4th Annual

Conference on 

Education and Poverty

@

Millersville University

Ann C. Gaudino, Ed.D., Director

Online Conference

Thursday, November 19- Saturday, November 21, 2020

The purpose of the Conference on Education and Poverty is to  share information, practices, policies, and research pertaining to working with students in poverty.
Click HERE for 2018 Conference Program
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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
 

SCHEDULE / 2019

Thursday, November 19

Focus on the Community Day

Documentary Film and Discussion

Free and Open to the Public

6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. 

Educating Girls and Women in Poverty

Documentary films and talk back with Dr. Bushra Rahim and Rep. Katherine Cassidy

**Program subject to change at the discretion of the conference committee**

Friday, November 20

Invited Roundtable

MU faculty scholars convene to discuss research and action agendas.

Student Memorial Center

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Challenges and Opportunities in Public Schooling in a Pandemic

4:00 p.m. Panel Discussion

Dr. Chad Bumsted, Principal, Wildcat Compass Academy (7-12 At-Risk Youth)Principal of the DASD Cyber Academy, Dallastown Area School District

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

Dr. Chad Runkle, Principal, Winding Creek Elementary School, Cumberland Valley School District

Dr. Jan Zeager, Director of Special Education, Dauphin County Technical School

*Discussants are alumni of the Millersville/Shippensburg Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

 

Saturday, November 21

8:00 a.m. Registration

Hallway outside of Student Memorial Center, Reighard Multipurpose Room 114

 

8:30 a.m. Room C:  Opening Welcome and Keynote

Dr. Ann Gaudino, moderator 

Keynote: Dr. Sito Narcisse

Educating Secondary Students in Poverty

 

9:30 a.m.- 9:40 a.m. Break

9:40 a.m.-10:25 a.m.  Concurrent Sessions 1

Room A: Dr. Brunner, moderator

Session Title:  Impacts of Poverty on School Districts in Pennsylvania

Presenters:

Kijuan Felder, Principal, McKinley School, School District of the City of York

Jenna Gaston, Assistant Principal, Clearfield Area Elementary School, Clearfield Area School District

Travis Peck, Principal, Newberry Elementary, West Shore School District

Doctoral Students, Millersville-Shippensburg Universities, Educational Leadership

Room B: Prof. Hopkins, moderator

Session Title: A Call for Collective Strength:  Engagement, Empathy, and the ELA Curriculum

Presenters:

Steven Lied, 11th Grade English Teacher, Hempfield HS

Lauren Lewis,11th Grade English Teacher, Dept. Coordinator, Hempfield HS

Session Title:  Tigers Roar for Reading!

Presenter: Jenna Townsend, 7th grade ELA teacher

Session Title:  A More Perfect Union: Student Engagement in Democratic Practices

Presenter: Ben Mitchell

Session Title:  Portfolio Night

Presenter:  Laura McShane, Director of Staff Formation, York Catholic

Room C:  Dr. Gaudino, moderator

Session Title: An Exploratory Investigation of a Pennsylvania High Schools’ Implementation of a Career Pathways Model as a Means to Impact Self-Efficacy and Career Readiness

Michael Carnes, Principal, Middletown Area High School

Doctoral Candidate, Millersville-Shippensburg Universities, Educational Leadership

10:25-10:35 Break

10:35-11:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 2

Room A: Dr Brunner, moderator

Session Title: An Exploration of the State of Poverty in Three Pennsylvania School Districts

Presenters: 

Katrina Lee, Assistant Principal, Central Mountain Middle School, Keystone Central School District

Jeremy Barnes, Principal, Hamilton Heights Elementary School, Chambersburg Area School District 

Alexis Wertz, Principal, Tri-Community Elementary School, Central Dauphin School District

Doctoral Students, Millersville-Shippensburg Universities, Educational Leadership

Room B: Prof. Hopkins, moderator

Session Title: Lunch & Learn

Presenter:  Dwight Sproul, Supervisor of Social Studies & Business Education, Asst. to the Principal, Fritz Elementary, Connestoga Valley School District

