Alphabetical Listing of Presenters

Last Name 
JENNIFER ABRAMS:  is former high school English teacher and a new teacher coach in Palo Alto Unified School District in Palo Alto, CA. Jennifer Abrams is currently a communications consultant and author who works with educators and others on new teacher and employee support, being generationally savvy, effective collaboration skills, having hard conversations, and creating identity safe workplaces. Jennifer’s publications include Having Hard ConversationsThe Multigenerational Workplace: Communicate, Collaborate & Create CommunityHard Conversations Unpacked - the Whos, Whens and What Ifs, and her newest book, Swimming in the Deep End: Four Foundational Skills for Leading Successful School Initiatives. Jennifer is honored to have been named one of the “18 Women All K-12 Educators Should Know,” by Education Week’s ‘Finding Common Ground’’ blog. More about Jennifer’s work can be found at her website,, and on Twitter @jenniferabrams
LAURA ADAMS: Literacy Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction; @WisDPILit
STEPHANIE AFFINITO: is an educator in the Department of Literacy Teaching and Learning at the University at Albany in New York. She has a deep love of literacy coaching and supporting teachers’ learning through technology. Stephanie creates spaces for authentic teacher learning that build expertise, spark professional curiosity and foster intentional reflection to reimagine teaching and learning for students. She recently published a book with Heinemann Publishing titled, Literacy Coaching: Teaching and Learning with Digital Tools and Technology. She presents regularly at state and national conferences on literacy coaching, teacher collaboration and supporting teachers’ reading, writing and learning through innovative technology. 
SHIREEN AL-DEIMI: Assistant Professor of Education, Michigan State University; Researcher; @shireen818
BECKY ANDERSON: 6th-8th Grade Multiage Literacy Educator, School District of Waukesha, Waukesha STEM Academy; Adjunct Lecturer, Carroll University
CARL ANDERSONis an internationally recognized expert in writing instruction for grades K-8. He works as a consultant in schools and districts around the world, and is a longtime staff developer for the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. Carl is the author of numerous books on teaching writing, including the brand new A Teacher’s Guide to Writing Conferences, the best-selling How’s It Going?: A Practical Guide to Conferring with Student Writers, as well as Assessing Writers and Strategic Writing Conferences. Tweet him at @conferringcarl 
KATHRYN ALLEN: Assistant Professor, College of Education and Human Services, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh; WSRA Digital Literacies Committee Member; @KathrynELAllen
LISA HOLLIHAN ALLEN: Educator, 6-12 Literacy Intervention and Title 1, West De Pere School District @lhollihanallen
KEVIN ANDERSON: Science Education Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction @WisDPIScience
SUSAN APPS-BODILLY: Second Grade Teacher, Madison Metropolitan School District @sappsbodilly
JEANNETTE ARMSTRONG: Doctoral Candidate: Literacy, Culture, and Language Education, Indiana University; Director/Assistant Professor, School of Education - Viterbo University @Literacy4JA