Dr. Bryan Pearlman
Dr. Bryan Pearlman will be presenting “Maslow Before Bloom”. He is a former school administrator, a mental health therapist, PD leader, and adjunct professor. He is the author of two books: Maslow Before Bloom: Basic Human Needs Before Academics released in May 2020 & Whatever It Takes For All Students To Succeed In School and Life, released in January 2019. Dr. Pearlman is also the co-founder and board member of the mental health non-profit DSMHW.org. His expertise is helping all children to succeed, challenging behaviors, trauma, school improvement, mental health, and self-care. Dr. Pearlman has presented to over 45,000 people in the past two years. He is regularly asked to provide keynote addresses, featured presentations, and trainings for state, regional and national organizations.
Dr. Eric Rossen
Dr. Eric Rossen will be presenting “Applying Trauma Informed Practices In School”. He is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, a licensed psychologist in Maryland, and a credentialed National Register Health Service psychologist. Dr. Rossen has worked in public schools and in independent practice and has served as a college instructor and adjunct faculty at the University of Missouri and Prince George’s Community College. He has presented across the US and internationally, and published dozens of articles and book chapters related to school psychology, school safety, and trauma. He is most recently the editor of Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals, 2nd Edition, and co-author of the book Applying a Trauma-Informed Framework to The IEP Process: From Referral to Development.
Bethany Hill will be presenting “The Invisible Backpack: Overcoming Trauma”. She is the founder of #joyfulleaders and a teacher who is currently serving as an administrator. During her 21 years in education, she taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grades. She was a curriculum/academic coach for 3 years, an assistant principal in an K-4 building for 5 years, a principal in a P-4 building for 5 years, and is currently serving as an assistant principal in a P-4 building. All of her service has been in the Cabot School District in Cabot, Arkansas.
Sergeant Kevin Briggs will be presenting "The Bridge Between Suicide & Life". Kevin Briggs’ story and lived experiences have been featured at the Technology, Entertainment, and Design 2014 Conference as a TED Talk, Ciudad de Las Ideas (Mexico), NBC’s Access Live, Yahoo News, The New Yorker Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, NPR’s Bob Edwards Radio Show, People Magazine, USA Today, as well as other publications. He is the author of, Guardian of the Golden Gate: Protecting the Line Between Hope and Despair. Briggs, a retired California Highway Patrol sergeant, spent many years patrolling the Golden Gate Bridge. While on patrol, he encountered numerous individuals clinging to life by a thread – individuals who had lost hope and could see no way out of their current situation - ready to jump off the bridge to what they assumed was a sudden death and ending of their pain and hopelessness. Briggs, through his compassion, gentle voice, eye contact, and his innate ability of “listening to understand” encouraged more than 200 individuals over his career to not end their life, but to begin a new chapter. These challenging but rewarding efforts earned him the nickname “Guardian of the Golden Gate.”
Dr. Roxxi Davis
Social Work Professor in Colorado
Presenting: "I See You, Do You See Me: Recognizing White Privilege & It's Impact On Black & Brown Children In The Classroom"
Dr. Basil Marin
School Administrator in Georgia
Presenting: "Reaching The Unreachable Student"
Dr. Karen I. Hall
Education Leader & Consultant in Missouri
Presenting: "What Does Race Got To Do With It?
Understanding The Need For Making Social-Emotional Learning Culturally Responsive To Students From Historically Marginalized Groups”
Counselor Educator in Wisconsin
Presenting: "Inclusion & Equity For The LGBTQ Community"
Mandy Noa, LCSW
School Social Worker in Georgia
Presenting: "Creating Through Maslow: Using Art To Address Needs"
Dr. Paul Blair
Educator in Tennessee
Presenting: "Why Students Drop Out"
School Administrator in Massachusetts
Presenting: "Anxious - Practical Strategies To Support Students With Anxiety"
Special Educator in Indiana
Presenting: "Mindful -- Be It To Teach It"
School Administrator in Oregon
Presenting: "Choose To Be You -- Self-Care"
School Principal in Alaska
Presenting: "Look Beyond The Behaviors"
Dr. Douglas Sanders
School Administrator in Georgia
Presenting: "Teaching Black Boys In Hip-Hop Generation: A Praxis For Public Schools"
Dr. Robin Choquette & Jacqueline Rhew, LCPC
Mental Health Clinicians in Illinois
Presenting: "Successful Parenting Workbook"