Jennifer Nigh

Director, Professional Learning Services

As an experienced educator and literacy specialist, Jennifer believes in the expertise of the teacher and the power of literacy. In her role as Director, Professional Learning Services, Jennifer’s mission is to empower educators with the knowledge, resources, and research that can help every student reach their fullest potential. Jennifer is currently earning her PhD in Curriculum Instruction and Literacy from Kent State University.

Angela Romano

Professional Development Manager, South

With over 36 years of educational experience, Angela is passionate about all children becoming lifelong learners. Teachers are the leading indicator to student success and providing professional learning to teachers ensures academic growth for both educators and students. Angela states, “I have the best job in the world knowing each day I can make a difference in the life of a child.”

Linda Gordon

Professional Development Manager, East

Bringing to her role a wealth of experience as a teacher, tech integrator, and facilitator of learning, Linda loves to increase the achievement and opportunities of all students by supporting their teachers with meaningful professional learning. By joining the Learning A-Z professional development team, Linda enjoys supporting her passion for making a positive difference in the lives of teachers and their students.

Katie Baer

Professional Development Manager, West

Katie is a tenured education professional with over 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher, literacy coach and curriculum/assessment coordinator. Katie understands that improving and assisting teacher effectiveness leads to student learning and academic growth. Katie is dedicated to providing effective professional learning experiences for all teachers. Her smile lights up a room and she is known to bring some amazing chocolate to her on-site sessions!

Katie Forsell

Professional Development Manager, Central

As a former teacher, Katie knows that much of her students’ success stems from the professional learning opportunities she encountered in her years of teaching. Now, as part of the professional development team at Learning A-Z, Katie uses her knowledge of education curricula and technology to provide teachers with meaningful, hands-on professional learning that leads them along that same path of success.

Lori Smith

National Curriculum Consultant

With a passion for promoting literacy, Lori’s role as a National Curriculum Consultant includes working alongside local representatives to make new customers aware of how to utilize Learning A-Z resources for the best student outcomes. Lori helps customers match resources to district initiatives and student needs, and then works with them to create a well-rounded arsenal of curriculum resources for districts and teachers.