Keynote SpeaKer:
Gerry Brooks

Opening Keynote: Personal Climate and Culture in the Workplace: It's Up to YOU!
9:10 am - 10:10 am

Gerry Brooks has been an educator for 25 years, beginning as a third grade teacher in Palm Bay, FL. He earned his masters in administration and has been an elementary principal for 15 years. Originally using humorous videos to encourage his staff, Gerry has become a national encourager for teachers through social media and speaking events. He is a voice for teachers, but his passion is leading others to be responsible for their own personal climate and culture in the workplace. His book, “Go See the Principal,” outlines strategies for taking on this responsibility. Gerry and his wife, Kelly, have 3 adult children and live in Lexington, KY.

We are so excited to welcome Gerry Brooks to EdTech Academy 2022! Suriously!


spotlight presenter:
dr. michael steele       

professionally shot portrait of Michael SteeleBreakout Session: OoRah Leadership!
1:25 pm - 2:15 pm
2:25 pm - 3:15 pm

Dr. Mike Steele is the Executive Principal for Stratford STEM School located in Nashville Tennessee, and he has served in that capacity for twelve years.  Dr. Steele is a former U.S. Marine and ten-year law enforcement officer.  Mike has authored two books, “OoRah Leadership” and “No Excuses.”  He enjoys motivational speaking and has travel to globe presenting on topics such as leadership, school safety, crowd psychology to name just a few.  Dr. Steele has been married for 30 years.  He and his wife have four amazing children and five beautiful grandchildren.  Mike enjoys family, fitness and public speaking.  “I encourage you to leave my session without being motivated and inspired to find your next level of excellence.”  - Dr. Mike Steele


12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch will be provided for all attendees in Dempster Atrium, with seating on upper and lower levels (The following rooms will be available for overflow during lunch: 105 (Glenn Auditorium), 124, 125, 126, 127, and 128).

CLOSING and door prizes

3:30 pm

Closing remarks by Dr. Carlos Vargas, the president of Southeast Missouri State University, followed by the drawing for door prizes will take place in Glenn Auditorium. Must be present to win!

Times above are tentative/subject to change. Check back for updates.