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The Institute’s Purpose 

Make the 2018-2019 school year a transformational year for your school!  Join colleagues from across the country as we explore ways to achieve excellence in education. Learn from experienced educators and administrators who have increased the performance of their schools. Discover ways to implement their best practices into your school environment. The Institute will provide you with tools to create a culture of understanding, respect and growth in your school that will lead to positive academic outcomes for children. 


Topics will include 

 Transforming Schools

Student Leadership

Creating Positive Culture, Climate and Community

Innovative Technology and Social Media

Leading with Purpose

High Leverage Instructional Leadership

Effective Staff Development

Brain Based Teaching

Creating Trauma Informed Schools

Effective Grant Writing


Time will be set aside for focused discussion with national experts, team building, and strategy sessions to kickstart the 2018/19 school year.

Featured Speaker

David Walsh, Ph.D. is an award-winning psychologist, best-selling author, and international speaker. He has been a frequent guest on national programs including NBC’s Today Show, Good Morning America, The CBS Early Show, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Dateline, 20/20, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition, He has presented workshops throughout the world, and served as a consultant to the World Health Organization and the Ministries of Education in Japan, South Korea, Portugal and Singapore. 


Dr. Walsh has written ten books, including the national best sellers Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen and No: Why Kids – of All Ages – Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It.

 “Whoever tells the stories defines the culture.”

 ~ Dr. Dave Walsh


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  • Postal Address
    PO Box 322
    Chapin, SC 29036

  • SC Office
    136 Lakeside Road
    Chapin, SC 29036
  • GA Office
    44 Lake Haven Drive
    Cartersville, GA 30120
  • Tel.: 1 (408) 844-4BLU
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