Catina Haugen is in her 19th year in education. Fourteen years teaching 5th & 6th grades and now in her 5th year as an administrator. Catina lives in Petaluma, California with her husband, Jeff, and two boys, Joshua and Jacob. Valley Vista Elementary is her school home, a TK-6 campus of 325 students.
Frank Buck is a veteran school administrator, public speaker, productivity coach, and writer. He is the author Get Organized!: Time Management for School Leaders. Dr. Buck helps people achieve their goals through organization and time management. He has spoken to audiences throughout the United States and into Canada to acquaint them with "organization made easy."
Kim Marshall was a sixth-grade teacher in a Boston middle school for nine years and thought he would do it forever. But then in 1978, he read a report on the “effective schools” research by Ron Edmonds and was inspired by the difference a principal who is an instructional leader could make. After a year in graduate school to get certified and a six-year detour in the Boston central office, Kim finally got to be a principal in 1987 of Mather Elementary School, the oldest elementary school in the nation (founded in 1639).
TEDx speaker Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin teaches the Post-doctorate Masterclass at University of Cambridge in England, but she lives most of the year in California writing books for other educators. Dr. Rankin’s Ph.D. is in Education with a specialization in School Improvement Leadership.
Anne Schaefer-Salinas is a 3rd year administrator and 20+ year educator who currently works at an all-girls high school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Anne currently serves as the Associate Principal, directing all curricular programs including educational technology.
Daryl Pearson and Nancy Madsen are the principal and vice-principal team of Jubilee Community School in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan in Canada. Jubilee is a Pre-k through 4th grade school with around 320 students and is one of 24 schools in the Northwest School Division. Daryl and Nancy became an administration team 2 years ago
Dr. Judy D. White is the Superintendent for California’s Moreno Valley Unified School District, with 3,400 employees and more than 34,000 students. She has more than 35 years of experience in education.
Marlena Hebern is a Google Certified Innovator, CUE Rock Star Faculty, CUE LEAD Learner, and the Edcamp Yosemite Founder. Marlena is a Coordinator for the Fresno County Office of Education and she works with teachers helping them to integrate technology into their teaching. She is most passionate about empowering other educators to be awesome!
Dr. Spike C. Cook is currently the principal at Lakeside Middle School and the former principal of RM Bacon Elementary School, both in Millville, NJ. He is a life-long learner who enjoys collaborating with other educators throughout the world to improve teaching and learning.
Mark White is in his 34th year in education. He started off as a teacher, then moved into the role of principal of Hintgen Elementary School in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, where he has served for the past 26 years. Mark has been a member and has served in many different leadership roles in the National Association of Elementary School Principals (or NAESP) since 1988 and was even elected president of that organization for the 2014-2015 school year.