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 these awesome speakers to the main stage at the 2022 PBIS Rewards Conference. They will deliver insightful, knowledge-filled, relevant information that can help energize you and your PBIS journey to improve your school climate for the students AND the adults!
PBIScon22 will inspire you!
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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Kayla Dornfeld is the 2020 Top Educator of the Year and the 2019 North Dakota Teacher of the Year. Kayla is a two-time (2017 and 2018) Global Hundred honoree, recognizing her as 1 of the top 100 innovative educators in the world. The New York Times named her “one of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States”.
She has 14 years of teaching experience in second grade, third grade, and kindergarten. Kayla holds her master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Dakota. In September 2018, she received the University of North Dakota Sioux Award, the highest honor of achievement offered by her University.
In 2021, she was named the “Youth Volunteer of the Year” by St. Jude Hospital.
She has been recognized as both an “ISTE Influencer” and “HarperCollins Publishing Influencer”. Additionally, in March 2018, she was named 1 of just 30 “All-Star Digital Innovators” in the United States by PBS. Who’s Who in America has also awarded Kayla for her contributions to education by publishing her biography.
Kayla frequently travels around the United States and other countries as a featured and keynote speaker. She has delivered hundreds of keynotes, one of note being at Twitter Headquarters. On July 23, 2015, she delivered her first TEDx Talk, Reimagining Classrooms: Students as Leaders and Teachers as Learners. Her work with classroom redesign and flexible seating has become the standard worldwide.
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Houston Kraft spent nearly a decade speaking in over 600 elementary and secondary schools about culture, kindness, and leadership. In 2016, he co-founded CharacterStrong which provides social & emotional learning curricula and trainings to over 5,500 schools across 50 states and 21 countries. In 2020, his first book, Deep Kindness: A Revolutionary Guide for the Way We Think, Talk, and Act in Kindness was published by Simon & Schuster. His mom is his hero and her best life lesson is to “hug like you mean it.”
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Chadijah Williams is a motivational speaker, a mentor, a musician, and an educator. Her name means “trustworthy and most revered,” or “highly respected.” She is a powerful force, inspiring educators and young adults across the nation with her candid yet insightful conversations. Her mission is to guide and empower the next generation of educators and students to identify and live in their P.U.R.P.O.S.E. in and outside of the classroom. With several years of experience in education, she uses her experiences to help innovate solutions for educators to assure confidence in their ability to teach and connect with students. As a first-generation college graduate, Chadijah has made it her priority to serve schools that serve underprivileged communities, creating opportunities for their members. She ensures that educational leaders develop routines in and outside of the classroom that will not only encourage self-care but also restore peace to the community at large.
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