Dr. Janet B. Sáenz
She is the President of the Mexican Association for Gifted; and is a Professor at the University of Tlaxcala. She serves as a Consultant in Public/Private Education, Mexico and Latin America Education. She is the former Director Faculty of Education for the University of the Americas, Mexico City, Mexico. She coordinated B.A. and Master Degree Programs in Education. She received her Doctorate in Education, from the University of Alabama. Where she studied both a Master's Degree in Education as well as a Doctoral Degree Educational Administration with a special area in Education of the Gifted. Dr. Saenez completed Confratute Summer Courses, Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talentedat the University of Connecticut. She studied with Dr. Joseph Renzulli and her activities and Societies included Student in the summer Program of Dr. Joseph Renzulli, "CONFRATUTE". Her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree, Elementary Education and Teaching is from the University of Southern California. Activities and Societies included being a Alpha Delta Pi.
Dr. Pedro Noguera Is leaving NYU, Headed to UCLA.
One of the nation’s most prominent professors of urban education is heading to UCLA after spending 12 years at NYU.
Dr. Pedro Noguera has authored more than a dozen books, including The Trouble With Black Boys: …And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education. Dr. Pedro Noguera, one of the nation’s most prominent professors of urban education, is heading to UCLA after spending 12 years at NYU. Noguera, who has been the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education and has served as the executive director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and the co-director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS) at NYU, said that his decision to relocate was largely for personal reasons. “I want to be closer to my kids,” said Noguera, a New York native who earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) in 1989. A former classroom teacher, Noguera has held tenured faculty appointments at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he was the Judith K. Dimon Professor of Communities and Schools. He also spent a decade at UC Berkeley, where he was a professor and director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change. “I wanted the ability to be in a place where I can work closely with other scholars who have a similar vision, scholarship and research,” said Noguera, who has authored more than a dozen books, including The Trouble With Black Boys: …And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education. An expert on race and education, NYU’s president Dr. John Sexton successfully lured Noguera from Harvard in 2003. Sexton has since announced that he will retire from the university next year.“He [Sexton] was the main reason why I came to NYU,” said Noguera in an interview with Diverse. “We developed a close relationship.” The decision to leave Harvard in 2003 was a major blow for the graduate students who had ventured to Cambridge to study with the enterprising scholar. But in the year after he relocated to NYU, Noguera met informally each month with a handful of Harvard students who made the trek to New York City where they would talk about pedagogy over meals. Noguera said that he will continue to work with NYU students over the next few years and is excited that Dr. David E. Kirkland, a transdisciplinary scholar of English and urban education, will take over the center that he created. “I leave NYU with fond memories,” he said. “I want to make sure that the work that I started continues.” Noguera said that he is impressed with the partnership that UCLA has developed with several schools in the Los Angeles area. “There is a commitment to a real deep engagement with public education,” he said.
A retired Admiral and the former Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. He is currently President & CEO of The Brewer Leadership Group, LLC. helps companies and organizations successfully transform their processes and organizational constructs to become more competent and competitive in the 21st century. Key components of BLG’s methodology are benchmarking modalities, crossing-the-finish-line execution strategies, the power of diversity, and organizational alignment, internally and externally. BLG will teach you how to transform your vision into achievable goals. BLG has helped several companies garner contracts, totaling over $10M to date.
Mr. Brewer also serves as President of the Jones High School Foundation in the Orlando, Florida Area.
Legacy - Jones High is one of the oldest high schools in the nation, founded in 1895. Born out of segregation, it has produced some of the most distinguished African-American leaders in the history of our nation.
Vincent Carbino, Ed..D -
Dr. Vince Carbino, former police officer; teacher; director & currently Principal, City of Angeles in the Los Angeles Unified School District will present a workshop on:Student Achievement via the use of technology. Dr. Carbino uses a successful, alternative-online independent studies curriculum which is graduating students in record numbers.
My vision is to remove the economic and social barriers that impact our students and their families. I believe that through schools providing high quality education programs with clearly defined outcomes that directly relate to employment and self empowerment, our students and community can be transformed, have self direction, and have residents that reach self actualization. I also believe that working in collaboration with the business community, both economic and educational empowerment can occur that can produce a transformative effect for the urban, inner city community.
The “operational” pathway to that vision is to provide the community with instructional programs in English as Second Language, Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, and Career Technical Education. I currently serve as Principal of the Wilson Lincoln Community Adult School, which has 60 sites and serves downtown Los Angeles to El Monte. I also serve on the Board of Directors for the Lincoln Heights Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Vincent Carbino
Dr. Aura Imbarus
Dr. Aura Imbarus
Aura Imbarus is an educator, professional speaker, and the author of the critically acclaimed memoir, a Pulitzer Prize entry and Amazon best-seller, Out of the Transylvania Night: A Story of Tyranny, Freedom, Love and Identity.
