Elkhart Culture Series: Thought Leadership Conference has ended


Registration Directions:  (1) Review the event details, sessions and speaker information; (2) Click "Tickets" or register on Eventbrite HERE; (3) Once you register, your Sched account will be created and you’ll be able to make a personal agenda.

**American Sign Language services available for all general sessions through Goshen College and interpreting services. 

Featured Breakout Session Speakers

avatar for Melinda Higginson, Ph.D.

Melinda Higginson, Ph.D.

Elkhart Community Schools
avatar for Hayley Boling

Hayley Boling

Boling Vision Center
avatar for Marina Hadjioannou Waters, JD, MPH

Marina Hadjioannou Waters, JD, MPH

Luna Language Services

Breakout Session Speakers

avatar for Tessa R. Sutton, Ph.D. *

Tessa R. Sutton, Ph.D. *

South Bend Community School Corporation
Assistant Superintendent, EDI, Conference Executive Producer
avatar for Darlene  von Behren, Ed.D.

Darlene von Behren, Ed.D.

i-ilinc Innovative Leadership in Intercultural Communications
avatar for David Bird

David Bird

Elkhart Community Schools
Assistant Principal
avatar for Nathan Boyd

Nathan Boyd

South Bend School Zone
avatar for Thresette Briggs

Thresette Briggs

Performance 3, LLC
Chief Performance Officer
avatar for Jay Brockman, Ph.D.

Jay Brockman, Ph.D.

Notre Dame Center for Civic Innovation
avatar for Melannie Denise Cunningham

Melannie Denise Cunningham

Peace Works United
avatar for Rev. Amy Kulesza DeBeck

Rev. Amy Kulesza DeBeck

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart
avatar for Ryan Donlan, Ed.D.

Ryan Donlan, Ed.D.

Indiana State University
Professor of Educational Leadership
avatar for Tony England

Tony England

Elkhart Community Schools
Asst. Superintendent
avatar for Stephen Gruenert, Ph.D.

Stephen Gruenert, Ph.D.

Indiana State University
avatar for Krista Hennings

Krista Hennings

Elkhart community schools
avatar for Alex Holtz

Alex Holtz

Elkhart Community Schools
9-12 Math Content Specialist
avatar for Eric Ivory

Eric Ivory

Kem Krest
Sales and Diversity Manager
avatar for Levon Johnson

Levon Johnson

Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce
avatar for H.R. Jung

H.R. Jung

The LGBTQ Center
Executive Director
avatar for Sheryl Keeslar

Sheryl Keeslar

Elkhart Community Schools
Academic Coach
avatar for Mixhi Marquis

Mixhi Marquis

Mosaic Health & Healing Arts
Executive Director
avatar for Leni Marshall, Ph.D.

Leni Marshall, Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin -Stout
avatar for Seth Maust

Seth Maust

Five Star Life
avatar for Wesley Molyneaux

Wesley Molyneaux

Elkhart Community Schools
avatar for Kerry Mullet

Kerry Mullet

Elkhart Community Schools
Teacher and Elkhart Teachers Association
avatar for ​Constance O. Peterson-Miller

​Constance O. Peterson-Miller

Indiana University South Bend
Director of ​Admissions and International Student Services
avatar for John Pinter

John Pinter

Pinter Consulting/United Religious Community
Executive Director
avatar for Valerie Priller

Valerie Priller

Beardsley Elementary
avatar for Carl Rust

Carl Rust

Elkhart Community Schools
Director Elkhart Elementary Academy
avatar for Nicole Serge

Nicole Serge

Elkhart Community Schools
Assistant Principal
avatar for Chris Stager

Chris Stager

The Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart Co
avatar for Sarita Stevens

Sarita Stevens

South Bend Community School Corporation
Assistant Superintendent of Operations
avatar for Kate Thomas

Kate Thomas

University of Wisconsin
Historian Consultant
avatar for Matt Werbiansky

Matt Werbiansky

Elkhart Community Schools
Supervisor of Corporate/Community Partnerships
avatar for Tara White

Tara White

Elkhart Community Schools
Director of Literary