Our Team

Dr. Connie Kamm

CEO, Founder

Dr. Connie Kamm is the founder and CEO of Kamm Solutions. With over thirty years of experience as a leader and teacher at the university, public school, and corporate levels, Connie brings a unique blend of real-world experience and international research to her work with schools, districts, and departments of education. Over the past twelve years, Connie has provided over 1,800 professional learning opportunities for educators throughout the United States, Canada, Argentina, Mexico, and Zambia.

Connie’s customized work includes keynotes, workshops, seminars, and individualized coaching sessions. Her topics range from system-wide continuous learning frameworks, to powerful leadership practices, effective collaborative teamwork, dynamic curriculum design, and powerful instructional strategies. Following, are the titles of her most recent sessions:

  • Leaders of a Thriving Future
  • Transforming Education: Moving from Standardized to Personalized Learning
  • Collaborative Curriculum Design: A Multidisciplinary, Problem/Solution-Based Model
  • Building a Positive Culture Anchored in Trust Where All Learners Flourish
  • Systems Change: A Framework for Continuous Districtwide Learning
  • Future-Focused Learning: Grit, Growth, and Formative Instruction

Connie is the author of numerous articles, chapters, manuals, and programs. She completed her doctorate in Leadership and Policy at Arizona State University in the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education.

Away from work, Connie and her husband, Richard, enjoy their five children and thirteen grandchildren. They are also enthusiastic about traveling, hiking, golfing, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends.

Barb Hogan

Director of Operations and Communication

Barb Hogan has recently taken over the position of Director of Operations and Communications for Kamm Solutions.  Barb was an educator for twenty-five years in the Oceanside Unified School District, in Oceanside, California. Before becoming an educator, she co-owned a construction business and managed the contracts, escrow accounts, worker’s compensation, liability insurance, payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable.  Previous to that, she did the billing for a Law Firm in Solana Beach, Ca.  In her more adventuresome years, she worked for Arizona River Runners as a guide/cook on raft trips down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon; she worked on a grant for UC Santa Barbara to study the National Parks in New Zealand; she worked for a consulting firm on an independent study determining how the outflow of the nuclear power plant at San Onofre was affecting the marine life; and she traveled Mexico extensively.  Barb enjoys being outdoors, swimming, yoga, walking, movies, live music, and spending time with her daughters and grandchildren.

Pam Clark, MLS

Research Team

Pam Clark has been with Kamm Solutions for 15 years. Pam is a critical member of our research team. Pam came to Kamm Solutions with a background in project management and marketing support and analysis. She has her Master’s in Library and Information Studies. Pam has established three corporate libraries, performed competitive and market research and managed industry consultant programs for Tandem Computers, Northern Telecom and Unocal Poco Graphite. When not working, Pam can be found reading, crafting, or somewhere taking photos of nature or people. Pam is very involved in her church, especially with student ministry where she leads the Student Welcome Team and co-leads a group of high school girls.

Dr. Anna Battle

Distinguished Associate

Dr. Anna Battle recently served as the Superintendent of Casa Grande Union High School District. Prior to this, she served as Head of Schools (Superintendent) at ASU Preparatory Academy. ASU Prep PK-12 schools had 98-100% graduation rates. She has a strong track record of developing school leadership and establishing a culture of “Excellence through Performance” in pursuit of post-secondary opportunities for every student.

Dr. Battle served the Tempe Union High School District for thirty-three years. As the Assistant Superintendent of Operations, she supervised the Alternative to Discipline program, student affairs, athletics/activities, safety, transportation, maintenance, and the sustainability department. Prior to Assistant Superintendent, she was the principal of Desert Vista High School from 2006 until 2014 and was awarded 2011 NASSP Arizona Principal of the Year. She was Tempe High School’s principal from 2002 until 2006. While she was an English and Reading high school teacher for twelve years, she coached volleyball, basketball, softball, track & field, and cross-country and sponsored many student clubs; such as BSU, SAR (Students Against Racism), Step Club, and served on many district and site academic teams.

Dr. Battle was an NCAA Division I student-athlete who received ful athletic scholarships to ASU, as a member of ASU Women’s Basketball and Track & Field teams. She was an NCAA All-American and competed in the 1984 T&F Olympic Trials, while completing her BA in Special Education. She immediately completed her M.Ed. in Secondary Education with a Reading Specialist endorsement, and an Ed. D at ASU, Administration and Supervision. She was an adjunct instructor for ASU, GCU, and NAU.  She published her dissertation, Trust in Leadership, and co-authored The Principal as Student Advocate, September 2011.

