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Exceed the Vision, Be the DifferenceAnnual CASE Fall Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah; November 5-7, 2020

Salt Lake City Marriot Downtown at City Creek


Dr. Lee Ann Jung:  Lead Inclusion

Follow Dr. Jung on Twitter  @leeannjung

Dr. Lee Ann JungLee Ann Jung, Ph.D., is CEO of Lead Inclusion, Clinical Professor at San Diego State University, and a consultant to schools worldwide. She provides support to schools in the areas of inclusion, standards-based learning, and grading, designing individualized goals and interdisciplinary supports, and measuring progress. Before beginning a career in higher education she worked in special education for eight years in the roles of teacher and administrator. She is a former full professor and director of International Partnerships at the University of Kentucky's College of Education. Lee Ann leads the International Inclusive Leadership Program, a professional learning and graduate program for educators in international schools in partnership with San Diego State University.

Lee Ann has authored 6 books, more than 45 journal articles, and book chapters, and has been awarded more than 4 million dollars in federal funding to support personnel preparation and research. She has served as an associate editor for Young Exceptional Children (YEC), section editor for The Routledge Encyclopedia of Education, guest editor and editorial board member of Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, and editorial board member for Journal of Early Intervention. Lee Ann is past chair for the Classroom Assessment special interest group for the American Educational Research Association. 


Pete Hall:  Trauma Invested Practices 

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Pete Hall

After his teaching career, Mr. Hall served 12 years as a principal in three Title I schools in Reno, NV and Spokane,  WA. Under his leadership, Anderson ES was the only Title I school in the State of Nevada to earn “High Achieving” designation; Sheridan ES earned accolades from the Washington State Office of the Superintendent for its growth and achievement, and Shaw MS earned a Career & Life Readiness Award from the State of Washington.

Mr. Hall’s written works include authoring over a dozen articles on leadership and publishing six books, The First-Year Principal (Scarecrow Education, 2004), Building Teachers' Capacity for Success: A collaborative guide for coaches and school leaders (ASCD, 2008), Lead On! Motivational lessons for school leaders (Eye On Education, 2011) Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building your capacity for success in the classroom (ASCD, 2015), Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom (ASCD, 2016), and The Principal Influence: A framework for building principals’ leadership capacity (ASCD, 2016).

Mr. Hall has been honored with ASCD's Outstanding Young Educator Award (2004), Nevada's Martin Luther King Jr Award (2005), and Phi Delta Kappan's Emerging Leaders Award (2009), among others. He was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Excellence in Education (in Nevada, 2005) and was selected to sit on the National Education Association’s Great Public Schools Indicators Advisory Panel (2010-2011). He holds a National Principal Mentor Certificate from NAESP. He also provides extensive professional development services as an ASCD Faculty member. Mr. Hall has worked as a personal consultant/mentor/motivational coach for school leaders, teachers, professional athletes, weekend golfers, stand-up comedians, firefighters, business executives, custodians, and more. A current resident of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, he speaks and consults internationally.

Ben Springer, PhD., NSCP: Happy Kids Don’t Punch You in the Face 

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Totem Professional Development
Dr. Ben SpringerBen Springer is an award-winning and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. Ben is also the author of the popular book, "Happy Kids Don't Punch You in the Face." Ben received his Master's and Doctoral Degrees from the University of Utah in Educational Psychology. Ben studied Autism Spectrum Disorders, Social Skills Instruction, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Parent Training, and Evidence-Based Practice. Ben has worked professionally as a teacher, school psychologist, behavior specialist, and director of special education. Currently, Ben works as the director of student wellness in Wasatch County School District and manages Totem PD, a professional learning company focusing on practical, ready-to-use tools for educators working in classroom management, crisis de-escalation, bullying prevention, positive behavior supports, and student wellness. Ben is married with four lovely daughters, enjoys backpacking, fishing, and collecting comic books. 


John O’Connor: Great Instruction, Great Achievement!  

John O'ConnorJohn O’Connor has led school improvement initiatives at the state and local levels during his almost 30 years in public education.  He started his career as a special education teacher serving students with orthopedic impairments in elementary and middle schools.  Since that time, he has held a variety of administrative positions. For nine years while working at the Georgia Department of Education, he led state-wide initiatives to improve the achievement of students with disabilities.  He has also served in local districts as an Assistant Director for Special Education, Executive Director for Special Services, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services and Director for Interventions. John has written four books, including his most recent Great Instruction Great Achievement for Students with Disabilities: A Road Map for Special Education Administrators.  He has also co-written a textbook chapter, a  desk guide, and numerous articles. 


Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions which address the most current hot topics in special education facing you as a leader today. Build your professional learning network by collaborating with other leaders in special education from across the country walking in your shoes every day. BE THE DIFFERENCE!!!