Our Speakers

Adam Dovico

Adam Dovico

@adamdovico

Adam Dovico is an accomplished teacher, curriculum facilitator, principal, professor, speaker, and author.

Clamentia Hall Jr.

Clamentia Hall Jr.

@mr.clementineteach

Educator, Author, Content Creator, Speaker - is a Michigan based kindergarten teacher with a passion for making big concepts accessible for young learners.

Greg Smedley

Greg Smedley

@thekindergartensmorgasboard

I have been teaching for 15 years. I spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade, and am now in my 12th year in kindergarten.

Jackie Kops

Jackie Kops

@pocketofpreschool

Jackie is an enthusiastic curriculum writer and teacher trainer behind Pocket of Preschool who loves supporting educators of little learners.

Katie Knight

Katie Knight

@teachertothecore_katie_knight

Katie Knight is a 1st grade classroom teacher with a plan! Katie loves to share her plans and ideas that help teachers become consistently happy and organized while helping their young students grow in maturity and as readers and writers!

Keri Brown

Keri Brown

@enchantedkindergarden

Keri has 15 years in education in Alabama and is currently an educational consultant. She has taught in kindergarten and first grade, but her heart is in K. She loves helping teachers navigate implementing tech and using classroom hacks to make their teaching easier.

Mary Amoson

Mary Amoson

@sharingkindergarten

Mary has enjoyed 18 years in the Kindergarten classroom, where she enthusiastically uses technology and hands-on activities to engage her little learners.

Angela Griffith

Angela Griffith

@thedailyalphabet

I’m Angela Griffith, the educator, author, and lifelong learner behind The Daily Alphabet.

Deedee Wills

Deedee Wills

@deedeewills

Mrs. Wills’ Kindergarten aims to provide Kindergarten teachers with valuable resources, lesson plans, and activities to help enhance the effectiveness of their teaching and better their overall classroom environments.

Hilary Statum

Hilary Statum

@pencilstopigtails

Hilary Statum is an ESL Teacher in Middle Tennessee with over 15 years of classroom experience.

Jake Daggett

Jake Daggett

@jake_daggett

Jake is an Ohio native who began his teaching career in Milwaukee, WI in 2015.

Katie Wonderly

Katie Wonderly

@mswonderlymakesmusic

Katie is an elementary music teacher, making music with 600 of her favorite young musicians in Oklahoma City.

Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Koo Koo Kanga Roo

@kookookangaroo

Koo Koo Kanga Roo was created by Bryan and Neil in 2008. They met four years prior as freshman at St. Mary’s University in Winona, MN. After being in a campus rock band for the first few years of college, the guys created Koo Koo as an experimental project for SMU’s annual battle of the bands. The idea centered around crowd participation, comedy and dance music, stretching the concept of a what a “band” could be.

María Mercedes Champion

María Mercedes Champion

@championprekplay

My name is Maria Mercedes Champion, an early childhood teacher and consultant educated in Colombia, Spain and the USA. With over 17 years in the classroom.

Christina DeCarbo

Christina DeCarbo

@missdecarbo

Christina (Miss DeCarbo) is a literacy coach, national presenter, and curriculum author from Northeast, Ohio.

Gerry Brooks

Gerry Brooks

@gerrybrooksprin

Gerry Brooks is a veteran educator in Lexington, Kentucky. His educational experience includes six years in the classroom, two years as an intervention specialist, and 12 years as an administrator.

Holly Ehle

Holly Ehle

@hollyehle

Holly is a full-time kindergarten teacher and literacy specialist who is passionate about student engagement, differentiated instruction, and early literacy.

Katie Blue-Mense

Katie Blue-Mense

@littlekinderwarriors

Katie Blue-Mense is a children’s author, a nationally recognized speaker, and an energetic Kindergarten teacher in Southern Illinois with more than 15 years of classroom experience.

Kayla Dornfeld

Kayla Dornfeld

@topdogteaching

Kayla Dornfeld is a current third grade teacher, the 2019 North Dakota Teacher of the Year, and the 2020 Top USA Educator of the Year!

LeAnna Wolkis

LeAnna Wolkis

@wolkiswonderland

LeAnna Wolkis Goldstein is an energetic and passionate Kindergarten Teacher from Arizona with over 25 years of teaching experience.

Ron Clark

Ron Clark

@ronclark__

Known to many as "America's Educator," Ron Clark is the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, a two-time New York Times Bestselling author, the subject of a television movie and the founder of the Ron Clark Academy. Ron is regularly featured on network and cable television (The Today Show, CNN and Oprah,) and was dubbed by Ms. Winfrey as her first "Phenomenal Man."