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Our Consultants

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Terry Pickeral, president Cascade Educational Consultants has extensive experience in policy development, advocacy, education reform, youth leadership, teaching and learning strategies, education collaborations, evaluation and civic development. His commitment is to ensuring schools create and sustain quality teaching and learning environments for all students to be successful in school and contribute to their communities as active principled citizens; and using data to improve systems and opportunities for student success. He provides technical assistance and training to youth, teachers, state and district-level policymakers and education leaders on effective strategies to engage youth, create policies, increase effective school practice and engage community members to improve education and student success. He also provides professional development to these constituents in service-learning and civic development to ensure schools achieve their civic mission. He conducts program and system evaluations, facilitates training and technical assistance forums, authors articles and represents CEC throughout the United States and internationally.

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Teri Dary, Co-Chair, SEANet Executive Board, works as the Service-Learning Consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. She provides training, support, and resources to school districts throughout the state as they develop an infrastructure to sustain service-learning as a high quality instructional practice within the context of effective school climate. An educator for the past 28 years, Teri has taught in both EEN and regular classrooms in grades K-6. As co-chair of SEANet, Teri leads collaborative efforts to advance academic service-learning in the school setting among state-level service-learning experts.

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William (Bill) H. Hughes, has worked in education for 32 years as a teacher, principal, superintendent of schools. He has served as Superintendent of the Greendale School District in Greendale, Wisconsin for the past 14 years. Greendale is a garden community and one of three greenbelt communities in the United States. It is a suburban district of about 2,700 students located in the Milwaukee metro area; an area known for high achieving schools. Greendale is known for its high level of student achievement with over 90 percent of graduates attending higher education institutions, ongoing community engagement on multiple levels, along with collaborative relationships with bargaining groups while retaining a focus on children, service, citizenship and learning. He is a former board member of the Milwaukee Area Technical College, a member of the National School Climate Council, board member of the National Center for Learning and Citizenship and adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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Anderson Williams, Anderson Williams currently serves as the Chief Operating and Product Officer at Zeumo, an educational technology platform that improves communication between schools and students, helps students organize and manage their online lives more effectively, and engages students around issues that are important to them. He is also is a Partner at Cascade Educational Consultants.

Previously, Anderson served as the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Tennessee College Access and Success Network where he led the creation of the organizational strategy, outcomes, and metrics for a statewide intermediary organization. As part of this work, he also helped build a 150 member network and develop a policy platform to increase college access and success in Tennessee.

His early work in youth organizing was recognized as a finalist for the Peter F. Drucker Award for Nonprofit Innovation and is the subject of a documentary entitled “College on the Brain.” In addition to regional, national, and international training and consulting work, Anderson co-authored “The Core Principles for Engaging Young People in Community Change” and "Youth Organizing for Educational Change" with the Forum for Youth Investment and his writing was published in a special issue of the international Journal of Community Psychology on “Youth and Democracy.”

He has worked with schools, local and national nonprofits, and other community partnerships facilitating staff development and strategic planning with an emphasis on more democratic organizations and practices for both youth and adults.

Anderson received his Master of Business Administration at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art and his B.A. from Wake Forest University.

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