6th Annual
Conference on 
Education and Poverty
@
Millersville University
Thursday, November 17-

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Ann C. Gaudino, Ed.D., Director

 
Conference Committee:
Dr. Jason Davis, Early, Middle & Exceptional, Education
Dr. Jennifer Frank, Social Work

Dr. Laura Granruth, Social Work

Dr. Lauren Kaiser, Psychology

Dr. Margaret Mbindyo, Academic Advisement

Dr. Miriam Witmer, Educational Foundations 
 



The purpose of the Conference on Education and Poverty is to  share information, practices, policies, and research pertaining to working with students in poverty.


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Welcome to the 2nd Conference on Poverty and Education.

 

We are pleased to share that our first conference in 2017 attracted over 300 participants and included 2 nationally renowned key note speakers, 2 panel sessions, a documentary film, and over 30 concurrent sessions! (Click HERE for 2017 program). 

This conference brings together both scholars and practitioners in a multi-disciplinary research platform and forum for discussion to promote the well-being and education of children living in poverty. 

This conference is a venue for those interested in an exchange of ideas focused to helping promote the education and lives of children living in poverty.  University faculty, teachers, administrators, psychologists, social workers, other professionals, and community members are welcome to come together to focus on research and practice.

 

Proposals for sessions from scholars, practitioners, and stakeholders in all areas are sought. Proposals are double blind, peer-reviewed. 

 

The conference features key note addresses from nationally renown experts, panel discussions, documentary film and discussion, concurrent sessions, and opportunities for networking.

We look forward to having you join us at the conference!

 

Sincerely,

Ann C. Gaudino, Ed.D., Conference Coordinator

 

Conference Committee:

Dr. Laura Granruth, Social Work

Dr. Hadi Halawa, Wellness & Sports Science

Dr. Ojama Edeh Herr, Special Education

Dr. Nakeiha Primus Smith, Educational Foundations

Dr. Rita Smith-Wade-El, Psychology
 

Conference on

Education & Poverty

SCHEDULE / 2022


Thursday, November 17

Undergraduate Student Conference Day

SMC Reighard Multipurpose Room

9:00 a.m. Opening Welcome
Dr. Lara Willox, Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences

9:10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Dr. Miriam Witmer, Assistant Professor, Educational Foundations

 

Panelists:

Dr. George Fitch, Asst. Superintendent of Student Services, School District of the City of York

Laura Edwards, Supervisor of Student Services, School District of the City of York

Alana Barnes, School Counselor 9th Grade Academy, School District of the City of York

Mrs. Camille Hopkins, Director of Schools, School District of Lancaster

Mr. Aaron Swinton, Principal, Reynolds Middle Schools, Schools District of Lancaster

Mr. Christopher Lopez- Executive Director of Student Services, School District of Lancaster



10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Roundtable Discussion and Poster Sessions

Dr. George Fitch, Assistant Superintendent, School District of the City of York

Laura Edwards, Supervisor of Student Services, School District of the City of York

Alana Barnes, School Counselor 9th Grade Academy, School District of the City of York

Victoria Valdes, School Social Worker, School District of the City of York

Camille Hopkins, Director of Schools, School District of Lancaster

Jassinya Padilla Alvarado, Assistant Director of Student Climate, School District of Lancaster

Jose Inguina, Team Support Leader, School District of Lancaster

Amy Marenick, Coordinator of School Climate, School District of Lancaster

Korynn Wagner, Coordinator of School Climate, School District of Lancaster

Kristen Hasse, ELD teacher, School District of Lancaster

Liz Graham, Secondary Literacy Coach, School District of Lancaster

11:00 a.m. - 12 noon: Lunch (on your own)

McCaskey High School Refugee Students (only)

9:00 a.m. McComsey Atrium: Presentations by admissions, financial aid, and others

10:00 a.m. Tour of Campus

11:00 a.m. Lunch at the Upper Deck

 

Open Forum:
12:00 p.m.- 1:00 p.m.:  Academic Resilience Series

SMC Reighard Multipurpose Room
The Power of Relationships in Building Academic Resilience

Moderator:  Dr. Lauren Kaiser
Panelists: Jasmeen Behkit, Jo Caruso, Jennifer Matthews, Alyssa Stephens

Friday, November 18

Faculty Meetings

 

Saturday, November 19

8:30 a.m. Registration, Posters, & Breakfast

Gordinier Hall, Lehr Dining Room

Please visit posters by Master's in Education and Educational Leadership students

while you enjoy breakfast!