Born and raised in Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Romania –or more precisely in “Dracula’s county Transylvania,” Ms. Imbarus attended Lucian Blaga University, earning an MA degree in American and British Studies and a Ph.D. in Philology with the distinction Cum Laude. From 1990 to 1997, she worked as a journalist for Radio Contact, The National Journal, and Gallup Poll in Sibiu, Romania.
In 1997, Aura immigrated to Los Angeles, where she continued her education at UCLA and began her teaching career both as a high school and college professor. She spends her mornings at West High School, a designated California Distinguished School and her nights at LA Harbor College and El Camino College in South Bay. She is also a motivational speaker, who appeared on numerous TV (NBC, ABC, CBS) and radio shows, and had presented to Rotary Clubs all across CA and in Transylvania, Romania; writers groups such as The Inland Empire Writers Group, The Kern Writers Group, UCLA – Romanian Club, Viitorul Roman Club; Women’s Club of Beverly Hills, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach; Rotaract Clubs, ASU- Arizona State University, Babes Bolyai University in Cluj, Summer Exchange Program, Long Beach City College, El Camino College, Sacramento Romanian Festival, World Fest – Dallas, book clubs, and was the keynote speaker at the Redondo Beach North Branch Library, mentioning the importance of libraries in a democratic regime.
Aura is actively involved in RAPN (Romanian American Professional Network) as well as Eurocircle, a professional networking organization with over 60,000 members of European origins. She is also a mentor for Scott L. Schwartz Children’s Foundation and Blue Heron Foundation, non-profit and professional organizations whose mission is to help children who battle cancer and Romanian orphans. Aura is also a member of MLA- Modern Language Association, NCTE- National Council of Teachers of English, NEA- National Education Association, and many others. Other interests include: reading, painting, skiing, ice-skating, hiking, beach volleyball, and traveling the world. “I want to live life to the fullest,” says Aura, “and in the process, to help others along the way. I want to squeeze out each and every moment of life, and use to the maximum. Every day has the potential of a lifetime.”
Frankie Williams has over 20 plus years’ experience in Management, Operations, and Human Resources. During her varied career, she has been a leader at several major law firms and retail industry leaders Target Corporation and The Home Depot and most recently in the veterinary industry. She has earned a Professional Designation in Human Resources from UCLA and is also an American Bar Association (ABA) Certified Paralegal with a specialty in Employment Law. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Classical Music Performance, a Bachelors Degree in Management, a Masters Degree in Organizational Management and Development, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. In addition to her prestigious accomplishments, Frankie was profiled in American Animal Hospital Association’s (AAHA) Trends Magazine and is a featured case study commentator in Trends Magazine. She was also an author on AAHA's 2008 white paper entitled "Mentoring Guidelines" http://www.aahanet.org/PublicDocuments/MentoringGuidelines.pdf.
Frankie resides in New Jersey with her 3 dogs, Marley, Moe and Mr. Bruiser.
Dr. Pedro Noguera - Keynote Speaker: Self-Efficacy
David Brewer - School & Business Leadership
Dr. Janet Saenz - Gifted Curriculum- "Beyond Average" (Mas Allá del Promedio)
Dr. Aura Imbarus - Motivation: “The Invisible Epidemic”
Dr. Nicole Johnson - Dyslexic Advantage: Turning Problems into Possibilities
Dr. Moses Mc Cutcheon - School To Success--Planning Today for Success Tomorrow
Dr. Patricia Lyons - Conference Director, Increase, Impact and Influence
Frankie Williams - Social Emotional Intelligence
Yeri Garcia - Revolutionizing Education -Classroom Technology
Juliano Jarquin - Indigenous Self Efficacy
Dr. Vince Carbino - Student Achievement via the use of technology
Lou Di Giacomo - ESL and TOFEL Expert
Treasure Owens-Grant - Teaching Financial Literacy to Students
Naomi and Rachel Grant - Young Gifted Writers/ Published Authors
Mary Johnson - Parenting in the 21st Century
Reginald Grant - Author, Culturally Inclusive Curriculum Specialist
Keith Morris – Making Mathematics accessible in the new curriculum
Iris McMichael Joyner - "Don't Count Me Out- I'm Autistic"
Taneeka Bourgeois-daSilva - Making Literature accessible for young children
Mark Campbell - Putting “ED” to work using the right tools (Your Brand)
Christopher da Silva - Teaching Though Technonlgy: Innovative uses of Technology