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Kathy Hunt Ullock (Presenter — Destin, Boulder)
Destin Agenda National Consultants Well known for her humor and practical “hands-on” approach, Kathy has presented at schools and conferences
in 48 states and 16 foreign countries. She is president and founder of Creative Solutions which specializes in
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innovative programs and practices at the middle level. Kathy has been a junior high and middle school teacher,
administrator, and fulltime consultant/speaker. She is the featured presenter on teaming in two CDs published
by NMSA. Kathy has also coauthored two books, Because You Teach and Middle School Matters with Debbie Silver,
Jack Berckemeyer (Presenter — Destin, Keynote Speaker – Boulder) Rick Wormeli, and Monte Selby.
A nationally-recognized presenter, author, and humorist, Jack Berckemeyer began his career as a middle school
Tuesday-June 7 Thursday-June 9 teacher in Denver, Colorado. After two years of teaching he was named as an outstanding educator at his school
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration, Bookstore Open 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Bookstore Open and shortly thereafter was identified as one of the outstanding educators in the district. Jack is passionate about Cynthia “Mama J” Johnson (Presenter — Destin)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Sessions 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast middle level, serving as Assistant Executive Director for 9 of his 13 years at the National Middle Level Association. “Mama J” is a national speaker, performer, and consultant recognized for her work with reaching and teaching
(additional fee) 8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Third General Session He brings his energy, humor, and expertise of the middle level adolescent to all staff development as he helps today’s youth. She has experience in elementary, middle, and secondary education at the rural, suburban, and
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch provided for 9:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Breakout Sessions teachers and administrators remember why this job makes a difference. urban settings and has served in the classroom teaching students with multiple abilities including special edu-
Pre-Conference attendees 12:05 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Door Prizes & Lunch cation, gifted, and at-risk students. She has also utilized her leadership strengths as a principal at the middle and
high school levels. In addition to her travels throughout the nation, “Mama J” currently serves as a middle school
12:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Pre-Conference Sessions (additional fee) 1:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Breakout Sessions Charles Beaman (Keynote Speaker — Destin) principal and a doctorate candidate in educational leadership at Baker University in Overland Park, Kansas.
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Opening General Session Charles offers over 20 years of experience as a language arts teacher, assistant principal, and principal. He is
5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception Friday-June 10 recently retired after 30 years of service from the Metropolitan Nashville School System. He has presented at
Patti Kinney (Presenter — Destin, Boulder)
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bookstore Open numerous state and national conferences in the areas of effective classroom management, stress and time man-
Patti Kinney is Associate Director, Middle Level Services for the National Association of Secondary School
Wednesday-June 8 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast agement, and motivating difficult-to-reach students. A dynamic and energetic speaker, Charles is
Principals. She has an extensive background of 33 years in public education, the last 17 spent as an administrator
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration, Bookstore Open 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Fourth General Session known for his practical and humorous presentations.
at Talent Middle School in southern Oregon. She served on the Board of Directors of the National Middle
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Breakout Sessions
9:00 a.m. - 11:35 a.m. School Association (NMSA) for seven years and was President of the organization in 2005-06. Patti is an
8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Second General Session Final Celebration & Door Prizes
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. accomplished speaker and has keynoted and presented at numerous state, national, and international
9:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Breakout Sessions Annette Breaux (Keynote Speaker — Boulder) conferences over the years.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Door Prizes & Lunch Annette L. Breaux is one of the most entertaining and informative authors and speakers in the field of education.
1:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Breakout Sessions “I have been coming to Nuts & Bolts with our teachers Her message is one of practicality and personality in teaching, of feeling and healing in touching students’ lives, Dr. Anthony Limoges (Presenter — Destin)
for five years. We have grown personally as a result of and of common sense and creative teaching strategies. Her writings and presentations generate instant impact Dr. Anthony Limoges supervises a multitude of specialized programs as a principal with the San Diego County
on the relationship between teachers and students. Annette teamed with Dr. Harry K. Wong to coauthor a book Office of Education, Juvenile Court and Community Schools. His expertise and passion is for serving at-risk youth
that commitment, and we feel that our district has been on new teacher induction. Her expertise is in student achievement, classroom management, and new teacher dealing with gangs, substance abuse, teen pregnancy, diversity, juvenile justice, drop-outs, and achievement
strengthened by what we’ve learned and experienced. ” induction. Her other books include “101 Answers for New Teachers and Their Mentors” and “REAL Teachers, REAL issues. He brings valuable experiences from rural, suburban, and urban schools — teaching and leading middle
Dr. JoJean Callison Challenges, REAL Solutions.” and high school students and staff in public, private, traditional, and alternative settings. He is also the co-author
Whittier Middle School of the new book, Bricks and Bridges. As a conference and staff development presenter, he
Dr. Sharon Faber (Destin) offers vivid, humorous, and insightful stories, practical ideas, and a contagious message of hope.
