An open letter to Senator Ted Kennedy from American educators and advocates

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Publication date: 
May 27 2008 (All day)

Dear Senator Kennedy,

Nobody has fought harder for America's children than you have.

For more than 40 years, you have consistently stood up for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Your vision of what our country could be has inspired all of us—educators and others working to improve schooling at every level—to devote ourselves to putting the American Dream within the reach of every child, regardless of race, class, language, or disability. At every step of our journey, we have felt your presence alongside us.

As you face this new challenge, we are with you, too. Our thoughts are with you, our prayers are with you, and our spirits are with you.

With warm regards and deep admiration,

 

The Education Trust

The National Council of La Raza

Peter Brossy, 24 year veteran secondary teacher, Gallup Mckinley County Schools

Judine Keplar, 6th grade teacher, St Louis Public Schools, St Louis, Missouri

Loretta Singleton, Receptionist & Administrative Assistant, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

The Staff of The Afterschool Partnership of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Joy Hannibal, Accelerated Coordinator, Lou Dantzler Prep. High School, Los Angeles, California

Calexico High School, CA

Heidi Pierovich, Action Learning Systems, Pasadena, California

Karen Humphrey, Administrator, Improving Teacher Quality Program, California Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento, CA

Tami Pearson, Administrator in Residence, The Education Trust-West, California

Connor Keese, Admission Counselor, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA

Letitia Fickel, Alaska Educational Innovations Network, College of Education, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

The Staff at The National Center on Education and the Economy, Washington, D.C.

Capital Region BOCES, Albany, NY

Dolores Vigil-Frank, Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Amy Dziekonski, Alexandria, VA

Renee Pitts, Graphic Designer, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Wyline Thompson, Alief ISD Counselor, Houston, Texas

Governor Bob Wise, Alliance for Excellent Education, Washington, DC

Jacki Paone, Alliance for Quality Teaching, Denver, CO

Jane West, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, D.C.

David B. Sherman, American Federation of Teachers, Washington, D.C.

Amanda Fitzgerald, American School Counselor Association, Alexandria, Virginia

Judy Bowers, American School Counselor Association President 2004-2005, School Counselor Consultant, Tucson, Arizona

Daniel Simonet, AmeriCorps*VISTA - Access and Success Initative, Minnesota Campus Compact, Saint Paul, MN

Don Counts. AP/College Prep. Specialist, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD

Kavitha Mediratta, Annenberg Institute for School Reform, New York, NY

Dr Samuel E. Taylor, Areas Superintendent, Fulton County School System, Atlanta, Georgia

Carol Massey, Arkansas Reading First, Professional Development Coordinator, Little Rock, Arkansas

Brooke Haycock, Artist-in-Residence, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Ellen Roth-Perreault, Aspiring Teacher, Terryville, CT

Nancy B. Bonesho, Assessment Manager, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, WI

Penny Engel, Assistant Director, Government and External Relations, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC

Daria Hall, Assistant Director for K-12 Policy Development, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Alfredo Juarez, Assistant Principal, Eastman Avenue School

Teri Trejo, Assistant Principal, Deming High School, Deming, New Mexico

Pat Woodard, assistant superintendent, Albuquerque Public Schools, New Mexico

Mary Beth Currie, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Holmdel Township Public Schools, Holmdel, New Jersey

Meg Mayo-Brown, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Fall River Public Schools, Fall River, Massachusetts

David A. Smith, Assistant to the Superintendent, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools

Mary Katona, Assistant to the Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Bethlehem Area School District, PA

Patricia J. Martin, Assistant Vice President, National Office for School Counselor Advocacy, The College Board

Dr. Dianne M. Bazell, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, Frankfort, KY

Clay Hensley, Associate Director, International Services , The College Board, New York, NY

 

 

 

 

Juanester Colbert Russell, Associate Director, GEAR UP Mississippi, Jackson, MS

Ricki Sabia, Associate Director, National Down Syndrome Society Policy Center

Jennifer Smith, Associate Director of Pre-K through 12 School and District Assistance, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Stuart F. Chen-Hayes, Associate Professor, Counselor Education/School Counseling, Lehman College of the City University of New York, Bronx, NY

Marge Plecki, Associate Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Mary F. Leslie, Associate Professor in Education Louisiana State University at Eunice, LA

Jane Harbaugh, Associate Provost (retd), University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Teri Wong Hollander, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University System of Maryland Adelphi, MD

Dr. Kate Harrington, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and International Relations, University of Massachusetts President’s Office, Boston, MA

Mike Egan, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Joyce Y. Suber, AVID Region 9 Director, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA

Dr. Mary Peters, Battelle for Kids, Columbus, Ohio

Ruth Lipscomb, Bellevue, Washington

Yulisa Cruz, Bilingual Educational Diagnostician, Montgomery County Public Schools, Silver Spring, MD

Sandra Licón, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Kunle Oguneye, Blue Brush Media, Renton, WA

Rashidah Abdulhaqq, Board Member, Cleveland City School District, Ohio

Connie Phillips, Boston University, Boston, MA

Cara Stillings, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Craig D. Jerald, Break the Curve Consulting, Washington, DC

Hope Ascher, Brevard Public Schools, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida

Myrna Alicia Castrejón, California Charter Schools Association, Los Angeles, CA

Gonzalo Rojas, California Chicano/Latino Intersegmental Convocation, San Diego State University, Retired, Bonita, California

Sandra Silva, California Department of Education, Sacramento, California

Chris Dowell, California Department of Education, Sacramento, California

Dr. Milton Clark, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

Professor DeShea Rushing, California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

Michael T. O'Neill, Cambridge, MA

Joyce A. Stokes, Center Alternative Middle School, Kansas City, MO

Marlene Seltzer, CEO, Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA

Jane Hileman, CEO, American Reading Company, King of Prussia, PA

Eduardo Angulo, Chairman, Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality, Salem, Oregon

Don Langenberg, Chancellor Emeritus, University System of Maryland, Adelphi, MD

Jon Butzon, Charleston Education Network, Charleston, SC

Deb McManus, Chatham County Board of Education, Democrat, Siler City, NC

Terrence L. Olivo, Chief Operating Officer, Orange / Ulster BOCES, Goshen, New York

