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Salome Thomas-EL

The Immortality of Influence: Believing Every Child Can Achieve Their Dreams.
Salome Thomas-EL, Head of School, Thomas Edison Charter School, Wilmington, DE and National Education Expert.

“Every child needs someone to be crazy about them.” These are the words of Salome Thomas-EL, award-winning teacher and principal, and nationally recognized educator. They shape his life-long commitment to answering the question, “How do we ensure that every child achieves their greatest potential?” This question lies at the heart of the national dialogue on education policy, the day in and day out work of school personnel, and the hopes of every parent. Central to this challenge is how we succeed with children who are facing the most serious barriers to success: poverty, violence, neglect, and low expectations.
For over 20 years, Principal EL has taken on this challenge with the absolute belief that every child can and will learn as long as adults in their world care enough to not give up. Starting as a teacher and chess coach at Vaux Middle School and through his years as principal at several traditional public and charter schools, Thomas-EL has transformed the attitudes and strategies of school staff, parents, and members of the community to help hundreds of troubled children not only graduate from high school but go on to earn higher degrees from major colleges and universities. He brings to the process a powerful combination of passion, caring, and leadership to craft a refreshing, common-sense roadmap to help kids achieve their dreams, no matter the odds.

Keynote: The Immortality of Influence: Believing Every Child Can Achieve Their Dreams
“Every child needs someone to be crazy about them.” These are the words of Salome Thomas-EL, award-winning teacher and principal, and nationally recognized educator. They shape his life-long commitment to answering the question, “How do we ensure that every child achieves their greatest potential?” This question lies at the heart of the national dialogue on education policy, the day in and day out work of school personnel, and the hopes of every parent. Central to this challenge is how we succeed with children who are facing the most serious barriers to success: poverty, violence, neglect, and low expectations.

Time and Date: Saturday, July 30th, 12:00 to 13:00 LA time/ 1500 to 1600 NYC time. You can check other time zones here, http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=1&iso=20110730T12&p1=137&ah=1

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Presenter Website: The Principal’s Office 

Twitter: @Principal_EL

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