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Paul Emerich France
Paul Emerich France is a National Board Certified Teacher, adjunct professor, and education consultant who is dedicated to helping every student feel valued in the classroom. Having taught in various roles from transitional kindergarten to fifth grade, in both public and independent schools, Paul's experience extends to working in Silicon Valley for an edtech company, founding three microschools, and building personalized learning software for classrooms. This experience cemented his understanding of human-centered pedagogy that prioritizes humanity over technology. As an accomplished author, he has written articles for prestigious publications and authored the book "Humanizing Distance Learning: Centering Equity and Humanity in Times of Crisis." Paul is sought after as a writer, speaker, keynote presenter, workshop facilitator, and he even partners with schools nationwide. His teaching and thought leadership have been acknowledged in notable platforms like the Atlantic, WIRED, SXSW EDU, and the New Yorker. Above all, Paul thrives on fostering connections with students and fellow educators, urging everyone to engage in courageous conversations about identity in order to make learning more personal for all.