 

Katelyn Lauer & Lucia Paine-Chabert: Systemic Conditions and Their Impact on Teachers of Color

 Kayla Brown: Trauma Informed Teachers

 Samuel Slaymaker: Unmotivated Students: Investigating Tactics for Engaging Disidentified Students

 Christina Smith: Universal Free School Meals

 Elliot Cassel: Internet Access and its Reflection on Future Success

Jessica Deiter: Mental Health of Teachers

 Simren Shah: Alternatives to Punitive Justice in Schools

Rachel Segura-Bommelyn: #Better Together

Danielle Eshleman:  Relationships Matter

Peter Dutton:  Growing Together

Lauren Lister: Culture to the Core

John Paul: Family Advisory Committee

9:00 a.m. Opening Welcome and Panel Discussion

Gordinier Hall, Lehr Dining Room

Opening Welcome!

Dr. Jim Delle, Dean, College of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning

Panel Discussion: 

Motivating and Preparing Educators to Work with Students in Poverty

Millersville/Shippensburg Ed.D. Alumni Panelists:

Dr. Tessa Hilyard, Principal, Hanover Middle School

Dr. Chanda Telleen, Consultant, PATTAN

Dr. George Ioannidis, Superintendent, Spring Grove School District

Dr. Danielle Miles, District Administrator of Equity and Effectiveness, York City School District

Moderator: Dr. Ann Gaudino

 

10:10 a.m.-10:50 a.m.  Concurrent Sessions 1

 

Gordinier/Lehr Dining Room

Master's Student Poster Sessions cont.

SMC 118

Principal Coaching and School Climate: A Phenomenological Study

Alexis Wertz, Principal, Central Dauphin School District, Doctoral Candidate

Perceptions of Elementary Principals on Maintaining a Positive School Climate During Staff Turnover

Travis Peck, Principal, Newberry Elementary School, Doctoral Candidate

 

SMC 24

The Cost of Caring: An Analysis of Teacher Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, Compassion Satisfaction, and Resilience

Theresa Jackson, Principal, Valley View Elementary School

Portraitures of Leaders:

The Experiences of District or School Leaders as They Lead Culturally Responsive Professional Development

Cytha Guynes, Senior Professional Development Manager, PA School Boards Association

SMC 18

The Relationship Between Social Emotional Learning Instruction Frequency And Behavior Data Of K-2 Students

Amanda Pressley, Assistant Principal, Susquehanna Township School District, Doctoral Student

Effective Teachers' Experiences in Working with Students who Exhibit Disruptive Behaviors

Tim Bianchi, Assistant Principal, Mechanicsburg Area School District, Doctoral Candidate

10:50-11:00 Break

11:00-11:40 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 2

SMC 118

Obstacles or Opportunities: The Perceptions of Recent Graduates of Color Attending a Suburban Educational Environment

Luther Green, Principal, Central Dauphin East High School, Doctoral Candidate

Teacher Initiated, Proactive Parent Engagement Mediating Behavior Issues for Low SES Early Adolescents

Brian Granger, Principal, West Shore School District, Doctoral Student

SMC 24

Teacher's View of Compensation Factors When Choosing an Employer

Eric Holtzman, Business Administrator, Waynesboro Area School District, Doctoral Candidate

Superintendent Job Satisfaction Post-Covid

Paul Casseri, Superintendent, Lewiston Porter Central School District, NY, Doctoral Student

