Conference on Student Assessment; Contributing member, Washington’s State Network of Educators (SNE); Washi
  • B.A. Mathematics, M.S. Mathematics
  • Member, NCTM; Member, ASCD; Curriculum Adoption Toolkit consultant, Washington State OSPI; Washington State Bridge to College Math trainer; Washington State Core Advocates trainer and leader, Student Achievement Partners; Educator Engagement Panelist,
Kate Crist

Kate Crist joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Implementation Specialist in Washoe County School District and lives in Reno, California. Her experience includes:

  • 12 years of teaching experience
  • Bachelor of Arts: Modern World History & Education, Master of Arts in Teaching
  • EQuIP Peer Review Panel Member; Student Achievement Core Advocate for Nevada
  • 8 years of experience teaching ELA
Jodi Cunningham

Jodi Cunningham joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a Classroom Teacher in Clark County School District and lives in Las Vegas, California. Her experience includes:

  • 14 years of teaching experience
  • 14 years of experience teaching math
  • 5 years as a Curriculum and Professional Development Specialist in Clark County School District
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education; Master of Secondary Mathematics Instruction; Master of Educational Leadership
  • NV Secondary Mathematics ; National Board Certification in Mathematics, Adolescent and Young Adult
  • NCTM; Southern Nevada Mathematics Council; International Baccalaureate Organization
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Math (state finalist)
Kristine Cunningham

Kristine Cunningham joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Math Content Specialist in Phoenix Union High School District and lives in Phoenix, New Mexico. Her experience includes:

  • 19 years of teaching experience
  • 16 years of experience teaching math
  • B.A. Mathematics, M.Ed Curriculum and Instruction
  • Arizona Elementary and Secondary Certification with a Mathematics Endorsement
  • NCTM, NCSM
Théa Jon Curry

Théa Jon Curry joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2014. She is currently a Teacher in William A. Morris Intermediate School 61 and lives in Staten Island, Massachusetts. Her experience includes:

  • 15 years of teaching experience
  • 15 years of experience teaching math
  • 5 years as Math Coordinator; 3 years as Common Core Math Fellow; 1 year as Common Core Implementation Facilitator in New York City Public Schools
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics; Master of Science in Education and Special Education
  • 7-12 Mathematics
  • NCTM; NYC Common Core Fellows
Christina Daugherty

Christina Daugherty joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a English/Journalism Teacher in L&N STEM Academy and lives in Knoxville, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • 3 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Associates, Bachelors, Masters
  • Teaching licensure, Google Certified, Apple Certified
  • NEA
Ronda Davis

Ronda Davis joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a Math Specialist in Albuquerque Public Schools and lives in Albuquerque, Nevada. Her experience includes:

  • 28 years of teaching experience
  • 28 years of experience teaching math
  • BA Chemistry; MA Mathematics Education
  • NBCT, AP Calculus Certified
  • NMCTM, NCSM, NCTM, MOWG/PARCC
Virginia Day

Virginia Day joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Reading Specialist in Amherst Middle School and lives in Wilton, Maine. Her experience includes:

  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelors Human Development; M.Ed. Reading Curriculum and Instruction
  • Certified in Elementary Education K-8; Special Education K-12, Reading and Writing Specialist
  • NEA, NHIDA
Julie DeMicco

Julie DeMicco joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Reading Specialist in West Des Moines Community Schools and lives in Des Moines, Wisconsin. Her experience includes:

  • 28 years of teaching experience
  • 28 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Reading Recovery trained
  • M.A. in Reading
  • ASCD, International Literacy Association, NCTE, NEA
  • Chosen for the Teacher Leadership Initiative through NEA,CTQ and NBPTS
Connie Dickison

Connie Dickison joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in March 2018. She is currently a Classroom Teacher in Mendota District 289 and lives in Amboy, Missouri. Her experience includes:

  • 24 years of teaching experience
  • 24 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Master's in Curriculum and Instruction with Reading emphasis, Master's in Educational Leadership and Administration, Bachelor's in Elementary Education
Linda Dixon

Linda Dixon joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Classroom Teacher in Colton Joint Unified School District and lives in Colton, Hawaii. Her experience includes:

  • 18 years of teaching experience
  • 18 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor's in Environmental Science, Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction, post grade work in Social Emotional Learning
  • NEA, CTA
Kathy Dole

Kathy Dole joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services in Grand Ledge Public Schools and lives in Eagle, Iowa. Her experience includes:

  • 28 years of teaching experience
  • 28 years of experience teaching math
  • 10 years as a Department Chair; 3 years as a Math Coach; 3 years as a Curriculum Director in Ionia Public Schools
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with minors in Mathematics and General Science; Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction
  • MI K-8 Mathematics and General Science
  • NCTM; NCSM; ASCD
Sharla Dowding

Sharla Dowding joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in March 2018. She is currently a Science Consultant in Wyoming and lives in Newcastle, Idaho. Her experience includes:

  • 26 years of teaching experience
  • 26 years of experience teaching Science
  • BS, MA, EdD
  • Science Composite Certified
  • NSTA, NABT, NBCT
Dr. Bryan Drost

Dr. Bryan Drost joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in September 2017. He is currently a Director of Curriculum and Instruction in Summit County Education Service Center and lives in Broadview Heights, Indiana. His experience includes:

  • 14 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Ph.D., M.Ed., M.A., B.A.
  • Certified in K-12 teaching ELA, Math, WL; 4-12 Principal's License; K-12 Superintendent's License
  • AMLE, ASCD, ISTE, SAP Core Advocate, NBPTS
Priscilla Dunn

Priscilla Dunn joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a 5th Grade ELA Teacher and lives in Burnsville, South Carolina. Her experience includes:

  • 12 years of teaching experience
  • 12 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.S. in Elementary Education; Add-on licensure inSpecial Education
  • National Board Certified Teacher; Governor's Teacher Network
  • NCAE member
Morgan Dunton

Morgan Dunton joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a ELA Specialist and lives in Rockland, Vermont. Her experience includes:

  • 25 years of teaching experience
  • 12 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Maine teaching license
  • NCTE
Michelle Dupree

Michelle Dupree joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2015. She is currently a District Instructional Math Coach in the School District of the Menomonie Area and lives in Menomonie, Minnesota. Her experience includes:

  • 25 years of teaching experience
  • 24 years of experience teaching math
  • NCTM Presenter, Quality Educator Convention Presenter, WI State Network of Educators-Smarter Balanced Digital Library Project Team Member, WI Forward Exam Reviewer
  • NY State 7-12 Math Education Certification, NY State BA N-6 Education, NY State BA Psychology, NY State MS in Education, WI DPI Professional Educator License Prekindergarten-6, WI Math Minor Equivalency
  • Google Certified, WI Director of Instruction, WI Principal Licensure
  • NCTM, NCSM, WSMI, AWSA, ASCD
Roxane Dyk

Roxane Dyk joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in September 2016. She is currently a Instructional Coach in Mt. Vernon School District and lives in Platte, North Dakota. Her experience includes:

  • 27 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years of experience teaching math
  • BS in Science, MS in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Certified Math Specialist
  • ASCD, ISTE, NCTM, Teaching Channel Laureate, NCSM, SDSMT
Lisa Englard

Lisa Englard joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a Lesson Writing Team Lead and lives in Aventura, Alabama. Her experience includes:

  • 13 years of teaching experience
  • 12 years of experience teaching math
  • 10 years as a Math Specialist and Department Chair in Miami-Dade
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering; Master of Science in Education
  • Certified in FL 6-12 Math; K-12 Computers; 6-12 Physics; Gifted Endorsement
  • NCTM Member of editorial panel for Teaching Children Mathematics; NCSM; Student Achievement Partners Core Advocate
  • 2008 Teacher of the Year, Aventura City of Excellence School
Nicole Erdelyi

Nicole Erdelyi joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a Secondary Math Instructional Coach in Rio Rancho Public Schools and lives in Rio Rancho, Nevada. Her experience includes:

  • 21 years of teaching experience
  • 16 years of experience teaching math
  • Secondary Math Instructional Coach; Geometry Table Leader for PARCC Performance Level Setting; New Mexico Public Education Department Instructional Material Adoption Review Institute Member
  • Master of Science Teaching; Bachelor of Science Mathematics
  • National Board Certified Teacher Mathematics/Adolescence and Young Adults
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; Student Achievement Partners Core Advocate
Joseph Espinosa

Joseph Espinosa joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2015. He is currently a Elementary Math Coordinator in Los Angeles Unified School District and lives in San Gabriel, Hawaii. His experience includes:

  • 14 years of teaching experience
  • 9 years of experience teaching math
  • LAUSD Common Core Math Expert, Elementary (2 years); LAUSD Common Core Math Fellow (3 years); Math Lead Teacher (1 year); UCLA Principal Leadership Institute Action Research Project: Reducing Math Anxiety through Growth Mindset
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (UCLA); Master of Education in Education Administration (UCLA)
  • California Professional Credential, Multiple Subject; California Administrative Service Credential; National Board Certification in Middle Childhood, Generalist; GATE Certificate, Google Certified Teacher
  • NCTM, NCSM, ISTE, CUE, NSTA, ILA, iNACOL, CMC; Teacher Plus Teaching Policy Fellow; Mickelson/Exxon Mobile Math/Science Teacher Academy; UCLA Teacher Initiated Project Grant Awardee (2x); Achieve the Core California Core Advocate
Austine Etcheverry

Austine Etcheverry joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Administrator in Avondale Elementary School and lives in Avondale, New Mexico. Her experience includes:

  • 12 years of experience teaching
  • 8 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelors and Masters Degrees
  • Certifications in Special education, administration, reading interventionist, early childhood
  • NBPTS; Non-violent Crisis Intervention, NEA, and currently working on National Board Certification and affiliated with their professional network
Arthur Everett

Arthur Everett joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. He is currently a Teacher in NYC Department of Education and lives in New York, Massachusetts. His experience includes:

  • 12 years of teaching experience
  • 12 years of experience teaching ELA
  • MS Teaching, MS Curriculum and Instruction
  • National Council for History Education (NCHE), National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), United Federation of Teachers (UFT), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Achieve, Inc., America Achieves, NYC Department of Education (NYCDOE), NYS Education
Lindsey Fangman (Backus)

Lindsey Fangman (Backus) joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Teacher in Pasco School District and lives in Pasco, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 11 years of teaching experience
  • 11 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelors of Elementary Education, Masters of Education, Mathematics and Reading
  • NEA; SAP Core Advocate; WEA
Holli Fears

Holli Fears joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Executive Director of English Language Arts inDuval County Public Schools and lives in Jacksonville, Alabama. Her experience includes:

