About the presenters:
Linda Hawkins and Abby McCone are life-long educators. Both have experienced the firsthand struggles of the classroom teacher by teaching in kindergarten through eighth grades in a variety of diverse settings. Seeing the need for a broader reach, Linda and Abby became elementary school principals in the Dallas area, each of them for nearly two decades. It was here that they devoted their efforts to helping teachers gain the tools they needed to make the greatest impact on our nation’s youth. Preparing principals and teachers for this challenge was their focus as they served as adjunct professors in the university setting. Currently, both Linda and Abby work with Branching Minds to support districts across the country in implementing effective MTSS practices.