No matter where your school is in establishing a PBIS initiative, you’ll want great, actionable information to aid you in the process. Our keynote speakers will deliver insightful, relevant information that can help you energize your PBIS initiatives.
Opening Keynote Speaker
Monday, June 8, 2020
We are very excited to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Joshua Wayne. Joshua engages audiences with humorous and often-touching stories related to his experience in working with children and young adults. With a great understanding of recognizing positive behaviors to achieve desired results, Joshua will deliver key takeaways and leave a lasting impression for years to come.
Joshua Wayne Helps Parents and Educators Understand & Prevent Risky Teen Behavior
Joshua’s speaking focuses on helping parents and educators understand and prevent risky teen behavior. Whether it’s drugs and alcohol, being sexually active, driving recklessly or posting inappropriate information online, Joshua provides practical solutions to prevent risky teen behavior.
His innovative, grounded approach helps parents and educators break through their confusion and fear to identify warning signs, implement appropriate and effective interventions, and keep the lines of communication open with teens. Joshua will challenge your audience to think critically about risks, and will leave them energized and optimistic about helping their teens become healthy, happy, successful young adults.
Joshua’s entire career has been devoted to helping teens, young adults and their families resolve conflicts and thrive. He holds a Masters Degree in Counselor Education from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and is a Nationally Certified Counselor with the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). He has been featured as a Life Coach on the Style Network and writes for the Huffington Post.
For more information visit: TopYouthSpeakers.com
Spotlight Keynote Speakers
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Dr. Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan
Dr. Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Department at California State University, Fresno. She works with schools and districts throughout the nation on designing and implementing effective social and emotional/behavior systems.
Her expertise includes:
- Response to Intervention (RTI) Behavior
- Professional Learning Communities (PLC)
- Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)
- Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
- Restorative Practices,
- Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
- And more!
The combination of her special education and student support services background, school and district level administration, and graduate level teaching and research experiences has allowed her to develop inclusive research based best practices around systemic implementation of equitable behavior initiatives.
She has co-authored The PBIS Tier One Handbook, The PBIS Tier Two Handbook, The PBIS Tier Three Handbook, Don’t Suspend Me!, Building Behavior, and currently is working on Behavior Solutions: Teaching Academic and Social Skills Through RTI at Work.
Dr. Hannigan serves on the California Department of Education Design Team for the implementation of Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to help advocate and change the current trend in disproportionality in school discipline throughout the state and create positive school climates for all students. Some of her recognitions include being named California Outstanding School Psychologist of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Outstanding Faculty Publications and Service Award recipient, recognized by the California Legislature Assembly for her work in social justice and equity, and receiving the inaugural Association of California School Administrators Exemplary Woman in Education Award in 2017 for her relentless work around equity in schools.
Dr. Hannigan received a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a master’s degree in school psychology, an administrative credential, and a doctorate in educational leadership.
Dr. John Hannigan
John Hannigan, EdD, is an executive leadership coach for Fresno County Superintendent of Schools in California. Dr. Hannigan has served in education for more than 16 years as a principal, assistant principal, instructional coach, and teacher.
Under his nine years as principal at Reagan Elementary in the Sanger Unified School District in California, Dr. Hannigan was the leader of a highly effective professional learning community. He and his staff were recognized as a California State Distinguished School, Gold Ribbon School, and an exemplary RTI school for both academics and behavior. The school received a Title I Academic Achievement Award, was awarded Platinum-level status for positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) and was selected as a knowledge-development site for the statewide scaling up of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS).
Dr. Hannigan earned a doctoral degree and a master’s degree in educational leadership from California State University, Fresno.