  • 12 years of teaching experience
  • 6 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Reading Coach, Sneads High School in Sneads.Florida; Regional Reading Coordinator/School Improvement Specialist with Florida Department of Education; Executive Director, Duval Transformation Office (Duval County Public Schools); Executive Director; Englis
  • Executive Director, English Language Arts (Duval County Public Schools)
  • AA (Special Education) Chipola Junior College; BA (Elementary Education with ESOL Endorsement); BA (Special Education with ESOL Endorsement); MA (Educational Leadership); EdS (Educational Leadership); EdD (Curriculum and Instruction; Specializing in Diver
  • Elementary Education K-6; Exceptional Student Education K-12; Reading Endorsement; ESOL Endorsement; Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum 5-9; Educational Leadership
  • Sneads High School Rookie Teacher of the Year 2005; Grand Ridge School Teacher of the Year 2007; Jackson County Reading Coach of the Year 2008 and 2009; Memberships: Florida Curriculum and Language Arts Supervisors; International Literacy Association; Ass
  • Working with The New Teacher Project
Shanna Feist

Shanna Feist joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Kindergarten Teacher in Deer Park School District and lives in Deer Park, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 20 years of teaching experience
  • 20 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education
  • National Board Certified; NBPTS
Julie Fessenden

Julie Fessenden joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Instructional Coach in Grand Island Public Schools and lives in Grand Island, Louisiana. Her experience includes:

  • 25 years of teaching experience
  • 20 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, Masters in Educational Technology, Specialist in Administration, ABD Curriculum and Instruction
  • Certified in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education, Administration
  • ASCD
Jill Fetters

Jill Fetters joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a Academic Coach in Panama- Buena Vista School District and lives in Bakersfield, Hawaii. Her experience includes:

  • 24 years teaching experience
  • 15 years experience teaching math
  • 1 year as teacher on Special Assignment in-Panama Buena Vista School District
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • CA Single Subject in Business/Computers; Mathematics Multiple Subject credential; CA Clear Credential
  • Computer Users in Education; Math Council of Bakersfield
  • Math Council, CUE, Alameda County Outstanding Technology Teacher, Kern County Teaacher of the Year Nominee
Sheldon Fine

Sheldon Fine joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2014. He is currently a Advisor at Math for America and lives in New York, Massachusetts. His experience includes:

  • 25 years teaching experience
  • 25 years experience teaching math
  • 2 years as an Assistant District Superintendent; 3 years as a District Director of Math and Science; 2 years as a Principal; 6 years as an Assistant Principal in New York City
  • Bachelor of Science; Master of Science; Master of Arts
  • NY 7-12 Mathematics; School Administration and Supervision Certificate; Special Education Advanced Certificate
  • NCTM
  • NCSM Golden Apple Award from PBS for Innovative Uses of Technology in Education
Adrienne "Holly" Fitzharris

Adrienne "Holly" Fitzharris joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a ESE Teacher and lives in Jacksonville, Alabama. Her experience includes:

  • 17 years of teaching experience
  • 15 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Masters of Elementary Education, Bachelor of Art in Photography
  • Certified Reading K-12, ESOL, ESE, Elementary 1-6, Montessori Primary, Montessori Elementary
  • AFT, NEA, SAP Core Advocate
Josh Flores

Josh Flores joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. He is currently a K-12 ELA Coordinator in Mustang Public School District and lives in Midwest City, Texas. His experience includes:

  • 11 years of teaching experience
  • 5 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.S. in Education and Masters of Education in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum
  • NCTE
  • Certified in Secondary ELA
Sarah Floyd

Sarah Floyd joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Elementary Learning Coach in Bourne Public School District and lives in Falmouth, Rhode Island. Her experience includes:

  • 14 years of teaching experience
  • 14 years of experience teaching ELA, reading specialist and learning coach
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Master of Education in Specialist Teacher in Reading
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (Dec. 2017), Certified as an English as a Second Language Teacher, Reading Specialist, Elementary Educator (grades 1-6), Administrator- Principal/Assistant Principal
  • International Literacy Association; NEA
  • Teacher Leadership Initiative- Massachusetts Teachers Association & National Education Association
Amy Forrest

Amy Forrest joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a Learning Strategist at Clark County School District and lives in Las Vegas, California. Her experience includes:

  • 15 years teaching experience
  • 15 years experience teaching math
  • 3 years as a Math Department Chair in Clark County Schools, RTI, TESL
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics; Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership
  • Elementary Education K-6, Mathematics 6 - 9, TESL, NBTPS Early Adolescence Mathematics
  • NCTM; NBPTS; NEA; After-School All Stars
Tracy Fortin

Tracy Fortin joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in September 2017. She is currently a Classroom Teacher and lives in Batesland, North Dakota. Her experience includes:

  • 16 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Master’s of Educational Administration
Astrid Fossum

Astrid Fossum joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2014. She is currently a District Mathematics Curriculum Specialist in Milwaukee Public Schools and lives in Milwaukee, Minnesota. Her experience includes:

  • 10 years teaching experience
  • 10 years experience teaching math
  • 5 years as a District Mathematics Teaching Specialist; 2 years as GE Foundation Teacher Leader in Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History; Master of Curriculum and Instruction
  • WI 1-8 and Math 400; Administration: Curriculum Director certification
  • NCSM; NCTM; WMC; Student Achievement Partners Core Advocate
Karin Foster

Karin Foster joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Language and Literacy Coordinator for Orange County Department of Education and lives in San Clemente, Hawaii. Her experience includes:

  • 19 years of teaching experience
  • 14 years of experience teaching ELA
  • District Coordinator of Secondary ELA; Professional Development Provider for Orange Co and Capistrano Unified School District; CA Department of Ed ELA materials reviewer
  • MS in Reading and Language Arts
  • Advisory Member for California Reading and Literature Project at University of CA Irvine
Ruth Fristo

Ruth Fristo joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Education Consultant and lives in Lincoln, Louisiana. Her experience includes:

  • 34 years of teaching experience
  • 22 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Master's Degree
  • Certified in K-8 elementary education; K-6 administration
  • ASCD, International Literacy Association, NCTE, NCTM, NEA, CASA
Lesley Galyas

Lesley Galyas joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in March 2018. She is currently a Science Teacher and STEM Coordinator in Carlsbad Early College High School and lives in Carlsbad, Nevada. Her experience includes:

  • 22 years of teaching experience
  • 18 years of experience teaching Science
  • B.S Biology; M.A. Elementary Education; Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction-Science Literacy
  • Certified in OH 1-8 Education HQ Science; NM Level 3 pK-12 Teacher; NM Level 3 K-12 Science Endorsement; NM Level 3 grades 5-9 Science Endorsement; NBCT Middle Grades Science
  • NCTM, NBPTS, NSTA, CSSS
Rane Garcia

Rane Garcia joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Assistant Superintendent at Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System and lives in Hudsonville, Iowa. Her experience includes:

  • 26 years of teaching experience
  • 7 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Master's Degree in Education
  • Certifications in elementary education, math and social studies
  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM); State and local curriculum of textbook adoption review committee, MEMSPA- Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association
Nancy Gardner

Nancy Gardner joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in March 2018. She is currently a Education Consultant and lives in Davidson, South Carolina. Her experience includes:

  • 37 years of teaching experience
  • 32 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelors and Masters Degrees
  • ELA secondary certification, Theatre Arts endorsement, NBCT certification
  • Hope Street, NBPTS, Former NCTE, SAP Core Advocate, Center for Teaching Quality, EQuIP peer reviewer and juror, LDC consultant, SREB presenter and trainer, ISKME consultant, National Humanities Center ELA consultant, NCDPI
  • CTQ, LDC, SREB, ISKME, NC DPI, Partnership for Dynamic Learning
Tessa Garland

Tessa Garland joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a ELA and Literacy Specialist in Chattahoochee-Flint RESA and lives in Cuthbert, Florida. Her experience includes:

  • 29 years of teaching experience
  • 28 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Education Specialist Degree
  • Areas of Teaching Certification: Reading P - 12, Educational Leadership P - 12, English 6 - 12, English/Language Arts 4 - 8, Science 4 - 8, Social Studies 4 - 8
  • Achieve EQuIP Juror, International Literacy Association, Teach Plus, ASCD, Georgia Association of Curriculum and Instruction Specialists, ILA, NCTE, SAP Core Advocates
Karen Gauthier

Karen Gauthier joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2015. She is currently a Instructional Coach/Mathematics Coordinator in Orange County Department of Education and Capistrano Unified School District and lives in Trabuco Canyon, Hawaii. Her experience includes:

  • 28 years of teaching experience
  • 26 years of experience teaching math
  • Instructional Math Coach K-2, Mathematics Staff Developer for Orange County Department of Education
  • B.S. Early Childhood, M.A. Early Childhood
  • National Board Certification in Early Childhood 2002 & 2012
  • 2015 Orange County Teacher of the Year
Anita Gennaro

Anita Gennaro joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Assistant Principal in Meriden Public School District and lives in Meriden, New Jersey. Her experience includes:

  • 19 years of teaching experience
  • 6 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Masters of Education; Sixth Year in Art of Learning
  • Elementary Education Certified; Intermediate Administration and Supervision Certified
  • AFT; ASCD; SAP Core Advocate
  • Smarter Balanced Teacher Ambassador
Julie Gerken

Julie Gerken joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Education Consultant in Colorado and lives in Windsor, Wyoming. Her experience includes:

  • 9 years of teaching experience
  • 8 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Master's in Education
  • K-6 Elementary Education License
  • Former NEA Member
Kristine Gettelman

Kristine Gettelman joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2014. She is currently a District Mathematics Leader in Milwaukee Public Schools and lives in Milwaukee, Minnesota. Her experience includes:

  • 22 years teaching experience
  • 17 years experience teaching math
  • Academic Math Coach-focus on implementing CCSSM
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education; Master of Arts in Instructional Leadership
  • WI PreK-6
  • Wisconsin Mathematics Council; NCTM; Student Achievement Partners Core Advocate; UnboundED; Leading Educators
Carolyn Glicklich

Carolyn Glicklich joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Education Specialist at The Chapin School and lives in Stamford, New Jersey. Her experience includes:

  • 11 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.A. in Elementary & Special Education; M.Ed in Special Education
  • Certified in New York State and Massachusetts: Students with Disabilities Pre K - 12
  • America Achieves, SAP Core Advocate, Achievement Network
Juan Gomez

Juan Gomez joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. He is currently a Math Instructional Coach and Teacher in Carmel Unified School District and lives in Seaside, Hawaii. His experience includes:

  • 18 years teaching experience
  • 18 years experience teaching math
  • 6 years as a Math Instructional Coach in Carmel Unified School District
  • B.S. Mathematics, M.S. Educational Administration
  • CA 6-12 Math; CA Administration Credential; CA CLAD Certified
  • NCTM; NEA; California Math Council; Monterey Bay Counties Math Educators
  • Three time recipient of the Certificate of Acknowledgement, California Superintendent of Instruction
Erin Greco

Erin Greco joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Learning Design Coach/IB Coordinator in Pine View Elementary School and lives in Tampa, Alabama. Her experience includes:

  • 13 years of teaching experience
  • 11 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BA-Political Science, MA-Public Administration
  • Certified in K-6, ESE
Melissa Gronzo

Melissa Gronzo joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a teacher in Utica Community Schools and lives in Rochester, Iowa. Her experience includes:

  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years experience teaching math
  • 6 years as Lead teacher; 3 years as Curriculum Leadership Committee Member; 8 years as a Data Team Member in Utica Community Schools
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a focus in Language Arts; Master of Educational Leadership; Education Specialist in Curriculum and Leadership
  • MI K-8 self-contained classroom, 6-8 Language Arts; Administrator Certificate
  • MEA; NEA; UEA; Michigan Education Association Common Core Math Cadre Leader, NEA Teacher Leader Participant
Jody Guarino

Jody Guarino joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2015. She is currently a Mathematics Coordinator at Orange County Department of Education and lives in San Clemente, Hawaii. Her experience includes:

  • 22 years of teaching experience
  • 22 years of experience teaching math
  • BA, MS, EdD
  • National Board Certification, Early Childhood Generalist
  • Student Achievement Partners Core Advocate, NCTM, NCSM
Velvet Gutridge

Velvet Gutridge joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Assistant Principal; Middle School Science and Math teacher at Idaho Distance Education Academy and lives in Boise, Utah. Her experience includes:

  • 21 years of teaching experience
  • 21 years of experience teaching in classrooms
  • BS. Ed, MA.Ed
  • ASCD, iNACOL
Rebecca Hadley-Schlosser

Rebecca Hadley-Schlosser joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Special Education Teacher at Maili Elementary School and lives in Aiea, Oregon. Her experience includes:

  • 25 years of teaching experience
  • 24 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BA in Education; MA in OM; MA in Special Education
  • Certified teacher for Elementary K-8 and Special Education K-12
  • ASCD; International Literacy Association; NCTM; NEA; Teaching Channel Laureate
  • Council for Exceptional Children; Hawaii State Teachers Association
Montana Hammond

Montana Hammond joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a Math Teacher at Douglas High School and lives in Minden, California. Her experience includes:

  • 12 years of teaching experience
  • 12 years of experience teaching math
  • B.S. in Education, Math Major, Social Studies minor
  • NTCM
Jamie Hammond

Jamie Hammond joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in March 2018. She is currently a Education Consultant and lives in Lafayette, Wyoming. Her experience includes:

  • 7 years of teaching experience
  • 7 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Masters of Education, Bachelors of Arts-Sociology
  • K-5 Teaching Certification
  • Teach for America
Kim Hanley

Kim Hanley joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Teacher, ELD Advisor and Adjunct Professor at Capistrano Unified and lives in San Clemente, Hawaii. Her experience includes:

  • 27 years of teaching experience
  • 27 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BS, MS
  • Multiple subject credential, English single subject, Reading Specialist, Cross cultural Language Acquisition Development credential
  • ASCD, International Literacy Association, NCTE, NCTM
  • California Reading & Literature Project, California Reading Association
Danette Hardy

Danette Hardy joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Instructional Coach in Shelby County School District and lives in Memphis, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 22 years of teaching experience
  • M.Ed in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership; Ed.S in Administration & Supervision
  • Certifications in Reading Laureate; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; School Administration & Supervision
  • AFT; ASCD; International Literacy Association; NEA; SAP Core Advocate; Teach Plus
  • 17 years of experience teaching in classrooms
Kari Harma-Dennis

Kari Harma-Dennis joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a District Title I Math Consultant in Utica Community Schools and lives in Rochester Hills, Iowa. Her experience includes:

  • 17 years teaching experience
  • 17 years experience teaching math
  • 3 years as a Title 1 Math Consultant, 2 years as a recurrent guest lecturer within a math methods course at Oakland University, Speaker at the 2015 MCTM Conference
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; Master of Education
  • MI K-8 Self-contained Elementary Education; 6-8 Science
  • Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics; NCTM; Utica Education Association; Michigan Education Association; NEA
Kelly Harned

Kelly Harned joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Language Arts Teacher at WAVA High School and lives in Maple Valley, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 19 years of teaching experience
  • 19 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor of Arts; English and Secondary Ed from Western Michigan University; Masters of Arts, Reading Specialist from Central Washington University
  • 4-12 English and Speech
  • NCTE, NEA
Susan Harrison

Susan Harrison joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in March 2018. She is currently a Supervisor of Secondary Curriculum in Seaford School District and lives in Lewes, Virginia. Her experience includes:

  • 17 years of teaching experience
  • Doctorate (including ABD)
  • Certifications Received: Principal/Assistant Principal; DPAS-II; Teacher of English Language Arts Grades 9-12 (Valid 5-8 in Middle School)
  • 17 years of experience teaching ELA
Steven Helton

Steven Helton joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. He is currently a Retired Director of Elementary Education in Rutherford County Schools and lives in Ellenboro, South Carolina. His experience includes:

  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years of experience teaching ELA
  • 10 years of experience as a school administrator
  • 10 years of experience as a district administrator
  • Organized and led district reviews of ELA materials; facilitated creation of ELA web resources and PD during transition to CCSS
  • Educational Specialist; Instructional Leadership; Master of Education, Elementary Education; Bachelor of Arts, Social Sciences
  • ASG Advanced Curriculum Instructional Specialist Certificate; AP Advanced Principals' Certificate; G Master's Certificate- K-6; 6-9; 9-12
  • Rutherford County Principal of the Year (2005-2006); Assistant Principals' Executive Program; UNC-CH Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement (1997); Northland Cable/McDonald's Oustanding Educator Award (1995); Rutherford County Teacher of the Year (199
Michael Henderson

Michael Henderson joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2015. He is currently a Math Instructional Facilitator at Little Rock School District and lives in Little Rock, Oklahoma. His experience includes:

  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • 8 years of experience teaching math
  • MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University; BA in Psychology and Biological Basis for Behavior from the University of Pennsylvania
  • Educational Leadership
Erika Henderson

Erika Henderson joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Program Associate at Facing History and Ourselves and lives in Memphis, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 18 years of teaching experience
  • 7 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.A. in English, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision, C.A.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, Doctor of Education in Higher Education
  • Teaching Certificate in TN, IL, GA; Administrative License in TN, IL, GA
  • NCTE; NEA; SAP Core Advocate
  • New Leaders for New Schools, Standards Institute, NASSP, Kappa Delta Pi
Kristen Henninger

Kristen Henninger joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a K-12 Math Curriculum & Instruction Coach at Peoria Unified School District and lives in Peoria, New Mexico. Her experience includes:

  • 26 years teaching experience
  • 23 years experience teaching math
  • Bachelor of Science in Education and Masters of Education in Educational Leadership
  • Middle School Math, Structured English Immersion K-12
  • Pride of Peoria-Outstanding Employee of the Year, National Council Supervisors of Mathematics, National Council Teachers of Mathematics, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Arizona Mathematics Association
  • ASCD, ISTE, NCTM, NEA, NCSM
Tracey Hill

Tracey Hill joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a teacher in Bethalto CUSD 8 and lives in Bethalto, IL. Her experience includes:

  • 27 years of teaching experience
  • 27 years of experience teaching math
  • Participant in Math and Science Leadership Initiative, Participant in SWI Math Connections IMSP MAP Project.
  • BS Special Education, MS Special Education, MS Secondary Education - Mathematics
  • NCTM, SWI Math Connections IMSP MAP Project, District Assessment Team
Candace Hines

Candace Hines joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2018. She is currently a Kindergarten Teacher in Cordova, Tennessee and lives in Cordova, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • 8 years of experience teaching in classrooms
  • Teach Plus, Professional Development Facilitator; Hope Street Group, Education Policy Fellow & Editorial Department; Collaborative for Student Success, Professional Development/Profiled Teacher Leader; Educators for High Standards, Profiled Teacher Leader
  • Bachelor of Science
Autumn Hoadley

Autumn Hoadley joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a teacher in East Union Community School District and lives in Afton, Wisconsin. Her experience includes:

  • 9 years teaching experience
  • 9 years experience teaching math
  • 4 years as a Math Curriculum Mapping Representative for K-5; 6 years as a Curriculum Council Math Representative East Union School
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • IA K-6 General Education; K-8 Reading Endorsement; K-8 Social Studies
Heather Hobbs

Heather Hobbs joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in March 2018. She is currently a Associate Principal in Kennedy Elementary School and lives in Kingsport, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 8 years of teaching experience
  • 6 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.S. Early Childhood, will finish M. Ed. in Educational Leadership in July 2018
  • Certified Pre-3rd, 4-8, in July 2018 Admin. endorsement
  • International Literacy Association, NCTM
LaNessa Hof

LaNessa Hof joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Classroom Teacher in St. Mary Catholic School and lives in Dell Rapids, North Dakota. Her experience includes:

  • 23 years of teaching experience
  • 23 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education K-8; Bachelor of Science in Special Education K-12
  • SD State Network Educator Certified
  • International Literacy Association; NCTE; NCTM; South Dakota Reading Council-State Secretary; Prairie Valley Reading Council-President; Academics Choice Review Team Member; TOP Fellow
Terri Hollifield

Terri Hollifield joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Retired Educator in North Carolina and lives in Tuckasegee, South Carolina. Her experience includes:

  • 34 years of teaching experience
  • 20 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BS - Special Education; MA - Curriculum/Instruction Supervision
  • MG Language Arts; Academically Gifted
  • ASCD; Council For Exceptional Children; NC Association for Gifted and Talented
Dawn Holtz

Dawn Holtz joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Q Comp Coach in Hutchinson Public School District and lives in Hutchinson, South Dakota. Her experience includes:

  • 26 years of teaching experience
  • 23 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Masters in Education, Ed.S K-12 Principal and Superintendent
  • National Board Certified Early Childhood Generalist
  • AFT, NEA, NBPTS
Amanda Howard

Amanda Howard joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in May 2018. She is currently a Kindergarten Teacher and lives in Milton, Virginia. Her experience includes:

  • 6 years of teaching experience
  • Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education, Masters in Education: Instruction - Teacher of Reading
  • Teacher of Early Childhood Birth to Grade 2, Teacher of Elementary Grades K-6, Teacher of Exceptional Children Grades K-12
  • NEA
Jodi Hufendick

Jodi Hufendick joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Teacher at Kentlake High School and lives in Covington, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 18 years of teaching experience
  • 15 years of experience teaching ELA
  • MEd in Instructional Design
  • Certified with NBCT
  • ASCD, NCTE, NEA, NBPTS, Learning Forward
Paula Hulme

Paula Hulme joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a teacher in Mead School District and lives in Spokane, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 17 years teaching experience
  • 17 years experience teaching math
  • SBAC item writer, Washington State Math Fellow, 9 years District Math Team, 8 years Curriculum Team Facilitator, Member District OER Grant Team
  • Bachelor of Arts in Education with an endorsement in History; Master of Education in Educational Technology
  • WA continuing certificate; National Board Certification in Middle Childhood, Generalist
  • NBCT
Melissa Hurt