A nationally-recognized presenter and consultant, Dr. Faber has been a teacher, assistant principal, principal,
English and Reading Supervisor, Director of Leadership Training, and Middle School Facilitator. She has also Melba Richardson (Presenter — Destin)
Boulder Agenda been a professor at the University of North Carolina and Belmont Abbey College. She has written extensively in
the areas of literacy and leadership at the middle and high school levels and authored the books, How to Teach
With over twenty-eight years of experience working with middle school students, Melba Richardson served as
principal of Saint James Middle School in Alabama for nine years where she impletmented true middle school
Student Achievement Symposium Reading When You’re Not a Reading Teacher, How to Teach Academic Vocabulary, and several teaching-tips foldouts.
Noted for her high-energy level, practicality, and her humor, Sharon has motivated and inspired teachers and
concepts. Now as Head of School she brings innovation into all grades K-12 just as she did in the middle school.
She currently serves as Alabama’s delegate on the NMSA’s Public Relations Network, is regional director of the Al-
administrators throughout the United States and Canada. abama Middle School Association, and is the Past-President of the Alabama Association of Middle Level Adminis-
trators. Her success at creating a positive school climate is the result of combining her love and understanding of
Thursday-July 28 Saturday-July 30 Dr. Bill McBride (Keynote Speaker — Boulder)
children with the insight she brings to the faculty, students, and parents.
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration, Bookstore Open 7:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Bookstore Open Bill McBride is a well-known national speaker, educator, and author. A former middle and high school teacher
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pre-Conference Sessions (additional fee) 7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast and reading specialist, Bill presently trains teachers both nationally and internationally in content area reading Dr. Monte Selby (Presenter – Boulder)
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Lunch on your own 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Third General Session methodologies, student motivation, and teaching to gender differences. He is also known for his heartwarming Dr. Monte Selby’s distinctive work is internationally applauded. He is a popular keynote speaker, co-author of
12:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Pre-Conference Sessions (additional fee) 9:45 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions novel Entertaining an Elephant. Already in its eighteenth printing and used by school districts across the nation, seven books, columnist, and songwriter/recording artist with five critically acclaimed albums. His comical and
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Opening General Session 12:20 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Door Prizes & Lunch the book tells the moving story of a burned-out teacher who becomes re-inspired with both his profession and insightful music (featured on network television, radio, podcasts, stage productions, and videos) is cultivated
4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. Welcome Reception 1:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Breakout Sessions his life. His other books include Building Literacy in Social Studies, If They Can Argue Well, They Can Write Well, and from an award-winning career as a teacher, principal, and professor.
3:00 p.m. Networking Activities his latest book, the much anticipated sequel to Entertaining an Elephant, entitled Carrying a Load of Feathers.
Friday-July 29 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. DJ Party Time at the Omni Tap Room Dedra Stafford (Presenter — Destin, Boulder)
7:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Registration, Bookstore Open Dedra Stafford is an internationally recognized consultant and author. She creates entertaining, hands-on work-
7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Sunday-July 31 Mark McLeod (Presenter — Destin, Keynote Speaker — Boulder) shops that get educators energized and excited about teaching. As a former classroom teacher, she understands
8:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Second General Session 7:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Bookstore Open Known for his dynamic and motivating presentations, Mark McLeod was formerly principal of Collins Middle the need for practical ideas that can be implemented immediately. In addition to presenting at conferences
10:00 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. Breakout Sessions 7:15 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast School in Collins, MS. He is currently a fulltime motivational speaker, professional development instructor, and across the nation, she is a dedicated board member of the Oklahoma Middle Level Education Association and
11:10 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Door Prizes, & Lunch 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Fourth General Session educational consultant. Recognized as one of Mississippi’s top school administrators, Mark has shared his a NMSA on-site cadre member. Dedra is passionate about middle level education and will energize participants
12:25 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions 9:15 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Breakout Sessions expertise at state and national conferences and conducted many workshops and keynotes for schools and with new and innovative ways to reach and teach the students of today.
