SAVE THE DATE: October 8 - 9, 2018 The Stueckle Sky Center at Boise State University
Family & Community Engagement (FACE) Conference plays an important role in the academic success of students. School, family, and community partnerships provide a circle of support for students to be successful today and in the future.
Biography: Muriel Summers, as principal of A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School, her staff created the first leadership elementary school in the nation using Dr. Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as a foundation. A. B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary embodies a learning-centered model that strives for leadership development in its students. It is the only magnet school to have been honored as the #1 Magnet School in America, in 2006 and then in 2014. The leadership model at A.B. Combs gained widespread recognition in 2008 through Dr. Covey’s book The Leader in Me, and since the program’s conception in 1999, it has been replicated in over 2,400 schools around the world. A.B. Combs is a diverse elementary school, boasting children from 64 countries. By recognizing that each student possesses unique gifts and talents, and building on students' strengths rather than their weaknesses, Muriel and the other faculty guide students at A.B. Combs to continually achieve high levels of academic performance year after year.
Dr. Jamie Rife, Co-Founder, Purposity
Biography: Looking for ways to build community support? Frustrated by how much time it takes you to track down essential items for your students? Find out how one former homeless liaison helped solve this issue through technology for her district. Now being used throughout the United States, the nonprofit platform she helped develop is saving thousands of staff hours while rallying communities and building awareness on the issue of child and youth homelessness. Come learn about the outcomes and how you can quickly and efficiently build your own network of community support.
Dr. Ronald Mah
Biography: Dr. Ronald Mah, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist is an expert on the physiological components of bullying. He makes the connections between aggression, violence, and self-esteem in children including the developmental processes of the victim, abuser/bully, and survivor with reference to parenting styles. Dr. Mah will present methods to build self-esteem in children and to protect them from becoming abuser/bullies and/or victims. For example, one of methods he will explain is The 90 Second-A-Day Child Self-Esteem Prescription Plan that brings together these principles in simple but powerful interactions between adults and children.
Biography: Chris Heeter, award winning speaker and business owner. Chris is out to create a wild revolution in the workplace. A wilderness guide since 1982, featured on the Discovery Channel’s National Geographic Today, Chris has led and worked with countless teams, helping them literally and figuratively find their way as a group and as individuals. Chris draws on stories from her sled dog team and whitewater canoeing adventures. Her programs are rich with content, perspective, and easy to apply insight for the workplace. She believes that teamwork, leadership, and diversity boil down to three simple elements: self-knowledge, compassionate presence, and courageous conversations. In other words, it boils down to being your full wild self - having the courage to bring the gift of all of who you are to all of what you do. Isn’t it time for a little more wild in your world?
Frank De Angelis
Biography: Frank De Angelis, retired principal of Columbine High School, Littleton, CO, began as a social studies teacher, later filling the roles of Head Baseball Coach, Assistant Football Coach, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal before becoming the Principal in 1996. Frank has been involved in numerous professional activities and associations, and has received multiple awards for his teaching, leadership, and coaching skills. As a national level speaker, Frank has addressed numerous professional and school audiences on the topic of recovery after a school-based tragedy. He has visited, consulted, and assisted school communities across the country following incidents of violence and tragedy, including Platte Canyon, Chardon, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook, and Stoneman Douglas. DeAngelis retired in June of 2014 after 35 years at Columbine High School. He is presently serving as a consultant for safety and emergency management for the Jeffco School District (CO), and continues to travel nationally and internationally, speaking and consulting.
Biography: Salome Thomas-EL, principal of Thomas Edison Charter School, Wilmington, DE. “Every child needs someone to be crazy about them.” These are the words of Salome Thomas-EL, award-winning teacher, principal, and nationally recognized educator. They shape his life-long commitment to answering the question, “How do we ensure that every child achieves their greatest potential?” This question lies at the heart of the national dialogue on education policy, the day in and day out work of school personnel, and the hopes of every parent. Central to this challenge is how we succeed with children who are facing the most serious barriers to success: poverty, violence, neglect, and low expectations. For over 20 years, Principal EL has taken on this challenge with the absolute belief that every child can and will learn as long as adults in their world care enough to not give up.