JEM Consultants

Dr. Ryan Champeau

Speaking and Keynote Topics (shaped to your group's needs):
• The Power of Advisories to Change the Culture of a School and Raise Student Achievement
• Abolish the Carnegie Unit and Create a Learning Culture Instead
• Career Academies: A Catalyst for Life After High School
• Freshman Year: the key to High School Success: What to do, How to do it, How to sustain it
• Why No Child Left Behind Has Left Our Kids Behind and What School Leaders Can Do About It
Staff Development Workshops and Consulting Topics (shaped to your staff's needs):
• Using Students' Own Questions To Power Their Own Learning"
• Advisories as a Springboard to Student Achievement
• Grade Level Academies: How? What? & Why?
• Designs for Competency Learning
• Designing School Structures for Students

[toggle title="Read More"]Dr. Ryan Champeau is a School Change Coach with the Center for Secondary School Redesign, Inc. He is among a team of authors that framed the high school improvement publication, Breaking Ranks II, published in February 2004 and distributed to every high school principal in the United States through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He works with secondary schools creating personalized school cultures and teaching practices that honor student interests linked to real world applications.

Dr. Ryan Champeau helped increase learning and cultural results in diverse schools from challenged public schools in large urban centers, to charter schools, career academies and high achieving private institutions. His expertise spans work with policy-makers at the state and national levels along with individual districts and schools.

Dr. Champeau was honored as the 2009 Wisconsin High School Principal of the Year. In addition to his successful experience in diverse learning environments he is the author of articles on effective school leadership practices and a contributor to other publications, including the best seller, Failure is Not an Option, by Alan Blankstein. He has taught graduate courses at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and Marian University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Dr. Champeau’s passion is helping schools develop relationships inside the school community that applauds diversity and manifests the natural Greatness in each child in a learner-centered environment.

Dr. Ryan Champeau’s January Education Model Professional Development Areas

Using Students’ Own Questions To Power Their Own Learning Advisories as a springboard to student achievement Grade Level Academies: How? What? & Why? Designs for Competency Learning Designing School Structures for Students Dr. Ryan Champeau’s January Education Model Speaking Specialties (among others)

The Power of Advisories to Change the Culture of a School and Raise Student Achievement Abolish the Carnegie Unit and Create a Learner-Centered Culture Instead Career Academies: A Catalyst for Life After High School Freshman Year: The January Model’s Keys to High School Success: What to Do, How to Do It, How to Sustain It Why No Child Left Behind Has Left Our Kids Behind and What School Leaders Can Do About It If you desire to bring Dr. Champeau to your school district, conference, convention or hire him in an advisory capacity please fill out the contact form to the right…mentioning Dr. Champeau. We have a flat rate for all of the JEM Advisors. Speaker and/or Advising fees will include invoicing for expenses for travel, meals and a reasonable per diem. JEM does not charge for up to two travel days. Without a purchase order, an advance deposit is necessary.

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Marcus “Dr. Respect” Gentry

Speaking and Keynote Topics (shaped to your group's needs):
• Understanding the Ten Dominant Principles of Respect
Staff Development Workshops and Consulting Topics (shaped to your staff's needs):
• Relationships and RESPECT
Plus any of these topics
• Discipline
• Responsibility
• Reflection and Gratitude
• Enlightenment
• Stabilization/Resiliency
• Passion
• Encouragement
• Creativity
• Teaching

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Since arriving in Chicago in 1976, Marcus Gentry has developed a longstanding reputation for effectively working with challenging youth in the inner city as well as many of the surrounding suburbs. His experience includes, but is not limited to, working in a locked facility for violently aggressive adolescents, several alternative schools where he created groups called SADA (students against drug abuse), program development and implementation for youth in CHA (Chicago Housing Authority) and the HACC (Housing Authority County of Cook). Mr. Gentry continues to operate as a consultant and mentor for youth training and leadership programs nationwide.
Marcus Gentry is the founder of A Mastermind Creation - a service organization that uses creative empowerment strategies while teaching the application of universal principles. Marcus travels extensively, taking his messages of empowerment and respect as a global initiative around the world through keynotes, workshops and interviews.
Dr. Respect’s latest project is the completion of his forthcoming book “The Way of Respect” scheduled for release in the summer of 2014.

