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Betsy Wierda

Elizabeth (Betsy) Wierda is a coach and consultant for FranklinCovey Education. She is a former principal and learning leader of three schools in Northeast Florida, including an at-risk school in Duval County. She also worked as a standards coach, an assistant principal, an adjunct professor at the University of North Florida, and the Director of Professional Development in St. John...

Connley Skeen

Connley was first introduced to The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as a result of creating and teaching a high school course, “Strategies for Success,” at T.L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina. The course was focused on the 7 Habits and later became a district requirement for all ninth-grade students. In addition to being a classroom teacher and coach, Connley has served as an assistant middle school principal, a...

Dana Penick

Over the last 20 years, Dana Penick has spent the majority of her educational career serving in the roles of teacher, mentor, assistant principal, and principal. Her last three years in administration allowed her to take a personal Leader in Me journey with her staff and students. Obtaining Lighthouse Status with her school family was one of the major highlights in her educational career. Inspired by the potential in all children, Dan...

Dr. Eve Patterson

Eve Patterson is the director of research for FranklinCovey Education and an instructor at the University of Utah. Eve has a PhD. in cognitive neuroscience and did most of her academic research on the environmental factors that play a role in cognitive performance. In her decade of research experience, Eve has worked with many diverse populations from Alzheimer’s disease patients, homeless families, fighter pilots, and educators. She is trained...

Dr. Shonda Huery Hardman

Dr. Shonda Huery Hardman is a proud native of Houston, Texas, where she attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She moved to Washington, D.C., to attend Howard University, and later used her experience in journalism to serve two Texas congressmen. She made a pivotal decision to leave Capitol Hill and pursue a career in education. She has served students in urban schools districts for the last 21 years. She has served as princ...

Janita Jesseramsing Andersen

Janita Jesseramsing Andersen joined FranklinCovey in 1997, and over the years worked closely with Dr. Stephen R. Covey on special projects and as his international publicist. She has worked in several capacities at FranklinCovey including directing global publishing rights, marketing, and program/product development; developing and implementing university leadership solutions, and conducting research projects for The Leader in Me practic...

Jennibelle Williams

Inspired by the potential in all children, Jennibelle (Jenni) Williams is committed to assisting clients in establishing a positive school culture and encouraging student learning experiences. She uses her outstanding communication skills and organizational and analytical aptitudes to develop strong, lasting relationships with the educators she works with. Jenni coaches school administrators and teachers in The Leader in Me process, i...

Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams comes with a wealth of experiences in school administration, curriculum development, leadership programming, professional development and the facilitation of numerous FranklinCovey programs.

Experience in career and technical education as well as in the comprehensive high school and elementary settings.

Oversaw the implementation of leadership program for Hilliard Darby school students based upon the” 7 ...

Jill Scheulen

Jill Scheulen currently serves as a coach and senior consultant for FranklinCovey. She spent 13 yearsin the Rockwood School District, where she taught for 5 years and served as the principal for 9 years at Crestview Middle School. Prior to her time in St. Louis, she taught high school in an urban district in Kansas City. Jill has an extensive background in educational leadership. She has served for 19 years on the selection committee for the m...

Jillian Schulte

Jillian is the Magnet School Coordinator and 21st Century Learning Specialist at Kenwood Leadership Academy Magnet School in Cedar Rapids, IA. Kenwood is one year into the Leader in Me journey. Every day, staff and students work together to empower each other to lead, learn and grow....

Jonathan Catherman

Jonathan Catherman is a top FranklinCovey Education delivery consultant with contagious energy and a passionate speaking style that entertains, educates, and inspires audiences of all ages. His experience in the 7 Habits and proven ability to connect and engage with teens has led him to speak before students and educators from all walks of life. Jonathan has worked in public and private education for 20 years. His knowledge of today's emerging...

Joshua Covey

Joshua Covey brings a combination of energy, creativity, and insight to his professional work and client engagements. With a background in strategy consulting, Joshua has advised executives across multiple industries including healthcare, technology, consumer products, and education. He draws on a wealth of experience in helping organizations to more effectively achieve their objectives. Currently, Joshua is leading the marketing and partne...

Judy Yauch

Judy has spent her entire career in the field of education in the roles of teacher, educational sales representative, education business co-owner, and writer. Her current position has enabled her to merge these past experiences and contribute to The Leader in Me process development since its inception. Since receiving 7 Habits training in 1998, Judy has been intrigued by the possibilities of the content. After experiencing th...

