Thought Leaders


In addition to the national, provincial and state leaders, the Collaboratory has enlisted the support of some of the world’s leading education scholars and change leaders, including:

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Allison Skerrett

Director of Teacher Education, University of Texas at Austin.

Amanda Datnow

Professor at the University of California, San Diego

Andy Hargreaves

ARC President & Director of Chenine at the University of Ottawa

Beatriz Pont

Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD

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Carol Campbell

Associate Professor at OISE, University of Toronto.

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Dennis Shirley

Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.

Graham HC Donaldson

Honorary professor at the University of Glasgow

Henry Braun

Boisi Professor of Education and Public Policy, Boston College

Jeannie Oakes

American Educational Research Association (AERA) President

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Joel Westheimer

University Research Chair, Democracy and Education, University of Ottawa.

Jonathan Jansen

Senior Professor, University of the Free State, South Africa

Ken Robinson

International education expert, advisor and author

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Mel Ainscow

Professor involved with multiple universities

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Michael Fullan

Worldwide expert in Whole System Change in Education

Pak Tee Ng

Nanyang Technological University

Pasi Sahlberg

Finnish education policy expert and prize-winning author

Pedro Antonio Noguera

Dean, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

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Robert Jenkins


UNICEF Chief, Education

Marc Brackett

Professor in the Child Study Center of Yale University

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Steve Munby

Author and consultant

Vicky Colbert

Colombia´s Fundación Escuela Nueva Founder and Director and 2013 WISE Prize Laureate

Lily Eskelsen García

Vice president of Education International (EI) for North America and the Caribbean

Yngve Lindvig

ARC Co-Founder and LearnLab CEO


Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University and President of the Learning Policy Institute


Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London


Director of the Teachers and Teaching Research Centre at the University of Newcastle in Australia


General Secretary of Education International, the voice of teachers and other education employees around the world