Amy L. Short, Chief Operating Officer, The Chicago Public Education Fund

Amy McIntosh, Chief Talent Officer, NYC Department of Education, NY

Janet George, City Year Columbus, Columbus OH

Dea Meyer, Civic Committee, Commercial Club of Chicago

Roger Wilkins, Clarence J. Robinson Professor Emeritus of Clarence J. Robinson Professors, George Mason University & Education Trust Board Member

Sharon D. Brown, Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, GA

Dr. Valya S. Lee, Clayton County Public Schools, Jonesboro, Georgia

Deborah Bass, Clayton County Public Schools, Georgia

Kathleen B. Boundy, Co-Director, Center for Law and Education, Boston, MA

Paul Weckstein, Co-Director, Center for Law and Education, Washington, DC

Andrew J. Rotherham, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Education Sector, Member, Virginia Board of Education, Earlysville, VA

Stephen Williams, College Counselor, Eagle Rock High School, Los Angeles, CA

Charles Rolland, Community & Parents for Public Schools of Seattle, Seattle, WA

Michelle Thomas, Community and Parent Involvement, Ewing, NJ

Allan Odden, Consortium for Policy Research in Education, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Madison, WI

Linda Diamond, Consortium on Reading Excellence, Berkeley, CA

Sally Askman, Consultant, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Education Division, Seattle, WA

Phyllis Hart, Consultant, Education Trust-West, Long Beach, CA

Kate Kelliher, consultant, Takoma Park, Maryland

Margo McCoy Howe, Consultant/College Board, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Peter Meyer, Contributing Editor, Education Next

Marion Hogue, Coordinator, Administrative Academy, Los Angeles, CA

Sherryl Broyles, Coordinator, Instructional Support Services, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles, CA

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education

Judith Gutterman, Counselor, Norview Middle School, Norfolk, Virginia

Kevin Rutherford, Counselor, Sparks, Nevada

Belinda Rich, Counselor, Waxahachie, Texas

Miriam Cruz, Cruz & Associates, Chicago, Illinois

Nancy J. Smith, Data Quality Campaign, Austin, TX

Dr. Jean Houck, Dean, College of Education, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

M. Jayne Fleener, Dean, College of Education, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Nancy Wilson, Delaware Deputy Secretary of Education, Dover, Delaware

Jim Dallas, Democrat, Houston, Texas

Mickey Brown, Deputy to the Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland, Ohio

Ellen Campion, Director, Endicott Educational Resource Center Endicott, New York

Philip Mirci, Director, Secondary School Reform, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools Office, CA

Amy Piacentino, Director, Delaware City Schools, Delaware, Ohio

Mary Reeve, Director, SPED, GMCS, New Mexico

Padres & Jovenes Unidos, CO

Carol Shikada, Director, OCISS-School and Community Leadership Branch, Honolulu, HI

Karen Simms Tolson, Director, Center for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY

Connie Choate, Director, Arkansas Reading First, Arkansas Department of Education

Marti Pogonowski, Director, Continuous School Improvement, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis, MD

Ellen Swaney (Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes), Director, American Indian/Minority Achievement,

Richard Patton, Director, Vision for Children at Risk, St. Louis, MO

Susan Wheltle, Director, Office of Curriculum Standards, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Malden, Massachusetts

Noma LeMoine Ph.D., Director, Los Angeles Unified School District, AEMP/Closing the Achievement Gap Branch, Los Angeles, CA

Roni Parker, Director, Secondary College/Career Counseling, Los Angeles, California

Jim Rallis, Director of Assessment & Evaluation, Pleasanton Unified School District, CA

Stephanie Germeraad, Director of Communications, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Lee Umphrey, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Math for America, New York, NY

Marcia Arganbright, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Portland Public Schools, Oregon

Dr. Jann Hunter, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Alamogordo Public Schools, Alamogordo, New Mexico

Jaimie E. Vargas, Director of Development & Communication, Educational Partnership Center, University of California, Santa Cruz

Edwin C. Darden, Director of Education Policy, Appleseed, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Betty J. Robinson, Director of Elementary Education and ESL Coordinator, Lansdale, PA

Anna Cross, Director of Family Support Programs, Framingham Public Schools, MA

Margarita Benitez, Director of Higher Education, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Robert L. Jarvis, Director of K-12 Outreach and Co-Director, Delaware Valley Minority Student Achievement Consortium, Penn Center for Educational Leadership, University of Pennsylvania

Liam Goldrick, Director of Policy, New Teacher Center, Madison, Wisconsin

Melva L. Ware, Director of Pre-collegiate Programs, University of Delaware

Roberta Peck, Director of Prekindergarten Planning, CCSESA, Sacramento, CA

Kendall Jordan, Director of Public Policy Research, Public School Forum of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC

Dan Levin, Director of Publications, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Deb Lindsey, Director of Research and Assessment, Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

JoBe Thilgen, Director of Secondary Learning Services, Gallup, New Mexico

Vicki McNamara, Director of Special Education, Special School District of St. Louis County, St. Louis, MO,

Kathryn Udell McCarrie, Director of Special Education, Granite School District, Salt Lake City, Utah

Heather Peske, Director of Teacher Quality, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Debra Hawkins, Director Student Learning, Longview Public Schools, Longview, Washington

Karen Hessel, Distinguished Educator, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Kathy Vienna, District Counselor, San Diego Unified Schools, CA

Jennifer Dempewolf, District Mentor Teacher, Peninsula School District, Gig Harbor, Washington

Sybil Kelley, Doctoral Fellow, Portland State University - Center for Science Education, Portland, Oregon

Paula Gordon, Doctoral Student, Rutgers University, New Jersey

Emily Kalejs Qazilbash, doctoral student, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

Cheryl Blomstrom, Douglas County Gifted and Talented Association, Carson City, Nevada

Rose Kartchner, Dulce High School, Dulce, NM

Angela Lee, East Baton Rouge Parish School System, Baton Rouge, LA

Beth Jefferson, ECTC-KCTCS, Director of the Office of Grants & Special Projects, Elizabethtown Community & Technical College

