Presenters, Panelists, and District Attendees

Presenters, Panelists, and District Attendees

Presenters and Panelists

Russlynn H. Ali

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
Russlynn is Secretary Duncan's primary advisor responsible for enforcing civil rights laws as they pertain to education. Until her appointment, she had been a vice president of the Education Trust and the founding executive director of the Education Trust- West. Russlynn has served as a teacher, a liaison for the president of the Children's Defense Fund, an assistant director of policy and research at the Broad Foundation, and an attorney at several law firms in Los Angeles.

Andrés Alonso, Ed.D.

CEO, Baltimore City Public Schools
Andrés was born in Cuba and came to the United States when he was 12. He graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University and earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, practicing in New York City before becoming an educator and earning a doctorate in education from Harvard. He taught special education students and English learners before joining the NYC Department of Education, first as chief of staff and then deputy chancellor for teaching and learning. He was named CEO of Baltimore's schools in 2007.

Jo Anderson

Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Education
Jo works on a variety of issues, including teacher outreach and relations. He came to the Department after serving as the executive director of the Illinois Education Association (IEA-NEA) since 2005. Prior to becoming IEA-NEA's leader, he held a variety of other positions with the union, working particularly on efforts of the union to involve its leaders and members in improving student learning and the public school system in Illinois.

Christopher Barclay

President, Montgomery County Board of Education
A member of the school board since 2006, Chris currently serves as president and a member of the fiscal management and the policy committees. Last year, he was appointed by the governor to the Maryland Council for Educator Effectiveness. Chris has served in a number of volunteer leadership roles with the Montgomery County Council of PTAs.

Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins

Executive Director, Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association
In her current capacity, Stephanie serves as the chief negotiator for the union and as a key staff person on issues related to the Empowering Effective Teachers project. Prior to joining HCTA, she worked at the American Federation of Teachers as an attorney (1995- 2004) and as director of human resources (2004-2010).

Tom Boasberg

Superintendent, Denver Public Schools
Since taking the helm of DPS in January 2009, Tom has focused on improving teacher quality, strengthening school options, eliminating the achievement gap, and preparing all students for success in college and career. Under his leadership, DPS is seeing strong growth in student achievement and college readiness, as well as recordsetting enrollment increases. Tom previously served as the district's chief operating officer and, before DPS, as a telecommunications executive and policymaker.

Anne L. Bryant, Ed.D.

Executive Director, National School Boards Association
In her capacity as executive director of the NSBA, Anne represents state associations of school boards and their more than 90,000 local school board members throughout the country. She has written widely on K-12 education, volunteer-staff leadership issues, and the role of the federal government in education.

Imma Canelli

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, New Haven Public Schools
Imma has been with New Haven Public Schools for 32 years. Before her appointment as assistant superintendent, she held positions as the director for low-performing schools, reading language arts supervisor, curriculum staff developer, and K-8 classroom teacher. Imma has presented at several national conferences including "Lead and Learn" and the International Reading Association.

Marlene Canter

Former board member, Los Angeles Unified School District
Marlene began her career as a special education teacher at Alta Loma Elementary School. She went on to co-found Canter & Associates, now Laureate Education, Inc., a teacher-training company. During her tenure on the L.A. school board, Marlene made teacher quality and children's health her priorities, authoring resolutions calling for increased scrutiny in teacher evaluations, tenure awards, and changes to school nutrition standards. She sits on LAUSD's Teacher Quality Task Force.

Michael Casserly

Executive Director, Council of the Great City Schools
Prior to becoming executive director of the Council of the Great City Schools in 1992, Mike served as the organization's director of legislation and research for 15 years. As head of the urban school group, Mike has unified big-city schools nationwide around a vision of reform and improvement.

Elizabeth Celania-Fagen, Ed.D.

District Superintendent, Douglas County School District
Elizabeth is the superintendent of Colorado's third-largest school district, serving approximately 60,000 students. Prior to moving to Douglas County in 2010, she was the superintendent of the Tucson Unified School District in Arizona. Elizabeth holds a MS, Ed.S. and Ed.D. in educational leadership from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

David Cicarella

President, New Haven Federation of Teachers
Prior to his election as union president in 2007, Dave was a classroom teacher, staff developer, and instructional coach for 28 years in the New Haven Public School system. Most recently Dave has led the school reform efforts, which have produced a new four-year contract emphasizing collaboration and cooperation.

