ANGELA SCOTTO HARKNESS is an Instructional Coordinator, Coach and Professional Developer in the Portland area. She earned her Master’s in Education from the University of Portland with an endorsement in Reading. She has spent the last 15 years as an educator in four schools across three districts. Angela’s fondest memories of teaching come from the four years spent as a 6th grade teacher attending Outdoor School in rainy Oregon. She is a wife and the mother of two spirited children, and spunky silver lab. In her free time, you can find Angela dancing in the kitchen with her husband and two kids or outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.
LINDSAY DEACON is a School Improvement Coach and Professional Learning Facilitator in Portland, Oregon. She earned her Master’s in Teaching and Master’s in Education & Administration from Concordia University, with a focus on urban and diverse school environments. Lindsay has worked under Dr. Jim Knight’s leadership on his Instructional Coaching team and on Professor John Hattie’s Visible Learning team at Corwin Press. Outside of her professional work, Lindsay’s greatest passions are exercising and rereading A Game of Thrones. She also impersonates flight attendants from time to time.
TABITHA SOLAR is a multimedia artist trained in digital and traditional techniques in Walla Walla, Washington, and currently works for the Walla Walla Foundry as a digital sculptor. Before designing and illustrating The EduCoach Survival Guide, Tabitha was also a student in Lindsay’s 6th grade classroom in Portland, Oregon.