NAAC 2013 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
March 14, 2013 Opening Keynote: Gloria Ladson-Billings
Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Professor of Urban Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and past president of the American Educational Research Association. Her research examines the pedagogical practices of teachers who are successful with African American students. She is the author of the critically acclaimed books, The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children and Crossing Over to Canaan: The Journey of New Teachers in Diverse Classrooms.
March 14, 2013 Luncheon Speaker: Crystal Kuykendall
Dr. Crystal Kuykendall is considered one of the most dynamic individuals of our time. An engaging educator, human relations expert, analyst, motivator, and mentor, Kuykendall holds a Doctorate in Educational Administration from Atlanta University and a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law School. She has taught at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary level. She is the author of the national best seller, From Rage to Hope: Reclaiming Black and Hispanic Students, and the founder of an international consulting firm Kreative and Innovative Resources for Kids (K.I.R.K.).
March 15, 2013 Luncheon Speaker: Fr. Greg Boyle
Father Gregory Boyle is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Homeboy Industries, which is recognized as the largest gang intervention and re-entry program in Los Angeles County. Boyle, best known as Fr. Greg by all who meet him, was born in Los Angeles, one of eight children. After graduating from Loyola High School in Los Angeles in 1972, he entered the Order of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was ordained a priest in 1984. Homeboy Industries traces its roots to "Jobs For A Future" (JFF), a program Boyle created in 1988 at the Dolores Mission parish. An acknowledged expert on gangs and intervention approaches, Boyle is a nationally renowned speaker.
March 16, 2013 Closing Address: Anita Archer
Dr. Anita Archer, recipient of eight outstanding educator awards, has taught elementary and middle school students and has been a faculty member at San Diego State University, the University of Washington, and the University of Oregon. She currently serves as an educational consultant to school districts on effective instruction, classroom management, language arts instruction, and study skills instruction. She is a nationally known presenter and has authored training and curriculum materials, chapters, and books. Among her works are the acclaimed REWARDS reading program and the Tough Kid Video Series.