Kalli Sampson

Kalli’s vision is to strengthen individuals, families, schools, and communities through the transformational paradigms and effective practices in Leader in Me. Kalli strives to strengthen the connection between home and school cultures. Having the 7 Habits language and effective practices in home and school environments will create long-term, sustainable success for families and school communities. Kalli graduated from University of Ut...

Kathy Leeser

My name is Kathya Cano. I was born and raised in New York City, Queens but I moved to Allentown, PA almost 2 years ago. I am a mother to an amazing 7-year-old boy, I work full time at Lehigh Parkway Elementary School as Health Room Assistant and I am also attending Lehigh Carbon Community College for my Associates Degree in Nursing....

Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson is the principal at Alden Elementary School in Alden, Iowa. She has experience in PK–12 administration, teaching Reading and Language Arts in Grades 7–12, and as an athletic director. Alden Elementary School is a Leader in Me School, actively pursuing the Lighthouse Milestone....

Kristen Ray

Kristen currently serves as a Senior Consultant/Coach for FranklinCovey. She has served as an elementary-classroom teacher, AN assistant principal, and as the principal of Stone Oak Elementary in NEISD, San Antonio, Texas. Kristen led Stone Oak students, staff, and parents to the Lighthouse Milestone becoming the 50th Lighthouse school. Kristen earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and Post-Baccalaureate in Early Childhoo...

Lynn Kosinski

With more than 25 years in the education field, Lynn Kosinski has inspired paradigm shifts at every level in which she has served. Lynn began her career as an elementary classroom teacher. She soon was selected as an elementary principal and later became a middle school principal. She also held central office positions as director of elementary and secondary education, until finally assuming her current position as assistant superintendent in th...

Lynne Fox

Lynne Fox has dedicated more than 21 years to public education in a variety of roles, each of which have contributed to a broad and deep perspective on education and the role social emotional learning plays within it. She has experience as an elementary and middle school teacher, a middle and high school coach, an assistant principal, a curriculum and assessment developer, supervisor of instruction, and as Director of Professional Development, C...

Michael Webb

Michael Webb is a third-generation public-school educator who over the past 20 years has served as a teacher/coach, high school vice-principal, high school principal, school administration specialist, coordinator for leadership services, and senior consultant and coach with FranklinCovey. He currently continues his role as a senior consultant and coach with the Education Practice at FranklinCovey. In this role, Michael has the opportunity to w...

Paul Pitchford

Paul Pitchford, Ph.D., a former faculty member of the University of Missouri College of Education and associate director of the Hook Center for Educational Leadership and District Renewal, has dedicated most of his professional life to enhancing the effectiveness of educational leaders. His teaching experience includes various courses in educational leadership, teacher effectiveness, curriculum development, strategic planning, and other relate...

Robin Sampson

With experience in secondary-education urban-school reform, teaching, and staff development, Robin Sampson dedicated nearly 10 years of her professional life to understanding the complex world of education. Her work involved collaborating on projects that supported the Small School Movement in urban school districts of Indianapolis, Indiana, teaching foreign language to New York City inner-city high school students, and supporting teachers in the...

Shelly Hollis

Shelly has 20 years of educational experience including 10 years in the classroom as a high school science teacher. For the past 10 years, she directed the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) for the University of North Alabama. Shelly holds the following degrees/certifications:

  • BS in Biology
  • MAed in Chemistry
  • Administrative Certification
  • National Board Certification in Adolescent ...

Shelly Rider

Accomplished in designing innovative, strategic professional-learning structures, Shelly Rider exemplifies excellent interpersonal skills. She has made outstanding contributions toward establishing cultures that promote collaboration and shared leadership with other professionals in order to provide the highest level of education for students. As a visionary leader, she provides mentoring, coaching, and guidance for district and school leaders...

Tom Hewlett

Tom Hewlett is a former secondary-school teacher and administrator now living in San Tan Valley, Arizona, with his wife Marie, who teaches third grade. He has been with the Education Practice of FranklinCovey since 1998....

Tracey A. Holland

Over half of Tracey Holland’s 19 years in education were spent in the Quakertown Community School District. During her time at Strayer Middle School, she taught emotional support, learning support, and sixth grade. Her leadership in the area of whole-child education led to a nationally and regionally recognized advocacy program titled “Strayer Strong.”Today the program continues to highlight the use of the 7 Habits...