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Betsy Maloney Leaf

Biography

 

Betsy Maloney Leaf, PhD, MFA, is the co-License Program Lead in the Arts in Education program. She works with the interarts (visual art, dance, theatre arts) initial license program and teaches undergraduate courses in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.

Betsy Maloney Leaf

David Bouchard

Biography

 

A writer, poet, father and grandfather, a former school principal, traveller, musician and one-time candidate for Parliament, David Bouchard is living life to its fullest.

David believes in reading: “I speak to educators, parents and students about the importance of reading,”

David Bouchard

Ricardo Ramos

Biography

Ricardo Ramos currently works as a teacher in Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, and Researcher at Investigation Centre Basic Education (CIEB), Instituto Politecnico de Bragança. His research focuses an perceptions and literacy about climate change.

Ricardo Ramos

Aigul Rakisheva

Biography

 

Aigul Rakisheva is a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, USA. She is pursuing her doctoral degree in the Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership Department with a Global Studies in Education concentration. Aigul is actively engaged in research and teaching activities at UIUC. Her research focuses on Sustainability Education, Information and Communication Technologies, and Initial Teacher Education and she is contributing to various research projects in these areas.

Aigul Rakisheva

Michael Mayfield

Biography

 

Michael Mayfield is a graduate student at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, pursuing a Masters degree in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership with an emphasis in Global Studies in Education. He currently resides and teaches middle school world history in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. As an educator, he is passionate about how education can be utilized to promote environmental sustainability and advance democratic values across the globe.

Michael Mayfield

Juana Martinez-Neal

Biography

 

Juana Martinez-Neal is the recipient of the 2019 Caldecott Honor for Alma and How She Got Her Name (Candlewick Press), her debut picture book as author-illustrator. She is a New York Times bestselling illustrator recipient of the 2020 Robert F. Sibert Medal for Fry Bread: A Native American Story (Roaring Brook) and the 2018 Pura Belpré Medal for Illustration for La Princesa and the Pea (Putnam).

Juana Martinez-Neal