Alan Ingram

Alan Ingram

President

Education Consultant

Alan Ingram is an education consultant and has state and district-level systems improvement experience in educational leadership, policy creation, program implementation, and strategic partnerships. Most recently, he served for three years as deputy commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education where he provided executive level leadership to the Commissioner and chair of…

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E. Leigh Wall

President-elect

Santa Fe Independent School District

Superintendent of Schools

Leigh Wall serves as superintendent of schools for Santa Fe Independent School District in Santa Fe, Texas. She has completed 11 years in this district and 35 years as an educator in Texas and Louisiana. Santa Fe ISD is located in Galveston County and is a rural district serving approximately 5000 students. Prior to her…

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Scott Laurence

Scott Laurence

Past President

Retired / Carmel Unified School District

Scott Laurence is retired after a distinguished 30-year career in education. He began his career in the Palo Alto School District where he served as a social studies teacher and baseball coach, dean of students, assistant principal, and principal at both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools before moving into administration as assistant superintendent for…

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Val Brown

Valeria P. Brown

Trustee

Teaching Tolerance

Professional Development Trainer

Val Brown is a professional development trainer for Teaching Tolerance. Her role primarily includes designing, facilitating, and evaluating anti-bias professional development for educators across the country. For 14 years prior to joining Teaching Tolerance, Val worked in the public K-12 education and higher education sectors as a teacher, instructional coach, district administrator, and professional learning…

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Steve Cardwell

Trustee

Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)

Associate Vice President, Academic

Steve Cardwell is associate vice president – academic at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). Steve has had an exemplary career in education. He was previously professor of teaching at University of British Columbia and prior to this was the superintendent/CEO for five years with the Vancouver School Board and previously Superintendent for the Delta School District….

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Sharon L. Contreras

Trustee

Guilford County Schools

Superintendent of Schools

Sharon Contreras was named superintendent of schools for Guilford County, NC, in September 2016. Previously, she served as superintendent of the Syracuse City School District in Syracuse, NY, for five years. Sharon became a principal at age 27 in the Rockford Public Schools in Rockford, IL, the district where she began her career as a…

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Shawn Joseph

Shawn Joseph

Trustee

Metro Nashville Public Schools

Director

Shawn Joseph is the director of Metro Nashville Public Schools. He is an experienced educator who has fought for excellence and equity for every student he has served in his more than 20-year career. Shawn has served as a teacher, principal, district administrator, deputy superintendent, and superintendent. Before moving to Nashville, he was the head…

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Monica Martinez

Trustee

XQ Institute

Senior School Support Strategist

Monica R. Martinez is an education strategist, author, and speaker on innovation and education, including high school redesign, teaching, and college access. She is currently the Senior Strategist for the XQ Super School Project. She was a Senior Fellow for the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and an appointee to the White House Commission on…

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Wendy Robinson

Wendy Robinson

Trustee

Fort Wayne Community Schools

Superintendent

Wendy Robinson is Superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In her 35+ years with Fort Wayne Community Schools, she has served as a classroom teacher, assistant principal, principal, and central office administrator. She was appointed to the position of Superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools in July 2003 after an eight-year…

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