In 1987, she married Greg Battle. She and her husband have been married for 35 years and are proud parents of four wonderful young men and have two beautiful grandchildren. As much as possible, Anna joins her husband on mission trips to Mexico and Uganda.

Gabriel Rshaid, MS

Distinguished Associate

Gabriel Rshaid is the co-founder and Director of The Learnerspace, a company whose mission is to help build the future of learning. He is also co-founder of The Global School, the first school of its type in Latin America, attempting to make educational change a reality. Formerly Headmaster of St. Andrew’s Scots School in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the oldest bilingual school in the world, he is a passionate educational futurist who is intent on sharing his belief that it is the best time in history to be an educator. Gabriel is the author of six books:

  • The AI-Powered School: A Hands-on Guide to Integrating ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence in Schools
  • The 21st-century Classroom by Gabriel Rshaid
  • The Whole Teacher: A One-Way Journey to Rediscovering Joy and Passion in Teaching
  • Extreme Curriculum Makeover: A Hands-On Guide for a Learner-Centered Pedagogy
  • From Out of This World: Leadership and Life Lessons from the Space Program
  • Learning for the Future:: Rethinking Schools for the 21st Century

He has contributed as a co-author to numerous other books and anthologies. A former board member of ASCD and chair of ESSARP, he has spoken and led professional development workshops all over the world, working with educators to help create the future of education.

Dr. Sandra Kitts

Distinguished Associate

Sandra’s passion is to support education and business organizations to build internal capacity to address change. Sandra is a veteran educator with experience as a teacher, school principal and Superintendent of Learning K-12. Sandra was responsible for all levels of learning related to students, teachers, senior school and district administrators and the board of education. This included design and implementation of curriculum, instruction, assessment and evaluation as well as all aspects of classroom, school and district management, performance and accountability.

Sandra has experience consulting & presenting in several American states and Canadian provinces. She has a PhD in leadership and several certifications: Data Teams; Data-Based Decision-Making; Common Formative Assessments; Rigorous Curriculum Design; Learning Design; Foundations of Rigor, Relevance & Engagement; Governance, Positive Psychology and Coaching. Her expertise is in aligning and making actionable curriculum standards, instruction and assessment.

Sandra is presently learning with a Harvard professor and LA company CEO to implement a breakthrough model called, Deliberately Developmental Organizations, where businesses shift their structure and culture to continuously develop everyone as part of daily work. It is meeting great success socially and economically.

Sandra is an experienced, deep thinking individual, who translates research-based practices into practical applications. She supports organizations as they address disruptive current realities that are challenging organizations across the world.

Dr. Juan Cordova

Distinguished Associate

During his time as an educator, Dr. Juan Cordova has served in a variety of roles.  He has been a Principal of both elementary and middle schools as well as on the leadership team at the high school level.  In addition, he has served as an Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Supervisor of Schools, Principals, Professional Development, and English Learners in three different school systems.

During his tenure as an educator, Juan has moved individual schools and districts to improved levels of accreditation.  While serving in PreK-12 education, Juan  expanded Early Childhood Programming, enhanced English Learner Programs, and restructured the curriculum to include dedicated time for instruction, RTI, and PLCs.  He developed Professional Learning opportunities and presented extensively during his district-level work.

As a Professional Learning Consultant, Juan has worked both nationally and internationally.  His areas of focus have included school leadership, PLCs, English Learners, School Improvement, and Curriculum and Assessment.

Juan completed a doctorate at the University of Florida in 2013 with a specialization in Educational Leadership.

Allison Kamm, MA

Distinguished Associate, Student Well-Being

This is Allison’s 17th year in the field of education. She has served as a teacher, supervisor, and administrator in the area of Special Education. She is currently serving in the Special Education Department at Desert Vista High School. Previously, Allison was a Learning Success Coach at ASU Prep Digital, supporting all partnership and part-time students in reaching their learning goals. Allison has taught students from a wide variety  cultures and academic abilities. But even with their vast differences she has observed that all students, regardless of where they come from or what their IQ score is, have a few basic needs. They want to feel understood, supported, and valued for who they are. By creating nurturing relationships with her students and bringing awareness to some of their self-defeating behaviors and thought patterns, she has observed that when students change the way they see themselves, all the things around them will also change.

