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Habits of Mind Consultants

Art Costa

Co-Founder & Co-Director

Arthur L. Costa is professor emeritus of education at California State University, Sacramento. He has served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, and assistant superintendent for instruction, and the director of educational programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Bena Kallick

Co-Founder & Co-Director

Bena Kallick is a private consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public agencies throughout the United States and internationally. Her area of focus includes group dynamics, creative and critical thinking, and alternative assessment strategies in the classroom.

Allison Zmuda

Co-Director

Allison Zmuda works with educators to grow ideas on how to make learning for students challenging, possible and worthy of the attempt. For nearly 25 years, Zmuda has shared curricular, assessment, and instructional ideas, shown illustrative examples, and offered practical strategies of how to get started.

Catherine Caine

Habits of Mind Consultant

Catherine Caine is an adjunct professor at Hawaii Pacific University for teacher development programs. Named 2015 Hawaii State Teacher of the Year, she spent nearly 30 years at Waikiki Elementary. She supports Philosophy for Children (p4c) through the Uehiro Academy for Philosophy and Ethics in Education.

Michele DeBellis

Habits of Mind Consultant

Michele De Bellis is a certified Training Associate for Thinking Collaborative, providing professional development in Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools Seminars. Michele also designs and leads professional development for the Institute for Habits of Mind as the North American Affiliate and Director of Professional Development.

Craig Gastauer

Habits of Mind Consultant & Individual Practitioner Program Facilitator

Craig Gastauer is an instructional leader and student advocate who loves to collaborate with educators to develop co-created experiences with adult and student learners. He is currently a Curriculum and Instruction secondary Teacher on Special Assignment leader at Vista USD.

Juanita Henry

Habits of Mind Consultant & Individual Practitioner Program Facilitator

Juanita Henry is an education leader with over 35 years of experience. She has served as a Science Teacher, Educational Consultant, and Director of the Genesee Region Teacher Center. Juanita's extensive background in coaching, instructional design, and educational technology makes her a valuable asset in supporting teachers and advancing educational practices.

Carol Hill

Habits of Mind Consultant & Individual Practitioner Program Facilitator

Carol Hill is the principal at Hannah-Pamplico High School, taking the role in 2023 after more than 34 years in education. Her most recent position was as director of Florence County Adult Education. Other roles include roles as a high school English teacher, coach, freshman academy coordinator, and South Florence High School principal.

Michelle Hughes

Habits of Mind Consultant

Michelle Hughes is founder of LARC, which provides insights into the Habits of Mind, tools, and vision they need to potentialize as learners. She has worked with a wide diversity of learners and teachers in a variety of settings, developing strategies to support and engage learners in their own growth. As a school leader and professional development specialist, she has a deep respect for the call to teach and supporting each teacher in their development and practice.

Liz Locatelli

Habits of Mind Consultant

A former ELA teacher, founder of an alternative program, and adjunct professor in teacher ed programs, Liz Locatelli has been amazed by the transformation she’s seen as teachers explore ways to integrate the Habits of Mind and Attributes of Personalized Learning into their instructional plans and daily practice.

Pat Mullikin

Habits of Mind Consultant & Individual Practitioner Program Facilitator

Pat Mullikin is a retired teacher, mentor coordinator, department chairperson and regional early childhood administrator, leading initiatives in curriculum development, curriculum mapping, student assessment, teacher evaluation, and mentor program development.

Dr. Henry Toi

Habits of Mind Consultant

Dr. Henry Toi is the author of "Think To Thrive - Reengineering Your Mind For Growth" and "Habits of SUCCESS." He is a Master Coach of the PEARLS Coaching Framework and an ALCP SkillsFuture Trainer. He is the founder of many successful companies, including Thrive Consulting Pte Ltd, Brain Capital International Pte Ltd and Nurture Craft International Pte Ltd.

Karen Tui-Boyes

Habits of Mind Consultant

Karen Tui-Boyes is the Lead Speaker & CEO of Spectrum Education, which she founded in 1994 to inspire teachers and students. Her vision has evolved over the years from 'Inspiring the Yearn to Learn" to "Transforming Education Globally" to "At the Heart of Teaching & Learning."

Daniel Vollrath, Ed.D.

Habits of Mind Consultant

Daniel Vollrath is a special education teacher at Hunterdon Central Regional High School in New Jersey and a Habits of Mind Consultant. With a strong passion for developing curriculum, building student relationships, and fostering executive function techniques infused with the Habits of Mind, Vollrath has created a more responsive and mindful classroom culture.

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