National Master Educator Program

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2019-2021 Training Team

Shenita Moore

North Carolina

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Robin Palmer


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Meet our 2015-2018 National Master Educator team:

Lisa Bender

Director, National Master Educator Team

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Jessica Culver


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Suzy Hirsch


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Kristin Lawrence

New York

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Robin Palmer


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Megan Sudak


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The National Master Educator team is the Take Charge Today program's most influential and elite team. This group of dedicated professionals work to continually enhance all components of the Take Charge Today program, ensuring it remains relevant and engaging for educators throughout the United States. They actively collaborate with the Take Charge Today staff on a weekly basis, devoting 2-3 hours each week:

  • Having fun

  • Evaluating Take Charge Today lesson plans and review all new and updated lessons

  • Actively communicating about enhancing the curriculum, professional development, general programming and website offerings

  • Utilizing EdTech technologies

  • Participating in Take Charge Today’s online communities

  • Experiencing and evaluating each of Take Charge Today’s professional development offerings

  • Participating in a Take Charge Today committee

  • Implementing an action plan resulting in a product that can be used nationally

  • Preparing for, actively participating in and evaluating the Take Charge Today National Master Educator Retreat

  • Exhibiting professionalism, teamwork, actively communicating and meeting deadlines

The team is comprised of a diverse group of current classroom educators from throughout the United States who have been selected as a Take Charge Today National Master Educator through a highly competitive application process. 

View all of our past National Master Educators here.