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Iowa BEST: Behavioral, Equitable, Social-Emotional, Trauma-Informed Health in Schools Summit
The Iowa BEST Summit is designed to highlight educators’ collective need to bolster support and care across the educational system, and to build shared capacity to get there. The sessions will deliver resources and practical solutions around social-emotional-behavioral health. #IowaBEST2021

The summit is co-sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education and the University of Iowa College of Education.

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Featured Speakers

avatar for Jacob Priest

Jacob Priest

University of Iowa
Associate Professor
avatar for Dr. Renee Bradley

Dr. Renee Bradley

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
avatar for Dr. Ann Lebo

Dr. Ann Lebo

Iowa Department of Education
Director


Speakers

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Aarushi, (she/her)

Student Presenter
avatar for Bela, (she/her)

Bela, (she/her)

Student Presenter
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Emma

Student Presenter
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Ethan

Student Presenter
avatar for Hannah, (she/her)

Hannah, (she/her)

Student Presenter Iowa Student Learning Institute
Event Manager
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Kaleb

Student Presenter
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Kenzie

Student Presenter
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Klaertje

Student Presenter
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Roland

Student Presenter
avatar for Soomin

Soomin

Student Presenter
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Sydney, (She/Her)

Student Presenter
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Walker

Student Presenter
JH

Jose (he, him)

Student Presenter
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Claire (she/her)

Student Presenter
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Estrella (She/Her)

Student Presenter
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Molly (she/her)

Student Presenter
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Nubia (she/her)

Student Presenter
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Margo (They/Them)

Student Presenter
avatar for Jen Adams

Jen Adams

Iowa Department of Education
Education Program Consultant
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Barb Anderson

Iowa Department of Education
Administrative Consultant
avatar for Kay Augustine, (she/her)

Kay Augustine, (she/her)

Iowa Department of Education
Education Program Consultant
avatar for Mya Baker

Mya Baker

TNTP
Vice President
avatar for Erin Barnes

Erin Barnes

University of Iowa
Clinical Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation and Counselor Education
avatar for Amy Bellmore

Amy Bellmore

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor
avatar for Leigh Bellville

Leigh Bellville

Iowa Department of Education
Education Program Consultant (Literacy)
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Becca Bender

Iowa City Schools
avatar for Kathy Bertsch

Kathy Bertsch

Iowa Department of Education
Administrative Consultant MTSS
avatar for Shelli Blazic

Shelli Blazic

Great Prairie Area Education Agency
Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) Positive Behavior...
avatar for Justin Blietz

Justin Blietz

Cedar Rapids Community Schools
Director of Culture and Climate
avatar for Dr. Barbara Boone

Dr. Barbara Boone

The Ohio State University
Director, Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center
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James Burkhalter

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Behavioral Health Clinical Manager
avatar for Alyssa Caldbeck

Alyssa Caldbeck

Drake University
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
avatar for Damien Chance

Damien Chance

Drake University
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
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Jessica Christensen

Please Pass the Love
avatar for Jennifer Cira

Jennifer Cira

Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Family Coordinator
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Courtney Clement

Iowa Department of Education
Education Program Consultant
avatar for Mary Crnobori

Mary Crnobori

Metro Nashville Public Schools
District Coordinator of Trauma-Informed Schools
avatar for Lisa Cushatt

Lisa Cushatt

Iowa ACES 360
Executive Director
avatar for Christi Donald

Christi Donald

Iowa Department of Education
Education Program Consultant
avatar for Katie Eklund

Katie Eklund

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Associate Professor
avatar for Dr. Jamie Elizalde

Dr. Jamie Elizalde

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
avatar for Cyndy Erickson

Cyndy Erickson

CE Consulting
Independent Consultant
avatar for Steven Evans

Steven Evans

Ohio University
Co-Director of the Center for Intervention Research in Schools
avatar for Michael Fleming

Michael Fleming

University of Northern Iowa Center for Violence Prevention
Director of Research and Evaluation
avatar for Megan Foley-Nicpon

Megan Foley-Nicpon

University of Iowa
Professor
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Coreen Frank

Iowa City Schools
avatar for Alyssa Fruchtenicht

Alyssa Fruchtenicht

Black Hawk-Grundy Mental Health Center
Licensed Independent Social Worker
avatar for Angelisa Fynaardt

Angelisa Fynaardt

Great Prairie Area Education Agency
avatar for Dr. Laura Gallo

Dr. Laura Gallo

University of Iowa
Assistant Professor
avatar for Brian Gaunt

Brian Gaunt

University of South Florida
Assistant Program Director
avatar for Dr. Douglas Gentile

Dr. Douglas Gentile

Iowa State University
Professor of Psychology
avatar for Janet Greene

Janet Greene

Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Curriculum Consultant
avatar for Alan Heisterkamp

