Amy Laura Dombro, M.S., creates resources for teachers, family support professionals and community leaders. Former head of the Bank Street Infant and Family Center, Amy works with and for national organizations to translate complex information so that it is engaging and easy to use. In addition, she often documents stories of successes, challenges and lessons learned so that readers can benefit from the experiences of others. Her publications include: The Power of Observation, Smart Start in Action and Honoring Our Babies and Toddlers, a guide for caring professionals working with military families. See www.amydombro.com for more.
Judy Jablon, M.S., is an educator and author with more than 30 years of experience in early childhood and primary education. Originally a teacher,
Judy is grounded in theory and practice that emphasize child development, observation, critical thinking, and experiential learning. Judy provides facilitation, leadership coaching, and training to a wide range of educational institutions
and agencies. She has co-authored numerous publications, including Observation: The Key to Responsive Teaching,The Power of Observation
and The Work Sampling System. See www.judyjablon.com for more.\
Laura Ensler brings 20 years of experience to her work as a consultant, working with public, private and not-for-profit organizations in early care and education, she provides guidance on leadership development, instituting change management strategies, developing new and innovative systems, assessment and evaluation. Ms. Ensler founded FirstStepNYC, a state-of-the-art Birth to 5 Early Childhood Center and the Early Education Leadership Institute co-located at PS/IS41, a K-8 public school in Brownsville, Brooklyn. In addition, she provides search and coaching services to the early childhood education field. Previously, Laura was the Director of Community Development and Outreach for Children and Family Services for the Visiting Nurse Service of NY and developed their Early Steps Family Center in Rockaway, Queens. Laura has taught at NYU and Bank Street.
Shaun Johnsen is a television professional with over 19 years of experience in the field of educational production. He is also a co-owner of Murray Hill Studios, a NYC-based television and webcasting studio. Shaun uses his unique experiences as a producer, photographer, videographer, editor and musician to create rich, meaningful content.