George Lucas Educational Foundation

Kristina J. Doubet & Jessica Hockett

James Madison University Associate Professor & Education Consultant and Author

Dr. Kristina J. Doubet is an associate professor in the Department of Middle, Secondary, and Mathematics Education at James Madison University, where she develops and teaches core coursework for graduate programs in middle and secondary education while working closely with classroom teachers. Kristi has been the recipient of the JMU College of Education's Distinguished Teaching Award and Madison Scholar Award. She has partnered with over 80 schools, districts, and organizations in the U.S. and abroad to help them implement initiatives in differentiated instruction and classroom assessment. Kristi has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on the topics of differentiation, formative assessment, student motivation, and curriculum design. Her books include Differentiation in Middle and High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners (with Jessica Hockett; ASCD), Smart in the Middle Grades: Classrooms that Work for Bright Middle-Schoolers (with Carol Ann Tomlinson; AMLE), and The Differentiated Flipped Classroom (with Eric Carbaugh Corwin). Kristi is on Twitter: @kjdoubet @DIY_Diff @FlipDiff. She can be reached at

Jessica Hockett, PhD, is an education consultant and ASCD Faculty Member specializing in differentiated instruction, curriculum and performance task design, and gifted education. For the last 10 years, she has worked with teachers and leaders in over 75 school districts to improve teacher and student learning. Jessica has published a variety of articles, book chapters, and staff development materials, including Differentiated Instruction in Middle and High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners (ASCD) with Kristina Doubet, and Exam Schools: Inside America's Most Selective Public High Schools (Princeton University Press) with Chester E. Finn, Jr. Prior to graduate study, she was a secondary teacher in both general and gifted program settings. She can be reached at

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