Melissa Hurt joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2014. She is currently a K-8 Instructional Curriculum Coordinator in Germantown Municipal School District and lives in Germantown, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 5 years as Math Department Chair; 3 years as a Curriculum Writer in Shelby County Schools; 3 years as a Tennessee Department of Education Common Core Coach
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Learning; Master of Educational Leadership
  • TN 1-8; Administrator PK-12
  • 12 years of teaching experience
  • 12 years experience teaching math
  • NCTM, NCSM, NSTA, 2013 PTA Lifetime Achievement Award, 2010 Teacher of the Year,
Sumer Inman

Sumer Inman joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a Classroom teacher Buncombe County Schools and lives in Ashville, South Carolina. Her experience includes:

  • 15 years of teaching experience
  • 15 years of experience teaching math
  • Masters Secondary Math Edu
  • Administration, AIG both k-12, national boards
  • NCCTM, NC Core Advocates, NCAE
Lori Inman

Lori Inman joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a ELA Curriculum Content Specialist at Mead School District and lives in Spokane, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 25 years of teaching experience
  • 22 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Master's Degree
  • BAE in English Language Arts; MAEd in Literacy; National Board Certification; Principal Certification
  • ASCD, NCTE, NEA
James Jacobs

James Jacobs joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. He is currently a Data and Assessment Coordinator in Aztec NM and lives in Bloomfield, Nevada. His experience includes:

  • 21 years of teaching experience
  • 20 years of experience teaching math
  • MA Science Teaching, BA Math Education
  • K-12 Math Coach
  • NBCT Mathematics
Tanika Johnson

Tanika Johnson joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a High School English Teacher and Education Consultant and lives in Memphis, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 8 years of teaching experience
  • 7 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Masters+45 in Professional Counseling and Special Education (will receive Education Specialist Degree in July 2017 and Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership Degree in May 2018)
  • National Certified Counselor
  • America Achieves; ASCD; NCTM; NEA; SAP Core Advocate; Teach Plus
  • National Education Association Great Public Schools Network Online Community Facilitator for Special Education, National Education Association-Teach Plus Future of the Profession Fellow, Achieve EQUIP Lesson and Unit Designer for Common-Core and College a
Mary-Jo Jones Gregory

Mary-Jo Jones Gregory joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Curriculum Coach in Chatham County Public School District and lives in Fuquay Varina, South Carolina. Her experience includes:

  • 25 years of teaching experience
  • 15 years of experience teach ELA
  • BA in English-Secondary Education, MEd. in Reading-K-12
  • State/local curriculum and textbook adoption review committee; State/local leadership program including instructional fellow, task force member, teacher leader
  • Certified by National Boards of Professional Teaching Standards in Early Adolescence and English Language Arts, Ages 11-15
  • ASCD, International Literacy Association, NCTE, NEA, NBPTS
Cassandra Joss

Cassandra Joss joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2014. She is currently a teacher in Utica Community Schools and lives in Rochester, Iowa. Her experience includes:

  • 11 years teaching experience
  • 11 years experience teaching math
  • 1 year as an NEA Master Teacher in Kindergarten Math; 1 year as an NEA Great Public Schools facilitator for Kindergarten Common Core Math; 1 year as a presenter for the Michigan Education Association in Common Core Math; 6 months as a guest lecturer at Oa
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications; Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; Master of Education in Teaching
  • MI K-5 Self-contained classroom; 6-8 Language Arts
  • NEA BetterLesson Master Teacher; NEA GPS Community Facilitator; NEA State Network Educator; Michigan Education Association Common Core Cadre; Utica Community Schools Curriculum Leadership Council member
  • NEA Master Teacher
Laura (Christie) Katz

Laura (Christie) Katz joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Literacy Coach in Pinellas County School District and lives in St. Petersburg, Alabama. Her experience includes:

  • 14 years of teaching experience
  • 12 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BA in Psychology; MA in Elementary Education
  • SAP Core Advocate
Laurie Kemp

Laurie Kemp joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. He is currently a Associate Director of Education in PACE Center for Girls, Inc. and lives in Fort Myers, Alabama. His experience includes:

  • 20 years of teaching experience
  • 15 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BS, MA, EdS, Ed.D
  • Certified in Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Ed K-12, Reading Endorsement. ESOL Endorsement
  • SAP Core Advocate, National Writing Project
Glenn Kessinger

Glenn Kessinger joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. He is currently a Literacy Coach/Data Specialist at Washington Middle School and lives in Yakima, Alaska. His experience includes:

  • 25 years of teaching experience
  • 14 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BA -- Christian Education; MA -- Religious Education
  • Washington State Teacher Certification -- 4-12 English; 4-12 Instructional Technology; 4-12 Comparative Religion
  • AMLE; ASCD; International Literacy Association; NCTE
  • National Writing Project; Central Washington Writing Project
  • Awards - Crystal Apple; PTSA Golden Acorn
Tasha Kirby

Tasha Kirby joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in March 2018. She is currently a Science Teacher in Anacortes Middle School and lives in Anacortes, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 15 years of teaching experience
  • 15 years of experience teaching Science
  • Masters in Teaching
  • National Board Certified Science Teacher
  • NEA, NBPTS, NSTA, WEA, AST
Darlene Kirkpatrick

Darlene Kirkpatrick joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a ESL Teacher in Pulaski County Special School District and lives in Little Rock, Oklahoma. Her experience includes:

  • 21 years of teaching experience
  • 21 years experience teaching ELA
  • BS in Child Psychology; BS in Elementary Education; Master's in Reading
  • ESL, GT Certified
  • International Literacy Association, NCTE, NCTM, NEA, NBPTS, NCSM
Sarah Kitzmiller

Sarah Kitzmiller joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Instructional Design Specialist in Kingsport City Schools and lives in Kingsport, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 14 years of teaching experience
  • 14 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Elementary Education and Masters in Educational Administration and Policy Analysis
  • K-6 and Administration K-12 Certified
  • ASCD; NCTE
Kelly Kramer

Kelly Kramer joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a Classroom teacher in Reeths-Puffer Public Schools, Muskegon Michigan and lives in Grand Haven, Iowa. Her experience includes:

  • 23 years teaching experience
  • 23 years experience teaching math
  • 10 years as a School Improvement Chair in Reeths-Puffer Schools
  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Western Michigan University and Master of Science in Special Education Administration from Grand Valley State University
  • MI K-12 Special Education; K-8 Elementary and Self-contained classrooms; 6-8 Science
Erin Kunkle

Erin Kunkle joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2017. She is currently a Coordinator of Curriculum & Instruction in Bellevue Public Schools and lives in Omaha, Louisiana. Her experience includes:

  • 11 years of teaching experience
  • 4 years of experience teaching ELA
  • MAT, MA
  • AASA, ASCD, NEA
Tammy Kuper

Tammy Kuper joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a Middle School Education/Math Service Provider in Aviston District #21 and lives in Aviston, Missouri. Her experience includes:

  • 27 years teaching experience
  • 27 years experience teaching math
  • Math Foundational Services Certified Trainer in Illinois, Area VI/ROE #13 Math Service Provider
  • Bachelor of Arts; Master of Education Administration
  • IL K-9 Elementary Education; 5-8 Mathematics Endorsement; General Administrative
  • Illinois Foundational Services; Illinois Institute for Math Leaders; NEA
  • 2014 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Nominee
Janda Lannigan-Piekarz

Janda Lannigan-Piekarz joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a 4th grade teacher in Washoe County School District and lives in Reno, California. Her experience includes:

  • 27 years teaching experience
  • 24 years experience teaching math
  • 9 years as member of the District Content Math Leaders Team in Washoe County School District
  • B.A. English, M.Ed. Elementary Education
  • NV K-8 Generalist with an endorsement in Teaching English as a Second Language; National Board Certification, Middle Childhood Generalist
  • NCSM; NCTM; Student Achievement Partners Core Advocate; Council of Presidential Awardees in Mathematics; Society of Presidential Awardees
  • Presidential Award of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching; Northern Nevada Math Council Elementary Teacher of the Year, 2008
Shannon Lapinsky

Shannon Lapinsky joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2015. She is currently a Adult Continuing Education, Program Coordinator Appoquinimink School District and lives in Magnolia, Virginia. Her experience includes:

  • 20 years of teaching experience
  • 15 years of experience teaching math
  • BS Special Education BS Elementary Education MA Adult Literacy and Basic Education Ed.D Education Innovation & Leadership
  • Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent, Principal/Assistant Principal, School Leader I, School Leader II, Supervisor of Adult Education,Teacher of Middle Level Social Studies Grades 6-8, Teacher of Middle Level English Language Arts Grades 6-8, Teach
  • Lead- Delaware State Network of Educators, America Acheives, LearnZillion
Maya Lars

Maya Lars joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Reading Specialist in Prince George's County Public Schools and lives in Upper Marlboro, West Virginia. Her experience includes:

  • 17 years of teaching experience
  • 15 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.S. - Elementary Education, M.Ed. - Literacy Education
  • Advanced Teaching Certification- MD, National Board Certification: Early and Middle Childhood Literacy/Reading Language arts, Reading Recovery
  • International Literacy Association, NEA
Lisa Lee

Lisa Lee joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a K-5 Math Coach in Colonial School District and lives in Allentown, Delaware. Her experience includes:

  • 21 years teaching experiience
  • 21 years experience teaching math
  • 5 years as a Math Specialist in Bethlehem Area School District; 12 years as a Math Coach/Curriculum and Assessment writer/ Professional Development Facilitator in Colonial School District
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Mathematics concentration; Master of Elementary Education and Educational Technology
  • PA K-8 Instructional II
  • NCSM; NCTM; PCTM; ASCD; Montgomery County Math Council
  • 2012 Educator 500 Award for Professional Development; 2012 and 2013 National Blue Ribbon School designations
Miranda Lee

Miranda Lee joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2015. She is currently a Instructional Coach for Secondary Schools in Cristina School Dostrict and lives in Middletown, Virginia. Her experience includes:

  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • 5 years of experience teaching math
  • Master's in Special Education
  • I am a member of the Math Teacher Leader Project in my district. I am the district chairperson for Secondary Math in my district. Also, before becoming an instructional coach at the secondary level, for my district, I was the Math Department Chair at my
Miranda Lee

Miranda Lee joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2015. She is currently a Instructional Coach for Secondary Schools, Christina School District and lives in Middletown, Virginia. Her experience includes:

  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • 5 years of experience teaching math
  • Master's of Special Education, Bachelor's of Science
  • I am the Christina School District Chairperson for Secondary Math, I was a Teacher of the Year Nominee for the 2015-2016 school year. Prior to becoming a coach, I was also the Math Department Chair at Gauger Cobbs Middle School
Mary Lewis

