Former Colorado State Director of School and District Support for the National Center on Time & Learning. Mary is an experienced Middle and High School Principal, a former Elementary Turnaround Support Director in JeffCo and Adams 12. Mary is a published author in the area of science education. Mary has spent her half her career in highly impacted schools. Mary oversees all school and district contracts for diagnostic reviews, provides supports to diagnostic review teams, and directs improvement planning processes in schools. She also facilitates the development of the strategic planning and improvement process for schools and districts.
Ms. Linda Barker
National Board Certified Teacher, Montana Teacher of the Year, and Former Manager of the Advocacy and Professional Practice Center of the Colorado Education Association. Recognized state/nation-wide for building coalitions among educational agencies such as State Board of Education, Colorado Education Initiative, Colorado Department Education, Colorado Workforce Business & Education Council. Linda is an experienced team member and support person for diagnostic reviews, facilitation, workshops and improvement planning.
Ms. Margaret Stenson McCormick
Former Director of Innovation for the Imaginarium, Denver Public School’s Innovation Lab. Former Elementary School Principal, School Administrator for Turnaround Schools, and Teacher Coach. Meg has experience and is skilled in professional development design and facilitation, design thinking, strategic school design, personalized learning, competency-based education, and expeditionary learning. Meg is an experienced facilitator, coach, and school leader.
Ms. Danna Ortiz
Former Strategic Resources Manager for Denver Public Schools. Danna uses the innovation process to catalyze improvement to systemic challenges in education and the environment. She is a results-oriented manager with over twenty years of experience leading multi-disciplinary teams in innovation and sustainable development. She has a unique combination of experience with for-profit and non-profit entities and federal, state and local governments. Danna is an experienced facilitator, strategic planner, and coach.