Speaker Profiles

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Rick Wormeli

Rick Wormeli

One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity, and high standards to his presentations and his instructional practice, which includes 30 years teaching math,...
Cedrick Gray

Cedrick Gray

Dr. Cedrick Gray is formerly the proud lead teacher of the Jackson Public School District. He was appointed superintendent by the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees in 2012. He is widely praised for leadership...
Katie Powell

Katie Powell

Katie Powell began teaching in 2005, first in special education and later in Title 1. This focus on providing interventions for struggling students led to the development of strategies that leverage curiosity and fun...
Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell has been a proud middle level geography teacher for the past 19 years and loves it!! She is very involved in her school and has a variety of roles. Currently, she is a part-time 7th grade geography...
Mark McLeod

Mark McLeod

Known for his dynamic and motivating presentations, Mark McLeod is a rare speaker who can speak to the heart of an educator. He knows what it is like to "be in the trenches." Recognized as one of Mississippi's top...
Neila Connors

Neila Connors

Dr. Neila A. Connors is presently the founder and president of N.A.C. (Networking And Client), CONNECTIONS INC., a corporation dedicated to the implementation of positive attitudes and actions in people. Her primary...
Patti Kinney

Patti Kinney

Patti Kinney began her career as an elementary music specialist and then taught 5th and 6th grade in an elementary school. She later taught 6th and 7th grade at the middle level when her district made the transition...
Ruby Payne

Ruby Payne

Educator Professional educator since 1972—from high school teacher, principal, and central office administrator to educational consultant Provides training in how to work effectively with individuals...
Sharon Faber

Sharon Faber

Sharon Faber has more than 40 years of experience as a teacher, building and district administrator, university professor, consultant, and author. She is the author of How to Teach Reading When You’re Not a...
Tom Burton

Tom Burton

Mr. Tom Burton is currently director of administrative services in the Cuyahoga Heights School District, located just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Tom has been in administration since 1995 with more than 12 years of...
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