Mary Lewis joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a teacher in West Valley School District #208 and lives in Yakima, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 20 years of teaching experience
  • 20 years experience teaching math
  • 2 years as a Math Coach; 7 years as a Math Teacher Leader in Alabama; 3 years as a Math Teacher Leader in Florida; 7 years as a Math Teacher Leader in West Valley School District
  • Bachelor of Science; Master of Elementary Education
  • WA K-8 Elementary Education; FL K-6 Elementary Education; National Board Certification in Middle Childhood, Generalist
  • NCTM; NBPTS
Joseph Lieberman

Joseph Lieberman joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in March 2018. He is currently a English Language Arts Department Chair and ELA instructor in FlexTech High School and lives in Livonia, Iowa. His experience includes:

  • 8 years of teaching experience
  • 8 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.A. English Language Arts with a certificate in secondary English education and M.A. in Literature
  • Professional Teaching Certificate
  • NCTE, NCLE
Rosalee Lindner

Rosalee Lindner joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Retired Educator in Arizona Public School System and lives in Phoenix, New Mexico. Her experience includes:

  • 33 years of teaching experience
  • 33 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bilingual ELA
  • BS in Elementary Education; MA in Elementary Education
  • AZ K-8 Elementary Education with endorsements; Reading Specialist and Bilingual Education
  • International Literacy Association; NABE; Who's Who in American Education; AFT; NEA
Juliette Longchamp

Juliette Longchamp joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Director of Professional Programs at Vermont-NEA and lives in Montpelier, Connecticut. Her experience includes:

  • 34 years of teaching experience
  • 30 years of experience teaching in classrooms
  • Ed.D. University of Vermont; M.A. Columbia University; B.S. University of Vermont
  • National Board Certified Teacher - Early Adolescent Generalist; Middle School Certification with Endorsements in Math, Science, English Language Arts, Social Studies, K-6 General Elementary, K-8 Special Education
  • AMLE, ASCD, NCTM, NEA, NBPTS; Learning Forward
Christina Lutz-Doemling

Christina Lutz-Doemling joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Director of Curriculum & Assessment in Catasauqua Area School District and lives in Catasauqua, Delaware. Her experience includes:

  • 20 years of teaching experience
  • 5 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.S. Biology, M.S. Education , Ed.D. Educational Leadership
  • Certified Superintendent Letter of Eligibility K-12, Secondary Principal 7-12, Biology 7-12, General Science 7-12
  • ASCD, SAP Core Advocate, PASCD
Tammy Macy

Tammy Macy joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Curriculum and Assessment Specialist in Sweetwater County School District and lives in Rock Springs, Idaho. Her experience includes:

  • 21 years of teaching experience
  • 21 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Certified in Early Childhood K-12 Leadership
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education; Masters in Curriculum and Instruction; Ed.S in K-12 Leadership
  • ASCD, International Literacy Association, ISTE, NCTE, NCTM, NEA, NCSM
  • International Reading Association (IRA), State/local curriculum and textbook adoption review committee
Lisa Maglic

Lisa Maglic joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a TSA, Curriculum and Instruction and lives in Fresno, Hawaii. Her experience includes:

  • 15 years of teaching experience
  • 15 years of experience teaching ELA
  • ELD; Reading Intervention; Literacy Specialist; Curriculum Support Provider
  • BA English; Single-Subject Teaching Credential
  • CLAD; BCLAD
  • CTA; FTA; Who's Who Amongst America's Best Educators; Master's Program Cohort FUSD
Kristie Marks

Kristie Marks joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Classroom teacher in Utica Community Schools and lives in Macomb, Iowa. Her experience includes:

  • 16 years of teaching experience
  • 16 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Teacher Leader
  • Master of Education; Bachelor of Science in Education
  • Elementary K-5 all subjects (K-8 All Subjects Self Contained Classroom); English (BA) 6-8
  • NEA; MEA; ILA; MRA
Martha Mason

Martha Mason joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a Professional Learning Coach in Shelby County Schools and lives in Bartlett, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 15 years teaching experience
  • 15 years experience teaching math
  • 2 years as a TN Common Core Math Coach; 3 years as a District Math Trainer; 4 years as Math Curriculum Writer in Shelby County Schools; 1.5 years as a University of Memphis Core Math Coach
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Supervision; and Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction
  • TN 1-6 Elementary 1-6; National Board Certification in Middle Childhood Generalist; FL K-5
  • Memphis Association for Teachers of Mathematics; National Educators Association
  • 2013 Irreplaceable Teacher Award; 2012 Making the Grade Teacher; 2011 Teacher Effectiveness Initiative "I TEACH" Pioneer Practitioner; 2010-2011 District Model Mathematics Classroom; 2013 MATOM Conference Presenter; 2011 School Seed Award; 2014 Recipient
Tracy Matakas

Tracy Matakas joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTDTTGY in Peoria Unified School District #11 and lives in Buckeye, New Mexico. Her experience includes:

  • 17 years of teaching experience
  • 17 years of experience teaching math
  • Bachelor's in Secondary Math Education, Masters in Curriculum & Instruction for K-14 Mathematics
  • AZ 9-12 Math Teaching Cert
  • NCTM, NCSM, AZ Math Leaders, ASCD, Mathematics Achievement Award, Curriculum & Instruction Leadership Team, K-12 Math Curriculum Writing Facilitator, K-12 Math Professional Development Facilitator
Alicia Mayers

Alicia Mayers joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Teacher in Washoe County School District and lives in Reno, California. Her experience includes:

  • 18 years of teaching experience
  • 12 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BA in Geoscience, MA in TESOL
  • NV Teacher License, ELL Endorsement
  • SAP Core Advocate
Natalie McCutchen

Natalie McCutchen joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a teacher in Simpson County Schools and lives in Woodburn, Ohio. Her experience includes:

  • 10 years teaching experience
  • 10 years experience teaching math
  • 3 years as Math Design Collaborative Teacher Leader; Member of District Common Core Implementation Team in Simpson County Schools; Attended PARCC Item Review Boot Camp--February 2014; NEA GPS Network Facilitator for 7th Grade Common Core; Member of Kentuc
  • Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades Education; Master of Instructional Leadership
  • KY Middle Grades Education, Mathematics and Science; National Board Certification in Early Adolescent Mathematics
  • Kentucky Education Association; NEA; Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics; NCTM; ASCD; KyASCD; Learning Forward
  • Campbellsville University Excellence in Teaching Award 2012; Franklin Simpson Educational Excellence Foundation Excellence Educator 2014; Kentucky Council Teachers of Mathematics Middle School Vice-President
Ronique McDaniel

Ronique McDaniel joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a General Education Classroom Teacher in Prince George's County Public Schools and lives in Laurel, West Virginia. Her experience includes:

  • 12 years of teaching experience
  • 12 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education, Masters in Early Childhood Education
  • Certified in Pre-K through middle school
  • NEA;Teach Plus
Heather McDonald

Heather McDonald joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Literacy Consultant and Teacher in Guildford County School District and lives in Kernersville, South Carolina. Her experience includes:

  • 17 years of teaching experience
  • 17 years of experience teaching ELA
  • K-12 Reading Specialist and K-12 Literacy Coach; Master Literacy trainer; Helps Literacy trainer; Master trainer with Dibels; trained problem and project based learning coach
  • BS Education; MED and Reading Specialist
  • K-8 Math; Science; Social Studies; ELA 9-12
  • Member of the International Reading Association; Currently serves on the Help Literacy Advisory Committee
Amy McLaughlin

Amy McLaughlin joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Director of Special Programs at Finley School District and lives in Kennewick, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 22 years of teaching experience
  • 20 years of experience teaching ELA
  • ELA Instructional Coach (2 years); PD Provider (2 years); District ELA Committee (3 years)
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Bachelor of Arts in Education
  • Residency Administrator, Continuing Teacher, National Board- Middle Childhood Generalist, Consistency Index Scorer
  • ASCD, NCTE, NCTM, NEA, NBPTS
Jarita Mitchell

Jarita Mitchell joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Instructional Support Advisor and Literacy Coach at Shelby County Schools and lives in Cordova, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 20 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor of Science in Education; Master of Science in Leadership; Doctorate of Education in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership
  • Certifications in all grades 1-8; Special Teacher Reading K-12; Professional Administrator K-12; Superintendent License
  • International Literacy Association, NEA, Memphis Education Associate, Tennessee Education Association
Jillian Mitchell

Jillian Mitchell joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in February 2018. She is currently a Elementary ELA Literacy and Intervention Specialist in Brandywine School District and lives in Wilmington, Virginia. Her experience includes:

  • 12 years of teaching experience
  • 8 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; Masters Degree in Reading; currently pursuing Doctorate in Educational Leadership
  • Certified Teacher of Elementary Grades K-6; Teacher Middle Level Grades 6-8; Teacher of Middle Level English Language Arts Grades 6-8; Teacher of Middle Level Social Studies Grades 6-8; Reading Specialist; Teacher of Exceptional Children Grades K-12
  • International Literacy Association, NEA, DSEA
Becky Mohr

Becky Mohr joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Literacy Coach and District Assessment Coordinator in Brandon Valley School District and lives in Brandon, North Dakota. Her experience includes:

  • 32 years of teaching experience
  • 29 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Master's Degree in Educational Leadership
  • Reading Specialist Endorsement
  • ASCD; AMLE; SDAMLE; Educational Leadership; 2005 Middle Level Teacher of the Year for South Dakota
  • International Literacy Association, ISTE, NCTE
Mary Mooney

Mary Mooney joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a Math Teaching Specialist in Milwaukee Public Schools and lives in Milwaukee, Minnesota. Her experience includes:

  • 17 years teaching experience
  • 17 years experience teaching math
  • Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Math Education
  • WI 400
  • NCTM; NCSM
Kristen Moore

Kristen Moore joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2015. She is currently a Mathematics Department Chair at FlexTech High School and lives in Howell, Iowa. Her experience includes:

  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • 5 years of experience teaching mathematics
  • B.A. Mathematics, M.A. Teaching and Curriculum
  • Project-Based Learning (PBL) Teacher
  • NCTM
Jessica Moore

Jessica Moore joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Middle School Language Arts Teacher in Weld County School District and lives in Platteville, Wyoming. Her experience includes:

  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • 8 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BA, MA, EdS (in progress)
  • America Achieves, SAP Core Advocate, Teach Plus
Angela Motter

Angela Motter joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2015. She is currently a 3rd Grade Classroom Teacher and Learning Strategist at Washoe County School District and lives in Reno, California. Her experience includes:

  • 19 years of teaching experience
  • 18 years of experience teaching math
  • Bachelors Degree in Speech Communication and Masters in Elementary Education
  • NCTM, Nevada Ready Teacher Ambassador, Student Achievement Partners Core Advocate, WCSD Math Content Leader Team
Diane Neal

Diane Neal joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Language Arts Teacher in Idaho Distance Education Academy and lives in Middleton, Utah. Her experience includes:

