Tammy Musiowsky-Borneman joined the Emerging Leader Class of 2014. Since then she has been engaging with ASCD as an organization and her fellow Emerging Leader Alumni in numerous ways. In 2015, Musiowsky-Borneman and fellow 2014 Emerging Leader were Grant recipients to develop cross-cultural connections with their students. Musiowsky-Borneman has presented at several ASCD conferences and was on the team to support the co-creation of ELASCD in 2017, an organization for which she was the first President. Musiowsky-Borneman has supported schools in Pakistan, Malaysia, and the Philippines with Whole Child school development and supported new Emerging Leader class participants as a mentor. Currently, Tammy is Head of Teaching and Learning at an independent school in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, and is the founder and professional learning facilitator at her company Plan Z Professional Learning Services.
Kenny McKee is a National Board Certified Teacher who works as a content designer and consultant for organizations like NWEA and Student Achievement Partners. Previously, he worked as a high school literacy and instructional coach for Buncombe County Schools in Asheville, NC, for over eleven years. He is the co-author, along with Kathy Perret, of the 2021 ASCD title, Compassionate Coaching: How to Help Educators Navigate Barriers to Professional Growth. Kenny is a proud member of the 2014 class of ASCD Emerging Leaders. In 2020, he won the Outstanding Publication Award from the Emerging Leaders ASCD affiliate. McKee earned his Bachelor of Science degree in English education at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. His master's degree in reading education is from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.
Jill Cross has 20 years of experience in public, charter, and independent schools. In 2010 Jill spearheaded the movement to transform a public school in Florida into the 11th Museum Magnet School in the nation. For four years, she served as the school’s Curriculum Integration Specialist, managing a Department of Education Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant at the school level, including curriculum writing, training, theme design, and implementation. Since then, Jill has served as curriculum director in several independent K-12 schools. She presents across the country on teacher leadership, object-based learning, partnership cultivation, personalized professional learning, and curriculum writing across the country. Jill is a Colonial Williamsburg Master Teacher and the co-author of Living History in the Classroom: Performance and Pedagogy. Her passion is supporting teachers and planting seeds of change that can transform education. Jill is the Director of Curriculum & Instruction at Bornblum Jewish Community School in Tennessee.
Dr. Eric Bernstein is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at UConn's Neag School of Education and the Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the UConn School of Dental Medicine. He specializes in principal preparation, pre-professional education, ethics and social justice. He continues to have a leadership role in a project on educational leadership simulation at the Penn Graduate School of Education. Prior to higher education, Eric was a middle and high school principal in Hartford, Connecticut, and a middle school math and social studies teacher. Eric was selected as an ASCD Emerging Leader in 2012, and has since served within the organization as a Student Chapter Advisor. In addition to ASCD, Eric is also actively involved in other education organizations.
Jessica Holloway is an innovation coach for Hamilton County Schools in Tennessee. Her focus is on supporting K-12 STEM/STEAM education across the district. In her 17 years as an educator, she has taught middle school language arts and was a school-based instructional coach prior to her current role. She is a 2019 ASCD Emerging Leader and current TN ASCD President-elect. Jessica won the 2022 EdTech Leadership Award - School Leadership and was a finalist for the 2022 EdTech Trendsetter Award - educator setting a trend from EdTech Digest. She was also awarded the 2022 Excellence in STEM Leadership award from the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network.
Craig Martin is an award-winning teacher and principal, and frequent speaker on leadership, diversity, equity, inclusion, social-emotional learning, culturally responsive pedagogy & practice, and culturally responsive teaching. He serves as the Executive Director of Bridge Boston Charter School in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. Craig was named the 2018 National Distinguished Principal by the National Association of Elementary School Principals and 2018 Elementary Principal of the Year by the Massachusetts School Administrators Association. In 2009, Boston Public Schools awarded Craig the Educator of the Year award. Craig is a proud member of the 2012 class of ASCD Emerging Leaders. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts affiliate of ASCD. He has published articles with ASCD, served as an Empower presenter on topics of Black & Latino males, educational technology, diversity, equity, inclusion, and teacher leadership. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Dillard University in his native New Orleans, Louisiana, and his Master of Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Dr. Krista Leh is the founder of Resonance Educational Consulting, which supports educators in building meaningful, engaging, and sustainable cultures that enhance social-emotional learning and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. Her 24-year career in education includes being a high school social studies teacher, curriculum coach, and student leadership advocate. Krista was also an adjunct professor for a Master’s in Education program specializing in SEL. Her 24-year career in education includes being a high school social studies teacher, curriculum coach, and student leadership advocate. Krista was also an adjunct professor for a Master’s in Education program specializing in SEL. She designed and facilitated Methods of Research, Curriculum Design and Development, and Culturally Responsive Teaching in this capacity. In 2012, Krista was one of 26 educators in the country selected as an ASCD Emerging Leader. Since then, she has worked with educators in nearly 30 states to feel more confident and competent in integrating SEL into learning communities. Krista holds a B.S. in Secondary Education, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.