"Maria" on Sesame Street & Author
Some will immediately recognize Manzano as the bilingual "Maria" on Sesame Street. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano and Becoming Maria.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Author
Ron Suskind is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, best-selling author, founder of Sidekicks, teacher, essayist and speaker whose impassioned presentations mix monologue with reportage, and pathos with humor.
Former Asst Secretary, Secondary & Elementary Ed
Susan B. Neuman is a professor of early childhood and literacy and chair of the Teaching and Learning Department at the New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.
Education Expert & Author
Alfie Kohn speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting and is the author of 12 books. Time describes him as " the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores."
Renowned Educator, Parenting & Bullying Expert
Best-selling author of Unselfie, Dr. Michele Borba focuses on strengthening children’s character, self-esteem and achievement by building “The Empathy Advantage.”
Children's Book Author & Creator of "Arthur"
As the creator of everyone's favorite aardvark, author and illustrator Marc Brown has captured children's imaginations for generations through his Arthur series.
Inner-City Youth & Education Advocate
Profiled on 60 Minutes & in the documentary Waiting for Superman, Geoffrey Canada is the former President & CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone which works to better the futures of inner-city youths.