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.
I am always excited to come to this conference with my colleagues and learn a few new things about professional learning. This is also a place to meet enthusiastic educators who are dedicated to elevating their profession and work hard every day to improve lives of their students.— Alica Unruh
Best practice is modeled; there are topics for everyone who leads professional learning in a system, and you will leave with contacts, resources, and ideas that you will use.— 2018 Attendee