Anne Keith teaches 7th grade math and social studies at Chief Joseph Middle School in Bozeman. She is in her 24th year in education. She proudly served as the 2010 Montana Teacher of the Year, won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science, and has her National Board Certification in early adolescent mathematics. She believes that teachers are the answer to changing our educational system to meet student needs. As such, she has organized four ECET2-Montana events and loves every minute of the planning and the attending! She serves as a state coach (along with the fabulous Shelly Stanton-her mentee) for the Teacher Leadership Initiative (TLI). When she’s trying to balance her life, she enjoys time with her family, reading, taking pictures, running and swimming.
Dave Meldahl, M.Ed. Dave’s passion is working with busy, results-oriented executives and business owners who want to capitalize on a key strategic advantage – their leaders. Through his practical, proven and collaborative approach, he helps organizations sharpen the leadership skills of managers so profits are deepened, morale is enhanced, and the type of culture is created that attracts and retains top talent. His clients have been from a variety of industries, including software, biotech, retail, financial services, government and healthcare. The focus of Dave’s work is on 1:1 leadership coaching, team effectiveness, organizational leadership development, training and the application of tools such as DiSC® (personality), The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ (team effectiveness) and EQ-i 2.0 (emotional intelligence) to deepen selfawareness and create actionable insights. Before joining Think2Perform, Dave ran his own coaching, training and consulting business for six years. Prior to entering consulting, Dave worked over the span of 24 years for American Express Financial Advisors/Ameriprise developing leaders and teams across the United States. Hundreds of leaders and thousands of training participants have put Dave’s practical expertise into action. Locally in Bozeman, MT Dave has taught the Leadership Foundations course at Montana State University, writes a quarterly “Business Matters” column for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle’s Business Journal, and has served on the boards of Eagle Mount and Young Life, including President and Chair respectively. Dave has a B.A. in Psychology and Communications from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and a M.Ed. in Human Resource Development from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, MN. After braving the humidity, mosquitoes and flatness of Minnesota for 17 years, in 2000 he moved back to God’s country in Montana with his wife, and two kids. He enjoys hitting a little white ball around in the summers and remaining vertical while gliding down white powder in the winters.
Cultivating a Calling Speakers
Brynn Cadigan is an English/AP Literature teacher at Columbia Falls High School where she serves as the school play director. While not at school she works as a Credit Recovery Coach and consultant for Montana Digital Academy. Brynn holds a Bachelors of Arts in English and Theatre Education, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Art in Costume Design/Technology. As of the Fall of 2017 she also possesses a Masters in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. Prior to teaching, Brynn spent many years in numerous aspects of professional and educational theatre and in the realm of social work. Brynn is passionate about building relationships with students, project based assessments, and blended/differentiated instruction.
Rob Stanton has been teaching at Billings West High for the past 16 years. He teaches sophomore World History and created a senior class 9 years ago named Genocide. The previous 9 years he was a junior high Health Enhancement teacher at Washington Middle School, in Miles City. He is also the head football coach and head track coach at Billings West High. He has been named the state coach of the year in track and field 9 times in the state of Montana and once in the U.S. He travels to Poland annually to study at Auschwitz with survivors, specifically Eva Korr who is a twin survivor of Doctor Mengele. He is married to Shelly Stanton and they have one child, Connor, who is 12 years old and attending Ben Steele Middle School.
Colleague Circle Leader
Erica Schnee is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher who has been teaching high school social studies for the past twenty years. In 2006, Erica returned to her hometown of Bozeman where she is currently an Assistant Principal at Bozeman High by day and Advanced Placement Government teacher for the Montana Digital Academy by night. She is an iCivics Master Teacher and has been an Advanced Placement reader for the College Board. Erica enjoys spending time outdoors with friends, family, and her dog, Kibo.