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2013 Keynote Speakers

19th Annual Character Education Conference Keynote Speakers


St. Charles Convention Center, MO • June 17-19, 2013

Michelle Borba

Julia Cook

General Stephen Lorenz

Kevin and Dave Kuschel

Dr. Michelle Borba • Bullying Prevention
Michele is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and educator on character education, parenting, and bullying prevention. She has worked with hundreds of schools to help strengthen children’s character and resilience, reduce peer cruelty and create compassionate, just learning cultures. Learn about her 6 R’s of Effective Bullying Prevention and other strategies to enhance your school community and academic achievement.

Julia Cook •Helping readers become life-long problem solvers
A motivational speaker and former school counselor, Julia Cook is one of the nation's foremost authors of guidance storybooks for children. Her books like Soda Pop Head teach readers to become life-long problem solvers. She energizes her audience with valuable tips of the trade. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll leave with “stuff” that you can really use and apply to your life! .

General Stephen Lorenz• Leadership
A true leader of American heroes, Stephen Lorenz is a retired Four Star General. He was Air Education and Training Commander of Randolph Air Force Base. His inspiring stories will motivate you to take your leadership skills to a new height. Learn secrets of great leadership to empower staff and students from a man who led the recruitment, training and education of more than 340,000 Air Force personnel annually. Click here to learn more.

Kevin and Dave Kuschel• Rising above life’s challenges
Life looks different when you’re confined to a seated position. For teacher, Kevin Kuschel, overcoming his disability has enabled him to meet the challenge of helping his HS students overcome their obstacles and achieve great things. Using anecdotes—both humorous and emotional, Kevin, left, and his brother Dave will motivate and inspire the audience to rise above the circumstances in their own lives.

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