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DA 100 education influencers: Gerry Brooks

Gerry Brooks is a former teacher and school administrator who turned his experiences into a successful career as a speaker, author and internet personality.

DA 100 education influencers: Martha Salazar-Zamora

Martha Salazar-Zamora, Texas' current superintendent of the year, has been an educator in the state for over 36 years and the superintendent of schools in Tomball ISD since 2017.

DA 100 education influencers: Glenn Robbins

Superintendent of the Brigantine Public School District in Brigantine, NJ, Robbins is the best-selling author of Calm in The Chaos: Ancient Stoic Wisdom for Successful School Leadership.

DA 100 education influencers: Jermall Wright

Little Rock Schools’ Superintendent Wright is an advocate of choice for all students and his work reflects his philosophy of providing a path for all students to break out of the cycles of poverty and other generational issues.

DA 100 education influencers: Namya Joshi

At 16, the Sat Paul Mittal School (India) student and Microsoft’s official Minecraft student ambassador has been designing and delivering free coding workshops for tens of thousands of teachers and young people for five years.

DA 100 education influencers: Jennifer Valoppi

The former Emmy-winning news anchor and author has channeled her passion for education into her Women of Tomorrow program, in which accomplished professional women mentor at-risk female high school students.

DA 100 education influencers: Shannon McClintock Miller

An international speaker, consultant and author, McClintock Miller—the preK12 district librarian at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa—has an award-winning blog, “The Library Voice” and 12 children’s books under her belt.

DA 100 education influencers: Kate Koch & Courtney Orzel

The duo behind “Unsupervised Leadership,” a keynote presentation theme and podcast that seeks to demonstrate how new-age leadership can instill stability, confidence and professionalism in a constantly evolving educational landscape.

DA 100 education influencers: Angela Chapman

The 25-year educator and current superintendent of Columbus City Schools considers a top-value education a “civil right.”

DA 100 education influencers: Maria Vazquez

The Orange County Schools (Fla.) superintendent has served at every level of the education system. She has expanded access to advanced coursework for underserved students and recruited top-notch teachers to vulnerable schools.

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