Our Consultants

Elizabeth Myers, NBCT

Elizabeth Myers is a Career Pathways Specialist in Pitt County Schools. She supports teacher leaders on multiple pathways, including beginning teachers and teachers in advanced teaching roles, and incorporates the Habits of Mind in her work supporting, coaching and training

Courtney Adkins

Courtney Adkins is currently a Career Pathway Specialist for Pitt County Schools (NC). She serves as a coach and trainer for beginning teachers and teachers in advanced teaching roles.

Art Costa

Art Costa

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

Bena Kallick

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

Allison Zmuda

Allison Zmuda

Allison Zmuda works with educators to grow ideas on how to make learning for students challenging, possible, and worthy of the attempt. Over the past 20 years, Zmuda has shared curricular, assessment, and instructional ideas, shown illustrative examples, and offered

Michele De Bellis

Michele’s K-16 experience as special education teacher, special programs administrator and region-wide literacy director has influenced her passion for coaching to support continuous growth and that passion continues in her consulting over the last 20 years. Michele is an advocate

Ashley Smith, MAED, NBCT

Ashley serves as a Career Pathway Specialist for Pitt County Schools. She works as a coach and trainer with the Department of Excellence, Equity, and Leadership to support teachers as they develop their capacity to lead in advanced roles and

Craig Gastauer

A high school instructional leader and a passionate student advocate, Craig loves to collaborate with curious educators to develop co-created experiences with students in which students grow the skills and dispositions to be more thoughtful in their learning process. Craig

Carol Hill, EdD

A former high school teacher, coach, and principal, Carol Hill is currently Director of Florence County Adult Education and a professional development trainer for 16 Habits of Mind, Cognitive Coaching, and Adaptive Schools. She trusts the process of building community

Thomas R. Feller, Jr., Ed.D.

Thomas Feller, Jr. currently serves as the Director of Continuous Improvement and Professional Learning for Pitt County Schools in North Carolina.  In addition to his most important roles as a husband and father, Dr. Feller is a coach, trainer, author,

Seth Brown

Seth currently serves as the Director of Educator Support and Leadership Development in Pitt County Schools where he and his team utilize Habits of Mind with a focus on teacher-leaders

Lauren W. Bowers

Lauren is the Co-Director of Equity in Excellence and Leadership for Pitt County Schools. She works with educational leaders to build awareness and capacity in order to create schools and classrooms that meet the needs of all learners.

Tom Witjes

Tom co-founded the Institute for Habits of Mind in the Netherlands to help guide schools and teachers. He has been a primary school teacher for twenty years and has taught at many different primary schools where his passion for Habits

Rinke Huisman

Rinke co-founded the Institute for Habits of Mind in the Netherlands to help guide schools and teachers. With her passion for designing learning interventions and creative working methods, she gives organizations authentic and unique learning experiences.

Philip Gregory Muscott M.A.

Philip has been working in education for 20 years and specializes in curriculum design incorporating the Habits of Mind, Understanding by Design and Personalized Learning. He is also an active researcher and chairs the International Habits of Mind Research Committee

Carol Flannigan

Carol is a teacher at Council Rock Primary School, An International Habits of Mind Learning Community of Excellence.  She continues to expand her work with Habits of Mind, connecting it with Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education, Project Based Learning, using

Scott Wright

Professionally, Scott Wright is currently a 4th-grade teacher in the North Syracuse Central School District and an Associate Trainer for the Institute for Habits of Mind. He has previously been named as one of New York State’s Educators of the

James Anderson

James is an international speaker, author and educator, and creator of the Mindset Continuum and the Habits of Mind Profile tool. His work focuses on Learnership – the skill of learning – and brings together Habits of Mind, Growth Mindset,

Cal Hauserman

As a former teacher and administrator, Cal continues to believe that people and organizations, in whatever settings, can be transformed when they are empowered and self-directed. He is currently a training associate for Thinking Collaborative for Adaptive Schools, a certified

Denise Washington

Denise Washington is a Career and College Preparation Consultant, who holds a Masters in CTE Training and Development. Her focus and passion is to assist students and educators in acquiring knowledge, tools, and skills that facilitate the use of cross-cultural

Aixa Perez-Prado

Aixa Perez-Prado is a writer and teacher educator as well as a children’s book author/illustrator. She teaches cross-cultural communication, diversity studies and critical and creative thinking skills to homeschoolers, language learners, and university students learning to become teachers. Also check

Angela K. Salmon

Angela K. Salmon is Associate Professor in Early Childhood Education at Florida International University, founder leader of the Visible Thinking South Florida initiative, and Habits of Mind Faculty Learning Community founder leader at FIU. She has developed numerous research initiatives,

Dana Lesperance

Dana is the Head of School at Community High School of Vermont, a NEASC accredited school that operates within Vermont’s correctional system. He has been integrating the Habits into the work and curriculum of Community High School and correctional Risk

Karen-Tui Boyes

Karen-Tui Boyes is a champion for LifeLong Learning, a multi-award winning speaker and educator and the author of 10 books. Founder, head facilitator and CEO of Spectrum Education Limited, Sha has been leading a small (and dynamic!) team for the

Doreen Miori-Merola

For nearly 40 years, Doreen was a teacher and department chair who taught HOM in her classroom and to her colleagues.  Now she is a private consultant and co-director of Thinking Collaborative.

Juanita Henry

Juanita is a retired Middle School science teacher and department chairperson who integrated Habits of Mind into her classroom and professional learning presentations.  She is a consultant who offers  many professional learning workshops including Habits of Mind and is a

Pat Mullikin

Pat is a former early childhood & elementary school teacher and administrator who implemented HOM in her classroom. Currently she is an Educational Consultant, Adaptive Schools Training Associate, Cognitive Coaching Training Associate, and Teacher Center Director committed to providing quality

Daniel Vollrath

A special education high school teacher, Daniel incorporates the Habits of Mind into his instructional practice, classroom culture, student-centered goals, and strategies for increasing productivity. Daniel is a regular blogger on the Institute, Edutopia, and currently working on a book

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