September 23, 2020
Advance Registration Deadline: September 23, 2020
Leading during an historically traumatic event is a real challenge. Success of staff and students often hinges on an emotionally healthy environment based on intentionally implemented tools and practices. Five areas of focus supported with tangible implementation practices and examples will provide you with a way to view the existing mental health of your school and pinpoint areas in which you can provide additional support to every staff member and student.
Michael Hylen Ph D
Michael Hylen serves as Coordinator of Doctoral Programs at Southern Wesleyan University. Prior to joining the SWU faculty, Dr.Hylen served as a professor of education at Louisiana State University – Shreveport. Before joining the higher education ranks, Dr. Hylen enjoyed a 25-year career as a secondary school teacher and administrator. His most extensive work was as an alternative high school principal for students with emotional disorders and behavior problems. He is married and a father of six children.
Dr. Pamela Bruening
Dr. Pamela Bruening, Cloud9World’s Director of Professional Learning, is one of the nation's preeminent experts in RTI/MTSS, Positive Behavior Support, and has incredible experience as an educator, administrator, professional learning developer, strategist, consultant, curriculum writer, online content curator, author, speaker, and implementer of services. Offering more than 28 years of K-College classroom experience, Dr. Bruening has also served as a school-based and district administrator in a large Florida district. There she planned and implemented several major initiative in 51 schools and has trained and led a variety of work teams across the district. Dr. Bruening’s nation-wide consulting practice in struggling schools and districts supports a current and visionary focus for the needs of students and educators in 21st Century schools and classrooms. Dr. Bruening currently serves as a Board Member of the National Alternative Education Association. She also serves as an advisor for the Florida Alternative Association of Educators and consults for the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network for their PAR and DPI programs. Remaining in a "teacher role", Dr. Bruening teaches online graduate level classes for New England College. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors for Continental, Inc. and Innovative Technologies in Print. Dr. Bruening's extensive knowledge of the educational marketplace, K-College educational systems and practices, as well as her practical knowledge in learning theory, enable her success in providing high quality professional development for educators across a broad spectrum of topics.