Readfield, Maine, USA
Kathryn F. Markovchick, Ph.D., is the founder and president of Syntiro (http://www.syntiro.org/
) in Maine, USA. This organization leads global initiatives that include personalized technical assistance and innovative professional learning opportunities designed to enhance organizational and individual capacity. Syntiro's work involves the development of digital textbooks using Open Education Resources (OER), employment supports for individuals with disabilities, college preparation and access for underrepresented students and families, and organizational development, meeting facilitation, and strategic planning promoting active engagement in learning and cooperative learning. She has a passion to develop communities of leaners using Celebratory Learning.