  • 31 years of teaching experience
  • 31 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.A. Liberal Studies; M.S Educational Technology
  • Certified Elementary Principal, Teaching K-8
  • ASCD, International Literacy Association, ISTE, NCTE, PBS Digital Innovator, Discovery Den Star
Cynthia Salley Nicholson

Cynthia Salley Nicholson joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Dean and English Education Coordinator at Chowan University and lives in Murfreesboro, South Carolina. Her experience includes:

  • 24 years of teaching experience
  • 20 years of experience teaching in classrooms
  • PhD - English Education; MA - English; Teaching Certificate; BA - English
  • Virginia Department of Education Postgraduate Professional License in English
  • International Literacy Association; NCTE
Donald Nicolas

Donald Nicolas joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. He is currently a Teacher in Pembroke Pines Charter Elementary and lives in Pembroke Pines, Alabama. His experience includes:

  • 13 years of teaching experience
  • 13 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Masters Degree in Educational Leadership
  • Certified in Educational Leadership
  • AFT, NEA
Rhonda Niemi

Rhonda Niemi joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Program Director at Jefferson County Public Schools and lives in Louisville, Ohio. Her experience includes:

  • 32 years of teaching experience
  • 20 years of experience teaching in classrooms
  • B.S., M.A.T.
  • ASCD, NCTM, NEA, SAP Core Advocate, NBPTS, NCSM
  • KCTM, GLCTM, Program committee for NCTM 2000 Annual Meeting; NBCT Mathematics Early Adolescence
Sheila Nugent

Sheila Nugent joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in March 2018. She is currently a Curriculum Specialist in Simsboro High School and lives in Ruston, Arkansas. Her experience includes:

  • 23 years of teaching experience
  • 15 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelors, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, Masters in Educational Leadership, Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Certified in Elementary Education, grades 1-8; school librarian; educational leader (principal)
  • AFT, NCTM, APEL, NISL, LASE
Alicia Nutall

Alicia Nutall joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Instructional Support Analyst in Shelby County School District and lives in Memphis, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 14 years of teaching experience
  • 12 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Associate's Degree (Elementary Education) Bachelor's Degree (Elementary Education) Master's Degree (School Leadership) Educational Specialists (School Leadership)
  • NEA
Kimberly Osborne

Kimberly Osborne joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2014. She is currently a Assistant Principal in Murfreesboro City Schools and Tennessee Department of Education Leadership Coach and lives in Columbia, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 13 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years experience teaching math
  • 1 year as a Numeracy Coach in Metro Nashville Public Schools
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Education; Master of Science in Health Education; Education Specialst in Administration and Supervision
  • TN K-8 all content subjects; TN K-12 Health Education
  • ASCD; IRA; NCTM
Kat Overhauser Smith

Kat Overhauser Smith joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Early Literacy Instructor at Washington State University and lives in Cheney, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Reading motivation and picture books
  • Masters in Teaching
  • National Board Certification in Middle Generalist; K-8 Elementary Education; Washington State Reading Certification
  • Washington Core Advocate; Washington Education Association ELA Trainer; Yelm School District Elementary Teacher of the Year 2012-2013; West Plains Teacher of the Year 2014-2015
Kirsten Parr

Kirsten Parr joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Director of Educational Services in Illini Central District Office and lives in Mason City, Missouri. Her experience includes:

  • 18 years of teaching experience
  • 13 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BA in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education, MA in Teaching and Leadership
  • Administrative (Type 75) Certification
  • ASCD; NEA; State/local curriculum textbook adoption review committee; State/local leadership program; instructional fellow; task force member; teacher leader)
Karen Parrino

Karen Parrino joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Educator in Livingston Parish Public Schools and lives in Denham Springs, Arkansas. Her experience includes:

  • 27 years of teaching experience
  • 27 years of experience teaching ELA
  • National Board Certified Teacher, Reading Specialist, Teacher Leader Certification
  • B.S., M. Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction
  • America Achieves, SAP Core Advocate, NBPTS
  • NSTA, LSTA, A+Pel
  • Teacher Leader Advisor for the Louisiana State Dept. of Education; America Achieves; SAP Core Advocate
Renee Parsley

Renee Parsley joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a District Math Specialist (5-12), Capital School District, Dover DE and lives in Milford, Virginia. Her experience includes:

  • 23 years of teaching experience
  • 22 years of experience teaching math
  • HS Math, CTE- Math Content Integrated Lessons, Supervision of K-12 Mathematics Programs, Math and Science Partnership Grants, Math Professional Development
  • BA Mathematics, MS Physics Education
  • NBCT Adolescence and Adulthood Mathematics, Delaware 6-12 Mathematics and Leadership Certificates
  • DE Math Coalition, DE STEM Council, NCTM/DCTM, NCSM. Recently awarded over 90K for 2016-17 professional development grants in conjunction with 3 district schools.
Jesse Parsley

Jesse Parsley joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2015. He is currently a Classroom Teacher and lives in Milford, Virginia. His experience includes:

  • 13 years of teaching experience
  • 6 years of experience teaching mathematics
  • America Achieves National Fellow
Donna Payne

Donna Payne joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Classroom Teacher in Pittsburgh Public Schools and lives in Pittsburgh, Delaware. Her experience includes:

  • 15 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years of experience teaching ELA
  • English 7-12; Reading Specialist; Special Education
  • Bachelors in English; Masters in special education; Curriculum and instruction doctoral candidate
Suzi Pearson Slaton

Suzi Pearson Slaton joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Classroom teacher in Mead School District and lives in Mead, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 17 years of teaching experience
  • 17 years of experience teaching ELA
  • 8 years of experience on District Language Arts Team; 5 years of experience as Curriculum Team Facilitator; 6 years of experience as President of Inland Northwest Reading Association
  • Bachelor of Business Administration; Juris Doctor; Masters of Law in Taxation; Endorsements in Elementary Education; Reading; English as a Second Language Arts; Marketing Education; and Philosophy
  • WA Continuing Certificate; National Board Certification in Middle Childhood; Generalist NBCT
Carla Pesce

Carla Pesce joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Exceptional Children's Teacher K-5 in Bertie County Public School District and lives in Windsor, South Carolina. Her experience includes:

  • 14 years of teaching experience
  • 14 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BA in Elementary Education; M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction
  • NC Teaching Certifications K-6; Middle Grades ELA 6-9
  • ASCD; PENC
Krystal Phauls

Krystal Phauls joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Instructional Lead Teacher in Prince George's County Public School District and lives in Lanham, West Virginia. Her experience includes:

  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • 7 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Master's of Science in Educational Administration and Master's of Education in Reading Education
  • Administration I & II, Reading Specialist, General Education 1-8
  • NEA
Shelly Poss

Shelly Poss joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a RTI/Literacy specialist and lives in Las Vegas, California. Her experience includes:

  • 14 years teaching experience
  • 14 years experience teaching math
  • 1 year as Math Common Core Teacher Leader in Clark County Schools
  • Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction, Master of Education Educational Leadership
  • NV K-5 Elementary Education; National Board Certification in Early/Middle Childhood Literacy; TESOL certification; Educational Technology certification; High Stakes Testing in a Diverse Classroom certification
  • District Curriculum Specialist for 5 years
  • Presidential Award For Excellence in Mathematics Teaching, Board Member for the Southern Nevada Chapter of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Rick Powels

Rick Powels joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. He is currently a teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District and lives in Northridge, Hawaii. His experience includes:

  • 25 years teaching experience
  • 25 years experience teaching math
  • 4 years as Presenter of Professional Development in Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Bachelors of Arts
  • CA Elementary, Multiple Subject Credential; National Board Certification in Middle Childhood, Generalist; Google App Certified
  • NCTM; National Board of Professional Teaching Standards
  • School leadership team member for both National Blue Ribbon School and California Distinguished School;Member of the National Council of Teachers of English
  • 25 years experience teaching ELA
Jessica Prayer

Jessica Prayer joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a National Board Certified teacher in Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public Schools and lives in Camden, South Carolina. Her experience includes:

  • 11 years of teaching experience
  • 11 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Coach
  • Literacy Content Advisory Reviewer for National Board Professional Teaching Standards
  • Master of Arts in Childhood Education from New York University; Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Elizabeth City State University
  • Early and Middle Childhood/Literacy: Reading Language Arts NBPTS Certification Academically/Intellectually Gifted Certification
  • International Reading Association Member; Governor’s Teachers Network Award; NEA Student Achievement Award; Promoting Innovations in Science and Mathematics Award; Bright Ideas Education Grant Recipient; Donorschoose.org grant recipient; Featured in EdWe
Kathy Prummer

Kathy Prummer joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2015. She is currently a Teacher at Lake Pend Oreille School District and lives in Sandpoint, Utah. Her experience includes:

  • 14 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years of experience teaching math
  • Participant in National Science Foundation grant project Making Math Reasoning Explicit (2011-present), Co-Facilitator of District Math Adoption (2015-16), Co-Facilitator of District Math Leadership Team (2013-15), Now through the NSF grant for Making Mat
  • B.S from University of Oregon, M.Ed from University of Idaho
  • K/8, Reading Endorsement K/12, Health Endorsement 6/12
  • Working with Regional Math Leadership Team Region I Idaho, member of NCTM, recently published "Persevering with Prisms" in NCTM's April 2016 Math Teaching in the Middle School, Idaho State Finalist Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Tea
Amanda Raupp

Amanda Raupp joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a Educator at Hartland Consolidated Schools and lives in Hartland, Iowa. Her experience includes:

  • 4 years of teaching experience
  • 4 years of experience teaching math
  • BS Mathematics at the University of Michigan - Dearborn; MA in Teaching & Curriculum at Michigan State University
  • MI Secondary Education 6-12 Mathematics and MI Secondary Education 6-12 Psychology
  • NCTM
Anni Reinking

Anni Reinking joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Director of Mathematics at Southern Illinois University and lives in Peoria, Missouri. Her experience includes:

  • 11 years of teaching experience
  • 8 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Doctorate (including ABD)
  • Teach For America, Division of Early Childhood (DEC); NCTE
  • IL Certified Teacher, IN Certified Teacher
Kathi Rhodus

Kathi Rhodus joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Illinois State Board of Education ELA Content Specialist and lives in Carlinville, Missouri. Her experience includes:

  • 25 years of teaching experience
  • 25 years of experience teaching ELA
  • 15 years of experience in ELA Professional Development
  • Statewide Training of ELA Initiatives for 15 years
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (K-9); Specialty in Reading; Masters of Teaching and Learning
  • Gifted Certification
  • Member of the Illinois Reading Council and the nternational Literacy Association
Allison Rivenbark

Allison Rivenbark joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Classroom teacher in Fulton County Schools and lives in Roswell, Florida. Her experience includes:

  • 14 years of teaching experience
  • 14 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.S. of Education in Middle Grades from the University of Georgia; M.Ed. in English Education from Kennesaw State University
  • PK-8 in elementary education, social science, reading and language arts
  • Master Teacher in Georgia; Professional Learning Facilitator
Michael Roach

