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Monday, March 1, 2021

Lori Hayes 

Lori L Hayes can be described using three words: Relevant, Real, and Relational. Drawing from over 20 years in education, Lori uses her comedic personality to energize, inspire, and challenge audiences across the globe. As the wife of a high school administrator, mother, former classroom teacher, and Student Activities Coordinator, Lori has first-hand knowledge to be able to relate to students, parents, faculty, and administration. Her creativity affords her the skills necessary to create engaging and fun programming. She is committed to building an Army of Leaders. Lori is a sought after keynote speaker, workshop presenter, facilitator of activities and program director. www.LoriLHayes.com

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Carlos Ojeda Jr.

Carlos Ojeda Jr. has been called one of the most dynamic youth empowerment speakers in America today. A former university administrator, professor and small business development center director, he now focuses his energy on empowering students to succeed by teaching them that their voice is their power. www.coolspeak.net

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Patricia J. Brown, known as “MsEdtechie”, is a Technology Specialist for Ladue School District. She has been an educator since 2001. She breaks down traditional classroom walls by creating a culture that fosters the 4C’s and authentic learning. She is passionate about providing educators with practical techniques to integrate technology and make global connections. Among her many accolades as an award-winning educator, she was selected as a National School Board Association’s 20 to Watch, an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator & Trainer, a 2015 PBS Lead LearningMedia Digital Innovator for Missouri, and in 2006, she was honored as Teacher of The Year for the St. Louis Public Schools. She served on the advisory panel for ISTE’s member magazine, Empowered Learner. She is an ISTE Digital Equity PLN Co-Chair, and a Code.org Facilitator. Her work has been featured in several publications including, Tech & Learning Magazine, Scholastic Administrator Magazine, Edtech Magazine, Entrsekt Magazine, and she also served as a monthly columnist for Edsurge, Tech & Learning Magazine, and The Pearson School Blog. She has been a keynote speaker and presenter at several state and national conferences including a featured TED Master Class speaker at the ISTE 2018 conference in Chicago Illinois. On a personal side, she is a proud wife to her husband Brian, and mom-in-chief to their five sons.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Dr. Tim Elmore

Dr. Tim Elmore, CEO and Founder of Growing Leaders, is a best-selling author and international speaker. A world-renowned expert on Generation Y and Generation Z, Dr. Elmore uses his knowledge to equip educators, coaches, leaders, parents, and other adults to impart practical life and leadership skills to young adults that will help them navigate through life. www.growingleaders.com

Friday, March 5, 2021

Dee Hankins

Dee Hankins is on a mission to share one powerful message: Resilience is Everything! Resilience: The ability to bounce back is what enables students to come out of challenging experiences with a positive attitude about themselves and their futures. After spending 18 years in foster care and watching his daughter battle brain cancer, Dee knows that life is full of unexpected events but our resilience can turn those experiences into an incredible life lesson. www.deehankins.com

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