Allison began her journey in the healing arts when she realized that external suffering was a result of internal suffering. By connecting with this truth, and applying it to her own life, she learned to live her life not as a victim of external circumstances but as a creator of her own reality. Teaching this truth to the youth has become her passion and her calling.

Allison is a former Division 1 Athlete. She has a  Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University. She is a certified Special Education Teacher, specializing in students with emotional disabilities. She is also a certified Transformational Life Coach, receiving her certification from Grand Canyon University. In addition, Allison is a certified Mindfulness and Meditation Coach and a 200 hour Hatha Yoga Instructor. Allison is currently completing her 500 hour Yoga teaching certification, with an emphasis on healing.

Shannon Marimón, MBA

Distinguished Associate

Shannon Marimón has worked diligently in PK-12 and higher education for two decades. She currently serves as the executive director of ReadyCT, a Connecticut-based education/workforce development nonprofit and affiliate of the Connecticut Business & Industry Association. Shannon is committed to narrowing Connecticut’s achievement gap and increasing access to career-connected learning for all public school students through policy advocacy, direct technical assistance, and public awareness.  In addition, Shannon is also a distinguished associate and advisor at Kamm Solutions.

Before stepping into her role at ReadyCT, Shannon was Director of Talent and Operations for the CT RISE Network, responsible for establishing, advancing, and monitoring organizational goals related to student college and career readiness. Prior to RISE, Shannon was Division Director for the Bureau of Educator Effectiveness at the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE). During her five years with the CSDE, Shannon provided leadership and support to districts and schools to expand talent management systems and strategic planning efforts. Her team was responsible for recruitment and retention of educators to the teaching profession, program approval for educator preparation programs, implementation of the state’s teacher induction program (TEAM) and educator evaluation and professional learning system, as well as various leadership development initiatives.

Shannon was also a Partner and Director of Site Launch with The New Teacher Project (TNTP) and spent seven years working in higher education in such roles as Student Services and Outreach Manager for study abroad programming at Stanford University, Associate Director of Admissions at Stanford Law School, and Associate Director of Development for the Yale Schools of Art and Architecture. Shannon holds an MBA with a focus on nonprofit and public sector management from Yale University, an M.A. in art history from Stanford University, and a B.A. in art history and Spanish literature from Dartmouth College. She resides in West Hartford, CT, with her husband and two daughters.

Cheri Lovre, MS

Distinguished Associate

Cheri Lovre has forty years of experience in helping people cope with school tragedies and catastrophic events. Her support to schools includes prevention, training of crisis response teams (“Flight Teams” – those who fly to meet the needs of another building immediately), and response to many catastrophic events. Some of Cheri’s school shooting responses include Thurston High, 1998; Columbine, 1999; Nickel Mines Amish School shooting, 2004; Marylsville Pilchuck, 2014 and many others.

Cheri also worked with 27 schools that fled Ground Zero on 9/11. She lived in NYC and provided ongoing follow-up for two years after that attack. In addition, Cheri responded internationally to natural disasters, including spending two weeks in the war zone of Trincomalee following the tsunami of 2004, where she donated her time to help 104 surviving orphans find the courage to return to their cottages on the beach and to resume usual activities, including attending school and coping with the ongoing effects of living with war.

Cheri has published eleven books and manuals on the following topics: school crisis response, working with youth following trauma, media relations for schools during crisis and more.

Cheri places high value on the importance of integrating self-care into the lives of those who work with crisis. Her own dedication to that includes meditation, yoga, music, distance cycling, kayaking, playful days with grandchildren and travel. She is a true North Westerner, living in Portland and escaping to Orcas Island as often as possible.

Dr. Michael L. O’Neill

Distinguished Associate

Dr. Michael L. O’Neill has devoted more than 30 years to a career in education.  His years of service in prekindergarten through college include roles in teaching, District office service, county instructional leadership, and state level instructional leadership.  He has worked in urban, suburban, and rural districts throughout California and across the United States.  His research and work have formed the basis for a number of curriculum guides; school board vision, mission, core values, and strategic goals documents; and educational articles. 

