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3rd Annual

Conference on 

Education and Poverty

@

Millersville University

Ann C. Gaudino, Ed.D., Director

Thursday, November 14- Saturday, November 16, 2019

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
.

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 14

Focus on the Community Day &

Lancaster Coalition to Combat Poverty Retreat @ 
Millersville University 

Bolger Conference Center and Student Memorial Center

COALITION RETREAT&

MILLERSVILLE FOCUS ON THE COMMUNITY DAY

Bolger Conference Center

8:30-9:00 a.m. 

Registration with coffee/light refreshments 

Millersville University Student Poster Session

9:00 -9:10 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions! 

Dr. Victor DeSantis, Interim Chief of Staff, Millersville University

9:10-9:30 a.m.  History of the Why

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Setting Priorities for 2020

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. City Hall Collaboration

10:15-10:30 a.m.

Millersville University Student Poster Sessions

BREAK

10:30-12:00 p.m. Purposeful Pairings

Work Group Sessions for Coalition Members

Lehr, Matisse, Audobon, University, Old Main Rooms

12:10-1:00 p.m. Lunch & Networking Opportunity for Coalition Members

What It Takes to Overcome Food Insecurity

Jonathan Chin, Founder & CEO, Share Meals, Keynote Speaker

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10:15-10:30 a.m.

Millersville University Student Poster Sessions

BREAK

10:30-12:00 p.m. Purposeful Pairings

Work Group Sessions for Coalition Members

Lehr, Matisse, Audobon, University, Old Main Rooms

12:10-1:00 p.m. Lunch & Networking Opportunity for Coalition Members

What It Takes to Overcome Food Insecurity

Jonathan Chin, Founder & CEO, Share Meals, Keynote Speaker

 

END OF RETREAT

Focus on the Community Day for Millersville Students

Continued in SMC

11:00-11:30 a.m.  Sessions 1

United Way of Lancaster, SMC 118

Lancaster YMCA, SMC 24

Mom’s House, Lancaster, SMC 18

 11:40 – 12:10 p.m. Sessions 2

United Way of Lancaster, SMC 118

Lancaster YMCA, SMC 24

Mom’s House, Lancaster, SMC 18

 12:10  p.m. LUNCH (on your own)

 1:00 -1:45 p.m. Keynote Speaker

SMC Reighard Multipurpose Room

Jon Chin, Founder and CEO, ShareMeals

www.sharemeals.org

Solving College Food Insecurity One Meal at a Time

2:00 p.m. End of Sessions, but please be sure to attend:

Documentary Film and Discussion

Free and Open to the Public

6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. McComsey Hall Auditorium, Millersville University

The Fight on Student Hunger:  Viewing of TEDX Talk

and talk back with Jonathan Chin, Founder and CEO, Share Meals 

(www.sharemeals.org)

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

Friday, November 15

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Invited Roundtable

MU faculty scholars convene to discuss research and action agendas.

Student Memorial Center

6:00 p.m. Optional: Dinner and Music at El Seranno, Lancaster

2151 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, PA

RVSP at the Registration Table by 12 noon

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

 

Saturday, November 16

8:00 a.m. Registration

Hallway outside of Student Memorial Center, Reighard Multipurpose Room 114

 

8:30 a.m. Opening Welcome and Keynote

Student Memorial Center, Reighard Multipurpose Room 114

Welcome! Dr. Ann Gaudino, Conference Director

 

Keynote: Dr. Joyce Epstein

School, Family, Community Partnerships 

 

9:30 a.m.- 9:40 a.m. Break

9:40 a.m.-10:25 a.m.  Concurrent Sessions 5

SMC Room 118

The Thread of Influence: The Interdependency Between Principal Evaluation, Professional Development, and Efficacy

Megan Ward, Principal, Monroe Elementary School, Cumberland Valley School District

Doctoral Candidate, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities

The Principal as the Architect: Building School Climate Through the use of Emotional Intelligence

Presenter: Chad Runkle, Principal, Winding Creek Elementary School, Cumberland Valley School District

Doctoral Candidate, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities

SMC 202

Principal Turnover in High Poverty Schools:  What is known and what needs to be discovered to increase retention.    

Presenter:  Stacey Cherny, Principal, South Side Elementary, Central Dauphin School District

Doctoral Candidate, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities

 

SMC Room 24

Poverty in Rural/Suburban School Districts​

Michael Hummel, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Mount Union SD

Nicholas Butt, Supervisor of Student Services, Mechanicsburg Area SD

Kevin Youcheff, Principal, North Hills Elementary, Central York SD

Doctoral Students, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities

SMC Room 18

Poverty at a Large Urban School District and Local University

Kenesta Mack, Special Education Advisor, Bureau of Special Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education

Candace Claar, Director of the Office of Partnership, Professional Experiences, and Outreach 

Doctoral Students, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities

10:25-10:35 Break

10:35-11:20 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 6

SMC Room 114

Poster Sessions, Master's Students in Educational Leadership, Millersville University

The Influence of Trauma-Informed Practices on School Climate at the Secondary Level

Caitlin Heller, Biology Teacher, Annville-Cleona Secondary School, Annville Cleona SD

Abby Lavery, Principal Resident, Fulton Elementary, School District of Lancaster

Laura McShane, Director of Staff Formation, York Catholic HS

Matthew Schuck, Emotional Support Teacher, Hambright Elem., Penn Manor SD

Katharine Rodriguez, Spanish Teacher, Penn Manor HS Penn Manor School District

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

 

