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Laney Sammons

Laney Sammons, M.L.S., is an independent consultant and mathematics specialist. During her fifteen years teaching elementary school, she developed the Guided Math framework to provide mathematics instruction for the diverse learning needs of her students. She is currently involved in training teachers to use this framework in elementary classrooms around the country. She has presented at both state and national mathematics conferences.

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Lilia E. Sarmiento

Lilia E. Sarmiento, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she teaches courses in reading and writing methodology for English and Spanish instruction. Her work during the past 30 years as a preschool and elementary teacher, a staff-development coordinator, and a consultant has offered her the opportunity to work with linguistically and culturally diverse student populations. The focus of her current work includes teacher preparation, bilingual and dual immersion, early literacy, English language development, and the importance of personal writing for teachers. She is an international speaker and presenter, but also maintains close professional relationships with local school districts.

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Terri Schilling

Terri Schilling, M.Ed., has a master’s degree in educational leadership along with a reading specialist endorsement. She has been teaching for 15 years and presents at literacy professional development workshops.

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Jeanna M. Sheve

Jeanna M. Sheve is an award-winning teacher with 10 years of classroom teaching experience. She currently serves as the high school science department chair, co-chair of the ACJSHS MTSS Building Leadership Team, coordinator of her district's incoming teacher mentoring program, as a trainer for Time to Teach, and as an apprentice teacher portfolio evaluator for the University of Texas at Austin. She was also a semi-finalist for Kansas Teacher of the Year in 2007.

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Sara Shoob

Sara Shoob currently teaches pre-service teachers in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University. She has more than 35 years of experience in education including teaching, administration, professional development, and curriculum writing. Previously, Ms. Shoob chaired the Curriculum Task Force that wrote the K-4 National History Standards.

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Chris Shore

Chris Shore, M.Ed., has been teaching mathematics and serving as a district math coach in California’s public schools for nearly 30 years. During this time he has led many schools to significant improvements in standardized test scores. A nationally renowned presenter and trainer, he offers workshops such as Reaching and Teaching those Kids, Your 21st Century Math Class, and of course, Clothesline Math. In 2001, Chris received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He is a founder of The Math Projects Journal, a publication that provides innovative lessons and articles for math teachers. He is also the author of MPJ’s “Ultimate Math Lessons.”

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Sam Smiley

Sam Smiley, M.F.A., is a video artist, musician, and educator. She edits a bilingual Spanish/English video journal of art and technoscience called INtransit.

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Jodene Smith

Jodene Smith, M.A., has been in education for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree, teaching credential, and Master’s degree from California State University Long Beach. Jodene has worked closely with Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education for over 20 years and has worked extensively on over 100 titles as an author, editor, or project manager.

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Bob Sornson

Bob Sornson, Ph.D., is nationally recognized for developing the Early Learning Success Initiative and works with schools and community organizations across the country to support teachers and parents. Dr. Sornson is dedicated to giving every child the opportunity to achieve early learning success, which lays the foundation for success in life. Dr. Sornson is a leader of and advocate for programs and practices that support high-quality early childhood education and parent engagement. He is the author of Creating Classrooms Where Teachers Love to Teach, The Juice Box Bully, Preventing Early Learning Failure, and many other publications.

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Christi Sorrell

Christi Sorrell, M.A.Ed., is a gifted specialist at University City Schools in St. Louis, Missouri. She is also an award-winning author, having written over thirty educational resources. In addition, Christi provides instruction on differentiation to future educators at universities around the St. Louis area.

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Andi Stix

Andi Stix, Ph.D., is a national educational consultant and administrator who has been actively teaching for over 25 years. Dr. Stix specializes in constructivist education at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York. Her interactive classroom philosophy and activities have been incorporated into the curriculum of many school systems throughout the country.

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Kimberly Storey

Kimberly Storey is a Literacy Coach at Cordill Mason Elementary in Blue Springs, MO. As a educator for over 22 years, Kim has facilitated numerous professional development workshops on literacy, has written and received several grants to promote literacy, and currently coordinates the implementation of the reading program at her school to support teachers with at-risk readers. Kim has worked extensively over the last several years with noted authors Ellin Keene and Debbie Miller to enhance her literacy and classroom coaching skills.

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Garth Sundem

Garth Sundem, M.A., is an educational writer with a background in music and writing instruction. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cornell University and earned a Masters Degree in jazz composition. Among other projects, he has composed for and conducted the Henry Mancini Orchestra in Los Angeles. He has also written numerous magazine articles and books and has trained teachers at conferences and school-based events from Texas to New Jersey, Michigan to California, and Oregon to Hawaii.

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