3:15 p.m. Networking Activities 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Final Celebration & Door Prizes districts throughout the United States. As an award-winning teacher and administrator, his enthusiastic and
encouraging presentations leave participants inspired to plant seeds of success in their students. Randy Thompson (Presenter — Destin)
Randy Thompson has been a teacher and/or administrator at both the Middle School and High School levels,
“Excellent! Presenters are very approachable, and has been recognized a Teacher of the Year. As a Middle School principal in Florida and Michigan, Randy
even one-on-one. They are wonderful and the Dr. Debbie Silver (Keynote Speaker — Destin) lead the transition of two traditional junior high schools to becoming true middle schools receiving state and
Debbie Silver is an award-winning educator and humorist with 30 years experience as a classroom teacher, national recognition. Randy has become a bestselling author and is known for turning brain research into
reason why I bring many staff members.” staff development instructor, and university professor. Her numerous recognitions include being named the practical strategies for teachers and administrators. Randy is now a consultant and is known for helping schools
Kathy Sooter, Logan Louisiana State Teacher of the Year. Along the way she has taught almost every grade level and almost every kind become Brain Compatible Schools that consistently reduce their discipline referrals by more than half and raise
Junior High, Topeka, KS of student. Dr. Silver has been an invited author for several educational journals and has given keynotes at state, test scores by double digits.
national, and international conferences in 49 states, Canada, Europe, Asia and the United Emirates. Debbie’s book,
Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers: Finding the Rhythm for Differentiated Learning, is a best seller; and Chris Toy (Presenter — Boulder)
songs she co-wrote with Monte Selby are featured on his CDs. Chris has over 30 years of experience as a high school teacher, middle level principal, university instructor, con-
sultant, presenter, and writer. His work has been published by NASSP, NAESP, NMSA, Meridian Online Journal, and
MiddleWeb. Clients include the National Middle School Association, Apple Education in the US, Canada, Europe,
Rick Wormeli (Keynote Speaker — Destin) and Asia, and the State of Maine DOE. His interactive style reflects his belief that teachers and administrators
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One of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, Rick brings innovation, energy, validity, and high must “Walk the Talk” and model what they want to see from students, colleagues and faculties.
standards to both his presentations and his instructional practice, which includes more than twenty years
teaching math, science, English, health, and history. Rick’s work has been reported in numerous media, including
ABC’s Good Morning America, National Geographic and Good Housekeeping magazines, What Matters Most: Teach-
ing for the 21st Century, and the Washington Post. He is a columnist for the National Middle School Association’s Janet Vernon (Presenter — Boulder)
Middle Ground magazine and is the author of several award-winning books. Rick is a veteran of many Interna- Known as a mentor for middle level teachers and administrators, Janet Vernon’s candid demeanor and
tional Web casts, and he is Disney’s American Teacher Awards’ 1996 Outstanding English Teacher of the Nation. humorous presentation style have made her a favorite at middle school conferences in the South.
She has taught middle school English, science, social studies, and reading and is currently the Executive
We have listened to our participants and added a specialize Director of Teaching and Learning in Oklahoma City Public Schools. Janet has served on the Oklahoma Middle
strand for 9th Grade Academy at both locations. Nuts & Bolts
Level Educators’ Association and is the Past-President of NMSA after serving as the South Region Trustee for
now address the unique challenges of educating the youn Kim Campbell (Presenter — Boulder)
Shannon M. Vincent, Ph.D.(Presenter — Destin, Boulder)
adolescent in an Academy setting. Sign up and learn from Kim Campbell has been a middle level geography teacher for 17 years. Currently, she is a part-time secondary
mentor teacher who assists new teachers in her district, a part-time seventh grade geography teacher, and Dr. Shannon Vincent is the principal at Trent Lott 6th grade Academy in the Pascagoula School District and
experts and practitioners in the trenches and take your the founder and coordinator of an afterschool program for students living in poverty called S.O.A.R. (Students
On Academic Rise). In 2004, Kim was a semi-finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year, and in 2007 received the
an on-line adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University. Shannon also serves as the Past-President of the Mis-
sissippi Association for Middle Level Education (MAMLE) . Shannon earned an Educational Specialist Degree in
Academy to the next level! Channel 9 Fox News Teacher of the Year Award. She has been published in the New England Journal for Middle
Schools on literacy strategies across content areas and has recently published a book on closing the achievement
Educational Administration and Supervision, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership – Dissertation Topic: African
American Male Students at the Middle School Level and Disciplinary Related Infractions.
gap called A Handbook for Closing the Achievement Gap. Kim continues to present and consult across the country
using sessions that are known to be practical, motivational, and humorous.