June 25-26, 2020
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lisa Yee, Author
“Connecting with readers is everything. I love sharing stories about my awkward youth, the reason I was terrified to pursue my dream to become an author, and why books mean the world to me.”Lisa Yee
Millicent Min, Girl Genius, Lisa’s first book, debuted in 2003. Since then, she’s had over nineteen more novels published – and at this very moment is working on a new one. Lisa’s recent projects included penning the DC Super Hero Girls middle grade novel series and American Girl’s Girl of the Year books.
Alma M. Sandigo, Ed.D.
Dr. Alma M. Sándigo has served English Language Learners (ELLs) and teachers in many capacities for more than 20 years. Currently, she teaches undergraduate and graduate teacher education courses as an Associate Clinical Professor in the Education Department at Northern Arizona University-Yuma, a Hispanic Serving Institution. Her doctoral studies focused on Academic English strategies for Hispanic students in higher education. She is also a Consultant and Advisor in ELL instruction for several organizations and institutions and continuously present at regional, state, national, and international conferences on best practices for diverse students. At the K-12 grade level, she has been a Literacy and ELL Coach, SEI Coordinator and first and second grade teacher in dual and mainstream programs. Dr. Sándigo believes in framing instruction from an asset and culturally responsive approach.
LaQuisha Hall, Teacher
LaQuisha Hall has dedicated 17 years to teaching middle and high school English in Baltimore City. She holds an English Bachelor’s degree from Elizabeth City State University and a Secondary Education Master’s degree from Morgan State University. LaQuisha mentors via Queendom T.E.A. (The Etiquette Academy), a program she founded to empower young ladies. An award-winning, best-selling author of multiple books, LaQuisha published more than 100 scholars in anthologies including One Nation, One Heart—winner of the national Indie Authors Legacy Award for Youth Authors of the Year. LaQuisha, 2018 Baltimore City Schools Teacher of the Year, encourages educators to practice self-care because they cannot pour into young scholars from an empty cup.
Breakout sessions cover a variety of educational topics for ALL educators over the course of our 2-day summit.
Hear from local educators and students on increasing equity among diverse and underserved students.
A lunch for both days is included in your registration fee.
Visit vendors to find resources to take back to your classroom.
Join us after the first day of the summit @ The Pint House for an invite only social event. Thursday, June 25, 2020
Y.E.S. 2020 – Sponsors
DOSIS VR Games
Desert Premium Farms
Yuma Counseling Service
eXp Realty – Hengl & Associates Real Estate Team