Carol Fisher, Ed Assoc of Charles County(EACC), Waldorf, MD

Muriel Rand, Ed. D., New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

Beth H. Scott, Ed.D, Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, University of Rochester, NY

Christine Clark, Ed.D., Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion & Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Peggy Hines, Ed.D., Director, The Education Trust's National Center for Transforming School Counseling, Washington DC

Ken James, Ed.D., Commissioner of Education, State of Arkansas, Little Rock, Arkansas

Craig H. Larson, Ed.D., Superintendent, Rockwood School District

Justina D. Pedante, Ed.D., Director of Students Services, Springfield School District, Springfield, PA

Craig Spinks, Ed.D., Retired Special Education Teacher, Evans, GA

Jared Lancer, Ed.D., Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District, AEMP/Closing the Achievement Gap Branch, CA

Faith H. Waters, Ed.D., Professional and Secondary Education Department, East Stroudsburg University, PA

John C. Fischetti, Ed.D., Professor and Ed.D. Program Coordinator, Dept. of Educational Leadership, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Lisa Karmacharya, Ed.D., Executive Director of Federal Programs

Robert E. Sudlow, Ed.D., President, More Effective Schools, Spencerport, New York

Claudia Thompson, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent, Peninsula School District, Gig Harbor, WA

Cynthia Brown, Ed.D., Director of Student Preparation, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Gwendolyn Wilson Diggs, Ed.D., Ferguson-Florissant School District, Executive Director Federal/Special Instructional Programs, Florissant, MO

Carol S. Dean, Ed.D., Sidney Central School District, Sidney, New York

Carol Lindquist, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer, Fort Wayne Community Schools, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Lauren I. Katzman, Ed.D., Special Education Program, Boston University, MA

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M, Education and Diversity and Inclusion Consultant NYC, NY

Kathy Christie, Education Commission of the States, Denver, Colorado

Dr. Cherlyn Pijanowski, Education Consultant, Tacoma, Washington

Marc Frazer, Education First Consulting, Seattle, Washington

Jennifer Vranek, Education First Consulting, Seattle, Washington

Sally FitzGerald, Education Policy, Georgia PTA

Betsy Escandon, Education Policy Research Analyst, Former LAUSD elementary teacher, Redwood City, CA

Marilyn K. Troupe, Education Professional Standards Board, Frankfort, Kentucky

Susan Bohan, Education Service Center, Region VI, Huntsville, Texas

Joan Baratz-Snowden, Education Study Center, Washington, D.C.

Rita Navarrette, Educational Psychology, Catholic University of America

Nancy Protheroe, Educational Research Service, Alexandria, Virginia

State Coordinator, Educator Preparation, Educator Preparation and Quality, MA

Steve O'Mara, EdVoice, San Rafael, CA

Larry Lezotte, Effective Schools, Okemos, MI

Elizabeth A. Brewer, Elementary School Counselor, Turbotville Elementary School, Turbotville, PA

Ed E. Fisher, ELF Associates

Pia Payne-Shannon, English/Language Arts Teacher, Afrocentric Educational Academy at North High School, Minneapolis, MN

Mary Conrad, Equity Coordinator, NJ Dept. of Education, Trenton, NJ

Pat Maunsell, Evanston, IL

Ivy Ellis, Executive Asst. to the President, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Jeanne Harmon, Executive Director, Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, Tacoma WA

Ronald E. Jackson, Executive Director, Citizens for Better Schools, Birmingham, Alabama

Judy Seal, Executive Director, Long Beach Education Foundation, Long Beach, CA

Jane Wellman, Executive Director, The Delta Cost Project, Washington, DC

Michael A. Rebell, Executive Director, The Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York

Christine Veverka, Executive Director, Teacher Excellence Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Brenda Lilienthal Welburn, Executive Director, National Association of State Boards of Education, Alexandria, VA

Pam Kingery, Executive Director, Kalamazoo Communities In Schools, Kalamazoo, Michigan

Sheila Engle-Rinderknecht, Executive Director of Intervention & Support, St. Louis Public Schools

Donnalyn Jaque-Anton, Executive Officer, Educational Support Services, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA

Selma Botman, Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost, The City University of New York

Arnold Kee, Expanding the Circle of Excellence, Bowie, MD

Juanita B. Wade, Fannie Mae, Washington, DC

Emily Sweet, Fellow Practice Associate, The Education Trust-West, California

Diallo Brooks, Field Director, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Susan Beal, First Vice President, National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, Chicago, Illinois

Pat Windham, Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida

Jay Pfeiffer, Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida

Cyrus Driver, Ford Foundation

Terri Daniels, Fourth Partner Foundation, Tyler, TX

Linda Cavalluzzo

Esta Montano, Framingham, MA

Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick, Maryland

Dr. Edward L. Monaghan, Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Gallup, New Mexico

Ron Henry, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

Shonda Lemons-Smith, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

Kevin Simpson, Global Educational Consultant, KDSL, Alexandria, VA

Daryl & Sharon No Heart, Grandparents, Rapid City, SD

Mary Kate Lowndes, Grants and Accounts Manager, Connecticut Commission on Children, Hartford, CT

Elaine Fowlkes, Guidance Counselor, Maury High School, Norfolk, Virginia

Karen Hidalgo, Guidance Counselor, Easthampton Public Schools, Easthampton, MA

Carolyn Query, Guidance Counselor, Norfolk, Virginia

Linda Fuller, Guidance Counselor, Ellsworth High School, Ellsworth, Maine

Barb Jacapraro, Guidance Counselor, Springfield

Beth Stem, Guidance Counselor, Westmont Hilltop High School, Johnstown, PA

Margaret Arbuckle, Guilford Education Alliance, Greensboro, North Carolina

Keith Campbell, H.S. Principal, Hardin, MT.