Jean Clements

President, Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association
Following 23 years teaching and working in Hillsborough County Public Schools, Jean began serving as president of the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association more than eight years ago. She has served on panels for the Aspen Institute, Council of the Great City Schools, American Federation of Teachers, and CEC's Council of Administrators of Special Education, among others.

George H. Cohen

Director, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate in 2009, George has had a distinguished career as a labor lawyer, negotiator, and mediator. Until 2005, he was a senior partner at Bredhoff & Kaiser, a Washington, D.C., law firm specializing in representing private- and public-sector labor organizations in collective bargaining involving a variety of industries and government entities. He also served as an appellate court attorney with the National Labor Relations Board.

Carolyn Crowder

Executive Director, Denver Classroom Teachers Association
Before coming to Colorado, Carolyn taught for 19 years in Mustang, Okla. She has served as the president of the Oklahoma Education Association and as a National Executive Committee member for the National Education Association. Carolyn has been the executive director of DCTA since 2009.

Merle Cuttitta

President, SEIU Local 500, Montgomery County, Md.
Merle began working with Montgomery County Public Schools in 1972 as a paraeducator before leaving after five years to pursue a career in the private sector with a concentration on service industries. She returned to MCPS in 1991 and has served as the local union's president since 2001. She has been a member of SEIU's Executive Board since 2004.

Daniel A. Domenech

Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators
Dan has nearly 40 years of experience in public education, with 27 served as a school superintendent. He has served on the U.S. Department of Education's National Assessment Governing Board and on the advisory board for the Department of Defense schools.

Neil Duke

Chair, Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners
An attorney, Neil is a principal in Ober/Kaler's employment group and handles a variety of labor and employment-related cases. Active in numerous civic and professional organizations, he is the author of several articles and is frequently called upon to speak at educational and professional seminars. Neil also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Maryland, where he teaches a course on international negotiations.

Arne Duncan

U.S. Secretary of Education
From June 2001 through December 2008, Arne served as the CEO of the Chicago Public Schools, becoming the longest-serving big-city education superintendent in the country. Prior to that, he ran the nonprofit education foundation Ariel Education Initiative (1992-1998). He served on the boards of the Ariel Education Initiative, Chicago Cares, the Children's Center, the Golden Apple Foundation, and Jobs for America's Graduates, among many others. Duncan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University.

Nate Easley, Jr.

President, Denver Public Schools Board of Education
In addition to leading Denver's school board, Nate is deputy director for the Denver Scholarship Foundation, whose mission is to inspire and empower students to achieve their postsecondary education goals by providing the tools, knowledge, and financial resources essential for success. For more than 25 years, Nate has worked at the state, national, and international levels to create opportunities for first-generation, low-income, and ethnic minority students.

MaryEllen Elia

Superintendent, Hillsborough County Public Schools
MaryEllen is a lifelong educator who began her career as a social studies teacher in the state of New York in 1970. She moved to Tampa in 1986, when she was employed as a reading resource specialist. She has served the school district as the first magnet schools supervisor, general director of secondary education, and chief facilities officer. In 2005, she was appointed superintendent after a national search.

Marietta English

President, Baltimore Teachers Union
In addition to her role as BTU President, Marietta was elected as an American Federation of Teachers vice president in July 2010. She has served as the president of AFT's Maryland chapter and played a key role in negotiating the landmark contract that puts Baltimore teachers in control of their careers.

Frederick James Frelow, Ed.D.

Program Officer, Transforming Secondary Education, Ford Foundation
Before joining the Ford Foundation in 2008, Fred was director of early-college initiatives at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and associate director of the Rockefeller Foundation. Fred taught for 12 years in Massachusetts and served as a curriculum and magnet school director in New York.

Dan Gerken

Vice President, Douglas County School Board
Dan holds a BA in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA. For the past 20 years, he and his business partner have managed a commercial real estate investment and development company. A former nationally ranked tennis player, his hobbies include basketball, mountain biking, and golf.

Harry Grams

Vice Chair of School Board, Independent School District 15-St. Francis
A life-long resident of the Minnesota school district he serves, Harry has been a board member since 2006. He has served in a variety of capacities on the board, including as a member of the Career Ladder Study and Joint Standing committees.

