Nina Sethi is a 5th grade Homeroom teacher at Sheridan School in Washington, D.C.. Nina graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in psychology and her certificate in Elementary Teacher Education. After attending the Teachers College at Columbia University, Nina earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

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Penny Sturtevant is in her 30th year as an educator and her 9th year as an administrator. She has worn many different hats along the way, including 1 year as a special needs teacher to mental health students in an institutional setting, a 7-12th grade science teacher in a small rural school, and as a school counselor for 14 years.

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An experienced educator who has led a number of private institutions for nearly 30 years, Jim Power is the 13th Head of Schools of Culver Academies. Culver Academies is a college preparatory boarding high school comprised of Culver Military Academy and Culver Girls Academy. The Academies’ enrollment consists of 800 students from 38 states and 23 countries.

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LaVonna Roth began her journey in education teaching 2nd through 8th grade, then served as a Team Leader and Mentor Teacher and is currently the creator & Founder of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® & LaVonna, Inc., where she works as a learning specialist, author, keynote speaker, and consultant.

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Dr. Simon Breakspear is a researcher and expert in educational innovation and change based in Sydney, Australia. He is known internationally for helping educational leaders navigate disruptive change, develop innovation capabilities and drive continuous improvement for better learning.

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Jim Knight is the President of the Instructional Coaching Group and a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the Director of the Kansas Coaching Project. For nearly two decades, Jim has studied professional learning and instructional coaching and has served as the principal investigator of grants and contracts totaling nearly 30 million dollars.

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