Katherine K. Merseth, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

Garrett Smith, Harvard Kennedy School/Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA

Katherine Lipper, Harvard Law School student, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ronald C. Brady, Head of School, Foundation Academy Charter School, Trenton, NJ

Christopher Tate, Higher Education Associate, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Willie G. Stevens, Home School Coordinator, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, NC

Marina Ballantyne Walne, Houston, TX

Genethia Hudley-Hayes, Hudley Hayes & Associates, Los Angeles, CA

Stacy Galiatsos, Huntington, NY

Dr. Erika Hunt, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

Laura Dobbs, Immediate Past President, Georgia PTA, Johns Creek, GA

Constancia Warren, Independent Consultant, Croton on Hudson, NY

Julia Lara, Independent Consultant, Washington, D.C.

Sally Askman, Independent Contractor, Gates Foundation

Sara Reiter, Instructional Coach, Kansas City Public Schools, Kansas

Kathryn Esmay, Instructional Specialist, Office of Organizational Development, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD

Carlene Lodermeier, Iowa Department of Education, Des Moines, Iowa

Mike Tully, J.D., West Regional Equity Network (WREN), Region IX Equity Assistance Center, University of Arizona, College of Education, AZ

Judith Rizzo, James B. Hunt Jr, Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy, Durham, NC

Dr, Jill Shackelford, Superintendent, Kansas City Public Schools, Kansas

Nancy Hoffman, Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA

Kathy Nelson, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Chester E. Finn, Jr., Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University & President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Joseph G. Martin, Jr., Consortium for Adequate School Funding in Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia

Thomas J. Calhoun, Jr., Executive Director, University of Washington State GEAR UP Project, Seattle, WA

Anna Habash, K-12 Policy Analyst, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Jeff Edmondson, KnowledgeWorks Foundation Cincinnati, OH

Adam Kernan-Schloss, KSA-Plus Communications, Arlington VA

Robin Krueger, Lakeville Public Schools, Lakeville, MN

Julia Thomas, Learning Point Associates, Oak Park, Illinois

Rose Cooper, Library Media Specialist, Orlando, Florida

Beth Rae, Literacy Coach, Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Valerie Bush, Literacy Content Facilitator, Central Kitsap School District, Silverdale, Washington

Deborah Kosyla Edwards, LMSW, Longwood Central School District, Middle Island, New York

Connie Van Luit, Los Amigos High School, Fountain Valley, CA

Susan Yuan, Louisiana Department of Education, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Karen E. Stone, M.Ed., Sales Support/Schools, Recorded Books LLC, Prince Frederick, MD

Pam Blackwell, M.Ed., LPC, Director for Student Services, Howard County Public Schools, Ellicott, Md.

Michelle Fontenot, M.Ed.Admin., Distinguished Educator, Louisiana Department of Education, Division of Educational Improvement and Assistance

Nijel Clayton, Manager, Dropout Prevention Branch, Division of Secondary and Virtual Learning, KY,

Patrice Weaver, Manager, Education Services, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA

Jerry Dyar, Mary Walker School District, Springdale, WA

Dr.Rhonda C. Gill.Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Maryland

Linda Carpenter, Massachusetts

MaryAnne Miller, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Stafford Peat, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Malden, MA

Janet and Jessica Vohs, Massachusetts Parent Information & Resource Center (PIRC), Boston, MA

Martha Robertson, Math Program Coordinator, Washoe County School District, Reno, NV

Tiffany C. Walker, Maury High School, Norfolk Public Schools, Norfolk, VA

Jan M. Pepelnjak, Metro ECSU, Minneapolis, MN

Sharon Brooks, Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma

Gloria Valle, Minnesota

Maria Whittemore, Minority Achievement Coordinator, Office of Education That Is Multicultural and Gifted and Talented, Frederick County Public Schools, MD

Kathleen Saunders, Retired elementary school teacher, Montgomery County, Maryland

Robert Stein, Missouri Commissioner of Higher Education, Jefferson City, MO

Carolyn Akers, Mobile Area Education Foundation, Mobile, Alabama

Sandy Merdinger, Montana GEAR UP, Helena, Montana

Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, Montana University System, Helena, MT

Tina Jacobowitz, Montclair State University, NJ

Tina Martinez, Mott Haven Academy Charter School, South Bronx, NY

S. Sharifa Abukar, Mt. Everest Academy

Rosa Aronson, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA

Gretchen R. Cheney, National Center on Education and the Economy

Jill Norton, National Center on Time & Learning, Boston, MA

Linda Powell-McMillan, National Director of Program Development, AVID Center, San Diego, CA

Alex Harris, National Governors Association, Washington, DC

Helen Smiler, National Projects Coordinator, Berkeley, CA

Helen Schotanus, New Hampshire Department of Education, Concord, NH

Roger McCloughan , New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Career and Technical Education, Trenton, NJ

Michael Gross, New Leaders for New Schools, New York, NY

Elizabeth Rhodes, New Orleans, LA

Laura Kohn, New School Foundation, Seattle, WA

Sharon Weight, New Teacher Program Director, Campbell Union School District, CA

Maria Doulis, New York, New York

Rebecca Silberman, New York City Department of Education, NY, NY

Christopher J. McMahon, New York Institute of Technology-School Counseling Graduate Student, Commack, NY

Ann O'Bryan, New York State Education Department, Albany, New York

Bweikia Foster, New York University, New York, NY

Deborah Guest, Norfolk Public Schools

Karen L. Eitreim, North Thurston Public Schools, Lacey, WA

Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University, Arizona

Kendra Hughes, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, Oregon

Dr. Brian Owen Clark, Oakland University, Special Instructor, Former H.S. Principal

Jo Ann Trautman, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington

Craig Shurick, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Contractor, Gig Harbor, WA

Richard Stoff, Ohio Business Roundtable, Columbus, Ohio

Phyllis Hudecki, Oklahoma Business and Education Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK

Jolynn S. Horn, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, State Coordinator, Oklahoma GEAR UP, Oklahoma City, OK

Connie Green, Oregon Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Salem, Oregon

