Meet the Board

David Adams

Chief Executive Officer of The Urban Assembly, New York, USA

Through his work with The Urban Assembly, he promotes the mission of improving public education through advancing students’ economic and social mobility. He is the author of The Educatorʼs Practical Guide to Emotional Intelligence, a Civil Affairs Officer in the Army Reserve and holds an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology from Fordham University.

Laura Baggio

Post-Graduation Teacher and Co-founder of Versar Educação, Sao Paulo, Brazil

She earned her degree in Languages with qualification in English and Portuguese from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo with a specialization in Peace Studies and Conflict Mediation. She co-authored textbooks of the Brazilian National Plan for Didactic Books for 2020 and 2023 and focuses her research on coordination of educational projects, critical reading and innovative educational practices.

Linda Daniela

Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Latvia, Riga

She is the Chair of the PhD Defense Board in Educational Sciences of the University of Latvia. Her research interests include virtual education, smart education, educational technologies for learning, educational robotics, and educational processes. Professor Daniela is an author and co-author of publications about processes in all dimensions of education.

Timothy Dohrer

Director of Educator Leadership and Partnerships Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, USA

He is the former principal of New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois and Director of Teacher Leadership at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, both outside Chicago. In a career spanning more than 30 years, he has taught secondary and college students in rural, urban, and suburban settings and served as an administrator and leader in several highly recognized schools.

Tushar Tamhane

Independent Educational Advisor

A recipient of the Commonwealth Award for Science, Technology and Mathematics Teachers (CASTME 1992–93), he has taught Science and Mathematics in some of the most creative schools in India, the Krishnamurthi Schools, including Rajghat, Varanasi and Bangalore. He is a member of the development of State
Curriculum Framework (SCF) team for Rajasthan State with RSCERT, Unicef.

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