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Sarah Eaton, PhD in Educational Leadership, has spent her entire career in education, starting in 1989 as a program coordinator in the Division of Continuing Education at Saint Mary’s University, moving into the classroom to teach in 1994. In 2005 she was nominated by her students for a Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Calgary. She has worked as a diversity educator, Spanish instructor and program administrator. Sarah has lived in England and Spain, where she attended the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She combines her passion for languages, multiculturalism and leadership into all aspects of her work. She has conducted teacher and educational administration training in Mexico, Cuba and Honduras. Sarah is an active community volunteer, as a board member working in the areas of fundraising and communications.

Fernando Davalos, BArch, MEd in Community Development and Adult Education has worked in community development n numerous capacities including UNESCO community projects in Mexico, as well as community engagement and social responsibility in the oil and gas sector in Alberta. Having a research interest in sustainable communities and education, Fernando has presented at the Sustainability and Higher Education conference, University of Portland and taught at Mount Royal’s Iniskim Centre’s Aboriginal Education Program.  He has been a consultant for Alberta Education in the area of inclusive curriculum design, and has worked on International Education initiatives for both the University of Calgary, Faculty of Education and the ITESO University in Guadalajara. He currently instructs and is pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Calgary focusing on educational leadership and spirituality.

Susan Stampe, BA, BEd, MEd has been widely involved in many facets of education in Alberta as a teacher (K-12), consultant and administrator with the County of Parkland and Calgary Board of Education).  With special interest and expertise in the area of inclusive education, Susan has been sessional Instructor in the Faculty of Education, University of Calgary and most recently a facilitator for the Inclusive Schools Initiative, Developmental Disabilities Resource Centre (DDRC), and as an instructor of “Approaches to Learning” in Humans Services Professional Program, Columbia College. Susan has been a dedicated volunteer, Youth Chair and Chair of UNICEF Alberta from 1986-1991. Susan is a sessional instructor with the Masters of Teaching program at the University of Calgary working to support and evaluate practice teachers.

Dariel Bateman, B.A., M.A. (Community Development) Professional Teaching Certificate (Alberta) As a teacher, school principal and former Executive Director of Calgary Reads, Dariel Bateman has a lifetime of professional experience as an educator with a special interest in supporting early literacy, birth to age 8 –  successfully building the capacity of parents, grandparents, teachers and child care educators to be literacy mentors and coaches.  As a grandmother Dariel is also a passionate advocate for the role of grandparents in supporting children and for the role that the whole community plays in the literacy development of young children.