Promising Partner Practices Posters

Family Learning Night

Erikka Bishop, Mathematics Teacher, McCaskey Campus, School District of Lancaster

Testing Chaos Conference

Danielle Barnett, Principal Resident, Wickersham Elementary, School District of Lancaster

One Step for Man, One Giant Buck Saved in the Budget

Caitlin Heller, Annville-Cleona Secondary School, Annville-Cleona School District

Run for the Health of it 5-K & Health Summit

Zachariah Mussmon, Social Studies Teacher, Elizabethtown Area HS, Elizabethtown Area School District

Student Advisory Mentor Program

Amber Owen, K-12 Instructional Coach, Greenwood High School, Greenwood School District

Mental Health Awareness Day

Joe Steinmacher, Technology & Engineering Teacher, Garden Spot High School, Eastern Lancaster County SD

A Day in the Life

Kirsten Scheurich, Director of Special Education, District Office, Derry Twp School District

SMC Room 18

Poverty in Suburban/Rural School Districts

Douglas Enders, Principal, Wrightsville Elementary, Eastern York SD

Cytha Guynes, 7th Grade Pre-Algebra and Math 7 Teacher, Wilson MS, Carlisle Area SD

Eric Holtzman, Business Manager, Waynesboro Area SD

Doctoral Students, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities

SMC Room 202

The Relationship Between Executive Functioning, Anxiety, Depression, and SES in Middle and High School Special Education students. 

Presenter: Keith Watson, Student Services Program Supervisor, Capital Area Intermediate Unit

Doctoral Candidate, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities

Identification Of Teacher Perceptions That Influence Recognition Of Giftedness In Underserved Elementary Suburban Populations

Presenter: Anne Kinderwater Carroll, Adjunct Faculty, Millersville University

Doctoral Candidate, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities

SMC Room 204

Perceptions of Low-Socioeconomic Middle School Students about the Influence of Exclusionary Discipline on School Connectedness

Presenter: Michael Snedden, Academic Principal, Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Chambersburg Area School District

Doctoral Candidate, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities

The Over-representation of Students with IEPs in Exclusionary Disciplinary Practices at an Intermediate School and the Potentially Contributing Perceptions of Teachers and Administrators

Presenter:  Beth Ann Radanovic, Director of Special Education, Northeastern School District

Doctoral Candidate, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities

11:20 -12:15 p.m. Lunch

12:20 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Panel Session: Education, Poverty, and Reform

Student Memorial Center, Reighard Multipurpose Room 114

Dr. Ann Gaudino, Panel Moderator

Panelists:

Dr. Khaleel Desaque, Director, Office of School Improvement, PA Dept. of Education, MU/Ship Ed.D. '2018

Dr. Joyce Epstein, Director, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. George Ioannidis, Superintendent, Spring Grove Area School District, MU/Ship Ed.D. '2018

Rep. Mike Sturla, State Representative, Lancaster County, 96th District

1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. Break

1:10  p.m.- 1:55 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions 7

SMC Room 118

Developing Global Competence Through Different Technologies

Erikka Bishop, Mathematics Teacher, School District of Lancaster

Josh Burkhart, Math Teacher, Wilson School District

Sonja Fasen, Elementary Visual Arts, School District of Lancaster

Elise Graybill, Extended Day Kindergarten Teacher, Solanco School District

Mary Humphries, School Counselor, Solanco School District

Jill Ranck, First Grade Teacher, School District of Lancaster

SMC ROOM 18

Poverty in Suburban School Districts and Charter Schools

Timothy Bianchi, Asst.Principal, Mechanicsburg Area Senior HS, Mechanicsburg Area SD

Justin Flickinger, Special Education Supervisor, Cumberland Valley SD

Tommy Henley, Principal, La Academia Partnership Charter School

Doctoral Students, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities

SMC Room 24

Poverty within School Districts Containing Rural, Suburban and Urban Environments

Catherine Houck, Principal, Hanover HS, Hanover Public SD

Luther Green, 9th Grade Principal, Carlisle HS, Carlisle Area SD

Theresa Jackson, Assistant Principal, York Suburban Senior HS, York Suburban SD

Doctoral Students, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities

2:00 p.m. Dissertation Defense, SMC 202

George Fitch, Doctoral Candidate, Millersville & Shippensburg Universities

 FAMILY PERCEPTIONS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGAGEMENT iN A HIGH POVERTY URBAN HIGH SCHOOL

Dr. Ann Gaudino, Chair

Dr. Wendy Kubasko, Dr. Miriam Witmer, Committee Members

 

**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 Criminology, Sociology, and Anthropology

Department of Early, Middle & Exceptional Education

Department of Educational Foundations

Department of Wellness and Sport Sciences

Millersville/Shippensburg Educational Leadership Programs

The National Network of Partnership Schools

Johns Hopkins University

Share Meals

www.sharemeals.org

Drs. David and Ann Gaudino

Instructors of Student Presenters:

Dr. Sarah Brooks, Millersville University

Dr. Rhonda Brunner, Shippensburg University

Dr. Ann Gaudino, Millersville University

Dr. Ann Marie Licata. Millersville University

Dr. Elizabeth Powers, Millersville University

Dr. Nakeiha Primus Smith, Millersville University

Dr. Miriam Witmer, Millersville University

Dr. Tiffany Wright, Millersville University

Key Note Speakers

Dr. Joyce Epstein, Ph.D.

Director, Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships

Director, The National Network of Partnership Schools

Johns Hopkins University

Mr. Jonathan Chin

Founder & CEO

Share Meals

www.sharemeals.org

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. Mary Glazier, Sociology

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