Session Title:  Puzzles and Padres

Presenter: Josh Burkhart, Math Teacher, Wilson HS, Wilson School District

Session Title:  Hambright Heroes

Presenter: Matt Schuck, Elementary Emotional Support, Penn Manor School District

Session Title: Building a Communication Hub for Families of Secondary Students

Presenter:  Katharine Rodriguez, Spanish Teacher, Penn Manor High School

Room C: Dr. Gaudino, moderator

Session Title: Cultural Competence in Teacher Candidates: Perceptions of Preparedness

Presenter:

Jessica Stephens, Clinical Coordinator for Teacher Education, Penn State Harrisburg

Doctoral Candidate, Millersville-Shippensburg Universities, Educational Leadership

Session Title:  How Black Male Basketball Players Navigate the Space of Racial Identity in College: A Phenomenological Study

Presenter:

Christopher M. Sattele, Principal, Middletown Area Middle School,Middletown Area School District

Doctoral Candidate, Millersville-Shippensburg Universities, Educational Leadership

11:20 -11:30 Break

11:30 - 12:15 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions 3

Room A: Dr. Brunner, moderator

Session Title: State of Poverty in Three PA School Districts

Presenters: 

Jill Neuhard, Supervisor of Educational Services, Capital Area Intermediate Unit

John Franzen, Supervisor of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Souderton Area School District 

Andrae Martin, Principal, Sara Lindemuth/Anna Carter Primary School, Susquehanna Township School District

Doctoral Students, Millersville-Shippensburg Universities, Educational Leadership

Room B:  Prof. Hopkins, moderator

Session Title:  Lift Up Voices and Join PTO

Presenter:  Gertrudis Easterling, School Counselor, School District of Lancaster

Session Title:  Resilience in School and Home

Presenter:  John Tercha,  Emotional Support Teacher, Penn Manor HS, Penn Manor School District

Session Title:  Diversity:  Dialogues to Make a Difference

Presenter:  Ryan Middleton, Social Studies Teacher, Northeaster York School District

Session Title:  Time to Talk: Dinner and Documents

Presenter:  Jessica Petronis, School Psychologist, South Middleton School District

Dissertation Prospectus Defense

Not open to conference attendees.

Mentor Teacher and Principal Voices:  A Qualitative Study of Supports for Novice Teachers 

Presenter:

Thomas VanArsdale, Principal, Scotland Elementary School, Chambersburg Area School District

Doctoral Candidate, Millersville-Shippensburg Universities, Educational Leadership

END OF CONFERENCE

1:00 p.m. Dissertation Prospectus Defense.

Not open to conference attendees.

A School Resource Officer Program: Equity and Impact

Presenter:  Rachel Kane-Kirkpatrick, Assistant Principal, Antietam Academy, Maryland

Doctoral Candidate, Millersville-Shippensburg Universities, Educational Leadership

**Program subject to change at the discretion of the conference committee**

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS!

Millersville University 

 President’s Commission on Cultural Diversity & Inclusion

Department of Early, Middle & Exceptional Education

Department of Educational Foundations

Department of Wellness and Sport Sciences

Millersville/Shippensburg Educational Leadership Programs

Instructors of Student Presenters:

Dr. Rhonda Brunner, Shippensburg University

Dr. Ann Gaudino, Millersville University

Prof. Camille Hopkins, Millersville University

Dr. Tiffany Wright, Millersville University

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Key Note Speakers

Dr. Sito Narcisse, Ph.D.

Chief of Secondary Schools

Washington D.C. Public Schools

Dr. Bushra Rahim, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, Home & Tribal Affairs Department, 

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Rep. Katherine Cassidy

(Maine)

Founder,

Hearts of Sierra Leone

(pictured here with the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Maada)

Conference Director:

Ann C. Gaudino, Ed.D.

Millersville University

PO Box 1002

Millersville, PA  17551

ann.gaudino@millersville.edu

 
Conference Committee:
Dr. Jennifer Frank, Social Work

Dr. Laura Granruth, Social Work

Dr. Hadi Halawa, Wellness & Sports Science

Dr. Persida Himmele, Early/Middle/Exceptional Education

Dr. Margaret Mbindyo, Academic Advisement

Dr. Miriam Witmer, Educational Foundations

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