Rosemarie is a national expert on implicit bias and culturally responsive practices, speaking at conferences across the country. She is a respected keynote speaker, presenting on Implicit Bias, Racial Equity, Inclusive Practices, Culturally Responsive Practices, Cultural Competence, Micro-Aggressions, Disproportionality, Privilege, Power and Intersectionality, etc. She also has the distinct honor of being appointed as a “Global Leader” connecting with world leaders in early childhood across the globe.
LeDerick uses his gift for spoken-word poetry as the gateway to larger discussions on equal opportunity, pride, self-determination and hope for People with Disabilities. His workshops, keynote speeches, and performances reach thousands of students, teachers, legislators, policy makers, business leaders, and service providers each year. His work addresses the challenges of all disabilities, uniting the efforts of diverse groups in order to achieve substantive, systemic change.
Ptahra is an attorney at Disability Rights Advocates, where she advocates for meaningful access and opportunities for individuals with disabilities. She received her J.D. magna cum laude with a curricular focus in Disability Law & Policy and an M.S.Ed. in Disability Studies from Syracuse University College of Law. She served as President of her law school’s Disability Law Society and Black Law Students Association. Ms. Jeppe has extreme dyslexia and a personal understanding of the barriers faced by people with disabilities.
Brian is a certified teacher, presenter, and international key note speaker. He has co/authored six books, including the best seller, That One Kid, Tips for Teachers, Power Struggles, Tuning Tough Parents into Strong Partners, and his newest book, Watch Your Mouth. Brian is a highly sought after presenter who will leave your staff believing that they can be successful with any student in their class by using his hands on strategies that are immediately implementable and classroom proven.