2018 A+ Education Conference
Speaker Bios

Keynote Speaker

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Garth Larson, Ed.D
President, FIRST Educational Resources

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Amy Schulting
Dyslexia Specialist, MN Dept of Education

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Angela Hochstetter
Math Assessment Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

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Anita Larson
Project Lead, Minnesota Department of Education

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Ann Page
Math Assessment Specialist in the Statewide Testing Division

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Avisia Whiteman
Research Analyst, Minnesota Department of Education

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Bart Zwiers
Pearson CAP Specialist for Minnesota

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Brendan Thompson
National Academic Advisor, Renaissance

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Cory Stai
Literacy Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

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Dave Wheeler
Elementary Principal, Thompson Public Schools

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Erin Osborn
Research Analyst, Century College

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Gayra Ostgaard
Results Measurement Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

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Holly Pope
Minnesota Department of Education

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Jennifer Dugan
Director, Statewide Testing Minnesota Department of Education

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Jennifer Wazlawik
Literacy Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

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Jim Smith
National Educational Presenter and Trainer, Solution Tree

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John Olson
Science Specialist, Minnesota Dept. of Education

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John Vaupel
Kindergarten Entry Profile (KEP) Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Education

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Joseph Curiel
Kindergarten Entry Profile (KEP) Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Education

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Katherine Edwards
Data Analytics, Minnesota Department of Education

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Kirsten Rewey
Quantitative Analyst, Minnesota Department of Education

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Lindsey Hoy
Director of School Support, Anet Partner Schools in Minnesota

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Megan Peterson
Technology Integration Coordinator, LCSC

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Michael Diedrich
ESEA Policy Specialist, MN Department of Education

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Michelle Niska
English Learner and LEAPS Implementation Specialist, MN Department of Education

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Penny Houtz
Education Supervisor for Math and ELA in the Statewide Testing Division

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Rebecca Slaby
Principal, New Prague Area Schools

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Robin Starch
AMAZE Director of Education

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Tami Bennett
Standards: Prioritization and Alignment, NJPA

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Ursula Lentz
English Leaner Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

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Victoria Weinberg
MTSS and Implementation Specialist, Minnesota Department of Education

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Will Remmert
Principal, New Prague Area Schools

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Yu-Feng Chang
Psychometrician, Minnesota Department of Education