Michael’s speaking, through keynote speeches, lectures, and workshops has taken place both here in the United States and internationally.  His work has led schools and districts to great leaps in student achievement and earned districts and programs recognition and awards.

An early background in the arts and later work for the Education Branch of the Los Angeles Music Center Association continues to give life and universal appeal to the curriculum design process he uses and to his positive relationships with schools, districts, counties and state agencies.  His work in research, delivery, and leadership with the California State Leadership Association helped develop statewide leadership expectations in areas from culture and climate to systems thinking.

Dr. Megan Karns Garvey

Distinguished Associate

Dr. Megan Karns Garvy has more than twenty years experience working in education including K-12 and community college teaching, professional development, program management, academic research, federal grant administration, and peer mentorship.

In addition to her work as service faculty at Mesa Community College since 2015, she has supervised academic areas for the dual enrollment program. As a progression from the Maricopa County Community College District transformation of Guided Pathways, Megan led a multi-year project to extend pathway on ramps to early college students. The outcomes provide a blueprint for high schools, community colleges, and others to refine early college strategy and maximize student access to earned credit.

Prior to this work, Megan worked in K-12 education as a teacher and professional development leader in the field of English as a Second Language (ESL) and Bilingual Education. She worked as project director for a federal grant advancing Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs in Arizona through policy and practice.

Megan is Associate Faculty at Arizona State University where she teaches classes in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Leadership and Innovation doctoral program. In addition to being a distinguished associate with Kamm solutions, Megan is also the owner and lead consultant for Level Up Education Pathways Consulting, LLC.

Dr. Michele Wilson

Distinguished Associate

Dr. Michele Wilson has served public education for over thirty-five years. Michele Wilson is a graduate of Arizona State University; she received her doctorate in 2011 in Leadership and Innovation with a focus on the effective practices of teaching when adding technology in the classroom. She retired in June 2021 where she served as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction of a high school district in West Phoenix. She has served as an Elementary School Teacher, Instructional Specialist, Elementary and High School Assistant Principal, High School Principal, and Special Education Director and Assistant Superintendent.

Dr. Wilson is a Rodel Exemplary Principal Finalist and was awarded the Beat the Odds Gold Award for outstanding academic achievement for Title I schools.  She has served on multiple teams that have received awards such as the US News and World Reports Bronze Medal, the National Blue-Ribbon School, or multiple A+ School of Excellence teams.  Dr. Wilson was honored to serve as the co-chair of the Greater Phoenix Education Management Council representing secondary level schools prior to her retirement.

Currently Dr.  Wilson is consulting and providing support for school districts. At home, she and her husband enjoy their adult children and four grandchildren.

Dr. Josephine Peyton Marsh

Distinguished Associate

Josephine Peyton Marsh is Associate Professor of Literacy Education in Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.  She received her Ph. D. from the University of Georgia in Reading Education in 1998 after over a decade of teaching literacy to students in grades 5-12. Dr. Marsh currently teaches graduate literacy education courses and mentors doctoral students.  In addition to her university responsibilities, for the last 19 years, Dr. Marsh has worked with teachers in a number of school districts to help them learn about literacy instruction and the infusion of researched-based literacy practices into subject area teaching.  She also worked with teachers to improve their classroom-based reading and writing instruction.  These experiences helped her learn how to engage teachers and administrators in professional learning that involves collaboration, discussion, problem-solving, and practitioner inquiry and research.

From 2010-2016, Josephine Marsh had a unique and very rewarding opportunity to serve as the professor in residence for ASU Preparatory Academies, a K-12 charter school network sponsored by Arizona State University.  This experience provided her an opportunity to hang-out in two schools—one urban, one suburban.  She was fully embedded in the schools as the school ethnographer, professional developer, and literacy coach (and for a short time 9th grade literacy teacher!).  Dr. Marsh reported to school daily, observed in classrooms, attended leadership and faculty meetings, and conducted literacy professional development on a just-in-time or as-needed basis.  She learned that the best professional learning takes place when it is needed and in collaborative environments of mutual respect.

Dr. Marsh also facilitated weekly literacy cluster meeting where small groups of teachers worked together to develop and refine literacy instruction to meet the needs of all K-12 students. During these meetings, she assisted teachers and teacher leaders as they identified and worked to solve emerging literacy-related problems of practice—sometimes through observation and discussion; sometimes through practitioner inquiry and action research.   These meetings built upon her previous long-term consulting work in the Chandler Unified School District (2002-2012) in which teacher representatives from all their secondary schools and content areas met with her regularly as a literacy council to develop and plan content literacy professional development for all secondary teachers.

