Mannu Sikka is an experienced educational professional with 10+ years of experience both in and out of the classroom. She received her BA in English and Women's Studies from Depaul University, her MA in Education from UC Davis, and her Educational Specialist degree in School Leadership from National Louis University. The last 3 years Mannu worked at Berkeley School District 87 as an instructional coach. She supported student learning through job embedded professional development, and helped design and facilitate professional developments for teachers and staff. Mannu is skilled in coaching, educational technology, school-wide instructional planning, and professional development design. She and her husband recently moved to the Seattle area, and Mannu now works as an independent educational consultant for the Consortium for Educational Change. Mannu is also an ASCD Emerging Leader.