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Our Professional Services Team


Executive Team

Garth Larson, Ed.D

Co-Founder and President


Tammy Larson

Co-Founder and CFO


Don Smith

Vice-President of Professional Learning


Mark Bazata

Director of Learner FIRST Publishing Center


Cale Birk

Global Advisor of Learner FIRST Center for Observable Impact


Jenni Donohoo

Director of Jenni Donohoo Center for
Collective Efficacy


Danica Lewis

Director of Learner FIRST Literacy Center


Becky Peppler

Director of Learner FIRST Assessment Center


Greg Wolcott

Director of Learner FIRST Center for
Social Emotional Learning



Our Events Team

Amy Struensee

Kelly Grey


Our Presentation and Consulting Team

At FIRST Educational Resources, we are incredibly selective in our choice of presenters and consultants we ask to partner with our company. All of our presenters have extensive knowledge, training, and skill in their areas of expertise. Please see our team below and a short biography, for each person. If you are interested in any of our consultants working with your school or district, please contact us by email at info@firsteducation-us.com or by phone at (920) 479-6504. We look forward to having our amazing team of consultants work with your team!

Jackie Amato

Mark Bazata

Anne Beninghof

Cale Birk

Rainey Briggs

Percy Brown Jr.

Rachel Carillo-Fairchild

Jimmy Casas

Richard Cash

Rebecca Coda

Shelly Daun

Jenni Donohoo

Myron Dueck

Erik Francis

Dennis Griffin

Thomas R. Guskey

Tammy Heflebower

Tom Hierck

Garnet Hillman

Sharroky Hollie

Rick Jetter

LeeAnn Jung

Jim Knight

Kurt Krizan

Garth Larson

Danica Lewis

Rufus Lott III

Amy Lubben

Michael McDowell

Katherine McKnight

Jay McTighe

Thomas Murray

James Nottingham

Jill Nottingham

Ken O’Connor

Becky Peppler

Dwayne Reed

Martin Renton

Ainsley Rose

LaVonna Roth

Dominique Smith

Don Smith

Dedra Stafford

Shavana Talbert

Marcia Tate

Matt Townsley

Moses Velasco

Greg Wolcott

Rick Wormeli

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