Cassandra Erkens is a presenter, facilitator, coach, trainer of trainers, keynote speaker, author, and above all, a teacher. Cassandra presents all over North America on the topics of assessment, instruction, school improvement, and professional learning communities. She is the president and owner of Anam Cara Consulting, Inc., and serves as adjunct faculty to Hamline University in St. Paul, MN where she leads teachers through a 2-year master's degree in education.
She has authored and co-authored a wide array of published trainings and she has designed and delivered the training of trainers programs for two major education-based companies. She is a contributing author in the following anthologies: The Collaborative Administrator: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community, The Collaborative Teacher: Working Together as a Professional Learning Community, The Principal as Assessment Leader, and The Teacher as Assessment Leader.
As an educator and recognized leader, Cassandra has served as a senior high school English teacher, a director of staff development at the district level, a regional school improvement facilitator at the state level, and a director of staff and organization development in the private sector.