Professional Learning



Keynote Speakers


Kevin Carroll

Kevin Carroll is the founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC and the author of Rules of the Red Rubber Ball, What's Your Red Rubber Ball?! and The Red Rubber Ball at Work, published by ESPN, Disney Press and McGraw-Hill. It is Carroll's "job" to inspire businesses, organizations and individuals to embrace their spirit of play and creativity to maximize their human potential and sustain more meaningful business and personal growth. With his consulting endeavors, Carroll has helped turn creative ideas into reality for organizations such as the NHL, ESPN, Nike, Starbucks, the NBA, Walt Disney Company, and many others.


Dr. Mike Schmoker

Dr. Mike Schmoker is a former administrator, English teacher and football coach. He has written six books and dozens of articles for educational journals, newspapers and for TIME magazine. His most recent book is Leading with Focus which follows his earlier ASCD best-seller FOCUS:  Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning. Dr. Schmoker is the 2014 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the National Association of Secondary School Principals for his publications and presentations.


Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D.

Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D. was born and raised in Seattle. She received a B.A. in psychology from Seattle University and M.A. and Psy.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural and Community Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology - LA. She became licensed in Washington State in 2000 and has over 20 years of experience researching, studying, and working with ethnically diverse populations. Her experience includes opening and Directing the Department of Equity & Race Relations for Seattle Public Schools. Dr. Hollins is currently an Affiliate Professor of Counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.


Principal Salome Thomas-EL

Principal Salome Thomas-EL says, “Every child needs someone to be crazy about them.” These words shape Principal EL's lifelong commitment to answering the question, “How do we ensure that every child achieves their greatest potential?” An award-winning teacher, principal, and nationally recognized educator, Principal EL has transformed the attitudes and strategies of school staff, parents, and members of the community to help hundreds of troubled children not only graduate from high school but go on to earn higher degrees from major colleges and universities. (He has also been featured on Dr. Oz!)


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Ron Sisson | Associate Director | (800) 562-6100