John Lester is a local, state, and national educational consultant and author specializing in the fields of classroom differentiation and leadership. His background includes teaching at the elementary, middle school, and high school grades, curriculum, administration, and serving as a local and county gifted education coordinator. He is the past-president of the Ohio Association for Gifted Children and is the founder and Executive Director of Ohio Leadership Institute, which provides leadership opportunities for students and teachers. He is also the founder and director of the Ohio Model United Nations program, Ohio’s largest global education and leadership program and Ohio Leadership Training Camps, which have been providing leadership development skills for students for over 30 years. John is also a past Kiwanis Club president and has served as president of local and statewide organizations.