Georgia State Summit

 


Date and Time

Friday, October 25, 2019
8:00am – 3:00pm

State Summits are FREE, one-day events.


Location

1 Coca Cola Plz NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
404-676-2121


Schedule

8:00–8:45 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:45–9:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15–11:50 am

Breakout Sessions

11:55–12:40 pm

Lunch

12:45–2:25 pm

Breakout Sessions

2:30–3:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Presenters

Andy Costanzo

Andy Costanzo

Andy Costanzo is a veteran educator and student activity adviser. He holds undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. An advocate for leadership education for more than 35 years, he has been recognized nationally as Student Council Adviser of the Year as well as Workshop Director of the Year. As a speaker, presenter, and trainer in more than 35 states and China, Costanzo works with students and activity advisers to make a difference in their schools and communities.

Bertrand Perdomo-Ucles

Bertrand Perdomo-Ucles

Bertrand Perdomo-Ucles is passionate about developing poverty-fighting solutions. As an educator, organizer, and manager, he has taught students across different grade levels, built capacity for education and public safety programs, and trained teams to improve family engagement initiatives. As a board member for the California School Based Health Alliance, he oversees the nonprofit’s strategies to support 257 school-based health centers. Perdomo-Ucles was re-elected as delegate for California’s Democratic Party and is founder of the South Los Angeles Democratic Club. Bertrand is from Los Angeles, a graduate of University of Southern California’s School of Public Policy, studied abroad in Greece and served in Honduras through Global Water Brigades.

Brandon Lee Stuart

Brandon Lee Stuart

Brandon Lee Stuart is the founder of ideaLogic LLc, a think-tank style start-up company that operates as an incubator and curator of compelling interdisciplinary ideas intended to yield innovative strategies, technologies, systems, products and practices. He has served in the Episcopal Service Corps in Los Angeles and helped to pilot the Collegiate Identity and Participation Model (CIPM), a college-readiness initiative created to address the educational needs of local underserved charter schools, which solidified his passion for educating students on the power of self-authorship. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Biology and East Asian Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Liberal Arts for intellectual freedom from the University of Chicago.

Chris Seifert

Chris Seifert

Chris Seifert is a leadership trainer, keynote speaker, and workshop director who has spoken to and worked with countless students and teachers across the country and in China.  He is founder and president of Weaver Training and Development, which primarily focuses on building student leaders through experiential learning and preparing them for success both in and out of the classroom.  He has written and created a Junior High Leadership Development program, and also plans and directs Immersive Service Leadership Experiences (ISLE) in various cities where students gather to learn about leadership, build relationships, and develop skills while performing community service.  In his spare time, Chris uses his background as a performer, actor, and singer to serve as the Theater and Choir Director at a high school.  He also teaches a Public Speaking class for Immaculata University and serves on the board of a private school outside Philadelphia.

Drew Ollero

Drew Ollero

Drew Ollero is a fundraising professional who currently supports strategic projects for the University of California, Berkeley at Haas School of Business. His prior work spanned various roles within startup companies, government, school settings, and nonprofit organizations. Ollero relishes in working in chaotic environments and helping organizations and leaders build structures and processes to be effective. Ollero’s work is centered around reflective and experiential practice, which comes from his professional and education background in social work.

Karen Dawson

Karen Dawson

Karen Dawson spent 32 years as a high school art and leadership teacher and was also involved in service learning. She was named as an All-American Teacher by USA TODAY and has earned numerous awards during her career, including the Presidential Volunteer Service Award from President George W. Bush for her work with Habitat for Humanity. In 2012, she co-founded a nonprofit weekly community outreach program that provides a meal for anyone in need in the St. Louis area. Since its inception, more than 66,000 meals have been served. This program is now being emulated in 54 communities. Currently she is the co-chair of the Greater St. Louis Area Homeless Task Force.

Keesha L. Coleman

Keesha L. Coleman

Keesha L. Coleman is a project manager at Georgia State University where she manages high-level initiatives centered around the university’s strategic plan as well as special projects for the office of the provost. Her current role allows her to engage with several of the university’s key working groups and programs, including the Council for the Progress of Cities; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Women Lead, an undergraduate leadership program. Keesha is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all through public service and social engagement and considers herself a champion of bridging the gap.

Hear from Keesha as she breaks down some of the points she covered in her competency presentation.

Leonel A. Diaz, Jr.

Leonel A. Diaz, Jr.

Leonel A. Diaz Jr. is a research coordinator at The University of New Mexico’s Center for Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions. His academic and professional background is interdisciplinary: fine arts, digital arts, social media, academic advisement, student leadership, academic support, marketing, organizational development, and social justice. Diaz Jr. enjoys learning several disciplines to find ways to merge ideas, bridge gaps, problem-solve, and develop new perspectives. He began his career as a photographer and digital media artist, only to follow his interest in helping mentor and support college students.

Linda Pickett

Linda Pickett

Linda Pickett has spent the past 40 years working with children and adolescents as a music therapist, special educator, leadership educator, leadership camp staff, and student council adviser. She led her council to achieve national recognition and she has been recognized as the 2015 National High School Warren E Shull Adviser of the Year and the recipient of the 2019 Illinois Hank Clark Memorial Award for her contributions to the development of her student council and leadership of students throughout the state of Illinois. Under her guidance, programs have been implemented to improve school climate, promote service learning and produce inclusive environments. She has also developed leadership curriculum that has developed self-awareness, self-confidence, personal values, problem solving and other components necessary to become a strong leader. Linda has led workshops on the district, state and national levels sharing her passion to prepare students for the future through leadership development and positive behaviors.

Patrick Wu

Patrick Wu

Patrick Wu is a senior educational adviser at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars Program, where he provides academic advising and access to educational opportunities to high school students with financial need. Prior to his work at the Cooke Foundation, Patrick taught AP Language and Composition and coordinated service learning at a high school in Chicago. He also taught math and writing at a middle school in rural North Carolina. Patrick has also served as an instructor and as the academic dean for the Civic Leadership Institute. Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree in university-community partnerships, a self-designed major that combines higher education with the values of service learning and social justice from the University of Maryland.

Roberta Hasstedt

Roberta Hasstedt

Roberta has been an active educator in Washington State for 29 years. Her passion is working with students to help learn their potential as leaders in their schools and communities. In 2013, she was honored as the Washington State High School Advisor of the Year for her work with leadership students. Roberta shares her knowledge by presenting workshops at the local, state, regional and national level. As a lifelong learner, after earning her BA/ED and MA/ED degrees, she recently completed a certificate program from Colorado State University in Student Affairs in Higher Education Administration. Roberta currently serves as an Assistant Director at a Association of Student Leaders summer camp sponsored by the Association of Washington School Principals, does work for National Student Council sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Outreach Programs with AWSL and is a Clinical Supervisor for Western Governors University, supervising student teacher candidates.

Sue Iverson

Sue Iverson

Sue Iverson was a teacher and student council adviser at Wayzata High School in Minnesota. She also served as the Gifted & Talented coordinator in the school of 3500 students and was recognized as a US Presidential Scholar Esteemed Teacher.  As the State Adviser for the MN Association of Student Council/Honor Society for 6 years, Sue had the opportunity to work with students from across the state on leadership development. In 2018, Sue and her council hosted the National Student Council Conference.  This past summer, she was named the 2019 Warren E. Shull National Adviser of the Year. Sue is passionate about helping students realize their potential and urges them to always be part of the solution rather than part of the problem.