Ruby K. Payne

President and Founder, aha! Process, Inc.

Nominated By: Tony Harduar

An expert on poverty and mind sets of economic classes, Dr. Payne has been sharing her insights about the culture of poverty since 1994, providing how-to strategies to help educators and other professionals work effectively with children and adults from that culture. Having trained tens of thousands of professionals, her mission is to positively impact the education and lives of individuals in poverty throughout the world.

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