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 are bringing you six, yes 6, awesome featured speakers in 5 knowledge-filled feature presentations. They will deliver insightful, relevant information that can help energize you and your PBIS initiatives.
PBIScon21 will inspire you!
Dr. Clayton Cook
Dr. Cook is the John and Nancy Peyton Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Wellbeing and Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota. He has extensive research and practical experiences involving the implementation of multi-tiered systems of support as an equity-centered framework to promote children’s social, emotional, and behavioral wellbeing and development. He is the Associate Director of Innovation and Research for the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement at the University of Minnesota. He has received over 17 million dollars in external grant funding from multiple agencies and foundations to conduct research on implementation of high quality program and practices that promote student social, emotional, and behavioral enablers to school and life success. He also consults with school systems across the US and globe to increase children’s access to the high quality services they need.
Connect with Clay:
• Email: email@example.com
• Website: Center for Applied Research and Education Improvement
• Website: University of Minnesota
• Website: Institute for Translational Research in Children’s Mental Health
• Book Link: Supporting Students With Intense Social, Emotional and Behavioral Challenges: The NEEDS-SEB Model
Jeremy Anderson is a leading educational expert, author, and one of the premier motivational speakers in the educational arena. Years ago, Jeremy experienced many challenges such as drug and alcohol abuse, repeated failure in school, a diagnosis of ADHD, and the absence of his biological father. Fortunately, Jeremy’s story didn’t end there. During his third attempt at the ninth grade, Jeremy came across a group of educators who refused to give up on him. He eventually caught up with his right grade, received his high school diploma, and obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
Today, Jeremy is the published author of seven books and has been privileged to travel across the globe with his motivational speaking and training. Jeremy is the CEO of the Jeremy Anderson group, LLC, which is an Educational Consulting Firm. His wife, Traci, is the president of their nonprofit Next Level Living, Inc. Jeremy, his wife Traci, and their two children Jaxon and Jewel, live happily in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Drs. Jessica and John Hannigan
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 across the nation on
designing and implementing effective behavior systems. Her expertise includes response-to-
intervention (RTI) behavior, multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), positive behavior interventions
and supports (PBIS), social and emotional learning (SEL), and more.
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Dr. John Hannigan
Dr. John Hannigan is an executive leadership coach for Fresno County Superintendent of
Schools in California. He has served in education for over 15 years as a principal, assistant principal,
instructional coach, and teacher. Under his leadership, his school has received numerous awards
and recognitions, including California State Distinguished School, Gold Ribbon School, Title I
Academic School, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (Platinum Level).
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Jason W. Byars
Jason W. Byars, Ed.S. is the Program Manager for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at the Georgia Department of Education, where he leads Georgia’s schools to improve safety and climate. After graduating from Berry College in Rome, Georgia with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Social Science Education, Jason began his career as a secondary school history teacher in the Fayette County (GA) School System. He then spent 17 years as a building level administrator in Fayette County, serving as an assistant principal, testing coordinator, athletic director, and principal. Jason served as the PBIS District Coordinator and Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) Director in the Griffin-Spalding County (GA) School System from 2015-2018 where he worked with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to integrate mental health supports into schools. He is the Past President of the Georgia Association for Positive Behavior Support (GAPBS) and currently serves as the principal investigator for the U.S. Department of Education’s School Climate Transformation Grant and SAMHSA’S Project AWARE Grant.
In his free time, Jason enjoys reading, playing golf, and hiking, and recently completed a one-day rim to rim hike of the Grand Canyon.
Connect with Jason:
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect with Georgia PBIS:
Jonathan Alsheimer is the unorthodox, energetic, and entertaining middle school teacher who refuses to live a life of limitations and works with UFC Fighters, Celebrities, and Clothing Brands. Jonathan is an international keynote speaker and the author of “NEXT LEVEL TEACHING” a book all about teachers being the driving force of a positive classroom and school culture.
Jonathan teaches at the world-renowned Fred Lynn Middle School, which was featured in two documentaries “Relentless” and “Relentless: Chasing Accreditation”, has been featured as the teacher who forged a partnership with UFC Fighter and light-weight contender Paul Felder to bring a message of never giving up, fighting for their education, and empowering the students to believe in themselves, all principles that Jonathan promotes in his classroom.
Jonathan Alsheimer also partnered with Fear the Fighter, MMA clothing brand to establish a stop-bullying campaign with “Relentless” Principal Hamish Brewer. Jonathan Alsheimer didn’t stop there and established and formed a relationship with “Drama”, MTV reality star and CEO of Young and Reckless to bring clothing to his “students in need” and worked to build student leaders in his school.
As Jonathan always says, “Game-changing is not a cliche motto; it is a way of life… some talk about it while others live by it!
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