Meet The Speakers

Dr. Pamela Rose Toulouse

Full Professor & 3M National Teaching Excellence Fellow

Dr. Pamela Rose Toulouse is originally from the community of Sagamok First Nation in Northern Ontario (Canada). She is a proud Anishinaabe woman that comes from a long line of educators. Dr. Toulouse celebrates many years of activity (entering her 28th year) in the formal educational setting, beginning as an elementary school teacher and then finding herself in the role of colleague within the university system. Dr. Pam is also fondly known for her dynamic teaching, commitment to equity and passion for education. She has published well over 55 resources which include books, chapters in books, curriculum pieces, articles, videos and other key selections. Dr. Toulouse continues her life journey in the field of education by representing her Nation and profession in a respectful and meaningful way.

Dr. Erik Youngman

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Erik Youngman is an education leader who is passionate about topics such as homework, growth mindset, grading, and leadership. He recently wrote the book, 12 Characteristics of Deliberate Homework. This is his twentieth year in educational leadership. Erik is the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for Libertyville District 70 in Libertyville, Illinois. Previous education experiences include being a principal in Libertyville as well as an assistant principal and teacher in Gurnee, Illinois.

Erik earned a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Education Specialist Degree, and Master of Science in Education from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Arts from Augustana College. Please follow and contact Erik via Twitter: @Erik_Youngman.

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