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Isabel Sawyer is a Regional Director at Center for the Collaborative Classroom. She leads a team of educators in partnering with districts and other educational organizations across the country. In addition, Isabel presents keynotes, workshops, presentations, and professional development for teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators. Previously, Isabel worked as a lead instructional coach for Albemarle County Public Schools and as an instructional coordinator in Charlottesville City Schools, Virginia. Finally, Isabel serves as an on-line adjunct instructor at the University of Virginia. Isabel holds her PhD from the University of Virginia.

Dr. Marisa Ramirez Stukey is a Regional Director with the Center for the Collaborative Classroom. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in teacher education and professional learning and a Master’s Degree in Reading Education, both from the University of Florida. She is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher with over fifteen years experience teaching in both elementary and higher education contexts, instructional coaching, and professional learning systems development. Her research interests focus on reading comprehension instruction and designing literacy professional learning. She has consulted with numerous school districts in developing change models and collaborative professional learning structures, particularly to shift literacy instruction. She lives in Gainesville, Florida with her husband and young daughter. Together, Isabel and Marisa have published Professional Learning Redefined: An Evidence-Based Guide with Corwin