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copper_geneAbout Don’t Ever Stop!


Founded in 2007, Don’t Ever Stop!, LLC, is a Colorado- based company which makes available consultancy and training to educational systems wanting to create a learner-centered, standards-driven system to prepare students to be college- and career-ready.


Founders of Don’t Ever Stop! LLC, Dr. Copper Stoll and Gene Giddings have over 70 combined years of experience in public education.  They continue to build on their experiences which include teaching, school leadership, and district leadership at elementary, middle school, high school, and postsecondary levels. They have presented at conferences and consulted in districts in multiple states.  Gene and Copper have consulted and presented in Alaska, Colorado, California, Arizona, Maine, Florida, Minnesota, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, and Illinois.  They continue to support the mission of Don’t Ever Stop! LLC, which is to build capacity in educational systems to be learner-centered and standards-driven.


The founders have written and published, through Rowman and Littlefield, a book to support their mission.  This book, Reawakening the Learner, synthesizes their experience, research, and vision of transforming public education through empowering students to change the world.  The major components of the book include crafting a common moral purpose, creating a culture for continuous improvement and developing a learner improvement cycle in partnership with students.  About this work, Dr. Bob Marzano, stated in the forward, “When taken to heart, the recommendations made in Reawakening the Learner will drastically and permanently change the business of schooling in this country.”


They are designing a companion book, they call Reawakening your Learners to Personalized Mastery: A Toolkit that outlines the tools and processes to effectively implement the systemic change called for in ReAwakening the Learner. These two books are the backbone of the philosophical tenets and practical application that Don’t Ever Stop! can bring to your district.

Gene Giddings, MA

Gene Giddings, MA

has studied political science and educational leadership. He has served thirty-two years as a teacher and principal. Gene graduated with an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University with a major in Political Science and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University.


Gene is married with two adult daughters and two grandchildren. He resides in Durango, Colorado where he loves to fish and hike.

Copper Stoll, PhD

Copper Stoll, PhD

has studied elementary education, gifted education, and educational leadership with an emphasis in systems thinking. She has served as a teacher, principal, and chief academic officer for thirty years. Copper graduated with an undergraduate degree in elementary education, a Master degree in gifted education, and a PhD in Educational Leadership in Systems Thinking.


Copper is married with four adult children and four grandchildren. She resides in Denver and is moving back to her renovated childhood home in Colorado Springs in 2014. She loves to travel and surround herself with friends and family.