Garth Harries

Assistant Superintendent, New Haven Public Schools
Garth is responsible for New Haven's School Change strategy. Previously, he was the chief executive for portfolio development in the New York City Department of Education, where he oversaw the creation of new school programs. Before NYC DOE, he was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, specializing in financial industries and nonprofit management.

Jim Hennesy

Teacher and Union President, Education Minnesota St. Francis Local 1977
Jim has served as an educator in variety of capacities for the past 34 years. Currently he teaches social studies at St. Francis Middle School and serves as an instructional specialist within the Teacher Academy.

Kim Herman

Building Resource Teacher, Northeast Elementary School, Douglas County Public Schools
Kim has been an educator for 15 years, teaching 3rd and 5th grade. As a building resource teacher for the last five years, she has provided staff development at Northeast Elementary. At the district level, she is involved in committees such as negotiations, insurance/benefits, and the elementary progress report.

Tripp Jeffers

President, Forsyth County Association of Educators
Tripp serves on the governing boards of both the North Carolina Association of Educators and the National Council of Urban Education Associations. He spent 14 years as a high school teacher of history, government, and philosophy in Virginia and North Carolina.

Deborah Johnson-Graham

Principal, Stedman Elementary School, Denver Public Schools
Deb has been an educator with Denver Public Schools for 35 years. Prior to accepting the opportunity to provide leadership at Stedman Elementary in Northeast Denver, she was principal at Green Valley Elementary. Deb is passionate about children; their academic, intellectual, emotional, and social well-being and growth are her primary concerns.

Brad Jupp

Senior Program Advisor, U.S. Department of Education
Brad is on loan to the Department from Denver Public Schools, where for the past 24 years he has been a teacher, union leader, and senior administrator. His most recent assignment was senior academic policy advisor to Superintendent Michael Bennet.

Randy Keillor

Student Performance Improvement Program Coordinator, Independent School District 15-St. Francis
Randy started his teaching career at St. Francis High School, where he taught English for 34 years. For the last 14 years, he has served as the chief negotiator for the teachers union. He led the work to establish the district's Teacher Academy in 2001 and the alternative pay system in 2005. He has worked as the coordinator of that system since it was approved by the Minnesota Department of Education.

Carol W. Kurdell

School Board Member, Hillsborough County Public Schools
Carol was elected to the Hillsborough school board in 1992 and is currently serving her fifth term. She is one of seven members responsible for making policy decisions and overseeing a budget of $3.1 billion for the eighth-largest school district in the nation, which is also the county's largest employer, with more than 25,000 employees.

Donny C. Lambeth

Chairman, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education
Donny is president of North Carolina Baptist Hospital. He also serves on numerous community, state and national boards, and has served on several statewide task forces on health care finance, and as a national panelist on educational issues. The local Business Journal has recognized him as one of the Winston-Salem region's most influential leaders.

Kevin Larsen

Parent, Douglas County School District
Kevin is a father of three daughters who attend, or have attended, schools in the Douglas County School District. He coaches math teams, announces softball games, serves on the school district's Fiscal Oversight Committee, and chairs the District Accountability Committee. When Kevin is not at school events and activities, he makes a living as an actuary.

Christopher Lloyd

Vice President, Montgomery County Education Association
Christopher is a National Board Certified teacher at Baker Middle School. In his leadership role with the teachers association, he works on program areas of school climate, on-boarding, and professional growth systems.

Don Martin, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Don has served as superintendent since 1994. He was recently named 2011 North Carolina Superintendent of the Year. Don earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Duke University and an Ed.D. from the University of Kentucky.

Reginald Mayo, Ph.D.

Superintendent, New Haven Public Schools
Reginald has devoted most of his professional career to the New Haven district: first as a teacher, department head, and assistant principal at Troupe Middle School, and later as principal of Jackie Robinson Middle School. After entering a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale University, in 1981, he was promoted to K-8 director of schools, and in 1984, executive director of school operations, a post he retained until becoming superintendent in 1992.

Bruce Messinger, Ph.D.

Superintendent, Helena Public Schools
Bruce has been Helena's superintendent since 1997. Before coming to Montana, he held teaching and administrative positions in Colorado and Nebraska. Bruce earned a doctorate from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. Student success is achieved in Helena Public Schools through shared decisionmaking and a commitment to educating the whole child.

