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SEL Summit 2021 - Well- Being, Equity & Recovery

4th Annual SEL Summit

Well-Being, Equity & Recovery

July 21 & 22, 2021

About the Conference

We all agree that Social Emotional Learning is more important now than ever. However, many of us still struggle with what SEL should look and sound like in our schools, especially this fall.

Let’s move SEL from ‘one more thing’ on teachers’ plates to a vehicle that elevates student voice and agency across classrooms!

Join experts in over 50 breakout sessions to learn the “How” behind SEL implementation and integration. These hands-on workshops are great for folx who are looking to combine equity work, EdTech tools, trauma-informed practices and well-being strategies with practical SEL application. 

Live Online!

July 21 & 22 – 8:00am to 3:30pm

Only $275 per person
w/ 30 days of access to recordings

Keynote Speakers

Darnisa Amante-Jackson

Racial Equity Strategist & Educator

Jennie Magiera

Global Head of Education Impact

Michael Bonner

Educator, Speaker & Author

Featured Speakers

Carla Tantillo Philibert

SEL Expert & EdTech Founder

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo


Thomas Murray

Director of Innovation

Additional Speakers

Toni Woodlon


Jacob Darley


Neil Gupta, Ed.D.

Director of Secondary Education

Lindsey Jensen, Ed.D.

2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year

Justin Ladas

Transition Services Case Manager

Ray Baker

Transition Services Case Manager

Matthew Baker

Head of Ogden International High School (West Campus)

Ken Dirkin

Executive Director, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute

Rob Philibert

Co-Founder of Class Catalyst & Mindful Practices

Crystal Wash

Executive Director

Cortez Javez


Nikki Kuhrt

Speech Language Pathologist

Kristina Doubet

Professor of Education

Eric Hoppstock


Paul Liabenow

Executive Director

Priscila Rodriguez

Special Education Teacher and Inclusive Education Professor

Lindsey Frank

Well-Being & Empowerment Coach

Dee Ann Schnautz

Assistant Professor of Practice

Jason Ness

Clinical and School Psychologist

Holly DeRosa Walejeski

Art Therapist

Evan Winkler


Jeron Blood

Asst. Dir. of Special Education & Social Emotional Learning

Katie Kamholz

Art Therapist

Jo Easterling-Hood


April Knighton

Art Therapist

Jeron Blood – 2nd

Asst. Dir. of Special Education & Social Emotional Learning

Lori Towle

Director of Full Circle Classrooms

Valerie Butrón

Behavior Intervention Specialist & Dean

Darril Fountain


Amy L. Eva

Associate Education Director

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Education Director

Melissa McNicholas

Early Childhood Preschool Behavioral Health Consultant

Melissa Calvert

Assistant Principal for Student Services

Lindsay Knoblauch

SEL Expert

Jessica Donaldson

Director of Behavioral Health

Kelly Maher

SEL Expert

Lauren Kazee


Elizabeth Johnson

Distinguished Professor

Dan Morrison

Public Academic & Professional Facilitator

Marisol Rerucha

Chief of Strategy and Partnerships

Chad Ostrowski

Educational Trainer, CEO, Co-founder

Leisa Gallagher

School District Consultant

Katy Skrobin

Third Grade Teacher

Sarah-Bess Dworin

Director, Restoring Community

John Price

Superintendent, North Chicago District 187

Patti Egan

Lane School Principal

Ashley Winnen, Ed.D.

Presenter/Assistant Principal

Stephanie Gallegos


Judy Kmak, Ed.D.

Retired Principal

J. Scott

Presenter/Published Author/Educator

Brian Hastings


Mike Aderson


Gale Glassner Twersky

Certified Teacher, Hypnotherapy Specialist

Alison Carris, MA, BCBA, LCPC

Certified Clinical Telemantal Health Provider, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional

Dr. Michelle Rushing

College and Career Readiness Coordinator

Paul Liabenow

Executive Director

Amie McCaw

Elementary School Principal

Jeremy Patterson


Eliza Tibbetts


Italy Wallace

Instructional Technology Coach

Adnan Iftekhar

Director of Technology

Keri Fersner

Personalized Learning Coach

Kristen Logan

Personalized Learning Coach

Erin North


Jonathon Wenstrom


Rich Taibi


Brenda Mendoza

K-12 ELL Specialist

Elias Patras

Empowerment Coach & Motivational Speaker

Hosted By


IL ASCD was formed in 1947 as one of the six original affiliates of the international organization ASCD. Our organization focuses on issues, trends, and research that relate to learning, teaching and leading. We offer programs and publications for all grade ranges (Pre-Kindergarten to Higher Education) and positions within schools. Professional Development can be tailored to meet the needs of schools or districts and address curriculum development, instruction, assessment, grading and/or supervision. IL ASCD continues to expand its operation and is the essential “go to” organization for educational leaders in Illinois.

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Founded in 2006, Mindful Practices specializes in the implementation of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and well-being using a comprehensive and data-driven approach. We support and empower students, educators, staff and administrators through coaching, professional development, trainings, certifications, and workshops. Our highly qualified team of SEL Specialists combined with Class Catalyst, our innovative EdTech platform, provide schools nationwide adaptive SEL implementation.

Gold Sponsor

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Founded in 1861, North Central is home to nearly 3,000 students and offers more than 70 undergraduate majors and 13 graduate degree programs. Visit northcentralcollege.edu to discover why U.S. News & World Report has named North Central a “Best in the Midwest” school for 20 years in a row and to learn more about the College’s state-of-the-art facilities and distinctive programs.

Dog Man Mothering Heights
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The first 350 participants will receive a FREE copy of “Dog Man Mothering Heights”
by Dav Pilkey. A special thanks to Dav for donating these books!