Dr. Josephine Marsh’s past research interests include adolescent literacy and issues related to gender, identity, and literacy.  Her current research focuses on school transformation and how teachers, administrators, students, and parents work together to create schools that prepare students for college and career success.  In particular, her research concentrates on just-in-time literacy professional development, innovative literacy practice and instruction, literacy communities of practice, literacy teacher mentors, and student engagement.

Dr. Marie Hardenbrook

Distinguished Associate

During her tenure as a secondary school educator, Marie Hardenbrook served as chair of her school’s accreditation evaluation team charged with the task of restructuring the school’s programs to serve an increasingly diverse population of learners. As a teacher advocate, Marie designed professional workshops for teachers on peer mentoring, teacher evaluation, teaching with technology, and effective teaching strategies. She was a member and later chair of the Tempe Library Board, member of Tempe’s Sister City Selection Committee, and served on the Governor’s Task Force on Education. As a gender equity consultant for the Arizona State Department of Education School to Work Division, she developed both district and school based equity programs. Marie was nominated by her peers and honored with her district’s Outstanding Educator Award, the Tempe Chamber of Commerce Teaching Excellence Award, and the American Association of University Women’s Equity Award.

Marie completed a doctorate at Arizona State University in 2001 with specializations in curriculum and instruction with a focus on cultural literacy. She was recruited by the top-ranked Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University to be the Director of Secondary Education (2001-2010). Working with university faculty, field mentors, and schools she was responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the undergraduate and graduate secondary education teacher preparation programs across six disciplines.

In conjunction with her colleagues in the secondary education program, Marie assisted with the development of a pilot assessment of teacher performance that was later adopted by the State of Tennessee. Marie also coordinated faculty efforts to produce evidence-based reports necessary for national recognition as an accredited teacher preparation program. For her outstanding leadership and service, Marie twice received the Dean’s Leadership Award and her department’s service award.  Her presentations at national conferences analyzed the efficacy of field experiences and teaching practices. Her publications examined teachers’ life history narratives as instrumental in shaping their teaching practice.

Dr. Christine Barela

Distinguished Associate

Dr. Christine Barela recently served as the  Executive Director of Innovation Programs for Tempe Union High School District. She led, created, and opened an innovation program where high school students partnered with businesses on real-world problems while earning three high school credits. This required diverse skills and competencies to create a program from the ground up. Her passion is empowering educators and students to be collaborative decision-makers to ensure their perspectives are valued and incorporated. She has a keen sense of navigating adults and students to get the best out of them.

Before this, Dr. Barela was the Executive Director of Immersion Academics for ASU Preparatory Academy. She worked with seven schools from PreK-12, working with counselors and assistant principals to support all things student-related.

For 17 years, she served as assistant principal and principal in the Tempe Union High School District, four years at Tempe High School, and 13 years at Desert Vista High School. Her classroom experience teaching middle school math set the stage for her belief that every student can learn in a classroom that fosters a positive and inclusive environment where all students can thrive and reach their full potential.

She is passionate about helping teenagers and adults recognize and reach their optimal potential, realize what they are in control of, and be the drivers of their lives. They were uniquely created with gifts to make the world a better place.

She has been married for 36 years and has three grown children and four grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, working out at the gym, going for long walks or hikes with her husband, reading, and listening to health podcasts to optimize her energy.

Jennifer Flory, M.Ed.

Data Analyst

Jennifer Flory loved her time as an elementary school volunteer, summer program director, mathematics instructor (high school and college) and administrator.  All of these experiences allowed her to find her true passion in assisting school districts with data analysis, presentations to stakeholders, and strategic plan summary and evaluation reports. These reports and visuals often summarize critical data in ways that inform Superintendents and School District Boards toward data-driven decisions and her templates often improve communication and efficiencies.

As a founding teacher of a college prep high school dedicated to the success of under-served and under-represented students, she also has a passion for supporting underrepresented populations in preparing for college, graduating high school, gaining acceptance into college, and being successful while in college.

