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Dr. Kristen MacConnell

Kristen MacConnell is the recently appointed Director of the Teacher Training Center within the Principal Training Center, where she teaches courses on curriculum, assessment, project-based learning, design thinking, and teacher leadership. Prior to this, she served as the Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at Nido de Aguilas in Santiago, Chile. Kristen holds a Ph.D. in Special Education, an M.Ed in School Leadership, and a M.S. in School Psychology.

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Dr. Robert Richardson

Rob Richardson is currently on the faculty of the Educational Psychology and Counseling Department at University of Tennessee, where he does research on formative assessment, and teaches classes concerning aspects of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).

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Kristel Solomon-Saleem

Kristel Solomon-Saleem is in her 9th year as the Director of Learner Support at Hong Kong Academy. Her dedication and passion in the field of education has led her to work with schools and organization that ensure children have access to quality education so that they may find their individual pathway to excellence.

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Dr. Kelly Patrick

Kelly Patrick is currently an Intervention Specialist and Research Associate at the University of Utah Reading Clinic, where she provides literacy-based trainings, consulting and support for schools and leads research projects on reading intervention.

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Megan Holmstrom

Megan is an independent consultant who provides impactful and sustainable professional learning in PreK-G12 mathematics. Previous to consulting, Megan worked at the American School of Madrid as a secondary instructional coach with a focus on reaching all learners across the curriculum.

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Jon Nordmeyer

Jon Nordmeyer is WIDA's International Programs Director. Jon guides the research, development and implementation of WIDA resources to support English language learners in international schools. He comes to WIDA with more than 25 years of experience teaching at international schools in China, Ecuador, The Netherlands, Taiwan, Turkey and Thailand. He has presented at AAIE, AASSA, ACAMIS, AISA, EARCOS, ECIS, ELLSA, Learning Forward, NFI NESA and TESOL conferences and has taught graduate seminars at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Tibet University.

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