Lloyd Hopkins, an organizational leader with extensive experience in community and nonprofit work, has always been committed to the advancement of K-12 education in Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. With his education and passion for ensuring quality education for all, he launched the Million Dollar Teacher Project in 2016. Lloyd also serves as the Chair of Real Engagement through Active Philanthropy, a fund under the AZ Community Foundation to make a positive impact on African-American Youth.
Kristine Morris, Superintendent of Union Elementary School District, has spent her entire career teaching in and leading public schools throughout Maricopa County. A strategic and systemic thinking, in her prior role, Ms. Morris provided collaborative leadership in the development of the Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA) into a nationally recognized Educational Service Agency known for quality innovations in teaching, learning, and leadership for the fifth largest county in the Nation.
The Principal Consultant/Director of Harris Scott Group, Lynnette is a dynamic consultant who is dedicated to an intersectional approach. In Arizona, she places speech therapists in schools and provides professional development to the school staff, ensuring that there is a seamless connection between her services and the academic goals of the school. Her dedication to helping schools better serve their students has been built upon her journey from teacher, to principal, to education consultant.
Bill Pankey has been involved in training and development for over 25 years. With experience as an Executive Director and Training & Development Specialist, Bill has enjoyed a storied career offering multifaceted, broad-based expertise in training and development, organizational leadership, strategic planning, financial controls, and operational directives. Over the course of his career, Bill has been an active mentor and teacher for students of all ages.
As the University Service-Learning Coordinator for Mary Lou Fulton Teacher’s College (MLFTC), Erica Schwartzmann supports the Service-Learning program as the liaison to community partners, advises students, and develops program components. Before joining the MLFTC Community Engagement Programs, Erica was the Arizona AmeriCorps State Program Administer for the Arizona Commission on Service and Volunteerism. In her various roles, Erica has spent nearly 15 years in youth development empowering youth to find their voice and impact their community.
Career Blindspot assesses thousands of employees and candidates in a variety of roles – entry level, business development, and executive level. Juan believes when leaders understand their people and vice versa, they will always succeed. Without understanding why people work, accountability is lost – Juan works with leaders who see value in learning more about themselves and their people, and constantly collaborates with other consultants, recruiters, trainers, and executives to develop professionals’ best selves.
Community Development | Microsoft
Manager | Uncle Louie’s Restaurant
Realtor | United Brokers Group
Owner | Heart2Heart PR
CEO/Founder | Million Dollar Teacher Project
CEO | Career Blindspot
Program Manager | Postdoctoral Affairs Office at ASU
Superintendent | Union Elementary School District
Partnership Manager | Arizona State University
Founder/CEO | thinkLaw