Paula Maeker is currently Assistant Principal at Canyon Pointe Elementary in Tomball ISD, Tomball, Texas. She also works as a national consultant and advocate for learner-centered education. She has more than eighteen years’ experience as an elementary teacher, literacy specialist, instructional coach, program coordinator, and administrator. Much of Paula’s career has been spent serving urban, high-needs campuses to ensure high levels of learning for all. She specializes in building collaborative teams, developing collective teacher efficacy, refining high-impact instructional practices, using data to inform learning, and creating instructional frameworks that meet the needs of diverse learners and close the achievement gap among all populations.