Speakers and Presenters
Dr. Steve Perry
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Dr. Steve Perry is a leading educational speaker, founder, and head of Capital Preparatory Schools in Connecticut and New York. As an educator, social worker and public speaker, Dr. Perry frequently engages with grassroots community members and international thought leaders to inspire their work and help them understand what matters most to parents. The word most often used to describe Dr. Steve Perry as one of the best motivational speakers in America is passionate. His authenticity is a welcomed addition to any discussion rooted in improving children's lives and the community. His skills are hard-fought and have been bestowed from his rough childhood all the way up through his graduation from an Ivy League school. Dr. Steve Perry has been featured on numerous major television networks and cable news both as an analyst and a host. To learn more about Dr. Perry and his work, visit: www.drsteveperry.org.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Pilar Torres is president of Fathum: Learning Solutions an education consulting company dedicated to closing the achievement gap of low-income underserved children by using innovative strategies and leveraging technology. Ms. Torres has provided consulting services on early childhood policy to national advocacy organizations, state governments in the USA, and national governments in Latin America. She has close to thirty years of experience in education and human services program design and implementation. Fathum’s e-learning training model for Spanish-speaking early childhood educators won the Harvard-Zaetnz Early Childhood Innovation Challenge in 2018. Pilar is part of the leadership team of LUNA Latinas Unidas por los Niños de America an alliance of Spanish-speaking early childhood professionals. For more information about Ms. Torres and her work at Fathum visit fathuminc.com.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Joy Winchester has been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over twenty years. She has worked with every age group from infants to second grade. Her focus with the Department of Early Childhood Education is to support children from birth to 5 in childcare, family childcare, and First Class Pre-k. Her experience working with Head Start and Migrant Head Strat has shown her that high-quality programs can and do make a difference in not only the lives of children but also the families in the program. Joy Winchester also works with challenging behaviors focusing on building social and emotional skills and using the latest research in neuroscience to support the adults in the child’s life to support the child through their challenging time.