Ted Mitchell

Board member, Green Dot Public Schools
Ted heads NewSchools Venture Fund, a venture philanthropy firm focused on transforming public education for underserved children. Prior to joining NewSchools, he served as president of Occidental College, as deputy to the president at Stanford, and as dean of the School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. He has also served as president of the California State Board of Education.

Annie Murphy

Senior, Daniel C. Oakes High School, Douglas County Public Schools
Annie, 20, returned to high school three years ago following a two-year absence and will graduate in May. Her next stop is Colorado State University, where she plans to major in history, minor in philosophy, and return to Daniel C. Oakes High School as a teacher.

Lori Nazareno

Lead Teacher, Mathematics and Science
Leadership Academy, Denver Public Schools Lori is in her 24th year of teaching and is a dually certified National Board Certified Teacher. She currently serves on the NEA Commission for Effective Teaching, the Gates Professional Development Advisory Board, and recently served on the board of directors for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

Rebecca Newman

President, Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals
Rebecca has been president of MCAAP for the past eight years. During that time, she has represented members in contract negotiations, in collaboration with Montgomery County Public Schools, and in building a partnership with both executive staff and other unions in the district. Prior to this position, she has served as a school principal.

Larry Nielsen

Field Consultant, MEA-MFT
Prior to his employment with the Montana teachers association, Larry served for seven years as the president of the Helena Education Association and vice president of MEA-MFT.

Michael M. O'Neil

Board Chair, Helena Public Schools
Michael is in his seventh year of school board service—two as chair and three as vice-chair of the Helena board. He has been a strong supporter of the Helena Schools' model Professional Compensation Alternative Plan (PCAP) linking educators' salaries with student-centered quality professional development and service requirements.

Marco Petruzzi

President and CEO, Green Dot Public Schools
During Marco's tenure, Green Dot won Los Angeles School Board approval to rejuvenate Locke High School in Watts and began operating it in fall 2008, re-structuring Locke into eight smaller college-prep schools. A former management consultant, Marco has also helped Green Dot establish itself as a leading agent of reform, creating a world-class school and instructional leadership model as well as an efficient central office.

Tammy Pilcher

President, Helena Education Association
Tammy's professional career includes 17 years as a K-8 educator. Her union involvement includes work on the bargaining team and the contract maintenance/grievance committee, as vice president, and on the MEA-MFT board of directors.

Doug Prouty

President, Montgomery County Education Association
Before becoming president of NEA's local union in Montgomery County, Doug served as vice president, coordinator for the Teacher Professional Growth System for Montgomery County Public Schools, and was the English resource teacher at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md.

Laura K. Rico

President, ABC Federation of Teachers
For more than 31 years, Laura was a child development teacher at the Artesia High School Children's Center before becoming full-time president of the ABCFT. At the national leadership level, she has been an AFT vice president since 2002. In 2005, Laura was elected to the AFL-CIO executive council. She also serves as the state senior vice president for the California Federation of Teachers.

Virna Rodriguez

Member, Student Board of Education, Denver Public Schools
Virna Rodriguez is a senior at Bruce Randolph School, which she has attended since 6th grade. Proud of her school, she credits "Bruce" with teaching her leadership skills, developing her character, and getting her involved in school life and the community. Virna has been accepted to a number of colleges and would like to remain in Colorado to continue her education.

Henry Roman

President, Denver Classroom Teachers Association
Henry started his career as an elementary grade teacher. His interest in DCTA began during his second year, when he served as building representative. He later served on a design team that was tasked with developing student growth objectives and examining factors to incentivize teachers. In 2004 the project took on the title ProComp and was adopted as part of the Denver Public Schools' pay system.

Charles P. Rose

General Counsel, U.S. Department of Education
Charlie serves as chief legal officer for the Department and as legal advisor to the Secretary. Prior to his appointment, he represented school districts, municipalities, and other public employers across Illinois with respect to labor relations and collective bargaining. Rose served as the lead negotiator on hundreds of collective bargaining agreements for public employers, including the Chicago Public Schools.

Tracy Rotz

Vice President, Plattsburgh City School District Board of Education
With three school-aged children, Tracy and his wife are founding members of the North Country Down Syndrome Association. He has served in a leadership capacity for the local parent-teacher organization and other community-based youth functions.

Edward Saxton

Superintendent, Independent School District 15-St. Francis
Ed Saxton has been superintendent of Independent School District 15 since 2003. Prior to that, he served the students and staff at St. Francis High School as the assistant principal (1995-2001) and then principal (2001-2003). His teaching career spans 17 years as a theatre arts instructor and a reading consultant.

