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LeAnn Nickelsen      

Founder & CEO of Maximize Learning

LeAnn Nickelsen is the founder and CEO of Maximize Learning. She is known for her strategic, innovative, and engaging approach to bringing powerful, evidence-based tools and strategies that boost student achievement with lasting results to school districts worldwide.

Nickelsen is an expert at getting high-poverty students to grade level, meeting every students’ needs in all content areas, and creating relationships, lesson plans, and feedback to better student learning.

As a former teacher of the year and Jensen-certified brain research trainer, Nickelsen’s enthusiastic energy, practical ideas, engaging processing opportunities, and use of the latest research have made her a popular presenter at the local, state, national, and international level.

Nickelsen is the author of numerous practical books including "Deeper Learning: 7 Powerful Strategies for In-Depth and Longer-Lasting Learning" (co-authored with Eric Jensen) and "Comprehension Activities for Reading in Social Studies and Science."

Nickelsen presents a wealth of information to school districts in an active, fun format, using targeted, practical examples. Having worked with and received rave reviews from both teachers as well as leadership in over 450 schools in over 40 states, Nickelsen is an expert coach helping teachers incorporate best practices into their daily lesson plans and within their classrooms.

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