Michael Roach joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. He is currently a Professor at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and lives in Greenwood, Michigan. His experience includes:

  • 20 years of teaching experience
  • 20 years of experience teaching math
  • BA and MS, Ball State University
Andrea Rodrigue

Andrea Rodrigue joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2015. She is currently a elementary school principal in Terrebonne Parish School District and lives in Houma, Arkansas. Her experience includes:

  • 12 years in the classroom, 4 years as a Lead Teacher/ District Support, 3 years as a school administrator
  • 6 years of experience teaching math, 8 years leading ELA teachers and literacy initiatives
  • BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio; M. Ed. in Educational Technology Leadership from Northwestern State University
  • NBCT Early Childhood Generalist, Elementary Certified PreK-8, Education Leader Level 2, Education Technology Leader, Teacher Leader
  • Member of Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana, Louisiana Association of School Executives, Terrebonne Principals' Association, Treasurer, and Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators, Author, co-author, and winner of numerous grant awa
Rachel Rosales

Rachel Rosales joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a Lead Math Teacher at Apollo High School and lives in Owensboro, Ohio. Her experience includes:

  • 20 years of teaching experience
  • 20 years of experience teaching math
  • Bachelor's in Education; Master's in Education; Ed.D.
  • National Board Certification; NCTM; NEA; NBPTS
Michael Russom

Michael Russom joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2014. He is currently a Math Specialist at Yes Prep Public Schools Memphis and lives in Cordova, Mississippi. His experience includes:

  • 4 years teaching experience
  • 4 years experience teaching math
  • 1 year as Course Leader at Achievement School District
  • Bachelor of Science in Communications; Master of Arts in Teaching
  • TN K-8 Mathematics
  • Tennessee Common Core State Trainer; Nashville Teaching Fellows
Teresa Ryan

Teresa Ryan joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a K-12 District Math Specialist at Napa Valley Unified and lives in Vacaville, Hawaii. Her experience includes:

  • 14 years of teaching experience
  • 11 years of experience teaching math
  • District Math Specialist
  • ADN, BS Mathematics, M.Ed. Math Education
  • Cognitive Coaching
  • ASCD, NCTM, SAP Core Advocate, NCSM, CMC
Jenny Sagrillo

Jenny Sagrillo joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a I am on leave of absence from Milwaukee Public Schools working as a graduate research assistant at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (where I am now a full-time graduate student) and lives in Milwakee, Minnesota. Her experience includes:

  • 21 years of teaching experience
  • 21 years of experience teaching math
  • BS in Education, math major; MS in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Secondary mathematics, National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescent and Young Adult Mathematics
  • NCTM, Wisconsin Mathematics Council (WMC). Currently working at UWM on an NSF-funded Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
Joshua Sawyer

Joshua Sawyer joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. He is currently a Teacher at Northeastern High School and lives in Elizabeth City, South Carolina. His experience includes:

  • 14 years of teaching experience
  • 14 years of experience teaching math
  • BSPH - Biostatistics, MAEd - Curriculum and Instruction
  • 2007 - National Board certification (AYA/Math)
  • NEA, NBPTS
Morgan Saxby

Morgan Saxby joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2014. He is currently a teacher in Chesterfield County Public Schools and lives in North Chesterfield, Maryland. His experience includes:

  • 7 years teaching experience
  • 7 years experience teaching math
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies; Master of Arts in Teaching
  • VA K-6 Middle School Mathematics; History/Social Science; and English
  • NEA, NCTM, Illustrative Mathematics
  • Worked on standards and assessment development/review
Cheryl Schafer

Cheryl Schafer joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a retired educator and lives in Staten Island, Massachusetts. Her experience includes:

  • 30 years teaching experience
  • 29 years experience teaching math
  • 10 years as a Math Coach in NYC districts 1, 2 and 31, 2.5 years as NYC Common Core Math Fellow, 2 years as Math for America Leadership Fellow, 7 years as Content Specialist and Trainer for scoring state exams, 1 year as Lead Teacher, 2 years Inquiry Team
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Psychology; Master of Science in Education
  • NYS 7-12 Math; NYC JHS/DHS Mathematics; NJ Teacher of Mathematics; NYS Common Branch; NYS SAS
Tammy Schales

Tammy Schales joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Classroom Teacher and lives in Ruston, Arkansas. Her experience includes:

  • 25 years of teaching experience
  • 25 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Master's Degree
  • Lower elementary education certified
  • SAP Core Advocate
Anne Schmidt

Anne Schmidt joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Teacher in Bremerton School District and lives in Poulsbo, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 20 years of teaching experience
  • 20 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Master's Degree
  • Certified K-12 Physical Education, 4-12 Health, 4-12 English, National Board Certified Teacher - Adolescent ELA
  • NEA, NBPTS
Cynthia Schoonover

Cynthia Schoonover joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in August 2015. She is currently a Academic Coach in Milwaukee Public Schools and lives in Milwaukee, Minnesota. Her experience includes:

  • 8 years of teaching experience
  • 8 years of experience teaching mathematics
  • Bachelor of Art in Secondary Education, Masters of Education in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, and Masters of Educational Leadership
  • Member of WI DPI Coaching Network, Wisconsin Math Council, and National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics.
Sara Schwerdtfeger

Sara Schwerdtfeger joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a Professor at Emporia State University and lives in Emporia, Nebraska. Her experience includes:

  • 19 years teaching experience
  • 19 years experience teaching math
  • BSE in Elementary Education, MSE in Elementary Education, Ph.D in Curriculum and Instruction with Mathematics Education
  • ESL endorsement K-12, Building Administration K-12
  • National Supervisor of Teachers of Mathematics; Math and Science Programs, National Association of Professional Development Schools; Kansas National Teachers Association
  • Hopkins Star Educator Award 2013
Vanessa Shelburne

Vanessa Shelburne joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in March 2018. She is currently a Science Specialist in Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative and lives in Hope, Oklahoma. Her experience includes:

  • 18 years of teaching experience
  • 17 years of experience teaching Science
  • BSE, Biology/MST Biology
  • Certified in 7-12 All Sciences, 4-12 Business Technology, 7-12 Computer Science
  • NEA, NBPTS, NSTA, Arkansas Science Teachers Association
Jeanine Sheppard

Jeanine Sheppard joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a Classroom Teacher in West Washington County Community Unit District #10 and lives in Saint Libory, Missouri. Her experience includes:

  • 8 years of teaching experience
  • 8 years of experience teaching math
  • MAEd McKendree University, BS Veterinary Science
  • Recently became a Math Content Specialist for Illinois State Board of Education
Tara Shepson

Tara Shepson joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in April 2018. She is currently a Reading Specialist in Fife School District and lives in Milton, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 16 years of teaching experience
  • 11 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor of Education, Master of Educational Leadership
  • National Board Certification: Early & Middle Childhood Literacy
  • NBPTS
Char Shyrock

Char Shyrock joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2018. She is currently a Director of Curriculum and Instruction in Bay Village City Schools and lives in Bay Village, Indiana. Her experience includes:

  • 30 years of teaching experience
  • 22 years of experience teaching math
  • BS, MAEd
  • Certified in Gr 7-12 ELA, Biology, Gen. Science, Gr 4-12 Principal, Superintendent
  • ASCD, NCTE, NCTM, NEA, SAP Core Advocate
  • NSTA, Collaborative for Student Success Teacher Champion, Achieve (Student Work Protocol), Center Point Education Advisory Board
Toni Siedel-Dutton

Toni Siedel-Dutton joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a English Teacher in Lincoln Public Schools and lives in Lincoln, Louisiana. Her experience includes:

  • 28 years of teaching experience
  • 28 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BS in Education with endorsements in English and history; MA in Curriculum and Instruction
  • NCTE
Beth Simpson

Beth Simpson joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Project Specialist for Puyallup School District and lives in Puyallup, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 16 years of teaching experience
  • 16 years of experience teaching ELA
  • ELA Assessment Specialist
  • Bachelor in Elementary Education with reading focus; Master's in Literacy
  • Administrative Credentials
  • Washington Educational Research Assoctiation
Denise Sizemore

Denise Sizemore joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Teacher in Columbus City Schools and lives in Columbus, Indiana. Her experience includes:

  • 20 years of teaching experience
  • 20 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor's Degree/M.Ed
  • Certified in OH Elementary 1-8
  • AMLE, NEA, OEA
Shelby Skaanes

Shelby Skaanes joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Education Consultant in SJS Educational Consulting and lives in Fox Island, Alaska. Her experience includes:

  • 25 years of teaching experience
  • 11 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BAE, Masters in Education with a focus on Technology
  • Certified Reading K-8 teacher
  • Teach Plus
Scott Slechta

Scott Slechta joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. He is currently a Teacher, Academy Director and Adjunct Professor in Des Moines Area Community College and Simpson College and lives in Des Moines, Wisconsin. His experience includes:

  • 37 years of teaching experience
  • 35 years of experience teaching in classrooms
  • B. A., M.A., doctoral candidate
  • National Board of Professional Teaching Standards Certified
  • NCTE, NEA, NNSTOY, NBPTS
  • Educational Theatre Association / Iowa Thespian Association, Iowa High School Speech Association, Iowa State Education Association
  • 2016 Iowa Teacher of the Year
Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2015. She is currently a Mathematics Instructor and lives in Champaign, Missouri. Her experience includes:

  • 46 years of teaching experience
  • 46 years of experience teaching mathematics
  • BS Mathematics, BS Mathematics Education, Masters of ED
  • Board Certification for Adolescent and Young Adult Mathematics
  • CPAM, ICTM (Illinois), IMTE (Illinois), NCTM, Presidential Awardee, Toyota TIME Grant, I work with the Regional Office of Education doing PD related to STEM, AFT, NCTM.
  • Mathematics teacher at middle school, high school and university level
Davida Smith-Keita

Davida Smith-Keita joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Instructional Coach at GRAD Academy and lives in Cordova, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 13 years of teaching experience
  • 13 years of experience teaching ELA
  • M.A. in English
  • National Board Certification
  • NCTE, NBPTS
Kasey Spencer

Kasey Spencer joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Senior Vice President of Product Development at Oxford Academy and lives in Lakewood, Hawaii. Her experience includes:

  • 24 years of teaching experience
  • 24 years of experience teaching ELA
  • BA in Literature; MA in Literacy and Composition
  • National Writing Project; 2016 Anaheim Union High School District Teacher of the Year; iNACOL; NEA
  • Professional Clear Secondary Education
Cassandra Squires

Cassandra Squires joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Coordinator of Teaching and Learning at Lakewood City Schools and lives in Lakewood, Indiana. Her experience includes:

  • 7 years of teaching experience
  • 4 years of experience teaching math
  • BSE in Mathematics
  • ASCD, NCTM
Stephanie Stephens

