Kurt Wooton

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Sara Shankin

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Sara M. Shankin has worked in education for over 30 years, serving in various capacities including Director of Data Processing, Management Information Services/Instructional Technology and Evaluation. With her extensive technical experience in school districts, she provides support in collecting, reporting and analyzing data to support student achievement. Sara is an integral part of designing and […]

Carlye Olsen Marousek

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Dr. Carlye Olsen Marousek has over 30 years in public education as a teacher in elementary, middle, and high school, as well as adult school and county programs for adults with cognitive challenges. Carlye was also a high school principal, and administrator at the district office for 13 years before going to Orenda Education to […]

Janet Hwang

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Janet Hwang has had over 25 years experience in public education at the secondary level as a middle & high school teacher and site & district leader in urban and inner-city school contexts. Her roles have specialized around secondary ELA, English Learners, curriculum & instruction, professional learning, coaching, parent engagement, assessments, state & federal program […]

Shay Bluemer-Miroite

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Shay Bluemer-Miroite has more than 15 years of experience improving complex systems. At Shift, she leads the improvement advising team and supports improvement advisors as they work on transforming systems in sectors like education and public health. As an improvement advisor, Shay helps teams create inclusive design spaces and guides people and networks as they […]

Robin Avelar La Salle

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Dr. Robin Avelar La Salle is founder and CEO of Orenda Education, a professional education and technical assistance organization. For more than 20 years, Dr. Avelar La Salle and the Orenda team have been thought partners for districts and schools aspiring to transform their systems and practices to raise student achievement. An equity warrior and […]

Theresa Todd

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Theresa Todd has more than 10 years of experience working in improvement science. As an improvement advisor at Shift, she partners with those seeking to improve how they work, creating processes that are more equitable and collaborative. One of her great joys in life is analyzing big data, breaking it down to understand trends and […]

Pat Greco

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Dr. Pat Greco currently serves as the Senior Director for Thought Leadership with Studer Education℠. Pat dedicated her life to education serving 38 years in Wisconsin public schools; 15 as a superintendent. Pat is a champion of organizational excellence. She is skilled in building system, leader, and team capacity for Evidence Based Leadership and continuous […]

Lisa Ceja

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Lisa Ceja is an Instructional Specialist with Orenda Education with over 25 years of classroom teaching experience. She attended UCLA, where she earned a BS in Applied Mathematics and a Master of Education. Before joining Orenda Education, Lisa taught high school mathematics, was an ed tech coach, and an intervention specialist. She also served as […]

Sandra Park

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Sandra Park is a co-founder and improvement specialist at the Improvement Collective and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Previously, she was the director of the Building a Teaching Effectiveness Network (BTEN) and External Offerings and Partnerships at Carnegie. She also was the director of programs at First Graduate […]