Opening Keynote June 20, 2017
Thomas R Hoerr, PhD
Thomas R. Hoerr retired after leading the New City School in St. Louis, Missouri, for 34 years and is now the Emeritus Head of School. He teaches at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and holds a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Hoerr has written four books and more than 100 articles, including "The Principal Connection" column in Educational Leadership magazine, and is an enthusiastic but poor basketball player. In his latest book, The Formative Five: Fostering Grit, Empathy, and Other Success Skills Every Student Needs, Dr. Hoerr shows educators how to foster the skills that today's students need: empathy, self-control, integrity, embracing diversity, and grit.
Lunch Speaker June 20, 2017
LeRoy Butler, Green Bay Packers Hall of Famer and Community Activist, through his "Butler vs. Bullying" campaign, is taking a grass roots approach by striving to bring professionals, teachers, parents/families together to discuss, in an open microphone format, the social problems that derive from bullying. Over the past year, LeRoy has traveled to schools and churches throughout Wisconsin to sit down with people who are recipients of bullying tactics and those that have performed behaviors of a bullying nature. His approach has been to bring awareness to the problem, to have an open environment to discuss the problems at hand, and to find resolution that is positive moving forward.