Speakers

Sarah Barela

Sarah Barela is the Manager of Database Services at Cbeyond Cloud Services. She specializes in the administration of enterprise environments with large numbers of SQL. Her latest interests lay in applying cloud technologies to SQL Server Environments. She has been a guest speaker at a number of PASS chapter meetings, SSWUG.ORG events, SQL Connections, SQL Saturday events and the 2007, 2009 & 2010 SQL PASS Summits.

Lynn Holdheide

American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Lynn Holdheide, Ph.D., is a principal TA consultant at American Institutes for Research (AIR) with more than 10 years of experience in providing responsive TA of the highest quality to State educational agencies (SEAs) and regional comprehensive centers. Currently, she leads the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders at AIR as well as the Education Policy Center at AIR. In her previous role as a Vanderbilt University research associate for the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, she spearheaded efforts to address the pressing challenges in evaluating teachers of students with special needs and served as a reviewer of the U.S. Department of Education’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waiver applications in 2012. She also coordinated the TQ Connection, an online resource designed to serve both general and special education teacher preparation. With experience as a special education teacher, project coordinator, and education consultant for nine years at the Indiana Department of Education’s Division of Exceptional Learners, Ms. Holdheide is sensitive to the needs of teachers of students with disabilities and has a deep understanding of the challenges that SEAs face in education reform.

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