Speakers

Featured Speaker: Dwayne Reed

Dwayne Reed is an educator, speaker, author, and rapper. Catapulted by his blockbuster video Welcome to the Fourth Grade, Mr. Reed has been featured on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, BBC News, The Jimmy Kimmel Live Show, and in The Washington Post and Time Magazine. Mr. Reed, an EIU graduate, will share about his teaching journey to guide you on yours.

Breakout Session Speakers:

  • Michael Arrigoni, a special education teacher at Cary Grove High School
  • Sara Consdorf, a teacher at Geneva High School
  • Alicia Henning, a special education teacher (6-8th) at ALAH District 305
  • Charity Huwe, a Dupo CUSD 196 middle level teacher
  • Asia Patterson, a 2nd grade teacher in Bloomington
  • Ashley Richardson, senior majoring in special education
  • Reneesha Sanders, a middle level teacher in St. Louis classrooms
  • Tessa Stadnik is a senior earning a K-12 license in World Languages. She invites prospective and experienced teachers alike to join her as she shares the most precious reasons for pursuing a career in education.
  • Shannon Watkins, a future elementary teacher