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Terra Tarango

Van Andel Institute
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Terra Tarango is an accomplished advocate in the education industry with more than 20 years of experience in educational publishing and services. Terra currently serves as the Director of the Van Andel Institute for Education and as the Founder of Blue Apple. She oversees innovative student programming, game-changing teacher professional development, and the grass-roots implementation of Blue Apple projects where teachers inspire students to make the world a better place. She is an expert in instructional climate and culture and has devoted her career to increasing curiosity, creativity and critical thinking in the classroom.