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Michael Fullan, O.C., is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Recognized as a worldwide authority on educational reform, he advises policymakers and local leaders around the world in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. Michael Fullan received the Order of Canada in December 2012. He holds honorary doctorates from several universities in North America and abroad.

Fullan is a prolific, award-winning author whose books have been published in many languages. His book Leading in a Culture of Change was awarded the 2002 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward, Breakthrough (with Peter Hill and Carmel Crévola) won the 2006 Book of the Year Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and Turnaround Leadership in Higher Education (with Geoff Scott) won the Bellwether Book Award in 2009. Change Wars (with Andy Hargreaves) was awarded the 2009 Book of the Year Award by Learning Forward, and Professional Capital (with Andy Hargreaves) won the AACTE 2013 Book of the Year, and the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2015. Michael Fullan’s latest books are: The Principal: Three Keys for Maximizing Impact, Coherence: Putting the Right Drivers in Action (with Joanne Quinn), Freedom to Change, and Indelible Leadership. He currently serves as an Advisor to the Premier and Minister of Education in Ontario, and is co-leader of the New Pedagogies for Deep Learning global initiative.

Michael presented workshops with Leannta throughout the UK and Ireland from 2002 - 2014

Lyn Sharratt’s background includes cumulative experience as teacher, curriculum consultant, teacher-trainer, public education policy analyst, superintendent of schools, and superintendent of curriculum and instruction – the latter two roles in a district comprised of 197 schools, 8,800 teachers, and 117,000 students. Currently, Lyn is an Associate at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at University of Toronto (OISE/UT), where she coordinates the Ed.D. cohort in Theory and Policy Studies.

Lyn shares her experience and knowledge regarding about whole system reform, school improvement and classroom practice. As lead author, she has written and published 2 books with Michael Fullan (the first book “Realization: The Change Imperative for Deepening District-Wide Reform”, Corwin 2009, and the second book,”Putting FACES on the Data: What Great Leaders Do!” Lyn has written and published several academic papers with Fullan and many other colleagues, presented papers at international conferences, delivered keynote speeches and made presentations at district- and state-level conferences, and consulted on whole system reform and increasing student achievement across Canada, in The United States of America, Australia, Chile and England.

In every case Lyn has generated considerable professional interest because everything she does has been based on real successes – measurable, unquestionable and replicatable success – in real schools, with real teachers, real political situations, and teacher unions.

Lyn worked with Leannta to establish professional learning partnerships between headteachers in Ontario and the UK from 2003 - 2015.

Sir John Jones was awarded his knighthood for services to education in 2003. This acknowledges his significant contributions to learning through a career that includes three headships in secondary schools. He has informed Government policy over a range of issues, including: neighbourhood renewal, Excellence in Cities, truancy and exclusion.

John is now an international presenter who inspires teachers and leaders throughout the UK and abroad. He also works with the Centre for Educational Leadership at University of Manchester. John’s message gives hope and inspiration to young people who have tough lives and his professional dedication has created better chances for many of them. He is a season ticket holder for his favourite soccer team, Everton FC and once played guitar semi-professionally with a pop group.

Sir John has a long and ongoing professional relationship with Leannta. We are privileged to publish his best-selling book The Magic-Weaving Business.

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Avis Glaze is one of Canada’s outstanding educators and a recognized international leader in education. From classroom teacher to Superintendent of Schools and Director of Education, this award-winning educator has experience at all levels of the school system.

 As Ontario’s first Chief Student Achievement Officer and Founding CEO of the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, she played a pivotal role in improving student achievement in Ontario. Dr. Glaze served as Ontario’s Education Commissioner and Senior Adviser to the Minister of Education. She was Professor in Residence in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa. Currently, she is President of Edu-quest International Inc. offering a wide range of educational services and speaking engagements across the globe.

 Dr. Glaze is a consummate capacity builder in teaching, improving student achievement, leadership development and school system improvement. She is skilled at motivating and inspiring teachers, principals, system leaders, policy makers, politicians, parents and business leaders to realize their potential in improving their schools.

Leannta was delighted to work with Avis at several conferences and events, most notably at the Words Unite conference, part of the Get Hackney Reading campaign in 2008.

Andy Hargreaves is the Thomas More Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Before that, he was the co-founder and co-Director of the International Centre for Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Andy has authored or edited over 30 books, several of which have achieved outstanding writing awards from the American Educational Research Association, the American Libraries Association, and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. One of these, Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School (with Michael Fullan, 2012) has received three prizes including the $100,000 Grawemeyer Award in Education for 2015.

Andy serves as adviser in education to the Premier of Ontario, is founding editor of two scholarly journals, and is President of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement. He holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Uppsala in Sweden. In January 2015, he was ranked the #6 scholar with most influence on US policy.

Andy consults with organizations and governments all over the world. His most recent book is Uplifting Leadership (with Alan Boyle and Alma Harris) published by Jossey Bass Business, 2014.

Andy presented workshops with Leannta throughout the UK and Ireland from 2004 - 2014.

Alan Boyle is Director of Leannta Education Associates, a company he founded in 1999, and the online professional learning resource for schools. Alan is an invited presenter at international leadership conferences, providing keynotes and workshops about leadership in business, education and sport.

He designs and provides professional learning for education leaders in the UK and abroad. Over the last 17 years he has established and maintained learning partnerships between school and district leaders in the UK and their peers in North America, Norway and the Netherlands. Between 2006 and 2008 he worked as a consultant to the Department of Education in NYC to establish the Quality Review process in all schools across the city.

As a researcher, Alan’s latest work is rooted in his lifelong passion for history and mountaineering. With his sister Susan, he has traced the route followed by Amelia Edwards, the first independent female pioneer in the Italian Dolomites in 1872, visiting the places that she passed through and meeting descendants of people that she met. They have co-authored a book, to be published in 2018, that compares life in the region today with Amelia’s time when the mountains were unexplored and many had not been climbed.

Alan started his career as a science teacher and spent 20 years in urban schools across England. He worked for the National Curriculum Council in England before working for two local authorities, including seven years as the chief inspector of a London borough. He was among the first qualified Ofsted inspectors.

Alan has written science text books and many articles in journals and newspapers. His latest co-authored books are Uplifting Leadership: How Organizations, Teams & Communities Raise Performance with Andy Hargreaves & Alma Harris, published by Jossey Bass in 2014 and Big-City School Reforms: Lessons from New York, Toronto and London with Michael Fullan, published by Teachers College Press in 2014.