Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is professor and chair of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. Previously, Doug was an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association William S. Grey citation of merit and an Exemplary Leader award from the Conference on English Leadership of NCTE. He has published numerous articles on teaching and learning as well as books such as The Teacher Clarity Playbook, PLC+, Visible Learning for Literacy, Comprehension: The Skill, Will, and Thrill of Reading, How Tutoring Works, and How Learning Works. Doug loves being an educator and hopes to share that passion with others.
Director of Professional Learning
Kay Schmalen is a former middle school ELA/Science teacher who is passionate about utilizing technology effectively to engage students in their learning. She is a lover of learning, an advocate for all students to be prepared for life beyond high school, enjoys analyzing data and coaching and connecting with others.