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Dr. Sherry Eagle, the Emeritus Director of the Institute for Collaboration sits down with Dennis Young at the IASB, IASBO, IASA Joint Conference in Chicago, IL to talk about the success of the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School at Aurora University and how it's being used as a model for the Proposed North Lawndale STEAM Partnership Academy. Dr. Eagle talks about the importance of collaboration between educators in both the PK-12 and Higher Education fields, as well as a local businesses, and the community at large.

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Director of Graduate Education at McKendree University

Peter Exley is the co-founder of Architecture is Fun, an architectural firm whose projects include the DuPage Children’s Museum, the House in the Woods, and a 21,000-square-foot Ronald McDonald House in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

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Co-Founder of Architecture Is Fun

Director of Access and Equity,

New York University 



Dr. Stella M. Flores is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. She is also Director of Access and Equity at the Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy at NYU. Dr. Flores holds an EdD in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University, an EdM from Harvard University, an MPAff from The University of Texas at Austin, and a BA from Rice University.

Dr. Flores has written about Minority Serving Institutions, immigrant students, English Language Learners, the role of alternative admissions plans and financial aid programs in college admissions in the U.S and abroad, demographic changes in the U.S. education, and Latino students and community colleges. Her work has been cited in the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court Gratz v. Bollinger decision (dissenting opinion) and in various amicus briefs submitted to the Supreme Court on affirmative action in higher education admissions.

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Ann Flynn

Ann Flynn is the Director of Education Innovation at the National School Boards Association. She has supported NSBA’s leadership in education technology to advance teaching and learning, administrative operations, and outreach to parents & local communities since 1992. ​Flynn is active in Washington, D.C. coalition groups and continues to work with the corporate community and local educators through NSBA’s Technology Leadership Network (TLN).

She was instrumental in the creation of NSBA’s “20 to Watch” and Technology Innovation Showcase recognition programs. In addition, she manages the TLN site visits that showcase exemplary technology practices, designs programming for the TLN-hosted sessions at the NSBA Annual Conference, and leads research projects such as “Creating and Connecting,” which encouraged open dialogue among K-12 policymakers and educators about the use of Web 2.0 tools for learning.

Flynn authored “The Role of a School Board in the Purchasing Process” for The Experts' Guide to the K-12 School Market and is a frequent columnist for the American School Board Journal. She has represented NSBA on international technology delegations and as an invited participant in the 2010 and 2013 World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar.

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Program Director, Education Innovation,



Mindy Frisbee, director of alignment, directs various initiatives centered around alignment to the ISTE Standards, including the ISTE Seal of Alignment program. She also helps build partnerships and collaborations with other organizations that reflect the mission of ISTE and the ISTE Standards and works on edtech efficacy and procurement issues.  

Mindy is passionate about the effective and appropriate use of technology for teaching and learning.

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Director of Alignment, ISTE




Shawnee Mission School District



Dr. Fulton had been employed by the Pattonville R-III School District as Superintendent of Schools since July 2007.  He previously served the district in several capacities including Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction; Assistant Superintendent for Planning and Assessment; and Director of Planning, Assessment, and Research.

The Pattonville R-III School District serves about 5,500 students in suburban St. Louis County. Under Fulton’s leadership, the district has become a high-performing school system that has been recognized at state and national levels for academic achievement.  

Dr. Fulton was elected by his peers to serve on the AASA Governing Board and the MASA Executive Committee. He was a member of the Northwest Community Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.  He is also a member of the Bridgeton Kiwanis and a member of the North County Inc. Regional Development Association.

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Kerry Gallagher is a passionate award-winning educator. Trained as both a teacher and attorney, she understands that a combination of effective pedagogy, policy, school culture, and global connections are necessary to make meaningful progress that puts learners first. Kerry has experience as a classroom teacher, education trainer, writer, TEDx, and keynote speaker, and policy advocate.

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Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning,

St. John's Prep, Danvers Massachusetts

Noah Geisel is an educational trainer and Co-Founder of Badgechat. He is an excellent public speaker, who focuses on changing education through language and culture. He sits down with Issues in Education to discuss recognition in adults and students, the Badge Summit, and the negatives of checklists.

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Noah Geisel


Educational Trainer and Badgechat Co-Founder


Brent Ghan serves as Deputy Executive Director of MSBA. His responsibilities include general oversight of personnel and programs with special emphasis on communications, media relations, and issues management.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, both from the University of Missouri.

Deputy Executive Director, MSBA


Greg is Director of Design at Ittner Architects and is passionate about education.  He provides leadership in establishing signature, innovative design concepts for educational facilities. He is a part of the leadership team and helps in establishing firm-wide direction and implementing creative solutions. Greg possesses strong, proven client relationship skills and the ability to work in a collaborative team environment.  Greg serves clients by providing prompt, personal service, and develops designs that fit the communities they serve.  His creativeness has proven to be an asset to clients.

Greg participated in a special edition of Issues in Education that aired live from the 2017 MSBA Annual Conference.

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Greg Goebel


Director of Design, Ittner Architects

Director of Research and Evaluation

Pattonville School District



Dr. Goodman was the former Interim Executive Director at  EducationPlus and participated in Issues in Education at the METC Conference.

EducationPlus is a non-profit educational service agency that brings school districts together to share resources, information, and services in educational technology, cooperative purchasing, staff development, and more. EducationPlus serves as a proactive voice for education and is a voluntary, membership-driven organization with 61-member school districts in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

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Matthew Goodman
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