Before joining NGLC in 2017, Amanda Avallone taught secondary English and French and was a founding teacher and leader at an innovative charter school in Boulder, CO. She worked as a consultant and held leadership roles in a variety of settings: small rural schools, large urban districts, and education nonprofits. Her areas of passion include adult professional learning, next gen school and learning design, and connecting educators to one another via stories, resources, and in-person events. Inspired by the powerful stories of educators who are transforming learning, Amanda believes they are the change agents who can redesign education for equity and lifelong student success.
Learning Forward offers a unique conference experience for educators looking to improve their practice, regardless of the role they play in their organizations. The sense of community that the conference provides and value of the time spent learning in community is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced at other conferences.— Anne Conzemius, SMART Learning Systems
It was an experience that reinvigorated me with new thoughts and ideas on ways we can improve what we do for our students.— Peter Ebert