Jill O'Neill, Oregon Middle Level Association, Beaverton, Oregon

Jennifer Presley, P20Strategies LLC, Silver Spring, MD

Jennifer Presley, P20Strategies LLC, Silver Spring, Maryland

Ira K. Blake, PA State System of Higher Education, Harrisburg, PA

Pam Martinez, Padres & Jovenes Unidos, Denver, Colorado

Kelly Burnam, Parent, Bowling Green, KY

Ricci Vargas, parent and grandparent, Hatfield, PA

Joel Zarrow, Partners in School Innovation, San Francisco, California

Maureen Trantham, Partnership for Learning, Seattle, Washington

Stephanie Alter Jones, Ph.D, CPPS of Seattle, WA

Marcela Parra, Ph.D, West Regional Equity Network, Region IX Equity Assistance Center, College of Education, Language, Reading and Culture, Tucson, Arizona

Syed T. Dara, Ph.D., Dept. of Post Secondary Teaching & Learning, College of Education & Human Development, University of Minnesota

Carol J. Kaffenberger, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Counseling & Development Program, George Mason University

Juan Francisco Lara, Ph.D. , Assistant Vice Chancellor Emeritus, Pasadena, CA

Nancy R. Lawrence, Ph.D., Researcher, Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Audrey J. Noble, Ph.D., University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Rachelle Pérusse, Ph.D., NCC, NCSC, Associate Professor, Counseling Program, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut

Ken Sanders, Ph.D., NBCT, Coordinator of Guidance and Counseling Services, Clayton County Public Schools, GA

Arthur D. Sheekey, Ph.D., CNAC, Alexandria, VA

Laura Stokes, Ph.D., Inverness Research, Inverness, California

William Thomas, Ph.D., Educator

Danielle Torres, Ph.D., Lewis & Clark College, Graduate School of Education & Counseling Portland, Oregon

Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer, Racine Unified School District, Racine, Wisconsin

Dr. Roselind Bogner, Ph.D., LMHC, Assistant Professor, Niagara University, NY

Amy Svirsky, Ph.D., Data Coordinator for Instructional Services

Denise Swanger, Ph.D., Bayless High School Principal, St. Louis, MO

Robert H. Pasternack, Ph.D., NCSP, Senior Vice President, Special Education, Voyager Learning, Dallas, Texas

Anita Young, Ph.D., Fairfax County Public School District, Fairfax, VA & Education Trust Consultant

Mary M. Brabeck, Ph.D., Dean, New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York, NY

Cindy Raven, Ph.D., Research Specialist, Milwaukee Public Schools, Division of Research & Assessment, WI

Kathy Cohn, Ph.D., Educational Leadership Department Chair, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, PreK-12, Director, San Diego State University, CA

E. Vance Randall, Ph.D., Professor of Education Policy, Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Sharmila Basu Conger, Ph.D., Policy Analyst, State Higher Education Executive Officers, Boulder, CO

Stella K. Port, Ph.D., Research and Program Evaluation, Covina-Valley USD, Covina, California

Jennifer J. Beaumont, Ph.D., Education Program Development Specialist , Office of Charter Schools , New Jersey Department of Education, Trenton, NJ

Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Ph.D., Arcadia University, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Kandis M. Smith, Ph.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Susan Smartt, PhD, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Douglas Greenwell, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Regional Health Forum, Atlanta, Georgia

Rebecca Parker, PhD, Consultant, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Jerome Taylor, PhD, Department of Africana Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Di Ann Lewis, PhD., Director, GEAR UP Mississippi, Jackson, MS

Victoria Rankin Marks, PhD., American Institutes for Research and The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Julia Conrad, Pittsburgh, PA

Mary Fulton, Policy Analyst, Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO

John Jay Bonstingl, President, Bonstingl Leadership Development, Director, The Center for Schools of Quality International

Gaston Caperton, President, The College Board, New York, New York

Kati Haycock, President, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

David Levinson, President, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT

Circe Stumbo, President, West Wind Education Policy, Inc., Iowa City, Iowa

Maria Casillas, President, Families In Schools

Patrick Riccards, President, Exemplar Strategic Communications, Author, Eduflack, Falls Church, VA

Kevin G. Smith, President, Kentucky School Counselor Association

Linda Johnson, President, Louisiana State Board of Education, LA

Susan J. Burge, President, The Burge Group, LLC, Kenner, LA

Nelson Smith, President, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Washington, DC

Dominic Belmonte, President and CEO, Golden Apple Foundation

Judy Burton, President/CEO, Alliance College-Ready Public Charter Schools

Caprice Young, President/CEO, California Charter Schools Association, Los Angeles, CA

Nancy Carriuolo, president-elect of Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

Jeannie Oakes, Presidential Professor in Education Equity, Director, University of California's All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity, Co-Director, UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education, and Access, UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Diana Kendrick, Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD

John Benavidez, Principal, Chaparral Middle School, Tucson, AZ

Ed Crawford, Principal, Denfeld High School, Duluth, MN

Pam Wilson, Principal, Capitol Hill Elementary School, Portland Public School, Oregon

Richard Esparza, Principal, Granger High School, Granger, Washington

Bruce Gilman, Principal, Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis, MN

Patti Bippus, Principal, Thunder Mountain High School, Juneau, Alaska

Gilbert Barraza, Principal, Calexico High School

Deborah Montgomery, Principal, Anne Arundel County Schools, Maryland

Rosie O’Brien Vojtek, Principal, Ivy Drive Elementary School, Bristol, Connecticut

Mark McClinchie, Principal, Propel McKeesport, Pittsburgh, PA

Bruce Bivins, Principal, West Seattle High School, Seattle, WA

William F. Roberts IV, Principal, Los Altos High School, 2005 California Distinguished School, Hacienda Heights, CA

Jim Rudsit, Principal, Purdy Elementary, Gig Harbor, Washington

Steve Price, Principal Ocotillo Elementary, Tucson, Arizona

Ann Mahi, Principal Theodore Roosevelt High School, Honolulu, Hawaii

Bud Meyers, Prof. University of Vermont

Gerald R Williams, Professional Development Coordinator, Placer County Office of Education, Auburn, CA

Shirley Harvey, Professional Development Specialist, Jennings School District, Jennings, MO

Duane Smith, Professional School Counselor, Montgomery County Public Schools, Silver Spring, Maryland

Arturo Pacheco, Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX

Melvin Hall, Professor, Departments of Educational Psychology

Charles J. Parrish, Professor, Department of Political Science; President, WSU AAUP-AFT Local 6075, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Jerry Trusty, Professor, Penn State University, University Park, PA

Gary Orfield, Professor of Education, Law, Political, Science and Urban Planning, Co-Director, Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA

Uri Treisman, professor of mathematics and public affairs, UT Austin

Christine Cheney, Professor of Special Education and Department Chair, University of Nevada, Reno

Martha Bogart, Program Coordinator, Cooperating School Districts, St. Louis, MO

Carolyn M. Trice, Program Manager, School Support Team, DC Public Charter School Board, Washington, D.C.