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Angela Engel

Keynote Topics (shaped to your group's needs):
• Innovation not standardization
• From reform to revolution
• Leadership is the answer: Civic engagement for parents, teachers and students

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Angela Engel is the Co-Founder, and Executive Director of Uniting 4 Kids. She is the acclaimed author of Seeds of Tomorrow: Solutions for Improving our Children’s Education. Angela earned a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and has spent the past twenty years in teaching and administration. In 2008 she led the Children’s Action Agenda, organizing children’s advocacy groups from around Colorado on a common legislative platform. Most recently she designed the "50 State Resolution" to end No Child Left Behind and authored legislation to reduce high-stakes testing, protect parental rights, and improve prevention and early intervention services for low-income children. She is a veteran facilitator for the Family Leadership Training Institute. Prior to teaching, she founded a mentoring and tutoring program for at-risk children. Angela lives in Colorado with her two daughters Grace, 16, and Sophie, 14.

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Frank Kros

Speaking and Keynote Topics (shaped to your group's needs):
• The January Education Model and Brain Research
• Installing a Learner-Centered Environment
Staff Development Workshops and Consulting Topics (shaped to your staff's needs):
• Immersion in a Learner-Centered School (Held in Baltimore by appt.)
• Brain Research and the Teenage Brain
• The Upside Down Model

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Frank Kros, JD, MSW, is a career child advocate, who has served as a childcare worker, child abuse investigator, children’s home administrator, consultant, college professor, attorney, writer and speaker. Certified in applied educational neuroscience, Frank currently serves as president of The Upside Down Organization and executive vice president of The Children’s Guild, a multi-service children’s organization headquartered in Maryland.
Frank joined The Children’s Guild as vice president of programs in 2000 and became executive vice president in 2002. Prior to arriving at The Guild, Mr. Kros practiced law with Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps in San Diego, California, where his practice focused on children’s issues. He also has served as vice president for curriculum and training at Children’s Square U.S.A. in Council Bluffs, Iowa; as a child abuse service officer for the Douglas County Juvenile Court in Omaha, Nebraska; and as a family teacher at Father Flanagan’s Boy’s Home (Boy’s Town).
In addition to lecturing nationwide, he co-authored the books Creating the Upside Down Organization: Transforming Staff to Save Troubled Children (2005) and The Upside Down Organization: Reinventing Group Care (2008).
Frank received his law degree magna cum laude in 1993 from Notre Dame Law School, where he served on the Notre Dame Law Review. He also holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Creighton University.

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Dr. Steve Parese

Speaking and Keynote Topics (shaped to your group's needs):
• The January Education Model and School Safety
• Building Bridges: Five Principles of connecting with Relationship-Resistant Youth
Staff Development Workshops and Consulting Topics (shaped to your staff's needs):
• “What Are They Thinking?” Cognitive behavioral interventions with high-risk youth
• “Get a Job!” Helping today’s youth understand the culture of the workplace
• “Leave Me Alone!” Understanding self-defeating behavior with troubled kids
• “Make Me!” Defusing power struggles with challenging youth
• “Safe and Sound” Therapeutic behavior management with aggressive youth

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Dr. Steve Parese began his career as an educator and counselor of troubled youth in 1985. Since leaving his teaching position at the George Washington University, he has traveled the US and Asia as a highly sought-after speaker and technical consultant. Steve is the author of Therapeutic Aggression Control Techniques (TACT2), Choices & Changes, and the Workin’ It Out soft skills series. He and his wife Carolyn live north of Winston-Salem, NC, in the small mountain town of Danbury, NC.

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Dr. Sue Stoddard

Speaking and Keynote Topics (shaped to your group's needs):
• The January Education Model and IT
Staff Development Workshops and Consulting Topics (shaped to your staff's needs):
• Establishing a 21st Century Outlook for Digital Education
Online Learning and the JEM

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Dr. Sue Stoddart is an educator and life-long learner, and is the Dean of the School of Education at Marian University in Wisconsin. A middle school and high school special education and educational technology teacher for 10 years and associate professor in higher education for the past 14 years, Sue has a passion to see all students reach their greatest potential.
Her professional goal is to equip the next generation of classroom teachers with the knowledge, skills and dispositions they need to make their future students life-long learners. Sue is a graduate of The Ohio State University and was born, raised, and currently lives in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

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Anthony Dallmann-Jones PhD

Speaking and Keynote Topics (shaped to your group's needs):
• The January Education Model: FIXING PUBLIC EDUCATION

• Possibilities: Increasing the Enthusiasm for Learning in Our Schools

• The Authentic Way to Accelerate Learning

• We CAN Close All the Gaps in Education

• Managing Stress with Doctor Zest

Staff Development Workshops and Consulting Topics (shaped to your staff's needs):
• Implementing the January Education Model

• Educating for Human Greatness in a January (Learner-Centered) School

• Action Plan for Educating At-Risk Learners - Understanding Shadow Children

• Individualizing Education is Simple (Not Easy)

• Regaining Our Respect and Eliminating Stress - The Secret World of Limits & Boundaries
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Anthony S. Dallmann-Jones, PhD is editor and co-author of Fixing Public Education and 12 other books, six being on education. His best seller, Shadow Children - Understanding Education's #1 Issue, continues to be used in university classes preparing teachers to be professional educators. Dr. Dallmann-Jones has worked with educators and schools from Maine to California and Florida to Oregon and has keynoted on the international stage in Moscow, Singapore and Canada.

