Hope, Mattering, and MovingForward

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With so many complications in today’s world, it’s important to make sure our students remain hopeful for the future. But how do we instill hope in our students?

Watch our Hope, Mattering, and Moving Forward webinar recording, moderated by Paget Hetherington, Vice President of Marketing at Gaggle. Our expert panel will offer insight into how educators can ensure that every student feels like they truly matter, how to practice and teach hope, and why this message is so important for students to move forward. Hear from:

  • Angela Maiers, Founder and CEO, Choose2Matter
  • Derrick Conley, Executive Principal, Birch and Parkway Elementary Schools, Pine Tree Independent School District
  • Dr. Quintin Shepherd, Superintendent, Victoria Independent School District
Meet the Presenters
Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers has been listed as one of IBM’s Top 20 Global Influencers, named by Forbes as one of the Top 5 Education Leaders to Watch in 2017 and 2018, and is among Huffington Post’s Top 100 Social Media Influencers. Angela founded the global movement Choose2Matter in 2014 with a singular mission to help individuals recognize their value and potential contribution to change both their own lives and the world. The non-profit organization grew out of the impassioned response to a TED Talk she gave on the power of two simple words that went viral: YOU MATTER. Her work has been shared in 78,000 classrooms across 100 countries and has rallied more than a million children. Futurist. Innovator. Educator. Entrepreneur. Change Maker. Angela is on a mission to disrupt the status quo and to empower every individual to change their own world, if not the world around them for the better. It is fair to say she leaves no room unchanged.

Derrick Conley

Derrick ConleyWith a relentless energy and a passion for growing others, Derrick Conley has helped transform the learning environment of three socially diverse, economically disadvantaged, and underachieving elementary schools. All of these three campuses are currently a joyful place for children to learn and teachers to teach. It is his unwavering belief that every student deserves an opportunity to feel loved, and through incredible connections with each other, anything is possible. Winning in any school will happen with a focus on two priorities: Relationships+Growth, and When people matter, they will succeed.

Dr. Quintin Shepherd

Dr. Quintin ShephardDr. Quintin Shepherd is in his third year as Superintendent for the Victoria Independent School District—and as a Victoria West High School parent. When he came to Victoria, his first priority was to listen to the voice of the community, parents, staff, and students. From what he heard, Dr. Shepherd invited those stakeholders to be a part of shaping the future of the district through several task forces. Members of those groups work collaboratively with district leadership to make recommendations as they begin building that future to meet the current and future needs of Victoria students and the community..

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