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Annie Tremonte

Annie Tremonte is a middle school educator in the humanities, who is focused on designing lessons that are both dynamic and molded to the needs of the classroom. Her students are taught to craft well-organized essays, analyze the literary elements of a work of fiction, evaluate the relevancy and accuracy of a text, and read with a sophisticated, critical eye. She has continued to work to implement technology that maximizes student interest and incorporates 21st century skills. Over the course of her teaching career, she has accepted departmental and committee chairmanships, guided school improvement plans that worked to exceed school-wide student achievement goals in reading and writing, and organized numerous school-wide reading initiatives. She puts emphasis on collaborating with colleagues to commonly align curriculum across grade levels and content areas. She is currently studying Digital Education Leadership at Seattle Pacific University, and seeks to expose herself to cutting-edge scholarship in the field to prepare herself academically for the challenge of implementing digital learning in the global age. Follow me on Twitter @AnnieTremonte

Jules Csillag @julesteaches

Jules Csillag is a licensed speech-language pathologist and Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD), who has presented at conferences such as ISTE, LDA, ILA, ASHA, and the Everyone Reading Conference. She is the author of Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies and Technology Tools to Help All Students Improve (Routledge, 2016).

Adriana Castillo

Teacher of 20 plus years K-Adult, Curriculum & Technology Leader, Second Language Acquisition Teacher English & Spanish

Bridie Gauthier @BridieGauthier

Bridie Gauthier is the Head of School of the Montessori School of Manhattan, educational circuit speaker, and author of Practical life for Parents – A Pocket Guide for Parenting Real-Life Moments.

Bridie co-founded MSM in 2002, and in 2011, launched a charitable outreach project, which built and continues to fund a preschool for two and three-year-old children in the impoverished Batey Lecheria, Dominican Republic. To date the D.R. Project has taken more than 200 of the youngest children off of the streets of the village.

Born and raised in Ontario, Canada, Bridie has been an educator of young children for 30 years. She left Canada for the bright lights of New York City in 1995, where she met and married her husband Joe. Bridie shares her time running MSM, travelling to the Dominican Republic, to conduct faculty training seminars and to work hands-on with the children of the Batey, public speaking, and spending time with the full-time joy in her life, Kai.

Deborah McNelis

Deborah McNelis , M.Ed is the founder of Brain Insights, a company successful in creating the awareness and understanding of the critical impact early brain development has on learning, well-being and success in life. She is an award winning author of, The Brain Development Series, international speaker, educator, and parent. Her passion to achieve the best possible outcome for all children through educating and supporting adults on the basics of brain development is contagious. Deborah knows that every child has great potential that can be reached when adults have a real understanding of how the growing brains of children develop best. Her insightful, fun and inspiring presentations and materials based on scientific research have been well received throughout the world. Her knowledge and enthusiasm lead to the clear realization of the extremely positive difference we can easily make for the benefit of all.