Cassandra Erkens

Common Core Standards and 21st Century Skills (Course Title TBD)

Date: February 13
As an educator and recognized leader, Cassandra Erkens has served as a senior high school English teacher, a director of staff development at the district level, a school improvement facilitator at the state level, and a director of staff and organization development in the private sector.

Cassandra has served as an adjunct faculty member at Hamline University and Cardinal Stritch University where she took teachers through customized graduate education courses and 2 year graduate degree programs. She has authored and coauthored a wide array of published trainings, and she has designed and delivered the training of trainers programs for two major education-based companies. She serves as an external consultant to both the assessment and Professional Learning Communities at Work efforts at Solution Tree.

Currently, Cassandra serves as one of the lead assessment architects to the Solution Tree Assessment Center. She works closely with co-authors Nicole Vagle and Tom Schimmer and a host of renowned thought leaders in the field of assessment to develop the resources, trainings, and support mechanisms to help educators develop assessments systems that build hope, efficacy, and achievement for all learners in the school setting.

She is an author, keynote speaker, trainer, and facilitator, working with both large and small groups. Cassandra is driven by her passion to support learners of all ages in building hope and efficacy, and increasing achievement, day by day and moment by moment.