Alan Heisterkamp

University of Northern Iowa Center for Violence Prevention
Director
avatar for Dr. Mary Louise Hemmeter

Dr. Mary Louise Hemmeter

Vanderbilt University
Professor of Special Education
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Maren Henderson

Minneapolis Public Schools
Evaluation Specialist
avatar for Patti Hershfeldt

Patti Hershfeldt

Center for Social Behavior Support
Co-Director
avatar for Jared Izumi

Jared Izumi

University of Iowa
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
avatar for Jaci Jarmes

Jaci Jarmes

Great Prairie Area Education Agency
Professional Learning Consultant
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Lisa-Ann Johnson

Iowa City Community Schools
Lead Support Teacher- Behavior Strategist
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Amy Kahle

United Action for Youth
avatar for Dr. Steve Kilgus

Dr. Steve Kilgus

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Associate Professor of School Psychology
avatar for Donna Kitrick

Donna Kitrick

Waterloo Community Schools
Project AWARE
avatar for Amy Liddell

Amy Liddell

Green Hills AEA
Family & Educator Partnership Coordinator
avatar for Laura Liechty

Laura Liechty

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
4-H Healthy Living Specialist
avatar for Angela Livezy

Angela Livezy

North Mahaska Community Schools
Superintendent
avatar for Kyla Loucks

Kyla Loucks

Concord Counseling Solutions
LMHC / Owner
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Jaclyn Lussenhop

College Community Schools
School Counselor, President Elect, Iowa School Counselors Association
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Drew Martel

Foundation 2
avatar for Bradley McCalla

Bradley McCalla

SuccessLink
Director
avatar for Sara McDaniel

Sara McDaniel

University of Alabama
Professor of Special Education
avatar for Dana Mitra

Dana Mitra

Penn State University
Professor
avatar for Sara Mohr

Sara Mohr

Grant Wood Area Education Agency
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Brandi Moon

Iowa City Community School District
Special Education Coordinator, Behavior Specialist
avatar for Eric Moore

Eric Moore

Minneapolis Public Schools
Chief of Accountability
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Dr. Barbara Ohlund

Iowa Department of Education
Administrative Consultant
avatar for Julie Owens

Julie Owens

Ohio University
Co-Director of the Center for Intervention Research in Schools
avatar for Marla Padget

Marla Padget

Waterloo Community School District
Executive Director of Student and At-Risk Services
avatar for Kelly Perales

Kelly Perales

Midwest PBIS Network
Co-Director & Licensed Clinical Social Worker
avatar for April Pforts

April Pforts

Iowa Department of Education
Education Program Consultant
avatar for Kristy Pitts

Kristy Pitts

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Education Program Specialist
avatar for Brenda Renter

Brenda Renter

Green Hills Area Education Agency
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Wendy Robinson

Heartland AEA
Director of Instructional Services
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Marianne Rodriques

Iowa Department of Education
Education Program Consultant
avatar for Chad Rose

Chad Rose

University of Missouri
Director of the Mizzou Ed Bully Prevention Lab
avatar for Emily Rubin

Emily Rubin

Communication Crossroads, Inc.
Director
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Kamryn Ryan

Volunteer Iowa
Youth Service Learning AmeriCorps VISTA
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Kathy Scebold

Heartland AEA 11
Professional Learning and Leadership Consultant
avatar for Nicole Skaar

Nicole Skaar

University of Northern Iowa
Associate Professor & Coordinator, School Psychology Program
avatar for Dr. Schanna Smalls

Dr. Schanna Smalls

Department of Defense Education Activity
avatar for Emilie Souhrada

Emilie Souhrada

Central Rivers Area Education Agency
Social Worker
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Stacie Stokes

Iowa Department of Education
Education Program Consultant
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Rachel Sweeney

Iowa State University Extension
avatar for Deb Thomas

Deb Thomas

Presenter
Adjunct Professor/State Special Education Mediator
avatar for Jen Townsend

Jen Townsend

Universal Access Consulting, LLC
Owner
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Thomas Trefz

Iowa City Schools
avatar for Wendy Trotter

Wendy Trotter

Iowa Department of Education
Education Program Consultant
avatar for Jake Vitense

Jake Vitense

Iowa City Schools
Special Education Lead Support Teacher - Behavior Specialist
avatar for Tina Wahlert

Tina Wahlert

Iowa Department of Education
Administrative Consultant
avatar for Shannon Lea Watkins

Shannon Lea Watkins

University of Iowa
Assistant Professor, Community and Behavioral Health
avatar for Dr. Joseph Wehby

Dr. Joseph Wehby

Vanderbilt University
Chair, Department of Special Education
avatar for Sarah Welch

Sarah Welch

Iowa ACEs 360
Communications and Network Engagement Contractor