Dr. Ian Kelleher is a leader in translating the latest research in how the brain learns into classroom practice for K-12 teachers around the world. As a science teacher at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (MD) and The Dreyfuss Chair of Research for the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, he spends his days teaching physic and robotics while working on projects that help teachers translate the science of learning into everyday practices in their own classrooms. He has coached Boys JV Soccer for 22 years. And he is also the co-author of Neuroteach, which, uniquely, is written by teachers for teachers. He is that rare thing: an everyday teacher who also understands the science of learning and its implications for real schools. Ian grew up in the UK, has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and suffers weekly as a Manchester United fan.
Tara Quigley, Director of Miss Fine’s Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and 6th Grade Humanities Teacher, Princeton Day School (NJ), and OESIS Network Leader, has been a teacher since 1991. She has been serving as the Director of Miss Fine’s Center for Interdisciplinary Studies since 2014. She is dedicated to educating and empowering teachers to try new pedagogical practices and strategies, including: design thinking, PBL, inquiry research, Visible Thinking, and teaching towards mastery of skills and competencies. She is also a co-chair of the Academic Affairs Committee at Princeton Day School where she has been for 18 years. As an OESIS Network Leader and PBL cohort facilitator, Tara frequently shares her process and experiences with her colleagues at peer schools and at national conferences.