About the Authors

About the Authors

Shelly Pollnow received her Ed.D. in Policy and Administration, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, and Elementary Education Certification from Arizona State University.   She has a B.S. in Business Administration from Grand Canyon University.   She has spent over 20 years of her education career in Arizona teaching diverse learners in Grades 1 through 6 as an inclusion classroom teacher and as a gifted program teacher.   She has provided professional development and training for classroom instruction and formative assessment for educators and has also nationally presented her research on implementing professional development learning at the classroom level.  She served as the Arizona Director for the National Assessment of Educational Progress from 2011 to 2017.

Oran Tkatchov's educational career has included such roles as a middle school teacher, high school teacher and charter school director. He has an additional 11 years of experience directing, presenting and providing professional development in the areas of special education, leadership and school/district improvement at the Arizona Department of Education.  He currently supports professional learning initiatives for the Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind.  He received his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, is a Level 1 Google Certified Educator and a certified facilitator for the National Institute for School Leadership.

Contact the authors at Shellypollnow@gmail.com and Orantkatchov@gmail.com 

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