Rod Sherman

President, Plattsburgh Teachers' Association
Rod has taught secondary mathematics in the Plattsburgh City School District for more than 40 years. He is currently in his 38th year as president of the Plattsburgh Teachers' Association and is also a member of the NYSUT Executive Committee.

James Short

Superintendent, Plattsburgh City School District
Under James's leadership, the district is collaboratively refining a peer assistance and review model along with valueadded measures for teacher and principal evaluations. Additionally, he is an adjunct instructor for the Educational Leadership Program at Plattsburgh State University of New York.

Brenda Smith

President, Douglas County Federation of Teachers and Classified Employees & President of AFT Colorado
Prior to being elected to her positions, Brenda was instrumental in starting the first educational research and dissemination professional development program and in helping to create Douglas County's pay-forperformance plan. Brenda has worked in Douglas County since 1993. She began her career as a fourth-grade teacher.

Gary Smuts, Ph.D.

Superintendent, ABC Unified School District
Gary grew up in the community and attended local public schools. He taught high school social studies for 14 years and since 1974 has been in ABC Unified, which is located on the southeast edge of Los Angeles County. Gary became superintendent in 2005. In 2009, the Association of California School Administrators named him Superintendent of the Year.

Celia Spitzer

President, ABC Board of Education
Celia has been on the ABC school board since 1999, serving three terms as president. She has worked for IBM as a systems engineer, while participating as a long-time classroom volunteer in ABC schools and substitute teaching as a secondary math teacher. In addition, Celia has been an active community member and supporter of teachers. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley.

Carlos Antonio Torre, Ed.D.

President, New Haven Board of Education
Carlos is a professor of education at Southern Connecticut State University and a fellow at Yale University, where he served as assistant dean and a member of the faculty. He has earned three degrees from Harvard University. His academic research seeks to identify characteristic patterns in the autonomic nervous system associated with particular emotions (i.e., the emotions children experience as they learn).

Penny Upton

UniServ Director, California Teachers Association
Before joining CTA, Penny was with the Illinois Education Association. She has extensive experience in the public and private sector in interest-based bargaining and problem-solving, and in collaborative budgeting and expenditures. She has negotiated more than 200 collective bargaining agreements in the public and private sectors. Penny is also a member of several organizations whose work is focused on school reform and restructuring.

Daniel J. Valdez

Deputy Superintendent, Hillsborough County Public Schools
Born in Tampa, Fla., Dan has served the Hillsborough County Public Schools as a social studies teacher, administrator, director of adult and community education, administrative assistant to the superintendent, and assistant superintendent for human resources. In 2004 he was named chief human resources officer and deputy superintendent.

Dennis Van Roekel

President, National Education Association
A high school math teacher for 23 years and longtime advocate for children and public education, Dennis leads NEA's 3.2 million members. As head of the nation's largest education union, he promotes collaboration and high-quality professional development for teachers as keys to creating great public schools for every student.

Jerry D. Weast, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools
Since 1999, Jerry has been superintendent of the 16th-largest district in the nation. Under his leadership, the district earned the U.S. Senate/Maryland Productivity Award in 2005 and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2010, and was a 2010 finalist for the Broad Prize in Urban Education.

Randi Weingarten

President, American Federation of Teachers
Since her election in 2008 as president of the 1.5-million-member AFT, Randi has launched major efforts to place education reform and innovation high on the nation's agenda. Previously, she served for 12 years as president of the United Federation of Teachers, representing approximately 200,000 educators in New York City, as well as home child care providers and other workers in health, law, and education.

Joanne Weiss

Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Education
Joanne joined the Department in 2009 to serve as senior advisor to the Secretary and director of the Race to the Top fund. In this capacity, she led a program designed to encourage and reward states making system-wide, comprehensive, and coherent education reforms. Prior to joining the Obama administration, Joanne was partner and chief operating officer at NewSchools Venture Fund.

Arielle Zurzolo

Acting President, Asociación de Maestro Unidos
Arielle teaches sociology at Animo Venice Charter High School and focuses on the study of minorities in America. She believes that education is the great equalizer, and that is why she became a teacher. She also believes that we can only create the best education for our students by working together and incorporating the expertise and experience of all stakeholders.

