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Debbie Leonard

Akron, OH
Debbie Leonard M.Ed. and Certified Master Teacher has over 30 years experience serving students and educators in urban public schools as an educator and instructional coach. Debbie is an avid reader of research, and throughout her career she collaborated with experts, working to translate the scientific study of mental processes and behavior into instructional practices. This led to the development of BrainZones™ (BZ), a model and instructional approach for understanding and integrating neurosciences and psychology into evidence-based practices. With substantial documentation of student success backing BZ, Debbie has now become a coach in your pocket via the BrainZones™ app (free for educators) - sharing 100’s of strategies, each including supporting evidence, steps for SEL integration, and options to collaborate, co-plan, and reflect.