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Keynote Speakers

Monday - Dr. Trish Hatch

2020 has been a monumental year on many fronts.  There has never been a more essential time for school counselors to take risks in places we haven't before. What it really means for school counselors to be leaders, advocates, and change agents has evolved. Join Dr. Trish Hatch as she recounts her journey of using data to advocate for equity in our schools. Learn new strategies for leading critical conversations that improve policies, practices, and procedures. This proactive work is no longer optional. 

Tuesday - Houston Kraft

Houston is a speaker, curriculum developer, author, and kindness advocate who has spoken at over 600 schools or events internationally. In 2016, he co-founded CharacterStrong - curriculum and trainings that transform the way schools teach social-emotional learning, character education, and Kindness. To date, they have worked with over 2500 schools globally. In 2019, his face was featured on Lays BBQ chip bags as someone who helps "spread smiles." He was once invited to play on the JV National Lasertag Team. His mom is his hero and her best life lesson is to “hug like you mean it.”

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