District Attendees


Chugach School District


Amphitheater Unified School District
Deer Valley Unified School District


Little Rock School District


ABC Unified School District*
Escondido Union School District
Fresno Unified School District
Green Dot Public Schools*
Lindsay Unified School District
Lucia Mar Unified School District
Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
Pomona Unified School District
Ravenswood City School District
San Juan Unified School District
Twin Rivers Unified School District


Adams County School District 14
Colorado Springs School District
Denver Public Schools*
Douglas County School District*
Jefferson County Public Schools
Weld County Reorganized School District RE-8


Consolidated School District of New Britain
New Haven Public Schools*
Stamford Public Schools


Caesar Rodney School District
Delmar School District


Charlotte County Public Schools
Duval County Public Schools
Hillsborough County Public Schools*
Lake County Schools
Miami-Dade County Public School District
Pasco County Schools
Pinellas County Schools
Seminole County School District
Sumter District Schools
Volusia County Schools


Gainesville City Schools


Hawaii State Department of Education


Chicago Public Schools
DePue Unified School District 103
Thornton Township High School District 205


Clarksville Community School Corporation
Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
South Bend Community School Corporation


Des Moines Public Schools
Marshalltown Community School District


Topeka Public Schools


Boone County Schools


St. Helena Parish School District


Maine School Administrative District 61
Maine School Administrative District 74
Regional School Unit 12


Allegany County Public Schools
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Baltimore City Public Schools*
Montgomery County Public Schools*
Prince George's County Public Schools
Wicomico County Public Schools


Barnstable Public Schools
Boston Public Schools
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District
Fall River Public Schools
Quaboag Regional School District
Springfield Public Schools
Swampscott School District
Wakefield Public Schools
West Springfield Public Schools
Worcester Public Schools


Adrian Public Schools
Mount Clemens Community School District


Minneapolis Public Schools
Red Lake School District 38
Independent School District 15-St. Francis*


Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School
Ferguson-Florissant School District
Normandy School District
St. Louis Public Schools


Helena School District*
Lodge Grass Schools


Clark County School District
Washoe County School District

New Mexico

Albuquerque Public Schools
Santa Fe Public Schools
Socorro Consolidated Schools

New York

Amityville Union Free School District
Avoca Central School District
Bay Shore Union Free School District
Beaver River Central School District
Bedford Central School District
Buffalo City School District
Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School District
Cobleskill-Richmondville Central School District
Cortland Enlarged City School District
Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District
Fort Ann Central School District
Geneseo Central School District
Grand Island Central School District
Greenburgh-Graham Union Free School District
Harrison Central School District
Hauppauge School District
Hilton Central School District
Holland Patent Central Schools
Islip Union Free School District
Ithaca City School District
Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District
Lyncourt Union Free School District
Mount Pleasant Central School District
New Lebanon Central School District
New Paltz Central School District
Norwood Norfolk Central School District
Plattsburgh City School District*
Sackets Harbor Central School District
Saranac Central School District
Solvay Union Free School District
Spackenkill Union Free School District
Spencer-Van Etten Central School District
Syracuse City School District
Watkins Glen Central School District
Webster Central School District

North Carolina

Gaston County Schools
Madison County Public Schools
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools*

North Dakota

Mandaree 36 School District
West Fargo Public School District 6


ADA Exempted Village School District
Akron City School District
Cincinnati City School District
Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District
Cleveland Municipal School District
Columbus City Schools
Coventry Local Schools
Eastern Local School District
Fairfield City School District
Lorain City Schools
Sandusky City Schools
Toledo Public Schools
Tri-Valley Local Schools


Crutcho Public Schools
Oklahoma City Public Schools


Beaverton School District
Ontario School District 8C
Portland Public Schools
Salem-Keizer Public Schools


Duquesne City School District
Southeast Delco School District
The School District of Philadelphia
William Penn School District

Rhode Island

Cranston Public Schools
Providence Public School District
Tiverton School District
Woonsocket Education Department

South Carolina

Spartanburg School District 7

South Dakota

Wagner Community School


Hamilton County Department of Education
Marion County School District
Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools


Salt Lake City School District


Lamoille North Supervisory Union
St. Johnsbury School District
Windsor Southwest Supervisory Union


Fairfax County Public Schools
Westmoreland County Public Schools

West Virginia

Hampshire County Schools

*Presenting Districts