Karen Mitchell, Project Asst. for Operations, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Janice J. Sommerville, Project Specialist II, Reading Lions Center, Sacramento County Office of Education

Debra Banks, Proteus Collaborations, Boulder, CO

Mary E. McClure, Providence School Board, Providence, Rhode Island

Dr. Gary Brockway, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, Murray State University, Murray, KY

Will Friedman, Public Agenda, New York, NY

Whitney Yow, Quality Schools Initiative Coordinator, Leona Group, Phoenix, AZ

Nancy Anderson, Reading First Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison, WI

Francine Z. Stayter, Reading New York, Maryland, NY

Sally (Sarah) Glusing, Regional Coordinator of District Intervention and Capacity Building, Region 6, San Joaquin County Office of Education, Stockton, CA

Joann Zgonc, Regional Coordinator/Publications, California GEAR UP, West Hills, California

Silas Kulkarni, Research Analyst, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Lynne Curry, Research Associate, Center for the Study of Education Policy, Illinois State University, Illinois

Kashka Kubzdela, Research Scientist, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, Washington, DC

Matthew Burke, Research Specialist, REL Midwest at Learning Point Associates, Naperville, Illinois

Michael Colasanti, Researcher, Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO

David VB Britt, Retired CEO, Sesame Workshop, EdTrust Board Member, Guilford, CT

Janet Tedesco, Retired Educator, School District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Marcie Bartley, Retired Executive Director of Continuous Quality - Colorado Springs, CO

Belinda J. Wilkerson, Rhode Island School Counseling Project, Providence, Rhode Island

Caterina Leone Mannino, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY

Ms. Latasha D. Johnson, Rochester City School District, Department of Parent and Community Involvement, Rochester, New York

Jill Tabachnick, Sacramento, CA

Althea J. Pennerman, Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD

Carol Parker, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

Danine Ezell, San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego, CA

Patrick Chang, School Administrator, Monroe, NC

Bonnie Perlmutter, School Board Director, Cheltenham School District, Pennsylvania

Wayne Eastman, School board member, South Orange, New Jersey

Jenny Penney Oliver, School Counseling Program, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Merlyn Blackwood, School Counselor, Norfolk Public Schools Norfolk Virginia

Anne Christie, School Counselor, Scholarship Chairperson, Maury High School, Norfolk, Virginia

Christine Howard, School Counselor, Akron, OH

Suzanne Wittenschlaeger, School Counselor, Fairfax County Public Schools, Arlington, VA

Adama Sallu MSW, School Counselor, Kyrene Centennial Middle School, Tempe Arizona

Missy Wall-Mitchell, School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties, Irmo, South Carolina

Pam McCarty, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA

Claudia Snider, School Guidance Counselor, Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda, Florida

Billie Donegan, School Improvement Coach, Woodland Park, Colorado

Mardale Dunsworth, School Improvement Consultant, School Synergy, Salem, Oregon

Curtis Linton, School Improvement Network, Salt Lake City, Utah

Jenny DeMonte, School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Lary Totten, School Psychologist, Bakersfield, California

Sherry Francis, Scientific Learning Corp., Oakland, CA

Caroline King, Seattle, WA

Carol Arjona, Secondary Education Director, Junction City, KS

Patricia A. Korn, SEL/Gap Specialist, Los Angeles Unified School District

Natala K. (Tally) Hart, Senior Advisor for Economic Access, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Molly Mauer, Senior Associate, The Education Trust-West, California

Barbara McCloud, Senior Associate, Institute for Educational Leadership, Washington, D.C.

James Wiley, Senior Associate for Knowledge Management, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C,

Shana Kennedy-Salchow, Senior Associate for Practice and Policy, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Joyce G. Beamon, Senior Coordinator, School Counseling, Norfolk Public Schools

Susan Jordan, Senior Development Specialist, Portland Public Schools, OR

Joe Rowson, Senior Fellow, Office of the Provost, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska

Meegan Dugan Bassett, Senior Policy Associate, Women Employed, Chicago, IL

Denise Glyn Borders, Senior Vice President, Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC

Karin Chenoweth, Senior Writer, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Joni May, Smith Elementary, Deming, New Mexico

Andrea Dudley, South Orange- Maplewood Board of Education, South Orange, New Jersey

Neil Chonin, Southern Legal Counsel, Florida

Janelle James, Southwest Schools, Houston, TX

Dr. Dale Duvall, Special Assistant to the President of Morehead State University, P-16 Program, Morehead, Kentucky

D. McKinney, Special Education, Case Manager, Queens Intermediate School, Pasadena ISD

LaQuanda Jackson, Special Education Supervisor, Rancocas Valley Regional High School, Mount Holly, New Jersey

Sharon Berry, Special Needs Populations Coordinator, IPS Career & Technology Center, Indianapolis

H. Brewer, Sr. VP for Programs, Center for Quality Teaching and Learning, Raleigh, NC

Tim M. Murrell, St. Louis Public Schools, St. Louis, MO

Dr. Mary Bradford, St. Mary’s County Public Schools, Leonardtown, MD

Jan Somerville, Staff Director, NASH, Washington, D.C.

