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6th Annual Safe and Welcoming Schools Conference

This conference will feature a distinguished lineup of speakers on important and timely topics.

Respectful and Equitable: Building Strong School Communities

Keynote Address:
Dr. Bettina Love, Associate Professor, University of Georgia

"We want to do more than survive: A pedagogy of mattering."

Also featuring:

  • Ms. Ysheena Lyles, 2016-17 Teacher of the Year, Bear Creek Middle School, Black lives, blue lives, all lives: Discussing race and current events in the classroom
  • Dr. Jeffery Craver, School Psychologist, Rockdale County Schools, Improving skills while working with challenging behaviors
  • Dr. Paula Mellom and Ms. Jodi Weber, UGA Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, Instructional Conversations: Deepening learning through dialogue
  • and more speakers to be announced

Who should attend?

  • District-level administrators and staff
  • School-level administrators
  • K-12 teachers
  • Counselors
  • Social workers
  • Family engagement specialists
  • RESA staff
  • Instructional coaches
  • Behavior specialists
  • Media specialists
  • Front office staff
  • PBIS team members
  • Afterschool program providers
  • Youth-serving organization staff
  • Parents


Registration opens in May.