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Southeast Conference on School Climate

June 5-7, 2023 | #SeCSC23
Hyatt Regency in Downtown Savannah
2 W Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Conference registration for #SeCSC23
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Conference Overview

The Southeast Conference on School Climate (SeCSC) is a two and half day conference that provides research-based resources for improving school culture, climate, and safety. Administrators, counselors, and teachers participate in sessions packed with practical, evidence-based strategies aimed at creating learning environments to improve every student’s mental, behavioral, and academic performances. The SeCSC primary strands include Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Mental Health, School Safety, Social Emotional Learning, Restorative Practices, and Mindfulness and Wellbeing. In addition, each conference session supports topics related to strategies that can be used for School Improvement Plans (SIP).

Conference Strands

Positive Behavior Interventions and SupportsMental HealthSchool Safety
Social-Emotional LearningRestorative PracticesMindfulness and Wellbeing

Our 2023 Keynote Presenters

Horacio Sanchez

President and CEO, Resiliency Inc. 

Horacio Sanchez is a highly sought-after speaker and educational consultant, helping schools learn to apply neuroscience to improve educational outcomes.  He presents on diverse topics such as overcoming the impact of poverty, improving school climate, engaging in brain-based instruction, and addressing issues related to implicit bias. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on resiliency and applied brain science.

Horacio has been a teacher, administrator, clinician, mental health director, and consultant to school districts across the United States. Horacio sits on True Health Initiative Council of Directors, a coalition of more than 250 world-renowned health experts, committed to educating on proven principles of lifestyle as medicine. He is the author of the best-selling book, The Education Revolution, which applies brain science to improve instruction, behaviors, and school climate.  His new book, The Poverty Problem, explains how education can promote resilience and counter poverty’s impact on brain development and functioning.

Jeremy Anderson

Founder and CEO of Jeremy Anderson Group, LLC

Jeremy Anderson is a leading educational expert, author, and one of the premier motivational speakers in the educational arena. Years ago, Jeremy experienced many challenges such as drug and alcohol abuse, repeated failure in school, a diagnosis of ADHD, and the absence of his biological father. Fortunately, Jeremy came across a group of teachers who refused to give up on him. He eventually caught up with his right grade, received his high school diploma, and obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Today, Jeremy is the published author of six books, and has been privileged to travel across the globe with his motivational speaking and training. Jeremy its the CEO of The Jeremy Anderson Group, LLC., which is an Educational Consulting Firm. His wife, Traci, is the President of their non-profit Next Level Living, Inc. Jeremy, his wife Traci, and their two children Jaxon and Jewel life happily in Atlanta Georgia. Please be sure to check out our new Podcast, Next Level Teaching on Apple Podcast, Spotify, and Google Podcasts.

Keynote Presentation – Next Level Teaching

Jeremy will touch on the following topics and give strategies to help create a positive classroom environment, and to improve the climate and culture with the faculty and staff that the school would embrace.

  • FIGHTING BURNOUT & BOOSTING MORALE: Jeremy has proven strategies to help build the overall morale of your staff.
  • BUILDING ALLIES IN THE CLASSROOM: Often, the most troubled students have the most potential. Jeremy will show you how to build relationships that can lead to your students assisting you in the classroom.
  • EQUITY TRAINING: During these sessions, Jeremy provides tools to use that will assist you in connecting with diverse classrooms.
  • MOTIVATIONAL SESSION: You can be assured that Jeremy’s motivational session will leave you and your staff pumped up, and ready for the challenges the classroom brings.
  • RELATING TO AT-RISK STUDENTS: Jeremy has a heart for at-risk students, and he knows what it takes to get them back to focusing academically which results in success in the classroom.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsor

Special Thanks to Our Planning Committee

Eric Landers, Ph.D.
Conference Chair
Georgia Southern University
Bailey Nafziger, Ed.DGeorgia Southern University
Caitlin Criss, Ph.D.Georgia Southern University
Gregory Benner, PhdUniversity of Alabama 
Meredith Rausch, PhdAugusta University
Regina SiezTemecula Valley Unified School District

June 5-7, 2023 | #SeCSC23

Last updated: 3/23/2023