Reverb contributing authors.
Karen Gross (@KarenGrossEdu) is the former President of Southern Vermont College and is now a DC-based advisor to non-profit schools, organizations, and governments. She’s been named one of LinkedIn’s top voices in education. She frequently writes about teaching, schools, and trauma, and has earned numerous awards for her writing. Check out her books and learn more about her here.
Dr. Steven Greene, Ed.D., is the creator and operator of Make The Grade. Founded in 1997, Make The Grade is a private educational support company, based in Philadelphia and serving students and families across the US and overseas. Make The Grade has offered distance and virtual instruction and support since 2013.
Deanna Westedt, Ed.D., (@DeannaWestedt) is an educational coach, teacher, and presenter on academic equity. She’s served in education for 20 years, spending many of them as a public school teacher, addressing overlapping identities of students through flexible differentiation. She holds a doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Carolina and frequently handles homeschool caseloads for her district.
Dr. Charlene Carlberg-Stewart (@charcarlberg) has served in education for 30 years, most recently as the Leadership Development Coordinator for the American Reading Company. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Specific Learning Disabilities, a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching. Her passion for providing educational equity and access for all children by building instructional capacity utilizing improvement science makes her work in education the most rewarding.
Dr. Fran Walfish (@franwalfish) is a leading child and family psychotherapist with a practice in Beverly Hills, CA. Previously, for 15-years, she was on the clinical staff in the Department of Psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She recently completed her 4-year term at 4 year-term as Chair of the Board of The Early Childhood Parenting Center and is author of the book, The Self-Aware Parent.
Katie Novak, Ed.D., (@KatieNovakUDL) is an internationally renowned education consultant as well as a practicing leader in education in Massachusetts. With 18 years experience in teaching and administration, an earned doctorate in curriculum and teaching, and eight published books, Katie designs and presents workshops both nationally and internationally, focusing on the implementation of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and universally designed leadership.
Melanie Sage, Ph.D., MSW (@melaniesage) is a social work professor at the University of Buffalo. Her research is centered on technology and well-being. To get more best practices on teaching and learning remotely, check out her guide, "Delivering Remote Education in Place of Seated Education: What and How."
Allison Matulli (@allisonmatulli) is Executive Director of Legal Kid, Inc., and the Dean of Legal Literacy for the Little Lawyers. She's an attorney/historian, and an activist, and works tirelessly, bringing legal literacy and empowerment to schools, communities, organizations, partnerships, and more.
Jennifer Fonseca, M.Ed., (@jenniferfonseca) is the Destiny Activator / Assistant Director of Career Development at Palm Beach Atlantic University and a private coach. She also serves on the Board of Florida Association of Colleges and Employers (FloridaACE), responsible for launching countless students into successful and engaging careers.
Christine Outram (@edtechfuturist) is the CEO of Everydae, a digital tutor for high school students, which improves grades with 10-minute micro-lessons that adapt based on students' needs and goals. Before Everydae she was Chief Product Officer at Veritas Prep (sold to Varsity Tutors in 2018). She's an MIT graduate, SXSW speaker, and inventor of the Copenhagen Wheel, a TIME Magazine Best Invention.