Stephanie Stephens joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Associate Director of Education for PACE Center for Girls and lives in Jacksonville, Alabama. Her experience includes:

  • 15 years of teaching experience
  • 10 years experience teaching ELA
  • BA (K-6 Elementary Education); MS (Montessori Education)
  • Certified in AMS 6-12, Elementary Education, ESE K-12
  • Arlington Elementary Teacher of the Year 2004; J. Allen Axson Montessori Teacher of the Year 2008; Duval County Instructional Coach of the Year Finalist 2016
  • SAP Core Advocate
Kim Stout

Kim Stout joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Fourth Grade Teacher at Four Georgians Elementary School and lives in Helena, Illinois. Her experience includes:

  • 17 years of teaching experience
  • 17 years of experience teaching in the classroom
  • BA: Elementary Education MA: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Certified in NBCT, Literacy, Reading and Language Arts TLI Graduate: 2016
  • NEA
Paul Struska

Paul Struska joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. He is currently a Assistant Principal in Volusia County Schools and lives in Daytona Beach, Alabama. His experience includes:

  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • 5 years of experience teaching in ELA and Math
  • BS - Music Education; M.Ed. - Ed. Leadership
  • Certified in Music K-12, Spanish K-12, Elementary Education K-6, Educational Leadership - All Levels
  • NCTM, Volusia Association of School Administrators (VASA)
Adrianne Sublett

Adrianne Sublett joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Instructional Literacy Advisor in Shelby County School District and lives in Bartlett, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 14 years of teaching experience
  • 8 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.S. Elementary Education; M.S. Curriculum and Instruction; Ed.S. Administration and Supervision
  • Elementary Education K-8 and Administration PreK-12
  • ASCD; International Literacy Association; NEA; SAP Core Advocate
Carolyn Taylor

Carolyn Taylor joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Education Specialist in The UCAP School and lives in Warwick, New Hampshire. Her experience includes:

  • 15 years of teaching experience
  • 5 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, Masters in Special Education Administration, Multicultural Urban Education
  • ARIASE - Association of Rhode Island Administrators of Special Education, RIASP - Rhode Island Association of School Principals, CEC- Council for Exceptional Children, ASCD- Association for Curriculum Development, RITELL - Rhode Island Teachers of English
  • Rhode Island Learning Champion, Rhode Island Ambassador for the Common Core, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) Educator Leaders Cadre, EQuip Achieve the Core Consultant/model lesson reviewer, Rhode Island Education Spe
  • Rhode Island Society of Technology Educators (RISTE), NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) Assessment Administrator, OSHEAN, Advanced Technology Infrastructure Empowering Community Anchor Institutions
  • Certified Principal, Special Education Administration, English Language Learner Coordinator, Secondary Social Studies and Special Education
  • Achieve EQuIP Juror, ASCD, iNACOL, ISTE
Jianna Taylor

Jianna Taylor joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in March 2018. She is currently a ELA, MTSS, & School Improvement Coordinator in West Bloomfield School District and lives in West Bloomfield, Iowa. Her experience includes:

  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • 8 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor's and Master's
  • NCTE, NEA
Betsy Tonniges

Betsy Tonniges joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Principal in Lincoln Public Schools and lives in Lincoln, Louisiana. Her experience includes:

  • 12 years of teaching experience
  • 8 years of experience in administration and teaching
  • BA, MA, Ed. D.
  • NBPTS Certified
  • ASCD, International Literacy Association, NCTM, NBPTS
Heidi Towne

Heidi Towne joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2014. She is currently a Education Associate at CT3 and lives in Detroit, Iowa. Her experience includes:

  • 12 years teaching experience
  • 5 years experience teaching math
  • 1 year as an Assistant Principal ; 1 year as a Director of New Teacher Development at KIPP New Orleans
  • Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Psychology; Master of Special Education and Early Childhood Education
  • NCTE, NCTM, NCSM
  • Teach For America, KIPP, Accelerate Institute
Takashia Turner

Takashia Turner joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Education Advisor in Shelby County Schools and lives in Memphis, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 18 years of teaching experience
  • 7 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.S., Master's of Arts in Teaching, and Education Specialist
  • ASCD, International Literacy Association, TEA, NEA, National Association of Elementary School Principals.
Joann Vaccariello

Joann Vaccariello joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in March 2018. She is currently a Learning Strategist in Clark County School District and lives in Las Vegas, California. Her experience includes:

  • 23 years of teaching experience
  • 19 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s
  • Certified in Secondary (7-12) English Education; Curriculum and Instruction
  • ASCD, NCTE
Rachelle Vasko

Rachelle Vasko joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a 2nd Grade Teacher in Crest Ridge Elementary School and lives in Centerview, Kansas. Her experience includes:

  • 23 years of teaching experience
  • 23 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Masters in Teaching
  • Certified in Elementary 1-8, Middle School 4-8 ELA, Math, Social Studies
Tanya Vest

Tanya Vest joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Education Consultant in EduOptimus and lives in Reeds Spring, Kansas. Her experience includes:

  • 31 years of teaching experience
  • 9 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Doctorate degree
  • Certified in Grades 7-12 Social Studies, Principal, Superintendent
  • AASA, ASCD, NCTE, SAP Core Advocate
Carolyn Viss

Carolyn Viss joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2015. She is currently a Mathematics Project Coordinator at the Stanislaus County Office of Education and lives in Waterford, Hawaii. Her experience includes:

  • 21 years of teaching experience
  • 21 years of experience teaching math
  • Three years teaching math in Wasolo, Democratic Republic of Congo, 15 years teaching in CA public high schools including 5 years instructional coach, 3 years K-12 administration, 3 years county office of education content specialist
  • MA Education Technology
  • 2007 High School Teacher of the Year, Stanislaus County
  • NCTM; NCSM; ACSA
Susan Volbrecht

Susan Volbrecht joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Academic Interventionist in UNO Charter School Network and lives in Chicago, Missouri. Her experience includes:

  • 11 years of teaching experience
  • 11 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.A. in Telecommunications; M.F.A. in Creative Writing
  • Illinois Standard Certification
  • Currently active with ChiACTS union; Teach Plus (Policy Fellowship Alumnus; active in the Research Advisory Board); Catalyst Chicago; AFT; ASCD
Lane Walker

Lane Walker joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a math teacher at Francis Howell School District and lives in St. Charles, Kansas. Her experience includes:

  • 16 years of teaching experience
  • 16 years of experience teaching math
  • E.D High School Math, Ed.D STEM
  • National Board certified, HS math certified
  • NCTM, NEA, NBPTS
  • PAEMST 2013 MO State Finalist
Pua White

Pua White joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Response To Intervention Teacher at Hawaii DOE and lives in Ewa Beach, Oregon. Her experience includes:

  • 10 years of teaching experience
  • 6 years of experience teaching in classrooms
  • Master of Arts Teaching
  • NEA
Peter Whitmore

Peter Whitmore joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. He is currently a Implementation Manager and lives in Murrieta, Hawaii. His experience includes:

  • 17 years of teaching experience
  • 17 years of experience teaching ELA
  • Instructional Coach; Site Administrator; Curriculum Coordinator
  • BA in English; MA in Educational Administration
  • Clear Single Subject English Credential; CLAD; Clear Administrative Services Credential
  • Teacher of the Year; SBAC Digital Library - State Network of Educators
Mary Williams

Mary Williams joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in October 2014. She is currently a K-12 Curriculum Coordinator, Eagle County Schools and lives in Eagle, Wyoming. Her experience includes:

  • 13 years teaching experience
  • 10 years experience teaching math
  • Bachelor of Arts in Middle School Mathematics Education; Master of Education in Mathematics Curriculum & Instruction
  • CO 6-12 Math; 6-12 Science
  • NCTM; Colorado Council of Teachers of Mathematics, NSTA
Jennifer Wilson

Jennifer Wilson joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2014. She is currently a HS Math Teacher and a District Curriculum Specialist in Rankin County School District and lives in Jackson, Kentucky. Her experience includes:

  • 23 years teaching experience
  • 23 years experience teaching math
  • 2 years as a Distict Curriculum Specialst
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics; Master of Science in Mathematics
  • MS 7-12 Mathematics; AP Calculus certified; National Board Certification in Mathematics, Adolescent and Young Adult
  • Presidential Award (PAEMST) Math, 2011; T3 Leadership Award, 2014
  • PAEMST 2011, NCTM, NCSM, T3 (Teachers Teaching with Technology), Illustrative Mathematics, MDC (Mathematics Design Collaborative)
Casie Wise

Casie Wise joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in December 2015. She is currently a Educational Consultant with Cutting EDGEducation and lives in Cordoba, Mississippi. Her experience includes:

  • 16 years of teaching experience
  • 12 years of experience teaching ELA
  • B.S.E, M.A., ABD
  • NCTE, NEA, SAP Core Advocate, Teach Plus
Donna Wood

Donna Wood joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2015. She is currently a Classroom teacher in Washoe County School District and lives in Reno, California. Her experience includes:

  • 15 years of teaching experience
  • 15 years of experience teaching math
  • Washoe County District Math Team Member
  • B.A. Education and M.Ed. Literacy
  • National Board Certification Candidate
  • Nevada Core Advocate Captain, Nevada Ready Ambassador, Nevada Teaching Corps. Coach
Taresa Wright-Fraser

Taresa Wright-Fraser joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2017. She is currently a Instructional Leadership Officer in Saint Louis Public Schools and lives in Saint Charles, Missouri. Her experience includes:

  • 21 years of teaching experience
  • 21 years of experience teaching math
  • Ph.D.
  • Middle School Math and science, Superintendent pending
  • NEA, American Federation of Teachers (AFT),National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM),National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM), Math Educators of Greater St. Louis
Amy Youngblood

Amy Youngblood joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in June 2014. She is currently a Founder and Executive Director of EduOptimus and lives in Nixa, Kansas. Her experience includes:

  • 16 years teaching experience
  • 16 years experience teaching math
  • 10 years as a state of Missouri Curriculum Consultant
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education; Master of Elementary Education
  • MO Early Childhood
  • ASCD, NCTM Teams: EQuIP Peer Review Panel, Fordham Assessment Review Team, Student Achievement Partners Core Advocate
  • Grants awarded: 4 Missouri Preschool Grants (2 different districts), Department of Transportation Grant for Project Based Learning, SuccessLink Professional Development State Grant (5 times)
Yvonne de St. Croix

Yvonne de St. Croix joined the EdReports.org Content Review Team in July 2016. She is currently a Talented and Gifted Enrichment Educator in New MIlford Public Schools and lives in New Milford, New Jersey. Her experience includes:

  • 16 years of teaching experience
  • 11 years of experience teaching in classrooms
  • Master's Degree
  • AMLE, ASCD, Hope Street, International Literacy Association, ISTE, NCTE, NCTM, NEA, NBPTS, NCSM
  • CAG, NAGT, WCGTC
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