Keynote Speakers for the 2019 National Conference

Wendy Mogel
Tuesday, February 19

Dr. Wendy Mogel is an internationally acclaimed psychologist, author, and public speaker.  Author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, The Blessing of a B Minus, and Voice Lessons, she also contributes articles to a variety of publications including Independent School Magazine, Parents Magazine, and Camping Magazine. Wendy is regularly featured as a guest expert by The TODAY Show, and in interviews by reporters from The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, CNN, and NPR.

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Dr. Sonya WhitakerSonya Whitaker
Wednesday, February 20

Dr. Sonya L. Whitaker is a highly regarded national speaker, school educator, and author. She is currently in the process of writing her second book in which she introduces what she identifies as "the six core competencies deeply engrained in culturally responsive leaders." She refers to these competencies as "game changers." Her work was recently published in the September 2018 edition of the American Camp Association’s Camping Magazine. In addition, she has published a professional development DVD (made available world-wide) with Heinemann Educational publishing company which is entitled: The Culturally Responsive Teacher: How Understanding Culture Positively Impacts Instruction and Student Achievement.  

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Dr Gregory EellsGregory Eells
Friday, February 22

Dr. Gregory Eells is a licensed psychologist and has worked in higher education mental health for 25 years. He currently serves as the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Cornell University. He regularly publishes and presents frequently on leadership, mental health delivery systems, resilience, self-injury and suicide.  He received a Presidential Award and has been a strong advocate for college mental health issues.  This past year he presented on college mental health issues in Australia and Lebanon.

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