Teachers, Principals, and District Leadership
Parent and Community Partners
State and National Experts
Ahmed Ali, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Heritage Academy, Minneapolis
Executive Director, MPS Diversity & Equal Employment Opportunity
Principal, Richard Green Central Elementary School, 2013-2014
ESL Teacher, Edison High School (Nationally Board Certified)
Principal, Patrick Henry High School
Principal, Sanford Middle School, 2002-2011
Bernadeia Johnson, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Minneapolis Public Schools, 2010-2015
Principal, Folwell Performing Arts
Principal, Hmong International Academy
ESL Lead Teacher, Andersen United Community School
Associate Superintendent, Minneapolis Public Schools
Senior Constituent Advocate, Office of U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
Community Health Worker, Sr. Health Care Homes
Author and Early Learning Specialist
Executive Director, Somali American Parent Association
Assistant Director of Refugee Services, MN Council of Churches
Lori Helman, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota College of Education
Co-Director of the Minnesota Center for Reading Research
Virginia Pauline Rojas, Ed.D.
ASCD Language Education Specialist
Superintendent, St. Paul Public Schools
Multilingual Learning Coordinator, Robbinsdale Public Schools
Manager, ELL Policy & Research,
Council of Great City Schools