to build a brighter future

School Connect Summit Speakers

Keynote

Quincy Natay

Chinle Unified School District

Superintendent

Keynote

Dr. Quintin Boyce

Arizona State University

Associate Vice President: Educational Outreach

Master of Ceremonies

Sara Wyffels

Chandler High School

NBCT, Honors Spanish 3, IB/AP Spanish 4, 2021 Arizona Teacher of the Year, World Language Department Chair

Founder

Tracey Beal

School Connect

Founder and CEO

University Host

Brian E. Mueller

Grand Canyon University

President

Superintendent Panel

Facilitator

Dr. Perry Berry

Queen Creek Unified School District

Superintendent

Panelist

Dr. Lupita Ley Hightower

Tolleson Elementary School District

Treasure Hunter and Arizona Superintendent of the Year for 2022

Panelist

Dr. Gregory Wyman

J.O. Combs Unified School District

Superintendent and ASA’s All Arizona Superintendent Medium District

Panelist

Dr. David Dumon

Altar Valley School District

Superintendent and ASA’s All Arizona Superintendent Small District 2021

Panelist

Brian Capistran

Glendale Union High School District

Superintendent and ASA’s All Arizona Superintendent Large District

MET Professional Academy Panel

Facilitator

Chad Eichenlaub

Peoria Unified School District

MET Professional Academy Coordinator

Panelist

Abigail Urbina-Bernal

MET Professional Academy

High School Student: Medical

Panelist

Joshua Case

MET Professional Academy

High School Student: Technology

Panelist

Lucas Szokol

MET Professional Academy

High School Student: Engineering

Presenting Sponsor

Hope Bustos

Brushfire Tacos y Tapas

President

ASU Next Education Workforce Panel

Facilitator

Laura Toenjes

Kyrene School District

Superintendent

Panelist

Dr. Lisa McCray Cannon

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University

Senior Program Manager | Whole School Models

Panelist

Korbi Adams

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University

Senior Program Manager | Community Educator Initiatives

Panelist

Sharisse Nunes

Falcon Hill Elementary School, Mesa Public Schools

Lead Teacher | 5th Grade

The Be Kind Crew

LUX

The Be Kind People Project

Director of In-Person Learning and THE BE KIND CREW Operations

AKELLZ

The Be Kind People Project

Director of Creative Content & BE KIND CREW Experiences

SUNNY

The Be Kind People Project

National Manager of Online Learning and THE BE KIND CREW Performance Scheduler

TK

The Be Kind People Project

Kindness Concierge

SASHAY

The Be Kind People Project

Kindness Concierge

The Laveen Community

Special Speaker

Dr. Jeff Sprout

Laveen Elementary School District

Superintendent

Special Speaker

Dr. Joe Roselle

Laveen Elementary School District

Community Engagement Coordinator

Special Speaker

Megan Hamburgh

Rogers Ranch School

Principal

Tolleson Elementary Mariachi Band & Band Director

Director

Mr. Efrain Casillas

Los Tigres de Tolleson

Student Performance

Mariachi Los Tigres De Tolleson

Los Tigres de Tolleson

Speakers and Special Guests

Special Speaker

Micah C. Nicholas

United Way of Acadiana

Love Our Schools Community & Family Engagement Coordinator

Special Speaker

Dr. Irvin Leon Scott

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Senior Lecturer on Education

Special Speaker

Dr. Jim Dean

Dysart Schools

Superintendent

Special Speaker

Patricia Wharton & Sierra Swartz

Washington Elementary School District

Fourth Grade Teacher & Student

Pendergast Students

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Doing this alone is impossible; it takes all of us working together to make a difference.

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Upcoming Event

School Connect Champions of Education Awards 2023

The School Connect Champions of Education Awards event honors those who lead with heart and help us to build a brighter future for Arizona youth.

What a joy it was to be surprised by a generous check from ACE Mentoring to School Connect! We love our partnership with ACE and the deep friendships that have moved the work forward! #passionandpurpose #helpourstudentsthrive
Just hours away from #SchoolConnectSummit23 … see you at the table, where together we’ll create the future for our children! 

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We believe in joining forces with the local community to support the future generations. As one organization it is hard to offer support in various different ways, but together we are empowered to team together to provide a multitude of different opportunities for our youth."

We are proud to have Concord joining us as a Champion of Education Sponsor for the #SchoolConnectSummit23 this Jan. 31st!
Scottsdale Bible Church desires to be part of the village that supports our local schools, students and families! School Connect has helped make that a reality and provided the education and resources to be a champion for kids and schools!  #SchoolConnectSummit23