AUTHORS

 

Dr. Clif St. Germain has spent three decades helping schools and other organizations design learning environments that maximize individual potential. He received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Texas at Austin, served as principal in two model schools, and now works as an author, lecturer, consultant, and director of The Center for Academic Excellence in Mandeville, Louisiana. Clif also designs learning materials for struggling students and helps organizations create programs that improve learner performance. He consults with schools districts and business leaders across the country to promote learning, leadership, and personal development. His book, Learning Places: A Field Guide for Improving the Context of Schooling, co-authored with Michael Fullan, offers a practical approach to school improvement that is grounded in knowledge sharing, collective inquiry and a focus on school-wide learning results.  
   
Deb Fetch has been a lead instructor for Doane College Graduate Studies in Education, Lincoln, Nebraska, since 1998. She has co-authored three constructivist math books and presented at the National and Regional level at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Society for Developmental Education (SDE), Association for Education of Young Children (AEYC), the Learning/Brain Expo, and the National Staff Development Council, now Learning Forward, Conferences, and is known for her work in Removing the Learning Inhibitors That Place Children and Adolescents at Risk, along with her work in Student-Centered Mathematics. She taught elementary students for 18 years in innovative multi-age and regular education settings, prior to establishing a District Model Math Teachers program for Council Bluffs Community School District in Iowa. She is currently the District Math Professional Development and Interventions Specialist working closely with Building Math Coaches and administrators in Professional Development settings, along with teaching graduate classes and consulting with school districts. Deb holds a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in brain-based, constructivist learning. She has been a certified 4MAT Trainer and Practitioner since 1999 and is a member of the About Learning Consultants Group.
   
Dr. Gene Brewer has been principal at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, served as a superintendent in charge of forty-five schools and as a Development Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction. He was principal of a multi-cultural school with over fifty nationalities represented in the student body. Using Jungian Psychology as a basis, he researched the correlation of temperament types and brain quadrant leads as models for adopting instructional strategies to address student diversity. He has presented at numerous conferences including the Learning/Brain Expo and the National Staff Development Council, now Learning Forward, annual conference. He holds an EdD in Curriculum with emphasis on Learning Theory. He is co-author of the books MindWaves and Your Brain Has A Bent—Not A Dent! Dr. Brewer is a member of the About Learning Consultants Group. 
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