Keynotes

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Susan Harris MacKay

Susan Harris MacKay is the director of teaching and learning at Portland Children's Museum, where she leads the Opal Beginning School, Opal Charter School and Museum Center for Learning. Susan has a degree in English from Vassar College and a MAT from Lewis and Clark College.

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Caroline Wolfe

Caroline Wolfe is an Opal Beginning School teacher-researcher. Opal Beginning School serves children ages 3 to 5. Caroline was part of the 10-member team that developed the proposal to start Opal School in 2001. Caroline has a degree in psychology from the University of Colorado.

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Roger Sherman

Roger Sherman has been the executive director of the Idaho Children's Trust Fund since July 2007. Prior to that, he worked as a community organizer, organizing director, executive director and lobbyist for statewide and community organizations working to alleviate poverty, make health care accessible and affordable, and  promote civil and human rights as well as fair taxation. Roger received the National Association of Social Workers-Idaho Chapter award for Public Citizen of the Year in 2005 and, along with his colleagues at United Vision for Idaho, received the Leadership for a Changing World award from the Ford Foundation that same year. Roger is married to Cathy Steuart Sherman and has three children, Elia, Deana and Hallie.