Featured Speaker Bio's



      Horacio Sanchez, Resiliency Inc.
Horacio Sanchez is a highly sought-after speaker and educational consultant, helping schools learn to apply neuroscience to improve educational outcomes. He presents on diverse topics such as overcoming the impact of poverty, improving school climate, engaging in brain-based instruction, and addressing issues related to implicit bias. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on resiliency and applied brain science. He has authored several articles and books on the topics of resiliency, closing the achievement gap, and applying neuroscience to improve educational practices and outcomes. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Education Revolution, and his new book, The Poverty Problem.
       
       
      Joe Sanfelippo, Ph.D.
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo has spent the last 12 years as the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District twice during that time by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe is the author of multiple books including the best-selling Hacking Leadership and Lead From Where You Are: Leading with Intention, Connection, and Direction. He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader by the US Department of Education. Education Dive named Joe their National Superintendent of the Year in 2019.
       
       
      Officer Jermaine Galloway, Tall Cop
Officer Galloway, a Texan, known nationally as The Tall Cop, has worked in substance abuse prevention and education for over 20 years. The Tall Cop has conducted trainings in every US state and Canada, and currently devotes thousands of hours each year to training professionals and communities on drug and alcohol prevention, education, and enforcement. To date, The Tall Cop has trained more than 825,000 professional and community members. The Tall Cop has conducted more than 9,600 community scans, identifying the drug culture and climate. 
       
       
      Nathan Levenson, New Solutions K12
Nathan Levenson, with 25 years in K-12 education, offers a unique perspective as a superintendent, school board member, researcher, and consultant to over 250 districts globally. Known for combining bold ideas with practical insights, he fosters collaboration among stakeholders to achieve tangible improvements in student services and outcomes. Levenson, a renowned expert on school finance, emphasizes that even in challenging economic circumstances or declining enrollment, opportunities for student success can be realized. He is the author of several influential books, including Smarter Budgets, Smarter Schools: How to Survive and Thrive in Tight Times, Second Edition.