Lynn Hardin, is currently an elementary school principal at Stanford Elementary, located in Garden Grove, California. She was previously the principal of a twice honored California Distinguished School, recognized for achievement in the signature practices of data analysis and differentiation. This school’s Academic Performance Index (API) went from 898 in 2004 to 964 in 2009. She is passionate about closing the achievement gap and achieving success for all students. “ Is this what is best for kids?” is her favorite question to ask. You can learn more about Lynn and educational leadership on her own blog entitled “Educational Leadership, what they didn’t tell you in grad school…”.