After teaching 12 years in Oregon, Alan began his overseas career teaching at the John F. Kennedy Schule in West Berlin in 1980. He then spent the next nineteen years as head of four international school: The American School of Zagreb in Croatia, The International School of Prague, Czech Republic, Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador and The American International School of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. He holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Oregon and is A.B.D. from Boston University.
Elizabeth Imende-Cooney is founder and director of Advancing Educators, a design firm that guides and supports high-quality teaching in schools. She earned her B.A. in English from Wake Forest University and her Ed.M in Teaching & Learning and Adult Development from Harvard University.
The founder, president and senior consultant of The Learning Colalborative21, Fran Prolman is an internationally recognized teacher, administrator, author, consultant and keynote speaker. She is known for her depth of knowledge, dynamism, energy, practical application and proven track record of results.
Graham Ranger is Director of School Support & Evaluation at The Council of International Schools (CIS), where he has overall responsibility for the evaluation and accreditation of CIS member schools, around 450 of which are accredited or in the process of accreditation.
Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Executive Director of the Curriculum Mapping Institute and President of Curriculum Designers, Inc., is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of curriculum and instruction having consulted nationally and internationally on issues and practices pertaining to: curriculum mapping, dynamic instruction, and 21st century strategic planning.