The Golden Apples Team
The Golden Apples Team is comprised of a team of curriculum experts, each of who have earned doctorates in the field of curriculum while possessing extensive experience in K-12 education. Our team brings a broad knowledge of curricular theory, research, development, implementation, and evaluation to each and every Golden Apples review. Further, we have all been teachers with many other experiences in K-12 education including being administrators, instructional coaches, teacher mentors, department/grade chairs, and much more.
Dr. Courtney Berry
Courtney Berry is a faculty member at MSU Denver and a K-12 administrator. Dr. Berry has a EdD from the University of Northern Colorado in Educational Studies and is a national presenter on meeting the unique needs of diverse populations. She has particular expertise in special education.
Dr. Jennifer Bartee
Jennifer Bartee is a faculty member at the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bartee has a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver with a dual background in both music education and gifted education. She is a curriculum generalist.
Dr. Hoyun Cho
Hoyun Cho is an Associate Professor of Education (Mathematics Education) in the School of Education at Capital University. He has been widely published in a variety of educational journals, has given lectures and held workshops across the globe, and is the former editor of NCTM's Cartoon Corner. His expertise in in K-12 math curriculum.
Dr. Taryn Robertson
Taryn Robertson is a post-doctoral mixed methods researcher at San Diego State Univeristy interested in multicultural education. She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver. Taryn is a former high school ELAR and ELL teacher. She is a curriculum generalist.
Dr. Bradley Conrad
Bradley Conrad is an associate professor in the School of Education at Capital University. Dr. Conrad is co-author of the book Lesson Planning with Purpose: Five Approaches to Curriculum Design. He was a high school Language Arts teacher and is a curriculum generalist with a focus on secondary curriculum.
Dr. Greg Chalfin
Greg Chalfin is the Head of Middle School at Stanley British Primary School, a progressive K-8 independent school in Denver, CO. Dr. Chalfin holds a doctorate (Ed.D) in Educational Studies from the University of Northern Colorado. He was an elementary school teacher with expertise in K-8 curriculum.
Dr. Dan Conn
Dan Conn is an associate professor at Minot State University and co-author of Unraveling the Assessment Industrial Complex: Understanding how testing perpetuates inequality and injustice in America. Dan won the Patricia A. Behring Colorado Teacher of the Year Award in K-12 and two Professor of the Year Awards at Minot St. He is a curriculum generalist.
Dr. Jason Trumble
Jason Trumble is an assistant professor of Education at the University of Central Arkansas in the Department of Teaching and Learning. His research is centered around the intersection of teaching and technology, focusing on emerging technologies. He is a curriculum generalist with a focus on elementary curriculum.
Jodie L. Wilson is a researcher and scholar in the field of curriculum and instruction. Her work reflects an ongoing commitment to improving the range and forms of experience that culturally diverse students use to create meaning and enhance their learning through arts-based and aesthetic approaches to teaching and learning. She was an elementary school teacher and is a curriculum generalist.