We believe in growth through collaboration
At Transform·Ed, we work with educational communities to build on existing strengths and reach individual and organizational aspirations. We believe the best educational environments are ones in which all stakeholders have opportunities to share, learn, and lead. Transform·Ed's team of coaches draws on research and practitioner-based expertise to help schools and educators achieve educational equity.
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Lejla Bilal-Maley currently works as a curriculum development manager at McGraw-Hill Education. She has seven years of ESL and foreign language teaching experience in the K-12 and Higher Education setting, including The Ohio State University and Otterbein University in Columbus, Ohio, where she resides. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change at Antioch University, with a focus on cross-cultural communication barriers amongst multicultural, global virtual teams (GVTs). She has presented at various state and international conferences on blended learning, content-based instruction, course design, social responsibility in education and language acquisition. She is the Past President of the Ohio TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages).
Lejla's teacher certification include:
wants to build student leadership
Lindsay Lyons has taught history, literacy, and feminism courses to high school students in New York City for seven years. Most recently, she worked with students who are new to the country. She loves helping schools develop: student leadership, inclusive school governance structures, technology integration strategies, and interdisciplinary curriculum with project-based assessments. She holds a B.A. in Sociology and Gender Studies from SUNY Plattsburgh, an M.A. in Special Education from Hunter College, and a PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. For her dissertation, she developed and validated a set of instruments to measure how schools build capacity for student leadership.
Lindsay's teacher certifications include:
7-12 Special Education license with a "highly qualified" certification in Social Studies
Tier 2 Restorative Practices via NYC's Morningside Center
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention for Schools
Apple Certified Teacher
Danielle Treiber is currently the head of her science department at a therapeutic boarding school. She has been in STEM education for 10 years and working with struggling youth for over 16. With a background and Master’s degree in sustainability, she has worked to transform what happens in a classroom to ensure that it is accessible to all that experience. A large part of that transformation has been integrating mindfulness techniques. Danielle’s work in mindfulness in a classroom setting has been developing and strengthening for over 7 years. She truly believes the capacity for a classroom and the learning within to thrive, a sense of understanding of who we are, where we come from, and what we carry are necessary. She is also currently a candidate in Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change program, where she is doing work around stigma and power and its effects on construction of identity and sense of self in adolescents with substance use disorders.
She holds a BA in Biology from University of San Diego, a MA in Urban Sustainability, a MA in Leadership and Change, and a Ph.D. in Leadership in Change. She also holds certifications in mindfulness meditation, energy work, and yoga for recovery.
Kristina Van Winkle
Teachers are leaders. Teachers are researchers. Teachers are change-makers.
Kristina Van Winkle is an Instructional Coach and has taught Spanish and Human Geography in a 9-12 public high school since 2005. She has over 15 years of experience teaching learners from pre-k to adult. Her research interests include developing 21st Century Skills, cultural and global competence, authentic and transformational leadership in the classroom, as well as equity and access for all learners. She is a doctoral candidate in Leadership and Change with a focus on addressing power and privilege in the K-12 classrooms.
Kristina holds a BA in Spanish and International Affairs from the University of Nevada-Reno, an MA in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Nevada-Reno, BA+ Applied Ethics from the University of Linköping, Sweden, and an MA en passant in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. She is a certified Bilingual Teacher (BCLAD), instructional coach, and has studied restorative justice practices.