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Amanda Stessen-Blevins

Amanda Stessen-Blevins is a second, third, and fourth grade English as a new language (ENL) teacher at PS 516: Sunset Park Avenues Elementary School in Brooklyn, New York. One of her favorite things about teaching…

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Rachel Stevens

Rachel Stevens currently serves as a first grade teacher at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After earning her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Springfield College, Rachel went on to pursue a…

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Sarah Jamila Stevenson

Sarah Jamila Stevenson is a middle grade and young adult author from Northern California. She received her MFA in creative writing from Mills College. She is the 2012 recipient of the bronze IPPY Award for…

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Allyson Story

Allyson Story is a consulting teacher for Center of Responsive Schools and an assistant principal of an elementary school in New Fairfield, Connecticut. Prior to leaving the classroom to lead a school, Allyson spent 13…

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Joe Tilly

Dr. Joe Tilley is a curriculum and instructional designer and educational consultant with Center for Responsive Schools. He received his bachelor of science from Middle Tennessee State University, master of science from the University of…

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Kate Umstatter

Kate Umstatter has taught students ages three through ten throughout her career. She has worked in both independent and public schools in New York City and is currently a third grade teacher at PS 503…

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Kristen Vincent

Kristen Vincent is assistant director of marketing for Center for Responsive Schools and has over twenty years of experience working in education. She began her teaching career as an educator at the New England Aquarium…

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Amy Wade

Amy Wade is a school counselor for prekindergarten through second grade at Canandaigua Primary School in Canandaigua, New York, where she has been an integral part of the school community for the past twenty-eight years.…

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Cory Wade

Cory Wade is a certified Responsive Classroom teacher and consulting teacher for Center for Responsive Schools. He has a master’s degree in education, is pursuing his educational administration license, and has worked as an adjunct…

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Becky Wanless

Becky Wanless is a Responsive Classroom consulting teacher and educator from Columbus, Ohio. Throughout her fifteen-plus years in education, Becky has taught first and second grade and has worked with preschool through sixth grade educators,…

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