Jennifer earned her Masters in Educational Leadership, California Administrative Credential, California Mathematics Teaching Credential, Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics and Hutchins School of Liberal Studies, all from Sonoma State University.  In addition to being a teacher, administrator, and educational consultant, she served as a Lesson Study Facilitator for Sonoma County Office of Education and UCLA Math Teacher Leader.

When she’s not crunching numbers and analyzing data, the mom of two children enjoys cultivating strong community connections by volunteering at their Dual Language Immersion elementary school. In addition to hanging out with her family, Jennifer loves hiking, rollerblading and going on vacations, particularly to the ocean when summer arrives in the Arizona desert!

Marliss Brockington, M.Ed.

Distinguished Associate

Marliss Brockington has been in the education field for 18 years, teaching primarily in grades 1-5. Her love and calling to teach children has kept her where she is most needed, in the classroom with her students.  Marliss’ dynamic and creative teaching style has made her a highly effective teacher in every primary subject. However, teaching beginning and struggling readers transition from phonics to deep reading comprehension is her specialty.

Her teaching experience has been with students from all backgrounds, especially with those who live in poverty and have dealt with major childhood trauma. Marliss has been a big influencer to other teachers on how to cultivate relationships with these students and their families in order to promote optimal learning experiences within the classroom.

In addition to teaching her classroom students, Marliss has been a national presenter and consultant for the Time for Teaching Classroom Management Program which allows children to “Fail Forward” and equips teachers with tools to diffuse minimal behavior issues quickly in order to prevent major behavior disruptions. Thus, teachers have more “Time to Teach”!

Marliss received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University and Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Florida Gulf Coast University. When she is not in the classroom she is often teaching Polynesian dance and performing throughout SW Florida with her own three children.

Jayne Rogers, M.Ed.

Researcher and Writer

Jayne spent a decade teaching on-level and honors high school students various subjects in English including American Literature, American Sudies, and AP Language and Composition. She also taught English at Mesa Community College and education methods courses at University of Phoenix. She has a B.A. in Secondary English Education and an M.A. in English Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University. Besides working as a writer and researcher with Kamm Solutions since 2012, Jayne has supported Middle School English Teachers in the Tempe Elementary School District as a curriculum and instructional coach since 2018. Jayne does all this while raising the four awesome children she shares with her husband, Evan.

Dr. Donna Jagielski

Distinguished Associate

Dr. Donna Jagielski holds a doctorate in education from ASU. She also holds M.A. degrees from Northern Arizona University and Columbia College in educational leadership and education, respectively.

Dr. Jagielski is an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University in the College of Education and writes frequently for the Character Education division. She has served the K-12 educational field for 20 years in many capacities from teacher to administrator but with the primary role of Director of STEM-based learning programs.

Dr. Jagielski is passionate and dedicated to serving underrepresented, underserved, marginalized, and justice-impacted youth and adults by equipping them with education in workforce development, healthy lifestyles, and STEM-based job opportunities.  Additionally, she has led educational programs in several nonprofit organizations including the Arizona Sustainability Alliance and the Boys and Girls Clubs.

Dr. Jagielski places a great emphasis on social justice, social-emotional learning, trauma-informed practice, and increasing self-efficiency through the avenues of student choice, agency, and relevant real-world applications.

With her dedication to justice-impacted communities, she has also served as the principal and educational programs supervisor for Success Academy in Perryville Prison. She has worked as a career path coach with several nonprofits focused on re-entry services for both Perryville and Red Rock prisons.

Her career path coaching focuses on wellness and creating work-life balance. Dr. Jagielsk is a 500-hour certified yoga teacher with an additional yoga certification for children/youth emphasizing trauma-informed practices. She has taught yoga at the Maricopa County Juvenile Detention Center since 2021. She has received two significant grants to fund her Yoga For Empowered Women, a specialized program for women released from Perryville prison. Dr. Jagielski is dedicated to providing individuals with programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.

Dr. Brian Johnson

Distinguished Associate

Dr. Brian Johnson has been in the field of education for close to 20 years. Recently, he served as the Peer Tutoring Coordinator for Tempe Union High School District. Currently, he is a Spanish teacher at Desert Vista High School, a co-instructor at Arizona State University, an adjunct faculty member at Phoenix College, and an educational consultant.