His heartfelt words: "We are off our path in education and have been misled by politicians and corporate entities who have interests other than our children at heart. It is up to we educators to unite and share our hope and experience with one another and bring a positive, learner-centered revolution to our profession. In Fixing Public Education, I asked nine exceptional educators to help me write the multi-faceted formula that will bring us back on track and restore the Joy to Learning that could be pervasive in our schools. We can close all the gaps we worry about, together. We can regain "America's Edge" internationally if we return to sanity and eliminate the fear- and deficiency-based model we have been shaped into and move towards a strengths-based, positive, enthusiastic learning format. It can be done. It has been done. We can do it together. Every one of my co-authors was hand-picked by me because of their compassion, experience, intelligence and honesty in bringing about a new learner-centered educational system. They know the ropes and the hopes and are willing to roll up their sleeves and work shoulder to shoulder to being it about."

Dr. Dallmann-Jones teaches for Marian University, particularly in the area of alternative and at-risk education. He is an accomplished professional artist as well as an author and lives with his wife, Amy, and Coco, their Cocker Spaniel, in their homes on Wolf Creek in Wisconsin, and on Panama City Beach, Florida. (<==Guess which months ;-)

"I will work hard with you and for you. I have been in education for many decades and in different roles from classroom teacher to professor of teachers. I have taught in state prisons, county jails, juvie lockups, and women's correctional facilities. I have traveled this country and toured many schools abroad as well and it has been a journey. But recently I became a totally online professor working with educators on their advanced degrees while teaching and administering in their schools. This has provided me  with a most unique view and feeling of the pulse of education across the country from educators in emails, Skype calls, and personal papers. They are troubled because they see clearly what is going on...and they are alarmed that our chance at learner-centered education is slipping away rapidly. I have assured them I will do all I can to make sure that does not come true and it inspired the writing of FIXING PUBLIC EDUCATION.

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Laura Lindberg

Speaking and Keynote Topics (shaped to your group's needs):
• Proactive Rebuilding of Middle School the January Education Model Way
• Reaching and Teaching Middle School Students
• Meaningful Student/Teacher/Parent Relationships
• Creating Effective Alternative Education Programs
Staff Development Workshops and Consulting Topics (shaped to your staff's needs):
• Implementing the January Education Model
• Making Connections with Middle School Students to Increase Learning
• The Team Approach to Effective Middle School Learning
• How to Ensure Learning Occurs for At-Risk Students

[toggle title="Read More"]Laura J. Lindberg developed and launched the Eagle Academy at River View School in Kaukauna, WI to serve 7th and 8th grade alternative education students. The success of the program is embedded in best practices for reaching, teaching, and connecting with all students and families. Students learn to be successful at school and in the community in a way that is meaningful to each individual.

In 2009 Laura was presented with the Advocacy for All Children Award from NARENWICH (National At-Risk Education Network-Wisconsin Chapter). Any child, any time, and any place is the mantra that drives her instruction to be effective regardless of resources.

As an adjunct professor for Concordia University, WI Laura instructs licensed staff to develop a voice and passion to be effective educators for at-risk students. Educators are able to earn the Wisconsin Alternative Education Licensure (#952) at the completion of the graduate courses. Developing strategies to increase learning in the classroom, creating meaningful relationships, and empowering students to be life-long learners is the cornerstone of her philosophy.

Laura (Peterson) Lindberg was born in Superior, WI. She attended middle and high school in Mission Viejo, CA. Laura earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, her teaching certificate from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and her Master of Education Degree at Marian University-Fond Du Lac.

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Lynn Stoddard

Speaking and Keynote Topics (shaped to your group's needs):
• Educating for Human Greatness
• Seven Powers of Greatness
• Student-centered teaching
Staff Development Workshops and Consulting Topics (shaped to your staff's needs):
• The “Great Brain Project” and other strategies for building human genius.
• Building a partnership with parents
• Assessment and accountability in a student-centered system

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