Conference for Georgia Kindergarten Teachers
Dec 05-06 2016 -- Atlanta, GA
Featuring Presenters: Mary Amoson & Lori Elliot, Ed.D.
Discover research-based, innovative, practical, and motivating professional development that will help you increase rigor and critical thinking in your instruction.
  • Time Management
  • Technology
  • Reading
  • Behavior Management
  • STEM/Science
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Mary Amoson

Mary Amoson

Mary has enjoyed 11 years in the kindergarten classroom, where she enthusiastically uses technology to engage her active students. She loves sharing the ideas, activities, and tools that have worked with her own kindergartners through her blog, "Sharing Kindergarten." She is committed to instilling passion in teachers because she believes that passion is truly the secret to increasing learning and achievement.

Charles Beaman, Ed.D.

Charles Beaman, Ed.D.

Charles, a former middle and high school teacher, served in education for 30 years as an assistant principal and principal. He consults on behalf of the National Middle School Association, and works frequently with schools, school districts, and school organizations in the areas of school and classroom management, school climate, and working with difficult to reach students.

Greg Coleman

Greg Coleman

For more than a decade, Greg has served teachers and students as a K–5 math coach and classroom teacher. He was awarded the prestigious Atlanta Families Award in 2010. Most recently, he served on the Math Standards Review Working Committee for the state of Georgia.

Lauren Crabtree

Lauren Crabtree

Lauren is an assistant principal with more than 13 years of experience in education. She began her career as a Self-Contained Special Education teacher for students in a residential treatment facility. Lauren was awarded the Teacher of the Year for the 2006-2007 school year. For the past 3 years, she has worked as the Assistant Principal at Hillside Conant School and recently became TKES credentialed.

Lori Elliott, Ed.D.

Lori is an energetic and passionate National Board Certified teacher (former) and trainer. She has taught students of various grade levels and has served as a district Literacy Coordinator and Technology Integration Specialist. She is the author of the "Teach Like a Techie" series of books and "Project-Based Learning for Real Kids and Real Teachers."

Cristy Fogle

Cristy Fogle

Cristy has taught for 20 years and believes in fostering a lively and engaging classroom where children are encouraged to thrive. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education and has been named Teacher of the Year in 1996 and 2006. She believes students should be challenged to take a hands on and minds on approach and be invested in their own learning.

Sandi Reyes National Board Certified Teacher

Sandi Reyes

Sandi is a National Board Certified Early Childhood Specialist, coach, mentor, and author with more than 25 years in education. She shares ready-to-go, low-prep solutions that support standards across the early childhood domains. Sandi focuses on play-based learning strategies and developmentally appropriate practices that can be done anytime, anywhere. Her inspirational ideas empower teachers to create learning environments that set the foundation for the primary grades and for lifelong learning. She is the author of "Engineer Through the Year" (K–2 and 3–5).

Page Tarleton

Page Tarleton

Page has taught for 18 years, with 15 of them in Kindergarten, and she has just completed her first year as an administrator. She believes that learning should be engaging, fun, relevant, and challenging. Page holds an Educational Doctorate in Instructional Leadership and was voted Teacher of the Year in 2000, 2004, and 2012. She believes teachers should inspire students to be problem-solvers and to love learning.

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