No matter where your school is in establishing a PBIS initiative, you’ll want great, actionable information to aid you in the process. That’s why we brought these awesome speakers to the main stage at the 2023 PBIS Rewards Conference. They delivered insightful, knowledge-filled, relevant information that helped to energize educators and their PBIS journies to improve school climate for students AND adults!
We are so excited about the PBIScon23 lineup! AND… we are working through the final details to add to it. So stay tuned!
Check out our Featured Speakers for PBIScon23
Dr. LaQuanta Nelson
Dr. LaQuanta M. Nelson has served in education as a mentor, motivational speaker, consultant, teacher, assistant principal, principal, and district level New Teacher Academy coordinator over the last 18 years. She currently serves as the CEO of “The BOSS Educator” brand where she continues in empowering scholars and all educators on their journey to become Bold, Optimistic, Spontaneous, and Substantial. Over the years, Dr. Nelson’s background and experience in leadership has yielded her to support not only leadership development in schools, but also in organizations across multiple spectrums of business.
Connect with LaQuanta:
• Twitter: @DrLMNelson
• Facebook: TheBossEducator
• Website: bosseducator.com
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI… home of the Fall Creek Crickets. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, an MS in Educational Psychology, an MS in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Leadership, Learning, and Service. Joe co-hosts the Hacking Leadership Podcast and co-authored The Power of Branding: Telling Your School’s Story, Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age, and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love. He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader by the US Department of Education in 2016. Education Dive named Joe 1 of 5 K-12 Administrators to watch in 2018 and their National Superintendent of the Year 2019.
Connect with Joe:
• Twitter: @joe_sanfelippo
• Instagram: @joe_sanfelippo
• YouTube: @joesanfelippo
• TikTok: @joe_sanfelippo
• Website: jsanfelippo.com
Chase Mielke is an award-winning educator, writer, and speaker focusing on preventing teacher burnout and increasing student engagement.
He has been awarded multiple honors, including being a Michigan Teacher of the Year nominee and a Allegan County “Outstanding People for Education” recipient. For his work minimizing the achievement gap with at-risk high schoolers, his Positive Psychology program received a Michigan Association of School Administrator’s “Winner’s Circle Award.” The program teaches concepts of positive emotion, engagement, meaning, and accomplishment to hundreds of students each year, especially at-risk high schoolers. Consistently, students reduce failure rates by at least 50% each year.
In addition to modeling excellence as an educator, his writing has been featured on WeAreTeachers, Huffpost, Edutopia, and EdPost. He received a WordPress “Freshly Pressed” distinction for his viral blog and video “What Students Really Need to Hear,” which has been used across the world to motivate students.
As an engaging, nationally recognized speaker, he has traveled across the nation to speak with students and educators on topics of resilience, mindset, applied neuroscience, and positive psychology.
Connect with Chase:
• Twitter: @ChaseMielke
• Instagram: @chasemielke
• LinkedIn: Chase Mielke
• Website: topyouthspeakers.com