Keynote Speakers

Stephanie Hirsh

Stephanie Hirsh

Executive Director

Learning Forward

Dr. Stephanie Hirsh is executive director of Learning Forward. Learning Forward’s more than 10,000 members and 40 state and provincial affiliates are committed to excellence in teaching and learning for all educators and students. Before her appointment as executive director, Hirsh served the association as deputy executive director. She began her career as a secondary…

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Fred Brown

Fred Brown

Deputy Executive Director

Learning Forward

Frederick Brown is Learning Forward’s deputy executive director. Prior to joining Learning Forward, Fred served as a senior program office for the New York City based Wallace Foundation where he guided the work of several major grantees, including the Southern Regional Education Board; the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh; and the states…

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Michelle Bowman

Michelle Bowman

Associate Director, Communities

Learning Forward

Michelle helps to coordinate Learning Forward’s communities of practice, supporting a network of districts committed to professional development redesign. She also supports the expansion of on-the-ground consulting to districts both large and small.

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