Presenters
Anita Archer, Ph.D.

KEYNOTE: Randy Sprick, Ph.D.

Randy is director of Safe & Civil Schools and a leading consultant in behavior management. Each year, he conducts training and classes for more than 25,000 teachers and administrators. His successful approach to positive behavior management is the cornerstone of the Safe & Civil Schools series—proven materials that have revolutionized the way schools, educators, and administrators approach and shape school behavior.

Anita Archer, Ph.D.

Anita Archer, Ph.D.

Author of numerous curricular materials, chapters, books, and training materials, Anita is the recipient of ten Outstanding Educator awards. Currently, she serves as an educational consultant to school districts and other educational agencies on
explicit instruction, literacy instruction, classroom management, and reading and writing interventions.

Tricia Berg

Tricia Berg, Ph.D.

Tricia has worked as a paraprofessional, a teacher for students with emotional/ behavioral disabilities, and a district behavior and PBIS specialist. Tricia has presented
nationally and internationally. She holds her Ph.D. in special education from the University of Oregon.

Jacob Edwards

Jacob Edwards

Jacob began his career in education teaching biology and chemistry in the inner city of Los Angeles. Most recently, he served as the founding principal of Green Dot Middle School in Watts, California, and led the transformation efforts of the first Green Dot Middle School in Memphis, Tennessee. During that time, he led the schoolwide implementation of positive behavior supports for classrooms and individuals.

Kathy Hoes

Kathy Hoes

Kathy has worked in a variety of special education positions and has served as principal and assistant principal. Since 1991, she has worked in more than 20 school districts and four education service centers to provide professional development for teachers and administrators, both as a Safe & Civil Schools trainer and as an independent consultant.

Susan Isaacs

Susan J. Isaacs

Susan has been a teacher and consultant for more than 25 years. She is currently one of Safe & Civil Schools' lead trainers at many long-term district Foundations implementation sites.

Bill Jenson, Ph.D.

William R. Jenson, Ph.D.

Coauthor of the popular The Tough Kid series, Bill has published over 173 journal articles, books, and chapters, and received the University of Utah Innovation and Impact Award.

Kaytlynn Milliken

Kaytlynn Milliken, Ed.D.

Kaytlynn began her career as an elementary teacher before transitioning into classroom management coaching at the district level for elementary, secondary, and alternative schools. Roles included professional learning development, delivery, and coaching for administrative, instructional, and noninstructional positions.

Carolyn Novelly

Carolyn Novelly

Carolyn has worked in the field of education since 1981. In her last position with the Duval County School District in Jacksonville, Florida, she coordinated and monitored the implementation of Foundations and CHAMPS. Carolyn is currently a Safe & Civil Schools consultant.

Karl Schleich

Karl Schleich

Karl has enjoyed a successful 34-year career as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, district-level administrator, and consultant. Since 2011, Karl has worked as an independent consultant and trainer, assisting schools and districts throughout Alaska and other States to improve instruction and school climate.

Tricia McKale Skyles

Tricia McKale Skyles

Tricia got her start as a middle school teacher in Kansas and began working with Jim Knight as an instructional coach in his project in Topeka. She fell in love with professional development and became a full-time consultant after being introduced to Safe & Civil Schools. She is coauthor of Coaching Classroom Management.

Frank Smith

Frank Smith, Ph. D.

Frank Smith serves as an educational consultant in the areas of effective instructional delivery and classroom management. He has assisted in the creation of professional development materials and presentations on the effective implementation and delivery of instruction. He regularly works with teachers and site administrators as a national consultant and supports numerous districts in the United States.

Pat Somers

Pat Somers

For the past 36 years, Pat Somers has dedicated her professional life to creating opportunity for America’s youth socially, emotionally, physically, and academically. She began her work as a physical education teacher, then became the K-12 Prevention and Safe Schools Specialist for Alief Independent School District in Houston, Texas.

Jessica Sprick

Jessica Sprick

Jessica is a consultant for Safe & Civil Schools and an author for Ancora Publishing. She has been Dean of Students and special education teacher for students with behavior needs and has strong training in positive behavior support techniques.

Marilyn Sprick

Marilyn Sprick

Marilyn is the lead author of Read Well K–2 and The Third Quest (a new reading intervention for struggling adolescent readers). Across her career, Marilyn has
provided inservice for thousands of educators in literacy and adapting curriculum and instruction and has been both a classroom and special education teacher.


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