TEI 2017 Presenters


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Brent Maddin

Provost, Relay Graduate School of Education
Executive Director, TeacherSquared

As Provost at Relay, Brent sets the curricular vision for the institution and manages teams focused on curriculum design, institutional research, and programmatic innovation. In 2015, Brent founded TeacherSquared—a national center at Relay dedicated to increasing collaboration among teacher preparation institutions. Prior to helping launch TeacherSquared and Relay, Brent attended the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he earned his doctorate in Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice.


Daya Cozzolino

Director of Professional Learning, Teaching Excellence

Daya Cozzolino Fulton is the Director of Professional Learning for Teaching Excellence. She is originally from Clinton, Connecticut and graduated from Stonehill College with degrees in Elementary Education and History. She relocated to Houston as a Corps Member with Teach For America, where she taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. In 2011, she came to YES Prep as an Instructional Coach with the Teaching Excellence program. In her current role, Daya works to design professional development for Novice Teachers and develops Instructional Coaches in facilitation. In her free time, Daya enjoys running, doing yoga and spending time with her husband and two cats.


Harry Fletcher-Wood

Associate Dean, Institute for Teaching

Harry has taught English and history in Japan, India and London. Having been a researcher and trained teachers in England and Sweden he is now designing a programme for teacher-educators at the Institute for Teaching. He blogs regularly at improvingteaching.co.uk, tweets sporadically as @hfletcherwood and Ticked Off: Checklists for Students, Teachers and School Leaders was published last year.


Randall Lahann

Director, Nashville Teacher Residency

Randall Lahann is the Director of the Nashville Teacher Residency, a small teacher residency in Nashville, TN, USA, with a focus on developing diverse, local talent to work in public schools. Prior to moving to Nashville, he was the Director of Curriculum for the Match Teacher Residency (MTR). In 2010, Randall completed his dissertation in Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College, where he taught classes in Special Education and Teacher Inquiry. Randall began his career in education in 2000 in San Jose, CA as a Teach For America Special Education/History teacher.