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TRAINER INFORMATION

Project CRISS has active trainers in Canada and over 30 U.S. states. We have three tiers of trainers: District, National, and Master. These trainers are certified through Project CRISS, and must maintain their status to ensure quality delivery of CRISS professional development.

If you want to offer Project CRISS professional development to your school or district, you will need to start your initiative with a CRISS National or Master Trainer.

Master Trainers are certified to facilitate Introduction to Project CRISS workshops, follow-up workshops, consulting services, and Project CRISS Training of Trainers workshops for sustained implementation in any school, district, region, or state in the United States or Canada. Master Trainer certification is by invitation.

National Trainers complete rigorous certification requirements and are certified to facilitate Introduction to Project CRISS workshops, follow-up training, and consulting services. District Trainers interested in becoming a National Trainer should contact the Project CRISS National Office.

District Trainers complete certification requirements to work within their schools and districts to deliver high quality Introduction to Project CRISS workshops and implementation support. They work with other District Trainers, administrators, and teacher-leaders to maintain CRISS implementation as part of an effective, embedded, long-term initiative. District Trainers usually work as an employee of a school or district, although some work for regional agencies, universities, service centers, or cooperatives. Read more about the District Trainer certification process here.

Master and National Trainer Listings

Contact one of the trainers listed below or the CRISS National Office (CNO) by phone at 1-877-502-7477 or email us at info@projectcriss.com to start the process of bringing Project CRISS to your institution. We will discuss your needs and find the right trainer for you!

Please note: Only Master & National Trainers are qualified to train out of their home district. Regional District trainers are approved to train within their home region.

Dr. Debra Franciosi, Master Trainer
406.758.6440
CRISS National Office
Experience: English Language Arts, 6-10 Literacy Specialist, Social Studies, University, Educational Leadership; Guiding learning for 21st century learners across all demographics

Carol Avery, Master Trainer
281.384.2832
The Woodlands, TX
Experience: Literacy, critical thinking skills, and learning strategies; mentoring and supporting life-long learners across all demographics, age groups, and learning levels.

Ken Miller, Master Trainer
219-765-8387
Indiana, Illinois, Michiga
Experience: Thirty years in secondary and elementary school administration; teaching experience at high school and college level; CRISS trainer since 2006.

Anna Deese, Master Trainer
773.550.7831
Whitefish, MT
Experience: Secondary science, educational leadership; led workshops K-12, all content areas.

Dr. Lauren Gach, National Trainer
305.299.7840
Miami, FL
Experience: Urban education; Higher education training pre-service teachers; Certification: reading, exceptional education, elementary education, second language learning, and educational leadership.

Bruce Marshall, National Trainer
San Antonio, TX

Dr. Deborah M. Fetzer, National Trainer
302.530.6181
Delaware

Cinda Trexler, National Trainer
Bay County, FL

Emily Meints-Mosciano, National Trainer
630.248.6534
Chicago area, IL

Nancy Ball, National Trainer
708.256.3242
Oak Park, IL

Debbie Behling, Regional (District) Trainer
713.744.6863
Houston, TX


Do you want training or have a small number of staff you want trained? Project CRISS now offers regional Introduction to Project CRISS workshops. We will work with you to identify an existing training check our calendar here or to arrange a regional training in your area. Minimum and maximum registration numbers apply. Contact us by phone at 1-877-502-7477 or email for more information.