Melinda Miller is a 21 year veteran teacher and administrator for Willard Schools in Willard, Missouri. She is passionate about connecting and sharing with other educators and believes in the power of connections and networks to facilitate personal and professional growth. In 2008, Melinda was voted Southwest Missouri’s New Principal of the Year, and in 2010, she was chosen to

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Dr. Adam Drummond is a veteran educator who has served as an elementary and middle school teacher, K-12 technology specialist, elementary and secondary professional development coordinator, assistant principal, and most recently as a principal. He earned his doctorate in education in 2014 from Ball State University, and currently serves as the Zone 5 Board of Directors for

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Dr. Susan Bunting has been superintendent of the Indian River School District since July 2006. Prior to assuming the head leadership position she spent 28 years in the district as a middle school language arts teacher, an elementary gifted/talented teacher, Supervisor of Elementary Instruction and K-12 Director of Instruction. An experienced conference presenter at both state and

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Jim Burgett is a presenter and author who is nationally recognized for his ability to lead, motivate, inspire, and teach. Jim has received dozens of awards for his teaching, for his ability as an administrator, and for his service to many professional organizations. He was named the Administrator of the Year in Illinois twice and has been a popular national speaker, presenter, and consultant for over twenty years.

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While Mitchell has been the instructional leader of Scott Johnson Middle School, the school has been recognized by the Texas Business and Education Coalition as an Honor Roll School in 2008, by AVID as an AVID National Demonstration School in 2013 and an AVID Schoolwide Site of Distinction in 2015, by the National Association of Secondary School Principals as a MetLife

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Michael Berry is currently the principal of Richmond Elementary School in Richmond, Vermont. He grew up in Gouverneur, New York and both of his parents were also educators. He received his undergraduate degree in Children’s Literature and Elementary Education from Castleton State College and later a Master of Education Leadership from Union Institute and University.

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Brian Sztabnik has been teaching English for over a decade in New York. By day he shares his love of literature with his students and by night he is a husband and father. At the heart of everything he does is the belief that great ideas should be shared and celebrated. Teaching by this principle, Brian has helped his students perform well on the AP Literature and Composition exam

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