Chanie Wilschanski is an early childhood strategist and leadership coach. She works with Early Childhood directors to help them build schools that make a bigger impact through a collaborative culture, parent relationships, and teachers as leaders! Chanie believes that regardless of the size of your staff and children or your budget, schools are powered by the PEOPLE!

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Back for a second interview (check out episode 97 to hear his first interview), John Stevens is an Educational Technology Coach in Southern California, author of recently published book Table Talk Math: A Practical Guide for Bringing Math Into Everyday Conversations co-author of The Classroom Chef, and contributing author of Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class, a resource that helps teachers take the flipped classroom to the next level.

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Dr. Beth Russell has been in education for 28 years. Prior to entering the field of education, Beth was a social worker working with children on emotional and behavioral challenges in treatment foster care. Beth is the former principal of South View Middle School in a suburb of Minneapolis.

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Ben Bruni is an Assistant Principal at Adairville Elementary and Middle School, a rural Preschool through 8th grade school located in Logan Co. Kentucky. This is his 14th year in public education and his second as an Assistant Principal.

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Lucy West has been a mover and shaker in the world of education for over 30 years. Since the mid-nineties Ms. West has been at the forefront of the movement to increase classroom discourse and infuse it with rigor and equity.

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Daniel Bauer is the author of This is Momo: A Story About A Little Idea and he currently serves as Principal of a middle school in Houston, TX. Daniel is a recent transplant from Chicago where he served as a Teacher and Assistant Principal at Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep.

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Jim Sturtevant is in his 32nd year teaching public high school students. Currently, Jim is a Social Studies teacher for Big Walnut Local Schools in Sunbury, Ohio and a College Credit Plus Adjunct Professor at Columbus State Community College. Jim is also the author of “You’ve Gotta Connect” (2014) and “Hacking Engagement...50 Tips and Tools to Engage Teachers and Learners Daily” (2016).

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Dr. Jane Kise is a consultant, coach, and author of over 20 books. She founded Differentiated Coaching Associates to increase leadership effectiveness and currently works with leaders and their teams to improve communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and change management—the four “big C’s” of her organizational consulting.

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Jennifer Abrams spent over 20 years in the Palo Alto School District as a lead coach and is currently an author and international education and communications consultant for public and independent schools, hospitals, universities and non-profits. Jennifer trains and coaches teachers, administrators, nurses, hospital personnel, and others on new employee support, supervision, on working effectively with different generations, having hard conversations and effective collaboration skills.

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Oskar Cymerman teaches high school Chemistry and Principles of Engineering and is author of Crush School: Every Student's Guide To Killing It In The Classroom a book that promotes brain based learning to help students become better learners. His professional interests are brain based learning, flexible seating in high school, social-emotional learning, social justice, and using technology to enhance learning.

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