Speakers

                  

Meet Our Keynote Speakers!

Dr. Belinda George

Founder of "Tucked in Tuesdays"

Dr. Belinda George is a native of Chauvin, Louisiana.   After marrying the love of her life, Melvin George, she became a citizen of Beaumont, TX.  She is the fourth in a family of five girls. 

Currently she is serving her last year as Principal of Homer Drive Elementary in Beaumont, TX.  She believes in her teachers, scholars, and parents.  She believes that building relationships is the best mode of communication.  Dr. George has been in education for 16 years serving as a substitute teacher, curriculum coordinator,  supervisor, assistant principal, and principal.  Belinda is also internationally known for reading to her scholars online via Facebook Live, which she has coined as “Tucked in Tuesdays”. 

She has made appearances on the Steve Harvey Show, Good Morning America, Texas Country Reporter, local news stations, Strahan & Sara, ABC News Special: Pandemic: What You Need to Know, and Nightly News with Lester Holt. Her story has been shared in countless publications such as Essence Magazine, Faith and Heart Magazine, TEPSA Magazine, Washington Post, CNN.com, Good Morning America.com, and Texas Monthly to name a few. In addition, she has served in the United States Army prior to entering into education. To this date, her proudest accomplishment is her marriage, her campus, her family, and her ability to build quality relationships.

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Dwayne Reed

Author and Educational Activist

Mr. Reed is an author, rapper, proud husband, father, and public school teacher in Chicago, IL. In 2016, he released his viral music video, “Welcome to the 4th Grade,” which garnered millions of views, and catapulted him into an educational spotlight. Reed believes relationships mean everything in education, and that every child, no matter their race or social status, deserves a fair chance at a quality education. His message to all is one of grace, love, and equity, and his aim is to rehumanize the learning experience for every scholar, everywhere. Mr. Reed is in love with his wife and junior-high sweetheart, Simone’, and lives happily on the Southside of Chicago.

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Nathan Maynard

Speaker & Restorative Practices Change-Agent

Nathan Maynard is an educator, youth advocate, and national and international restorative practices trainer. He is a co-author of the Washington Post bestseller Hacking School DisciplineNathan also is the Co-Founder and CEO of BehaviorFlip- first restorative behavior support software for schools. He was awarded “Youth Worker of the Year” through his work supporting underserved and underprivileged youth involved with the juvenile justice system.

Nathan studied Behavioral Neuroscience at Purdue University and has facilitated restorative practices successful implementation for over ten years in a wide range of educational settings. He is passionate about ending the school-to-prison pipeline crisis and closing the opportunity gap through implementing trauma-informed behavioral practices.

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"Dr. Belinda George was probably the most engaging speakers for me. She seemed genuinely happy and full of energy. Listening to her, both days, was a genuine bright spot. She seems to truly care for her students, staff, and community. Additionally, I appreciate how real she was in talking about knowing your own flaws and coping with mental/physical health concerns."
"Nathan is doing some amazing work! I really like how he is able to listen to staff and meet them where they are at. He provides practical solutions to issues we see in our school every day. He also shares a different perspective since he has been able to work with so many schools around the nation. Hearing about his experiences has been a great resource for me as a building principal."
"What Dwayne said today was exactly what I needed to hear to remind myself about why I became a teacher. These past two years have posed so many challenges, and his words (and humor) have inspired me to work to "reset" the tone with my students for the rest of the school year!"

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