Karen O'Connell, State and Federal Grants Coordinator, Mt. Healthy City Schools, Cincinnati, OH

Linda Kolbusz-Kosan, Statewide Coordinator, New Teacher Induction, New Teacher Collaborative, IL

Jim Wohlleb, Statistician, Planning, Research, & Evaluation Dept, Little Rock School District, Little Rock, AR

Theresa Y. Lopez, Strategic Planning Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA

Laurence B. Stanton, Strategy and Planning Officer, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL

Elaine Mejia Olea, Student, California State University - Los Angeles, California

Rachel Wittrock, Student Paths, St. Paul, MN

Cayth Brady, Student Services & Wellness Coordinator, Colorado Springs, CO

David Goodman, Student Services Resource Teacher, Guidance, Brevard County Public Schools, Viera, Florida

Meredith Laban, Summerbridge San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Mary Grace Wendel, Sunnyside Unified School District, Director of Employee Services, Tucson, AZ

Paul Dugan, Superintendent, Washoe County School District, Reno, Nevada

Dr. Alan Elko, Superintendent, West Chester Area School District, West Chester, Pennsylvania

James Jencarelli, Superintendent, Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional School District, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Henry M. Escobar, Superintendent, Livingston Union School District, Livingston, California

Dudley Butts, Superintendent, Agua Fria Union High School District, Avondale, AZ

Deborah Thompson, Superintendent, South Lake Schools, St. Clair Shores, Michigan

Diane Woods-Ayers, Superintendent, Campbellsville Independent School District

Howard Maffucci, Superintendent of Schools, East Rochester School District, East Rochester, NY

Daniel Nerad, Superintendent of Schools and Learning, Green Bay Area Public School District, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Ted Luck, Supervisor of Education That Is Multicultural and Gifted and Talented Education

Jeaneen Downe, Supervisor of Guidance Services, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, Florida

Kenneth J. (Ken) Meyer, SVP Gov/External Affairs, Digital Bridge, Washington, D.C.

Kathy Carroll, Teacher, Irvington, NJ

Holly Kragthorpe-Shirley, Teacher, education consultant, student, Minneapolis, MN

Christine Joyce, Teacher, Canton, MA

Nancy Ponder, Teacher/Administrator, Eugene Education Association/Eugene School District 4J Eugene, Oregon

Lisa Brady Gill, Texas Instruments Incorporated, Dallas, TX

Kris Mason, Texas Regional Collaboratives for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas

Gina Warner, The Afterschool Partnership of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Shelley Warner, The Afterschool Partnership of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Dara Lum, The Afterschool Partnership of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Lauren Bierbaum, The Afterschool Partnership of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Susan Buras, The Afterschool Partnership of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Frank Livoy, The Center for Effective School Practices, Rutgers University, Somerset, NJ

Pam Beeman, The Change Agency, Pueblo, Colorado

Jay Cole, The College Board, Washington, D.C.

Alan Heaps, The College Board, New York

Tom Rudin, The College Board, Washington, DC

Ronald Williams, The College Board, DC

Renee Gernand, The College Board, New York, New York

Sarah M. Kern Ph.D., The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Jacqueline Varma, The Ford Program, Global Education Initiative, Dallas, TX

Gretchen Crosby Sims, The Joyce Foundation, Chicago, Illinois

Maureen Casamassimo, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Terry Ryan, The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and Institute, Dayton, Ohio

Kathryn Mullen Upton, The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and Institute, Dayton, Ohio

Theda Sampson, The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and Institute, Dayton, Ohio

Emmy Partin, The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and Institute, Dayton, Ohio

Mike Lafferty, The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation and Institute, Dayton, Ohio

Beheruz N. Sethna, The University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA

Dr. Steven Hull, Tippett Consulting Group Inc., Business and Education Consulting, Reno, Nevada

Sharon S. Thorstensen, Title I IRT, St. Mary’s Co. Public Schools, Green Holly Elementary School, Lexington Park, Maryland

Ann Walker, Tohatchi High School, Tohatchi, New Mexico

Dan Restuccia, Training Director, UPCS Institute, Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA

Karen Haley Field, Trustee, Project Forward Leap, Lancaster, PA

Susan Harris, Tulsa Metro Chamber, Tulsa, OK

Terri White, TWhite & Associates, Philadelphia, PA

John M. Herron, Ty Cobb Healthcare System, Royston, Georgia

Yvonne Rodriguez, UC Santa Cruz, Physics Dept., Santa Cruz, California

Clem O. Ukaoma, University Academy Upper School, Kansas City, MO

Ellen Bern, University City School Board member, Missouri

Rodrigo Gutierrez, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

David Pearson, University of California, Berkeley, CA

Michael C. Hynes, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Michele Crockett, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

Dr. Marge Jerich, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Council on Teacher Education, Champaign, Illinois

Pat Griffin, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Imani Goffney, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Vicki Myers, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Carol T. Mitchell, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska

Maryanne OMeara, University of New Mexico, Dept. of Teacher Education, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Phyllis Post, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Vicki C. Washington, University of Wisconsin System, Academic Diversity and Development, Madison, WI, Danielle M. Susskind, University System of Maryland, Adelphi, MD

Sara Connor, University System of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Sheila Jones, University System of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia

Rosalind Barnes Fowler, University System of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia

Gwendolyn B. Johnson, USC Aiken, Aiken, SC

Tracy Cummings, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Dr. Gloria S. McCall, Vice Chancellor, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Versailles, Kentucky

Amy Wilkins, Vice President, Government Relations and Communication, The Education Trust

Amy Briggs, Vice President Client Services, The Grow Network/McGraw-Hill, New York, New York

Dr. Jowel C. Laguerre, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada

Dr. Jim Applegate, Vice President for Academic Affairs, KY Council on Postsecondary Education, Frankfort, KY

Larry P. Mason, Vice President for Diversity/Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs College of Southern Nevada, school trustee, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, Nevada

Ericka Miller, Vice President for Operations and Strategic Leadership, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Ross Wiener, Vice President for Program and Policy, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Bill Cathey, Vice Provost, University of Nevada, Reno

Joyce Beamon, Virginia

Juan Carlos Araque, VP, Community Investments, Orange County United Way

Bill McMillin, VP Board of Trustees, Ohlone Community College District, Fremont, CA

Cathy Grady, Wahconah Regional High School, Dalton, MA

Donna Henderson, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Melanie Larson, Waltham, MA

Teresita Martinez Vergne, Washington, D.C.

