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Looking for a challenging and exciting opportunity? Check out this assistant director role (PBIS)


Download the official #pbislc19 app

Don’t miss out! Our PBIS Leadership Conference ’19 app offers a place to network, view conference session descriptions and locations, plan your conference schedule, download session materials, leave feedback, and more!

– Download via Apple, Google Play, or your computer
– Set up your profile with this step-by-step guide

Can I still participate in this year’s conference?

Yes, we will live stream the keynote address by Heather Peshak George along with three sessions on August 13 to CESAs 1, 2, 4 and 7-12. You can also participate by attending a preconference session on August 12.

Keynote Speaker | Day 1

Dr. Heather Peshak George is a Research Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida within the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).

Bringing extensive experience to your professional development

Dr. George brings extensive experience in providing training and technical assistance in behavior across a continuum and variety of settings and in coordinating systems change efforts at the local, state, national, and international level to promote an integrated approach to implementing evidence-based practices through a multi-tiered framework.

  • Directed over $25 million dollars in external funding
  • Delivered 150+ national and international presentations
  • Facilitated 300+ training sessions and workshops
  • Published 30+ peer reviewed research articles and book chapters, 40+ technical reports, and 15+ instruments and training curricula related to PBIS

Dr. George’s educational background

Dr. George received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology at Indiana State University in 1994 and her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Special Education, School Psychology, and Reading at Louisiana State University in 2000.

Keynote Speaker | Day 2

Andreal De-Ette Davis is the Culturally Responsive Practices Coordinator for the Wisconsin Response to Intervention (RtI) Center, a published author, reading curriculum designer, Black history conference organizer, and former co-director of the African American Ethnic Academy, an academic and cultural enrichment program.

She formerly served as an Elementary Educator, Title I Reading Instructor, Parent Involvement Coordinator, Instructional Resource Teacher for Cultural Relevance, Assistant Director of Equity and Family Involvement and Director of African American Student Achievement with the Madison Metropolitan School District.

Bringing extensive experience to your professional development

Combining all these experiences, Andreal collaboratively created Cultural Practices that are Relevant (CPR), a professional development model that promotes and supports culturally and linguistically responsive teaching. Every day, students across the nation recite her affirmation, “I am Somebody.” Additional achievements include:

  • Recipient of the NBC 15 News Crystal Apple Award
  • Lois Gadd Nemec Distinguished Elementary Education Alumni Award
  • Order of the Eastern Star Mother Full Of Grace Award
  • Milken National Educator Award YWCA
  • Woman of Distinction Award

Mrs. Davis’ educational background

Andreal received her B.S. in Elementary Education in 1986, M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction in 1995 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her M.S. in Educational Administration from Edgewood College in Madison.