Leader of Learning is an online education brand that explores transformational leadership in education. Through its podcast, blog, and YouTube channel, it is where educators can come to find inspiration to grow their impact as instructional leaders. It is a community where educators can realize their leadership potential regardless of their position or title. What originally launched as just a blog and was improved with a podcast has now evolved into an educational movement and community of educational leaders who are poised to lead necessary changes in the field of education in the United States and beyond.
Dr. Dan Kreiness is an instructional leader, podcast host, author, and speaker who constantly searches for the most effective ways to advance education and produce high student achievement. Dr. Kreiness has worked in education for over 17 years as a school administrator, instructional coach, intervention specialist, and classroom teacher while working in districts in the New York City metro area in New York and Connecticut. Dr. Kreiness holds a doctorate degree in leadership and master’s degree in adolescent education and educational leadership. His original research and dissertation is called “Transformational Leadership to Inspire Growth Mindset in Classroom Teachers.”
Dr. Kreiness hosts the popular Leader of Learning podcast which was recently ranked #4 on Feedspot’s list of the 20 Best Transformational Leadership Podcasts and #7 on their list of the Best 35 Educational Leadership Podcasts. Dr. Kreiness is also a published author of The Transformational Leader’s Reflection Journal and has contributed chapters to "100 No-Nonsense Things that ALL School Leaders Should STOP Doing," "100 No-Nonsense Things that ALL Teachers Should STOP Doing," "Edumatch Snapshot in Education (2017) Volume 2: Professional Practice," and "The EduMatch Teacher’s Recipe Guide: Survive and Thrive in the Kitchen and Beyond." He is currently under contract with Edumatch Publishing to publish a solo book.
Dr. Kreiness is an expert presenter at education conferences and trainings on topics including leadership, growth mindset, student engagement, various instructional technologies, and content creation and branding. Dr. Kreiness was named to the 2017 class of ASCD Emerging Leaders.
Steve Burnage is a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts with over 35 years' experience of successful teaching and school leadership.
After spending time as a school principal of a large inner city high school in the UK, Steve is now in demand as an education consultant, inspector and author specializing in developing best practice in educational leadership and classroom pedagogy. Steve is lead inspector of schools for the British Council, leads the school leadership development program for Cambridge University Press and assessment; and is currently developing leadership projects for clients in Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Mongolia, Sharjah, and Uzbekistan. Steve is in demand as a keynote speaker and workshop leader and writes regular articles on school leadership and effective classroom practice for the education press.'
Mark is a GESS award-winning former educator and school leader, now best-selling author, blogger, influencer, keynote speaker and strategic edtech consultant. Mark provides training and consultancy support for schools around the world and has worked extensively in the Middle East. Renowned as a leading voice on pedagogically effective practices with technology, his blog has won numerous awards, including the UK Education blog of the year award. Alongside this, Mark is also a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and also is the co-founder of Global Edtech and works also works part- time as the Head of Education at NetSupport.
Amjad Ali (@TeachLeadAAli) is a teacher, trainer, TEDx speaker and Senior Leader. He currently works four days a week in a start up secondary school and offers CPD/INSET on his other day. Amjad has spent his teaching career working in challenging, diverse schools. He is a qualified SENDCO and was also trained as an Advanced Skills Teacher in Teaching and Learning. Amjad has delivered CPD to all sectors in education from Early Careers teachers to Executive/Head Teachers and CEOs; delivering on a range of topics, all across the United Kingdom and different parts of the world. He has worked with over 250 schools and 1000s of students.
Yvonne Kosiarski is a dynamic international K-12 school director who is also a seasoned school systems lead evaluator and inspector with twenty plus years of inspirational professional experience in designing and leading analytical approaches to challenges and solutions in the education industry. She is skilled in developing strong internal and external relationships to facilitate collaborative achievement of high priority goals with a diverse global approach to solutions and on-going institutional improvement journey while maintaining strong culture beliefs and values; while keeping the institution’s vision and mission at the core of it all. Her confident ability to thrive in an accelerated setting along with her diverse, vast experience in school inspections goes parallel with her use of data analysis, metacognitive skills, and execution of constructive learning strategies across diverse academic sectors. With her solid track record of accelerating growth by leading implementation of robust procedures, skills, processes and policies, she is instrumental in maintaining professional development that ensures the delivery of exceptional performance by all students and staff. Her leadership skills as a visionary educator are uniquely tailored to be adaptive in any challenge she might cross.