Dr. Johnson specializes in peer tutoring, in particular, the development of peer tutoring programs. In January, 2023 he presented at the ESSA Conference: Peer Tutoring: A District’s Journey… and the Benefits Found Along the Way. He is also passionate about relationship-building and the vital role it plays in teaching, learning, and leadership.

Dr. Johnson graduated from ASU in 2014 with an EdD in Leadership and Innovation. His dissertation is entitled High School Peer Tutoring: An In-Depth Look at What Constitutes an Ideal Peer Tutor and an Ideal Peer Tutoring Session.

Dr. Johnson resides in Chandler, AZ with his wife and three children. He loves spending time with them and also enjoys golf, disc golf, basketball, hiking, and fishing.

Ms. Claire Marie

Distinguished Associate

Claire Marie is a Distinguished Associate with Kamm Solutions and an Emergency Preparedness Consultant supporting PK-12 school districts. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Sammy & Friends, a company focused on empowering kids and supporting adults for trauma informed, developmentally appropriate, and psychologically safe emergency drills for the whole school community.

She is the Author of the illustrated children’s book, Sammy the Sasquatch: Welcome to Crittertopia, and has served her community in emergency management, as a substitute teacher, and as a Reserve Law Enforcement Officer, responding to calls ranging from the average every day to an active shooter.

With a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Oregon State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2012, Claire Marie centers her work around creating self-sustaining systems of safety and well being.

Through her Sammy & Friends work, Claire Marie blends together her experience working with and in different sectors to support collaboration, coordination, and communication so that kids are prepared for emergencies without causing trauma. To learn more about the Sammy & Friends approach visit  SammyAndFriends.com.

Skip Wilkins

Distinguished Associate

Skip Wilkins is a distinguished associate for Kamm Solutions and President of Integrated Performance Systems, and consultant to a diversity of business, government, service, healthcare, and education clients.  His specialty is in maximizing individual and team performance as well as increasing overall organizational effectiveness.  He brings over 25 years of experience in the fields of leadership, organizational development, performance improvement, and human resource development.

Skip served 10 years with the Edge Learning Institute, an international consulting firm specializing in teaching applied techniques for increasing personal and organizational effectiveness.

Prior to Edge, he served 17 years with the Salt River Project, a major utility in Phoenix, AZ.  As an executive in Human Resources, his responsibilities included; Staffing & Recruiting, Corporate Learning  & Development, Employee Relations, Performance Management,  AA/EEOC,  Organizational Development, and Employee Health Services.  He was responsible for a staff of 90, a budget of over three million dollars, and overseeing the performance of 6,000 employees.

In 2007, Skip co-founded the Wilkins Learning Corporation with his wife and two daughters.  It provides educational opportunities through the Wilkins Learning Center.  Currently, the Center serves approximately 150 children and has a staff of 45 teacher and childcare professionals.  The Center has been honored the last three consecutive years to have been voted #1, “Best of 2014,”  “Best of 2015,” and “Best of 2016” in Gilbert for both its childcare and preschool programs.  You can see the Center by going to www.wilkinslearningcenter.com

Skip holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology and has completed all course work and comprehensive exams in pursuit of a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.

Catherine Crary, M.Ed.

Distinguished Associate

Catherine has over twenty-two years of experience supporting both K-12 schools and community colleges. She enjoys supporting organizations to help them improve, grow, and exceed their goals within the areas of data analysis, operations, strategic planning, external resources, and project management. Catherine uses her strong analytical skills and solid problem-solving skills to help teams realize potential and efficiency beyond their expectations. She has presented numerous times at local, state, and national levels and previously served on a national board focused on community college resource development. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Global Business with a specialization in Marketing from Arizona State University, as well as a Masters of Education in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University.

Brian Hardy

Marketing & Web Development

Brian Hardy, owner of FizzPop Media, a full-service marketing and advertising agency providing web and graphic design to businesses of all sizes from planning and strategy to design and creation. A life-long entrepreneur, Brian started his first design and marketing company at the age of 18 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Among the businesses that Brian has successfully owned and operated are a trade show exhibit house, a full-service sign company and a fully-automated printing company. Wanting to experiment with a new business concept, he created FizzPop Media, a completely unique marketing agency helping companies get Explosive Results. One of Brian’s goals was recently realized: expand into a new office that would result in a great collaboration center for creativity. Coming together with Plain English Technologies and Say It Better has done just that.

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