Sally J. Moore, Washington Park Middle School, Washington, PA

Phyllis Frank, Washington State Board of Education, Olympia, WA

Kyra Kester, Washington State University, Olympia, Washington

Anne Loring, Washoe County School District, Reno, Nevada

Sarah Devaney, Washtenaw Intermediate School District, Ann Arbor, MI

Donna Foley, West Chester East High School, Certified School Counselor, West Chester, PA

Dr. Patricia Ahrens, Wilson School District, West Lawn, PA

Dr. Larry Mussoline, Wilson School District Superintendent of Schools, West Lawn, PA

Mrs. Randi A. Richards, Winslow Township Schools, New Jersey

Martha Cranley, Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, Madison, Wisconsin

Dr. Elle Allison, Wisdom Out, Albuquerque, NM

Bonnie Kroeger, Working for Change, Cincinnati, Ohio

Debbie Pina, Counseling, Estrella Mountain Community College, AZ

Laurel Chapman, Program Specialist, Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District, Ohio

M. Hope Yursa, Director of Mathematics, School District of Philadelphia

Jerry Harris, Santa Monica Malibu Unified School District, Santa Monica, California

Sandra Tasic, Teacher Quality Project Coordinator, The Education Trust, Washington, D.C.

Greg Schuckman, Assistant Vice President for University Relations, Director of Federal Relations and Research Advancement, University of Central Florida, Washington, DC Office

Mindy Meyer, Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession, College Place, Washington

Nancy Clark-Chiarelli, Education Development Center, Newton, MA

Mark Kuranz, School Counselor, Racine, WI

Yao Atsu Swanzy, On Behalf of the African Village of Atorkor in the Volta Region of Ghana

Barbara Inatsugu, Program Director for Education (PK-12), League of Women Voters of California

Linda McDonald, Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, RMC Research Corporation, Hudson, OH

Michele Rosenfeld, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Mimi Lufkin, Chief Executive Officer, National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity Education Foundation, National Alliance For Partnerships in Equity, Cochranville, PA

Jill J. Riemer, Executive Director, Georgia Afterschool Investment Council, Atlanta, GA

Pat Smith, Director, Guidance Services, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, Florida

Maureen Latham, Assistant Superintendent Instructional Services, Beaumont USD, Beaumont, California

Raquel G. Vargas, Professor of Biology, Arecibo Campus of the University of Puerto Rico

Carol Frances, Visiting Professor, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California

Dawn Billings, Partner, School Synergy

Daryl G Smith, Claremont Graduate University

Polly Parrish, 2007-08 President of the Division on Developmental Disabilities

Marlene Godfrey, Educational Consultant & doctoral student, Lesley University, School of Education, Cambridge, MA

Brady Haycock, PsyD, Child and Family Psychology Resident, DC

Betsy McClearn, Director, VA State Scholars Initiative

Brooks Garber, Federal Policy Director, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Washington D.C.

Nancy Pelz-Paget, Director, Aspen Education & Society Program, NY

Nicole Barry Dorn, Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, IL

Rhonda Taylor, Assistant Principal, Goodman Middle School

Peter F. Murphy, Executive Director, California League of Middle Schools

Walter McLean, Ed. D, Educational Consultant, AdvancEd, Detroit, Michigan

Lynn Lira Thoreau Elementary School Gallup-McKinley County Schools, New Mexico

Michelle L Phillips, Ph.D., Inverness Research, San Francisco, CA

Cassandra L. Bartosavage Elementary School Counseling, Graduate from University of Scranton, Scraton, PA

Michelle Gasek, MSRC, Billings EOC/TRiO Site Coordinator, Billings, MT

Dr. Hertica Martin, Executive Director for Teaching and Learning, Central Kitsap School District, Silverdale, WA

Dorothy J. Minear, Ph.D., Interim Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives, Board of Governors, State University System of Florida, Tallahassee, FL

Larry P. Mason, Vice President for Diversity/Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs, College of Southern Nevada; current school trustee for Clark County School District, Las Vegas, Nevada

Debbie Potts, Education Specialist II - Nontraditional Careers and Gender Equity, Thinkfinity, Project Coordinator, Illinois Office of Educational Services, Springfield, IL

John Stokes, education advocate, Bellevue, Washington

Kristen Atkins, educator, Carmel Valley, CA

Judith Bookhamer, Executive Director, PA School Counselors Association, McKeesport, PA

Loraine Carter, President, Concerned Black Parents, Ardmore, PA

Distinguished Professorial Lecturer, Senior Fellow, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, Stetson Univ. College of Law, Gulfport, FL

Tiffini Canty, Instructor, Charlotte, NC

Kevin Hughes, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Richmond, VA

Trish Barry-Utzig, SMCPS, Hollywood, MD

Dolores Griego, Secretary, Albuquerque Public School Board, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mary Liebl, Middle School Literacy Coordinator, Wichita Public Schools, Wichita, KS

Mary Mehsikomer, Technology Planner Senior, Division of School Improvement, Minnesota Department of Education, Roseville, Minnesota

Miguel Gavaldón, Advocate, San Francisco, CA

Eva Paterson, Equal Justice Society, San Francisco, CA

Antonio Matheus, Mathematics Teacher/ Department Liaison, Dunellen High School, Dunellen, NJ

Ellen Cohan, Forsyth County Schools, Cumming, GA

Dr. Bonita Taylor Ewers, Professor of Education, Department of Education, School of Education and Psychology, Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Karon K. Greyer, Director of Elementary Education, Muscogee County School District, Columbus, GA

Mrs. Denise Ruttle, Principal, Deming intermediate School, Deming Public Schools, New Mexico

Bill Jackson, President, GreatSchools, San Francisco, CA

Nanette Sison, Washoe County School District, Nevada State PIRC, Reno, Nevada

Larry G. Coleman Ph.D., Director, Multicultural Affairs, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus, Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Sue Cohn, Coordinator, High School Initiatives, Washington State Dept of Education

Pat Hunt, Director of Testing/Technology, Clarksville Community Schools, Clarksville, IN

Jere Mock, Vice President, Programs & Services, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, Colorado

Jennifer M. Canaday, Sr. Lobbyist, Association of Texas Professional Educators, Austin, TX

Kathy Jaycox, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

William Ewell, James. B. Hunt, Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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