Featured Speakers

JERMAINE GALLOWAY
Officer Jermaine Galloway is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter, a four-time national award winner for his alcohol and drug trainings/ programs, and a resource for those involved with prevention and education. Officer Galloway was in law enforcement for just under 20 years and has trained over 150,000 people nationally and internationally. Galloway has presented at several state and national conferences including multiple state school counselor conferences.

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HIGH IN PLAIN SIGHT: CURRENT DRUG TRENDS, DANGERS, OVERDOSES, AND IMPAIRMENT
The session will cover a wide spectrum of alcohol and drug trends. From drug use, clothing, logos, stash compartments, alcoholic energy drinks, marijuana, wax, edibles, underage drinking, drug vape pens, inhalants, over-the-counter drugs, cough medicines, designer drugs, synthetic painkillers, and identifiers of impairment. This training is unique in that it provides over 125 visual aids that are popular in Arizona and in the region. Participants will also see photos and videos of the examples listed above.
 
  KATEY McPHERSON

Katey McPherson brings experience in school leadership, prevention, and organizational change with 25 years as a secondary school teacher, guidance counselor, and PK-12 school administrator. Katey’s educational career focus is on student and teacher social-emotional needs and wellness, youth mental health initiatives, social justice, and digital citizenship/social media responsibility. Katey recently led The Gurian Institute, an international teacher and parent training institute rooted in neuro-biological teaching strategies. Katey currently serves as a West Coast Associate of Hazard, Young, and Attea Associates and Advisory Board Member for Common Sense Media.

Katey has presented at numerous regional and national conferences including the National School Board Association, Arizona School Board Association, Arizona School Resource Officer Association, and National Mental Health of America SEEDS Conference, and has been published in the book, “WTF: Why Teens Fail, What To Fix”.  When not presenting or training, she is busy chauffeuring her 5 daughters aged 10-13 to various locations around the world.

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WHAT SCHOOLS COULD BE: A CALL TO ACTION
As we approach the cusp of 2020, the landscape of education is both exciting and challenging. With the evolution of technology and it's integration into schools and homes, the iGeneration student comes to us wanting and needing a level of support that must be carefully crafted by each and every individual on a school campus while seeking in tandem to cultivate a safe school climate and culture.

As we face one of the largest public and youth mental health crises, it is essential that we upscale best practices to meet these needs in the early years and continue a safety net of support while providing student choice, agency, and independence.

This interactive keynote will engage and catapult educators into the new school year with brain-based teaching strategies, methods to support students through typical social aggression and conflict, and solutions to creating student
agency, coping, and resilience.