Thomas Glanton, Jr., is president and lead consultant for The
Education Company, a national educational consulting company
specializing in school improvement and the art of school
leadership. Under his leadership, the company has served over
200,000 teachers and administrators in public, private, and
charter schools across the U.S.
Glanton works directly with school and district leaders to
develop their capacity to create school climates that are
conducive to student success by focusing on operations,
instructional leadership, data analysis and school performance.
An Atlanta native, Glanton has decades of experience in public
school education, having served as a high school English teacher,
a high school principal and an elementary school assistant
principal. His application of a comprehensive discipline
management program transformed a Title I school and earned him
accolades as a Georgia PTA Principal of the Year.
Glanton also served as the director of leadership development for
the DeKalb County School System, one of the most culturally
diverse counties in the nation. Glanton speaks widely at national
and regional education conferences and is an active member of
various civic organizations and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Joe Hendershott, co-founder of Hope 4 The Wounded, LLC, has an
extensive background working with at-risk and wounded youth as a
teacher, coach and administrator in traditional, alternative and
correctional education settings.
Hendershott has served as a high school assistant principal, head
principal, alternative school principal and principal at a
Steph Jensen is the director of community contracts for Boys Town
National Community Support Services.
Jensen joined Boys Town in 2003. She has been in the educational
field since 1995, holding positions from middle school teacher,
district reading specialist and school consultant, speaker and
In her 15 years with Boys Town, Jensen has overseen the
implementation of external training contracts nationally and
internationally. She has worked closely with organizations
ranging from the Japanese Child Welfare Department to Chicago
Public Schools Office of School Improvement.
Jensen applies her education knowledge and experience with school
reform and transformation to schools across the country, helping
them create healthy learning climates that focus on the social
and emotional needs of students.