Michelle Brait and Dr Russell Quaglia
Michelle Brait is a Field Specialist for the Quaglia Institute and the Aspirations Coordinator and a special education teacher at Reseda Charter High School in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Dr. Russ Quaglia is a pioneer in the field of education, known for his unwavering dedication to student voice and aspirations. His innovative work is evidenced by an extensive library of research-based publications and media appearances. He has authored the School Voice suite of surveys and best-selling books, including Student Voice: The Instrument of Change and Engagement by Design. Dr. Quaglia’s most recent award-winning publication is a children’s book, Cay and Adlee Find Their Voice, which was written with his daughter, Cali. His commitment and lifelong dedication to student voice led him to being a co-founder of the recently formed Australian Institute for Voice and Aspirations. Dr. Quaglia has become a frequent visitor to schools and institutions around the world, demonstrating his passion for ensuring that students', teachers’, principals’ and parents’ voices are always heard, honoured, and acted upon.