SPEAKERS 2020-02-05T19:32:51+00:00

Shauna King, Ed.S.

Educational Consultant, King Professional Development Services

Shauna King is a former principal, PBIS coordinator and classroom teacher with more than 20 years of experience in public and non-public school settings. Her experience and passion have led to invitations to share with national and international audiences. In addition, Shauna partners with schools to improve school culture and student engagement. She serves as adjunct faculty for LaSalle University, a school climate coach for The University of Maryland Positive Schools Center and a certified presenter for The Children’s Guild Alliance. Her practical approach connects brain science to strategies that best support ALL children. Shauna is the author of “School Smart: It’s More Than Just Reading and Writing” and multiple national journal articles.

1:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 General Session
What We Say Matters: Using Language to Foster Youth Success

Frank Kros, MSW, J.D.

Presenter, Transformation Education Institute, and President, Kros Learning Group

Frank Kros is a career child advocate, who has served as a childcare worker, child abuse investigator, children’s home administrator, consultant, college professor, attorney, writer and speaker. Frank most recently served as president of the Transformation Education Institute (formerly the Upside Down Organization), director of the National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN) and executive vice president of The Children’s Guild Alliance, a multi-service children’s organization headquartered in Maryland. Frank joined The Children’s Guild Alliance as vice president of programs in 2000 and became executive vice president in 2002. Prior to arriving at The Alliance, he practiced law with Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps in San Diego, California, where his practice focused on children’s issues. Frank also has served as vice president for curriculum and training at Children’s Square U.S.A. in Council Bluffs, Iowa; as a child abuse service officer for the Douglas County Juvenile Court in Omaha, Nebraska; and as a family teacher at Father Flanagan’s Boy’s Home (Boy’s Town).

8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16 Keynote Address
Giving a Fish a Bath: The Untold Story of the Adolescent Mind

Daniel B. Singley, Ph.D.

Director, The Center for Men’s Excellence

Dr. Singley is a San Diego-based board certified psychologist and director of The Center for Men’s Excellence. His research and practice focus on men’s mental health with a particular emphasis on reproductive psychology and the transition to fatherhood. Dr. Singley has won the American Psychological Association’s 2017 Practitioner of the Year Award from the Division on Men & Masculinities. He is Past President of the APA’s Section on Positive Psychology and currently serves on the Board of the APA’s Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities as well as Postpartum Support International. He conducts trainings and presentations around the country to assist individuals and organizations to enhance their level of father inclusiveness and founded the grant-funded Basic Training for New Dads, Inc. nonprofit and Padre Cadre social networking application just for dads in order to give new fathers the tools they need to be highly engaged with their infants as well as their partners.

8:30 a.m. Friday, April 17 Keynote Address
When Kids Have Kids: Supporting Teen Dads

10:15 a.m. Friday, April 17 General Session
The Art and Science of Engaging Fathers in Perinatal Programs