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, a renowned educator, served 12 years as Superintendent of Fall Creek School District, WI, earning it two Innovative District awards from the International Center for Leadership in Education. An acclaimed author with bestsellers like Hacking Leadership and Lead From Where You Are, Joe was honored as one of 117 Future Ready Superintendents and 50 Personalized Learning Leaders by the US Department of Education. In 2019, Education Dive crowned him National Superintendent of the Year.
      Officer Jermaine Galloway, Tall Cop
Officer Galloway, renowned as Tall Cop, a Texan with over 20 years of experience in substance abuse prevention, has conducted trainings across the U.S. and Canada. Devoting thousands of hours annually, he educates professionals and communities on drug and alcohol prevention, education, and enforcement. Tall Cop has trained over 825,000 individuals and conducted over 9,600 community scans, shedding light on drug culture and climate.
      Nathan Levenson, New Solutions K12
With 25 years in K-12 education, Nathan Levenson brings a multifaceted background as a superintendent, school board member, researcher, and consultant to over 250 districts worldwide. Renowned for blending bold concepts with practical wisdom, he promotes stakeholder collaboration to enhance student services and outcomes. As an authority on school finance, Levenson underscores the potential for student success even amidst economic challenges or declining enrollment. He's authored influential books, including Smarter Budgets, Smarter Schools: How to Survive and Thrive in Tight Times, Second Edition.
      Brian Creasman, Fleming County Schools
Brian Creasman, Ed.D., currently serves as superintendent of Fleming County Schools in Kentucky and was honored as the 2020 Kentucky Superintendent of the Year. With a rich educational background, Creasman has held roles including assistant superintendent, high school and middle school principal, assistant principal, instructional technologist, and classroom teacher. Additionally, he is the co-author of several books, including The Leader Within, Growing Leaders Within, Can Every School Succeed?, ConnectED Leaders, Maximum Impact, and Prioritizing Health and Well-being.
      Lisa Hinkelman, Ph.D., LPC, Ruling Our eXperiences, Inc.
Dr. Lisa Hinkelman, an educator, counselor, researcher, and author, has over fifteen years of experience focusing on girls' issues. She is the CEO of Ruling Our eXperiences (ROX), a national non-profit, and a professor at The Ohio State University. Dr. Hinkelman's work centers on empowering girls to control their own relationships, experiences, decisions, and futures. She authored 'The Girls’ Index', a national study involving over 10,000 girls, and her recent book, 'Girls Without Limits', gained recognition as an Amazon Hot New Release. Lisa holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Education from Chatham College and master’s and doctorate degrees in Counselor Education from The Ohio State University
      Shonna Storz, MS, RD, Life in Balance Fitness and Wellness
Shonna Storz is a health and wellness coach and owner of Life in Balance Fitness and Wellness. She has been in the fitness and wellness industry for over 23 years helping people improve their health in various capacities including as a corporate wellness educator, nutrition educator, fitness director, yoga instructor, and a sports and conditioning coach. Now she enjoys helping successful professionals be free from stress and feeling overwhelmed so they can live their lives with joy and freedom. Early in her career she taught life sciences to middle school students in Florida.