Lisa Bass: Lisa is a National Board Certified Teacher from Ohio. She has been teaching first grade for 14 years. Mrs. Bass prides herself in being a Language Arts Advocate, Consultant, and Specialist. She has shared her expertise as an English Language Arts Lead Content Expert, and Regional Network Leader. She is a National America Achieves Fellow and a Teacher Champion Fellow. Through these professional opportunities, Lisa shares her expertise on Common Core State Standards and supports educators in teaching Common Core State Standards-based differentiated lessons. Lisa is a passionate supporter of Common Core State Standards for their rigor and cohesiveness that prepare K-12 students for college and career readiness. She is also an Adjunct Literacy Professor at Kent State University. Follow Lisa on Twitter @LisaBass1.
Char Shryock: Char Shryock is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Bay Village City Schools. She leads the development and implementation of curriculum for all content areas k-12. Her responsibilities also include acting as district testing coordinator, and overseeing the technology integration resources in the district. She is actively involved with Student Achievement Partners as a state leader for the Ohio Standards Advocates, a collaborative network of teachers, administrators, parents, instructional coaches, educational support team members, and education leaders working together to support Ohio’s teachers by increasing their knowledge, skill, and confidence in making the instructional shifts that are central to Ohio’s Learning Standards. Currently she is also a Teacher Champion Fellow with the Collaborative for Student Success. She has coordinated professional development at the district, state and national level. Her areas of expertise include integrated instruction, evidence centered design, differentiated instruction, formative assessment, performance based assessment, and technology integration. Prior to becoming a Dir. of Curriculum, Char spent 22 years in the classroom as a 7-12 ELA and science teacher, and technology integration specialist. She holds a Masters Degree in Educational Administration. Her website is http://iteachbay.blogspot.com Follow Char on Twitter @edtechgirl.
Tricia Ebner: Tricia is a consultant supporting gifted child education with the Summit County ESC, joining the team after serving as an intervention specialist for gifted at Lake Middle School for the past 23 years, where she taught English language arts classes in grades 6, 7, and 8. She is in her 18th year of National Board Certification, having earned initial certification in 2000 and renewal in 2008. In addition to her classroom work, she a a member and the state ELA lead of the Ohio Standards Advocates, a member of Ohio’s ELA Network of Regional Leaders, and a Teacher Champion Fellow. Through these roles she has given a number of presentations to teachers across the state and at national conferences. A dedicated advocate for gifted children, she shares her experiences in her blog, “Teaching in the Middle” on the Center for Teaching Quality web site and is a member of the CTQ Blogging Roundtable team in 2017. She has also served as a VCO (Virtual Community Organizer) in the Teacher Leadership Institute cosponsored by CTQ, NEA, and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Tricia is an adjunct instructor with Malone University, teaching courses in gifted child education. Tricia earned her B.S. Ed. through Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and her M.S. Ed. through Indiana University. Follow Tricia on Twitter @TebnerEbner.