Conference Presenters

Below are all confirmed conference presenters. Read more about their sessions on the sessions page.

Jeff Austin

Lead Teacher, Social Justice Humanitas Academy; and Teacher Powered Ambassador
Los Angeles, CA

Carrie Bakken

Program Coordinator and Teacher, Avalon School; and Teacher Powered Ambassador
St. Paul, MN

Selene Becker

Teacher and Building Union Representative, Howard C. Reiche Community School
Portland, ME

Barnett Berry

Founder, CEO, Center for Teaching Quality
Carrboro, NC

Lorraine Bobinsky

Co-Lead Teacher, Howard C. Reiche Community School
Portland, ME

David Briley

Teacher, Howard C. Reiche Community School; and Teacher Powered Ambassador
Portland, ME

Ramil Buenaventura

PLC Coaches Coach, Teaching & Learning Co-Coordinator for Middle School, Math teacher, The Renaissance Charter School
New York, NY

Joshua Cable

Director, Cougar New Tech Entrepreneurial Academy
Walterboro, SC

Jennie Carey Rosenbaum

Director of Development and Evaluation, Los Angeles Education Partnership
Los Angeles, CA

Ronnda Cargile

Innovation Lab Director and Teacher-Powered Ambassador, Hughes STEM High School
Cincinnati, OH

Kathleen Casasa

Director, Teacher Union Reform Network
Portland, ME

Christina Collins, Ph.D

Lead Researcher and Policy Analyst, United Federation of Teachers
New York, NY

Josef Donnelly

Teacher, Building Leader Representative, and Teacher-Powered Ambassador
International, Community High School
New York, NY

Betsy Drinan

Co-Lead Teacher, Boston Teachers Union School
Boston, MA

Lars Esdal

Executive Director, Education Evolving
St. Paul, MN

Dan Fanelli

Middle School Administrator, STEM PK-12, The Renaissance Charter School
New York, NY

Kim Farris-Berg

Lead Author, Trusting Teachers with School Success; President, Farris-Berg Consulting Services; Consultant to Center for Teaching Quality and Education Evolving, Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative

Ayla Gavins

Principal, Mission Hill K-8 School
Boston, MA

Daniel Giddings

IB Coordinator & Lead Teacher, Washtenaw International High School (WIHI)
Ypsilanti, MI

Sarah Giddings

Teacher-Advisor, Washtenaw Alliance for Virtual Education (WAVE)
Ypsilanti MI

Aaron Grimm

Teacher-Advisor, Minnesota New Country School
Henderson, MN

Karen Hunter Quartz

UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UCLA Community Schooll
Los Angeles, CA

Deyonne Jackson

Woods Learning Center, Teacher-Powered Ambassador
Casper, WY

Rosa Jimenez

Social Studies Teacher, UCLA Community School
Los Angeles, CA

Michelle Johnson

Teacher Impact Academy
Lakeville, MN

Amy Junge

Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative, Education Evolving
Ladera Ranch, CA

Lara Kain

Senior Director, Transform Schools, Los Angeles Education Partnership
Los Angeles, CA

Rebekah Kang

Special Education Teacher and Teacher-Powered Ambassador, UCLA Community School
Los Angeles, CA

Alysia Krafel

Co-founder, Teacher, and Teacher-Powered Ambassador, Chrysalis Charter School; and Teacher Powered Ambassador
Palo Cedro, CA

Paul Krafel

Co-founder, Teacher and Administrator, Chrysalis Charter School; and Teacher Powered Ambassador
Palo Cedro, CA

Josh MacLachlan

Teacher-Advisor, Academic Arts High School
St. Paul, MN

Jose Navarro

Principal , Social Justice Humanitas Academy
Los Angeles, CA

Lori Nazareno

Teacher Leader in Residence,
Center for Teaching Quality; Co-Founder, Mathematics & Science Leadership Academy
Denver, CO

Ryan Nelson

Superintendent, Augusta Area School District
Augusta, WI

Tim Quealy

Teacher-Advisor, Avalon School
St. Paul, MN

Julene Oxton

Coordinator, Co-Founder of Impact Academy, Lakeville Area Public Schools,
Lakeville, MN

Paul Payne

Instructional Coach, Social Justice Humanitas Academy,
Los Angeles, CA

Elizabeth Schneider

Chief of Staff and Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Alliance for Excellent Education
Washington DC

Liz Seubert

Co-Lead Teacher and Teacher-Powered Ambassador, Wildlands School
Fall Creek, WI

Denise Snider

Co-Teacher, Woods Learning Center
Casper, WY

Dr. Lisa Snyder

Superintendent, Lakeville Area Public Schools
Lakeville, MN

Taryn Snyder

Teacher, Boston Teachers Union School; and Teacher Powered Ambassador
Boston, MA

Social Justice Humanitas Academy, Student Alumni at UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

Gretchen Sage-Martinson

Teacher-Advisor, Avalon School
St. Paul, MN

Louise Sundin

Chair of the Board, Minnesota Guild; Former 22-year President, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers; Former 25-year Vice President, American Federation of Teachers
St. Paul, MN

Allison Thoen

Teacher, Impact Academy
Lakeville, MN

Alex Vitrella

Teacher-Powered Schools Initiative, Education Evolving
St. Paul, MN

Nora Whalen

Teacher, Avalon School
St. Paul, MN

Jenerra Williams

Teacher, Mission Hill K-8 School
Boston, MA

Kathy Wright

Principal, Hughes STEM High School
Cincinnati, OH

Krissy Wright

Director, Academic Arts High School
St. Paul, MN