SMC 18

Student Involved Individualized Education Program Meetings in a Cyber School Environment:

The Perception of Secondary Students with Autism

Kenesta Mack, Regional Director of Special Education, Commonwealth Charter Academy, Doctoral Candidate

The Influence of a Family Liaison on the Communication and Engagement of South Asian English Language Learner Families in an Urban School

Andrae Martin, Principal, Susquehanna Township School District, Doctoral Candidate

SMC 202

Growth Mindset: An Analysis of an Elementary School's Influence on Middle School Students' Mindsets

Doug Enders, Assistant. Superintendent, Eastern York School District, Doctoral Candidate

The Impact of the Pandemic on the Attendance of Underrepresented Students

Jennifer Chamberlin, Supervisor of Special Education, South Middleton Area School District, Doctoral Student

 

 

11:40 -11:50 Break

 

11:50 - 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 

SMC 118

Teacher Efficacy and Perceptions of the Evaluation Process

Vince Harper, Principal, Bishop McDevitt High School, Doctoral Student

Supervising Through the Lens of Culturally Responsive Teaching

Audra Brackbill, English Teacher, Donegal School District

Christi Henry, Program Specialist for Reading, Lampeter-Strasburg School District

Adrienne Howe, Asst. Principal, Lancaster Catholic High School

Lauren Lister, 4th grade Teahcer, School District of the City of York

Mary Manlove, Literacy Coach, Palmyra School District

Kyle Miller, School Counselor, Ephrata School District

 Tina Thomas, 8th grade Math Teacher, Ephrata School District

SMC 24

Inclusive Leadership in The School District of Lancaster

Christina Measel, Kathy Lutz, Danielle DiNicola, Heriberto Cordero, Administrators and Teachers in SDOL

 

The Impact of School Leaders’ Perceptions on the Use of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education

Chris Keeler, Director of Special Education, Solanco Area School District, Doctoral Student

SMC 18

The Impact of Poverty on Summer Slide

Trisha Reed, Principal, South Middleton School District, Doctoral Student

Summer Program Literacy Skill Development

Samantha Neidlinger, Principal, Steelton-Highspire School District, Doctoral Student

END OF CONFERENCE

Please attend these post conference events:

12:45 p.m. Ed.D. Dissertation Defense

Parent, Principal, and Central Office Administrator Perceptions of Family Engagement 

in an Urban School District

Camille Hopkins, Ed.D. Candidate Millersville and Shippensburg Universities

Director of Schools, School District of Lancaster

SMC Room 24

2:45 p.m. Ed.D. Dissertation Prospectus Defense

Breaking the Circumstance: 

Key Factors Influencing Latino Male Aspirations for a Four-Year College Degree

Tommy Henley, Ed.D. Candidate Millersville and Shippensburg Universities

Head of Schools, KIPP

SMC Room 24

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS!

Millersville University 

 President’s Commission on Cultural Diversity & Inclusion

Millersville/Shippensburg Educational Leadership Programs

Instructors of Student Presenters:

Dr. Danielle Brown, Millersville University

Dr. Sandra Deemer, Millersville University

Dr. Ann Gaudino, Millersville University

Dr. Abdul Ibrahim, Millersville University

Dr. Wendy Kubasko, Shipensburg University

Dr. Ann Marie Licata, Millersville University

Dr. Miriam Witmer, Millersville University

Dr. Tiffany Wright, Millersville University

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7th Annual Conference on Education and Poverty

@Millersville University

November 16-18, 2023

Conference Director:

Ann C. Gaudino, Ed.D.

Millersville University

PO Box 1002

Millersville, PA  17551

ann.gaudino@millersville.edu

 
Conference Committee:
Dr. Jason Davis, Early, Middle & Exceptional, Education
Dr. Jennifer Frank, Social Work

Dr. Laura Granruth, Social Work

Dr. Lauren Kaiser, Psychology

Dr. Margaret Mbindyo, Academic Advisement

Dr. Miriam Witmer, Educational Foundations