Lee Ann Jung,PhD, is CEO of Lead Inclusion, Clinical Professor at San Diego State University, and a consultant to schools worldwide. She provides support to schools in the areas of universal design for learning, inclusion, intervention, and mastery-based assessment and grading. Before beginning a career in higher education she worked in special education in the roles of teacher and administrator. She is a former full professor and director of International Partnerships in the University of Kentucky's College of Education. Lee Ann leads the International Inclusive Leadership Program, a professional learning and graduate program for educators in international schools in partnership with San Diego State University.

Lee Ann has authored 6 books, more than 45 journal articles and book chapters, and has served as associate editor for Young Exceptional Children (YEC), section editor for The Routledge Encyclopedia of Education, guest editor and editorial board member of Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, and editorial board member for Journal of Early Intervention. Lee Ann is past chair for the Classroom Assessment special interest group for the American Educational Research Association. 

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Johanna is the Director of Teaching and Learning at the American School of Barcelona. She has 18 years of experience in education, 10 of those years as an Elementary principal and Director of ELL programs in Barcelona and in Portland, Oregon. Johanna has also been a classroom teacher, ELL teacher, instructional coach and staff developer. She has been a presenter on the topics of teacher leadership, content literacy, reading interventions, English language development, reader’s and writer’s workshop, culturally relevant teaching strategies, sheltered instruction, and systems such as response to instruction and intervention and Positive Behavior Support.


Abbey is broadly interested in translating educational research to teachers and families and is specifically dedicated to initiatives and research that support individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Her research focuses on motivation and self-efficacy beliefs of professionals who work with students with disabilities in a number of contexts. She is the founder of PACT: Police Autism Community Training, and has worked internationally as a K-12 teacher and university preservice teacher instructor. Abbey has a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Kentucky.

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Kristen is Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington in Seattle. She received a Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Minnesota, completed post-doctoral training at the Center for Early Education and Development, and worked in early childhood special education and elementary school settings. She specializes in school readiness and adjustment, early literacy and mathematics development, and data-based decision making in MTSS models. Kristen serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Early Intervention and on the Editorial Board of Journal of School Psychology. 


Nicole is an instructional coach and course instructor for Lead Inclusion. Nicole taught special education for 10 years at the high school and elementary levels. She has worked as a developmental interventionist serving children ages birth to three and their families. Nicole has 4 children, 3 of whom are adopted and have disabilities. In addition to her work coaching and teaching for Lead Inclusion, Nicole serves on the board of BuildInclusion, in Lexington, KY. She can be reached at

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