Schools to Watch are on a sustained trajectory of improvement, and can serve as models for other schools.
Dr. Eason brings experience, insight, and research to the table as we complete our discussion and exploration of the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) and our students. She will highlight the importance of getting to the hearts of our kiddos through an examination of research and anecdotes that will leave you excited to venture back to your students and the work of your classroom.
Dr. Lesley Eason was born and raised in Jacksonville, NC and graduated from Jacksonville High School. After completing college, she returned to Jacksonville to begin a career in education that has included serving as an English teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services and Continuous Improvement. She is married to Bob Eason, who is the head football coach for the Northside Monarchs and is a proud mother to Trey, a freshman at ECU, and Gage, a junior of Northside High School.
One of our sponsors is the innovative and remarkable team of professionals from Leader in Me - a subsidiary of FranklinCovey Education. Sunday's Keynote is Dr. Lesley Eason.
Roberto Rivera received his undergraduate degree at UW-Madison where he created his own major entitled “Social Change, Youth Culture and the Arts”. He received his masters degree at UIC in Youth Development with a focus on Social Justice, Urban Education, and Hip-hop. He currently is the President and Lead Change Agent of the Good Life Org., an organization that publishes multi-media educational tools and trains educators, youth workers, and parents in connecting positive youth development to community development. His experience in working in the field of community-based popular education over the last decade have won him awards from former president Bill Clinton, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin, and others. Despite these accolades, Roberto sees his work as giving back, since being labeled “at-risk” and “disadvantaged” as a teen himself, his relationships with key educators and youth workers helped him to turn his life around. Roberto’s presentations are unique in that they not only include scientific based research, but that they also include his own story of transforming from a dope dealer to a hope dealer, to incorporating stories from his work with communities around the nation. His unique ability to code-switch from sharing research and data to stories and poems leaves audiences standing with enlightened minds and moved hearts. He is also a proud husband and father, and sees being a good dad as one of his life-long goals.
Roberto Rivera is an artist, educator, and change agent who specializes in applying best practices in engaging youth using practical and relevant methods. He is also the Chief Empowerment Officer at 7 Mindsets Academy.
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The Sheraton Myrtle Hotel is the host hotel. The conference rate is available until 1/28/19 or until room block is filled. Click here for the booking link for the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. You can also call 1-888-627-8203 and refer to SC Association for Middle Level Education 2019 Convention.
SCAMLE provides a fantastic opportunity for middle level educators at the annual conference. If you work with young adolescents in any capacity, you don’t want to miss the conference!