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Tuesday, November 5

8:00am CST

DIV KEYNOTE - At the Cross Section of Equity and Standards-Aligned Instruction
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At the Cross Section of Equity and Standards-Aligned Instruction: Participants will learn about the connection of equity to standards aligned instruction as a means of creating the conditions necessary for success for ALL students, but particular those students in marginalized groups and/or underrepresented populations.
Tiffany Besse is a graduate of Lindenwood University with an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Master of Arts in Education Administration and Teaching. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Saint Louis University and is currently pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership at Maryville University, in St. Louis, Missouri.
 Tiffany is beginning her third year serving the Ferguson-Florissant School District as the Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Services, where she leads curriculum, instruction and professional development for teachers, leaders, and coaches serving approximately 11,000 students in 22 schools. Previously, she served the Pattonville School District as the Director of Secondary Education and Associate Principal at Pattonville High School and as an assistant principal in the Rockwood school district. Tiffany began her teaching career as AP Chemistry and Biology teacher in 2000. 
 Tiffany is a believer in the empowerment of young people and professionals to allow for deeper learning and growth in education. She is committed to the work of equity in education in the public school systems she serves. She enjoys learning and is a change-agent for education, for the sake of kids and the greater community.
 Mrs. Besse enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering with her church. She is passionate about collaborating with and empowering leaders and teachers to provide students with a rewarding education, designed for success in an ever-changing, global society. 


Tuesday November 5, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am CST
NHS Auditorium

9:10am CST

DIV: Making the Unconscious Conscious
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Attendees in this workshop will be exposed to practices that increase self-awareness as well as develop skills to recognize and respond to incidents of bias, stereotypes, and microaggressions.


Wilson, Juan

District Administrator, DAO

Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm CST
NHS Cafeteria

9:10am CST

DIV:Deconstructing the Alphabet Soup: Understanding Lesbians, Gay Men, Bi/Pan Sexuals and Trans People as Distinct Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn definitions and receive an overview of LGBT mental health.  During this workshop, participants will also learn and discuss trans, bi/pansexual, lesbian, and gay male issues.

Gary Hirshberg received a Master’s in Social Work from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in 1984. He spent the first five years of his professional career at Family & Children’s Services of Greater St. Louis. While at F&CS he was exposed to a wide range of clinical problems from a diverse client population. During that time he received extensive training in couples counseling to augment his graduate school specialization in that area.
Gary was one of the founders of the first mental health agency in the country created in response to the AIDS epidemic. Delta Mental Health Institute was a private not for profit that during its five years in operation provided psychotherapy in St. Louis and Diversity Training in St. Louis and served the needs of the HIV/AIDS community, the LGBT community, and male survivors. During that time, he became a founding member of the National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization, and offered workshops throughout the United States for male survivor therapists. He designed the first course taught in St. Louis to address the mental health needs of those living with HIV at both Washington University and St. Louis University.
Gary has received intensive training in working with survivors of sexual abuse. He attended a five-day residential Dismantling Racism Institute in St Louis and went on to co-design a seven-day residential institute in diversity awareness for high school students. For five years, he co-directed one of the summer Institutes. He is a graduate of the two-year advanced psychodynamic psychotherapy program at the St Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.  Gary completed a four-year training program also at the St Louis Psychoanalytic Institute, and is a practicing psychoanalyst. He has taught graduate and adult learning course in areas of Sexuality, Diversity, Metapsychology & Social Justice at Washington University, St. Louis University, University of Missouri - St. Louis, and the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute.


Tuesday November 5, 2019 9:10am - 12:00pm CST
NHS Library