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Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D.
2021 Featured Speaker

“The Resilience Cascade: Supporting Children, Families, Organizations and Communities”

Nefertiti B. Poyner, Ed.D., is an author, public speaker and provider of professional learning experiences primarily in the field of early care and education. Nefertiti began her career doing what she loves, developing the minds of young children as a pre-kindergarten and kindergarten teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Currently, Nefertiti is an Early Childhood Specialist and National Trainer with the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. In her role, Nefertiti conducts local and national presentations. She develops training curriculum, mentors trainers, and provides onsite and distance coaching. If you were to ever ask Nefertiti about her work she would reply, “I do what I love every day — this is such an amazing experience.”

Nefertiti earned her undergraduate degree from Virginia State University, her master’s degree from Chestnut Hill College, and her doctoral of education degree from Walden University. She is the co-author of two resources, Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You, and Socially, Strong, Emotionally Secure: 50 Activities to Promote Resilience in Young Children – Winner Of The 2012 Learning® Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award. Her research interest and the passion that guides her work revolve around better understanding how resilience contributes to effective
education for children, staff and communities. When she is not working, Nefertiti enjoys quiet moments alone reading or crafting, and spending time with family.


Past Speakers

  • 2020: Lindee Morgan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Emory University
    Supporting Students with Disabilities in the Classroom: The Case for Social-Emotional Learning
  • 2019: Vernon Mason
    “Don’t Waste a Crisis! A Story of Perseverance During Tough Times!”
  • 2018: Bobbie D. Lee
    “So, How are the Children?”

   #SCOC21   •   Jan. 23, 2021   •   Virtual

Last updated: 1/19/2021