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ABOUT US

"Many Individuals. Infinite Possibilities." Each of us can be "a" change in infinite ways; we don't have to aspire to be "the" change. My passion is to engage in collegial conversations with colleagues to learn, teach, and inspire; to be a collaborative thought partner; to acknowledge others' perspectives; and to appreciate differences. 

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Daryl Michel (Mick-le), PhD
Founder & Innovator

My education profession began in the mid-1990's as a classroom teacher in the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas. Experience and opportunity led me to instructional coaching and leadership positions with a research-based program founded at Johns Hopkins University and opportunities to collaborate with educators nationally. And, in 2005, I grounded myself back in Texas where I completed my PhD in Education: School Improvement at Texas State University and continued to live in the space of instructional coaching while working at The University of Texas at Austin.

 

Today, I continue to follow my passion: Engaging with others, learning all of the time, and advocating for voices and perspectives to be heard. As Thoreau said, "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." What I'm doing is the life I've imagined!

Meet the Team

We are curious, compassionate, courageous, and service-oriented individuals. We are teachers, leaders, authors, and researchers who each bring a diverse set of experiences and skills to conversations and pride ourselves in being present when engaged with others. We are questioners, listeners, and thought providers who aim to give voice, build community, and create space for individuals to contribute. We acknowledge others as equal partners and allow for the exchange of ideas from many individuals that results in infinite possibilities. We provide differentiated, sustained professional learning and support that maximizes each individual’s skills and knowledge and focuses on enhancing student learning and/or achievement or organizational goals. We create positive relationships where individuals feel valued and, more importantly, heard.

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Aisha Atkinson

Aisha Atkinson

 

Years of Experience in Education: 12

 

Experiences:

  •  Be A Change, LLC: Consultant

  •  Stafford MSD (TX): Summer Learning Principal, Campus Instructional Leader, PK-2 Reading Language Arts Curriculum Specialist, Instructional Coach

  • Katy ISD (TX): Sheltered ESL Teacher, English Language Arts Teacher

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Dawn Brookhart

Dawn Brookhart

 

Years of Experience in Education: 27

 

Experiences:

  • Be A Change, LLC: Consultant

  • The Reading League PA: Co-Founder and VP

  • AIM Institute for Learning & Research: Senior Director

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Beatrice Cruz

Beatrice Cruz

 

Years of Experience in Education: 23

 

Experiences:

  • Harlingen CISD: Principal, Assistant Principal, Instructional Coach


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Christina Meyer Dzurec

Christina Meyer Dzurec

Years of Experience in Education: 23

 

Experiences:

  • Be A Change, LLC: Consultant

  • Central Region Educational Cooperative: Structured Literacy Instructional Coach 

  • New Mexico Public Education Department: Literacy Grants Specialist 

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Jamie Larson

Jamie Larson

 

Years of Experience: 21

 

Experiences:

  • Be A Change, LLC: Consultant

  • Grant Wood AEA, Cedar Rapids, IA: School Improvement Consultant

  • Lasalle Catholic, Cedar Rapids, IA: Principal

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Tricia Perez

Tricia Perez

Years of Experience in Education: 30

 

Experiences:

  • Be A Change, LLC: Consultant

  • The University of Texas at Austin, Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk: Project Manager, Senior Field Trainer Analyst

  • The University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Public School Initiatives: Project Manager, Senior Field Trainer Analyst

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Jonna Wallis

Jonna Wallis

 

Years of Experience in Education:  37 

 

Experiences:

  • Be A Change, LLC: Consultant

  • Scottsdale Unified School District: Secondary ELA Academic Coach

  • Scottsdale Unified School District:  Middle school ELA teacher

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Jodie Wymore

Jodie Wymore

 

Years of Experience in Education: 34

 

Experiences:

  • Be A Change, LLC: Consultant

  • Texas Center for Educator Excellence: Consultant

  • The University of Texas at Austin: Coordinator

 

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Tanesha Yusuf

Tanesha Yusuf

 

Years of Experience in Education: 25

 

Experiences:

  • Be A Change, LLC: Consultant

  • Midlothian ISD: Secondary RLA Coordinator

  • Lancaster ISD: Secondary ELAR Specialist

      

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