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Southeast Conference on School Climate

June 6-8, 2022 | #SeCSC22
Hyatt Regency in Downtown Savannah
2 W Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401




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Conference Overview

The Southeast Conference on School Climate, formerly the Southeast Conference on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, is a conference for educational professionals looking for practical solutions to improve the quality and character of the school environment. The conference has been expanded from solely addressing school-wide behavior to a comprehensive effort to focus on providing school personnel with the tools to create positive, consistent, healthy, and safe learning environments for all students.

Conference Strands

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

Meet Our 2022 Keynote Presenters

Ronald Gonzalez, Ed.D.

Distinguished Principal, Transformational Leader, Mentor
Dr. Ronald Gonzalez

Dr. Ronald Gonzalez serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Administration & Instruction for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns in New York. Prior to this post, he led transformation efforts at Mount Vernon High School for 11 years. His visionary leadership led to improvements in student performance, stability for staff, and several family & community outcomes. He attributes much of the success of this school transformation to systems building, developing teacher talent, and using student voice as an agent of change.

Dr. Gonzalez recognizes the power of collaboration and endorses both empowerment and accountability equally and emphatically in and among his team. His collaborative efforts reach well beyond the walls of his institution. As a mentor, Dr. Gonzalez services doctoral students, principals, assistant principals, teacher leaders, and teachers.

Keynote Presentation – Lead Where You Stand: Creating Access Through Perseverance 

This keynote presentation helps to demystify equity as a separate initiative and participants understand that it is woven into the fabric of our work. Participants learn the pitfalls of the equity continuum as well as the power of perseverance for honoring voice and creating leadership. The work of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity must be accompanied by Access for all (I.D.E.A.). 

Jon Eyler, Ed.D.

Founder and CEO of Collaborative Learning Solutions

Dr. Jon Eyler is a widely recognized expert on topics of equity, educational improvement, and educational psychology. He works with leadership teams across the nation to implement integrated systems of support and to lead adaptive change around educator mindset and perception. He has held various teaching and leadership positions in both PK-12 and higher education.

Dr. Eyler is the founder and CEO of Collaborative Learning Solutions, a leading educational consulting firm headquartered in California. The firm is relentlessly committed to improving outcomes for historically marginalized youth – particularly outcomes related to culture and climate. Since 2010, the firm has supported more than 145 education agencies across 8 states and 3 countries with a collective impact on more than 1.3 million students.

Keynote Presentation – Structuring Student Wellness Across Initiative

Exhausted from chasing down too many initiatives? Challenged by figuring out how to integrate multiple student support efforts? This presentation addresses the essential elements for structuring your student wellness initiatives to yield greater effectiveness and efficiency. The session includes both a framework and specific strategies for braiding student support efforts. The strategies are then paired with concrete examples of how schools and districts across the nation have operationalized these concepts and put them into practice.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Special Thanks to Our Planning Committee

Eric Landers, Ph.D.
Conference Chair
Associate ProfessorCollege of Education – Elementary and Special Education
Brandi MoodyLecturerCollege of Arts and Humanities – Writing and Linguistics
Melissa Cavins, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorCollege of Education – Leadership, Technology and Human Development
Jennifer Perry, Ph.D.Assistant Professor College of Education – Leadership, Technology and Human Development
Caitlin Criss, Ph.D.Assistant Professor College of Education – Elementary and Special Education
Jackie MesenbrinkVisiting ProfessorJiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

June 6-8, 2022 | #SeCSC22

Last updated: 4/11/2022