Mary Jo Ziegler has worked in diverse educational settings for 30 years. The first 15 years of her career were spent teaching in classrooms of Title I schools. In 2003, She earned a M.S. in Reading and moved into an instructional coaching role in a diverse, high poverty middle school. After earning a second Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin, Mary Jo worked as a district literacy resource teacher, a literacy coordinator, and a PK-12 director of instruction in diverse rural and urban school districts. Recently, she worked at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as a Title I Consultant supporting Focus Schools as they implemented a continuous improvement process. She is now the Title I Coordinator and Literacy Consultant for CESA 2, a regional education center for the southern part of Wisconsin.
Julie is an Implementation Specialist formally trained through the National Implementation Research Network. She has held leadership positions supporting implementation at the regional and district level in the State of Wisconsin.