March 3, 2021 • Galt House, Louisville

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Onsite Registration is Now Closed. 
You may register onsite at the Galt House beginning at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.



9:00 a.m.       
Opening General Session
Building Resilient Students From the Inside Out
In the face of one of the greatest health challenges ever encountered, how can we help our students work through feelings of insecurity and fear as they return to school? Award winning producer and nationally certified counselor, JC Pohl, offers a direct pathway to one  singular solution: resiliency. In this interactive session, JC offers five proven and immediately applicable ways to help student self-confidence and resilience. 
JC Pohl, Teen Truth 
10:30 a.m.
Education Sessions
FIT Leadership: Fitness and Wellbeing
Are you a FIT Leader? As we begin 2021, we have an increasing responsibility, as school and district leaders, to model the way for well-being. Kentucky continues to rank among the worst states for children and adult physical inactivity, nutrition, and stress. Learn practical well-being tips to integrate into your leadership that will help improve the well-being of your students, teachers, and staff.
Dr. Brian Creasman, Fleming Co. Schools
Moving from a Trauma Informed to a Trauma Responsive School
This session will discuss the partnership between multiple law enforcement agencies and their local school district using the Handle with Care program, and the follow up and continuing care for students once the notification is given to the schools.
Sarah Smith, Bullitt Co. Schools
How to Wake Up with Energy and Focus and Improve Productivity
Learn the techniques used by successful and highly respected leaders to increase energy and focus to start your day. Combine this focus along with a few simple strategies to increase your productivity so you can get out of the 'Never Enough Time' mindset and meet your goals!
Shonna Storz, MS, RD
Collaboration to Enrich Student Leadership
Clark County's George Rogers Clark High School and Robert D. Campbell Junior High School identify ways in which they can merge student leadership and promote student agency through Sources of Strength and The Student Leadership Challenge®.
Jill Angellucci, Jason Kincaid, Scott Loscheider, and Luke Toy, Clark Co. Schools
How to Build Resilient School Communities to Combat Childhood Trauma
Participants will learn how a school district and it's community partners created a framework of support for students that combats ACEs and trauma with a 24/7/365 mindset as it's goal. Issues to be discussed include: creating the framework of support in schools and community, and how to measure impact.
Dr. Joe Bargione, Bounce Coalition, Michael Ford, Russell Co. Schools
11:30 a.m.
Keynote Luncheon
KASA's Commitment to Leaders Building Happy, Healthy, Hopeful Schools - Dr. Rhonda Caldwell, KASA
Recognizing Resilience - Owens Saylor
12:30 p.m. 
Building Campus Relationships From the Inside Out
Relationships are the key to any successful life experience, but they are often the hardest thing to cultivate. As a licensed marriage and family therapist JC Pohl understands the importance of meeting each others needs, yet many of us don't know how to simply define those needs. This session will clearly illustrate the relational needs that we all have, and teach attendees how to use this new vocabulary to build stronger connections at work and in life.
JC Phol, Teen Truth
Finding Your Gift
Come see how you can create a school environment that allows students to be happy, healthy and hopeful for the future!  By putting relationships first, and balancing structure, discipline and respect with celebrations, passion and enthusiasm we are able to raise the rigor and find each child's individual gifts.
BobbiSue Holmes, Glasgow Ind. Schools
The #1 Stress Reduction Technique Everyone Needs to Master
Chronic stress is one of the leading causes of illness, burnout, chronic pain, depression and anxiety and general unhappiness with life. Discover how and why this one simple technique can greatly reduce your levels of stress, in the moment, as well as the long term effects with regular practice.
Shonna Storz, MS, RD
Leading from the Heart: Creating Calm, Connected, Compassionate Communities
Resilient leaders, gritty students, and compassionate schools require deep listening, collaboration, and respect for others. Leaders committed to improving well-being develop strong school cultures and empower individuals to achieve. This session provides strategies to foster meaningful relationships, build growth mindset and enable leaders to respond rather than react to situations.  
Dr. Kara Davies, Clark Co. Schools
1:30 p.m.
Waterford UPSTART: Coming to School Ready!
This session will explore Waterford UPSTART, a FREE innovative in-home, technology delivered kindergarten readiness program.  This session will explore UPSTART, including its development, research basis, curriculum, and success, as well as how UPSTART uses a parent communication strategy coupled with personalized coaching, to support, empower & engage families as they prepare their child for school. 
Steven Kunberger, 
  10 Tips for a Happy and Healthy Workday
Learn simple and easy ways to have a healthier mind and body. Topics will include nutrition, posture, movement and stress reduction. Try a few effective stretches you can do at your desk to decrease the physical tension on your body from stress and sitting long hours. Practice simple deep breathing and meditation techniques to reduce stress and increase mental alertness and focus. Come learn what a difference a few simple changes to your day can make on your health and mental well being!
Shonna Storz, MS, RD
Beyond the Bell: Enrichment, Academic Support, and At-Risk Youth
Attendees will learn how Johnson County Schools is using extended days to improve school culture, to provide a sense of hope and positive relationships for students living in poverty, those who have failed one or more classes, those with truancy issues, and those who have multiple discipline referrals. 
Misty Delong, Johnson Co. Schools
2:30 p.m.
Closing General Session
Creating Hopeful, Happy, Healthy, Schools Is Not Pie in the Sky: The Role of Educational Leaders 
Research indicates students, families and schools are more resilient when they possess the “3Hs” (Hope, Happiness, Health) to combat the impact of trauma, abuse and violence.  This address will highlight the need for educational leaders to work with their staff and other agencies to create a framework of support that goes beyond the traditional walls of the school to foster resiliency in students, families and communities.
Dr. Joe Bargione, Bounce Coalition