Notes: Pictures of as many of the speakers as possible Have sides by side pics if multiple speakers for only one workshop (might list speakers separately if they speak at other workshops solo) Need to figure out how to collect/edit speaker bios
Basic Layout: Workshop Speakers (under construction) Pic, Speaker Name Position (if at a day school: include city, state) Speaker Bio Workshop Title(s) as bullet points Pic, Speaker Name Position (if at a day school: include city, state) Speaker Bio Workshop Title(s) as bullet points
WORKSHOP SPEAKERS (under construction) DR. PHILIP ALSUP Springfield Christian Academy, Clarkston, MI Dr. Philip Alsup leads Springfield Christian Academy in Clarkston, MI, where he has served for 11 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in PreLaw, a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, and a Doctor of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Alsup has taught and coached at each level of K-12 education and has implemented multiple program improvements including GAFE and BYOD initiatives. He is an adjunct and residential professor with two Christian colleges, teaching professional research, curriculum design, and dissertation development. Dr. Alsup is a published author with the Journal of Research on Christian Education and a presenter at the Virginia Educational Research Association annual conference.
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JODI ARNST Genesee Christian Schools Special Needs Coordinator Jodi Arnst is a graduate of Clarks Summit University (Formerly Baptist Bible College) with a degree in Elementary Education and Bible. After obtaining her degree, she taught several years before working with her family to open an Adult Foster Care Home for the developmentally disabled. Jodi’s brother was the first resident of this Home. Jodi returned to school and completed her Master’s degree in Cognitive Impairments from U of M. Since then she has been working as the Special Needs Coordinator at her alma mater, Genesee Christian School.
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REV. BRIAN BARTON WOW SPORTS MINISTRY Rev. Brian J. Barton, Sr. has served in the Gospel ministry since 1977 when he graduated from Bob Jones University. Brian served in the field of Christian Education as a principal, supervisor, counselor, Bible teacher, and coach. He also served as the Executive Director of the oldest Braille ministry for the blind in the country. Brian has had the unique opportunity to serve as a Team Chaplain in the world of professional baseball and arena football. Brian is the founder and director of a new ministry, WOW Sports Ministry. The mission of WOW Sports is to encourage all athletes, amateur to professional, to strive for excellence, to stay free from hypocrisy, deceit and wickedness, and to stand “Without Wax” in the full light of God’s approval. Brian is married to Coralyn “Cory” Barton, the author of the new children’s book Creation Stories for Children. Brian and Cory reside in Richmond, Virginia.
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CORALYN BARTON CHILDREN’S BOOK AUTHOR/CHRISTIAN EDUCATOR My name is Coralyn (Cory) Faith Barton. I was born and raised in a loving Christian home in St. Paul, Minnesota. I currently live in Richmond, Virginia with my husband, Brian, of 37 years. We have two grown children, Katelyn (Katie) and Brian J. II (Jeffrey). By the grace of God and His loving mercy, I am also a breast cancer survivor. For 20 years I taught lower elementary school in the field of Christian education and have spent the past 15 1/2 years working in Corporate America. My time spent teaching gave me an understanding of how children can be taught Biblical principles and values through Bible based stories. My husband is founder and director of WOW Sports Ministry and is chaplain of a professional arena indoor football team.
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DR. BRAD BATDORF BOB JONES UNIVERSITY Brad Batdorf graduated from Bob Jones University in 1985 with a B.S. in Science Education. He completed an M.A.Ed. in Biology at the Citadel in 1988 and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at BJU in 2012. In addition to teaching secondary math and science for a number of years, he worked as a naturalist and as a zoo education director for 15 years. He joined BJU Press in 2003 as a secondary science author and has written textbooks and created curriculum resources for chemistry and the life sciences. After serving as Secondary Writers Supervisor for 7 years, he was appointed to a full-time faculty position in the School of Education in 2016. He is currently an assistant professor in the Teacher Education Division and coordinator for the Science Education program.
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DAN BEERENS CURRICULUM TRAK / DAN BEERENS EDUCATIONAL CONSULTING, INC. Dan Beerens is an educational consultant, speaker, author, blogger, and Senior Fellow at CACE (Center for the Advancement of Christian Education). He has been a teacher and administrator in both public and Christian schools. He works with schools on curriculum mapping and design, school improvement, teacher evaluation, and leadership coaching. More information is available at www.danbeerens.com.
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DANA DAVIS MARANATHA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY Mrs. Dana Davis leads the faculty of Maranatha Baptist University in online pedagogy as MBU's Director of Online Instruction. As an educator, Mrs. Davis is experienced in several diverse environments, currently teaching courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in MBU's School of Education. In addition, Dana has previous experience serving as a junior high public school teacher, a 4th grade Christian school teacher, and a homeschool mother. Dana completed a BS in Elementary Education from Southern Illinois University and a Master's of Education with a concentration in Reading from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Dana is married to Dr. Matt Davis, Executive Vice President at Maranatha Baptist University. They live in Watertown, Wisconsin and have three boys, Tim (15), Mike (13) & Eric (11).
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DR. MATT DAVIS MARANATHA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY Dr. Matthew Davis, J.D., lives in Watertown, Wisconsin, where he works full time as Executive Vice President & Corporate Counsel for Maranatha Baptist University serving in leadership over all operational and academic units. Dr. Davis received a Business Management degree from Maranatha and a law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Florida, and Wisconsin. Dr. Davis began his legal career litigating religious liberty cases and advising thousands of Christians and ministry leaders on legal issues in Christian education, ministry employment, risk management and religious liberty as a staff attorney for the Christian Law Association in Florida. In 2007, Dr. Davis moved to Wisconsin and founded the Davis Law Firm in Watertown. That same year he assisted in the founding and now serves as president of Eternal Vision, a charitable foundation devoted to supporting quality Christian education.
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LINDA DEGROOT BAY CITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, GREEN BAY, WI Linda DeGroot has been a secretary at Bay City Baptist Church and Bay City Christian School for over 20 years. She has also been the secretary for the Wisconsin Association of Christian Schools for the past five years. She has a passion for encouraging other secretaries serving in ministries everywhere.
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PASTOR GORDON DICKSON CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, FINDLAY, OHIO
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BEN EVERSON EVANGELIST & MUSICIAN Evangelist Ben Everson is a Christian recording & performing artist with a lyrical solo voice and a talent for a cappella music. In addition to his revival meeting & concert schedule, he is a sought-after vocal coach and clinician on a cappella group techniques and vocal health.
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CATHY GROCHOWSKI TECHNOLOGY TRAINER WITH MAKE THE GRADE TRAINING SOLUTIONS I am a SMART Certified Trainer. I provide professional development to improve the integration of interactive technologies in the classroom. I recently received excellent feed back after doing this workshop session at the ISTE conference in Denver in June. I'm scheduled to present it at the Illinois Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development's Conference on Learning at the end of October. About three or four years ago I presented at the IL Association of Christian Schools conference in Schaumburg in exchange for booth space.
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DONOVAN HADAWAY PRECEPT MARKETING/BJU PRESS Donovan Hadaway is the territory manager for BJU Press/Precept, serving Christian schools in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana since 2008. He specializes in helping Christian schools promote academic rigor, technology, and Christian worldview shaping in their classrooms.
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JOSH HUBBARD INTER-CITY BAPTIST SCHOOL, ALLEN PARK, MI Josh Hubbard earned his BS in Biology Education from BJU in 2006 and began teaching at Inter-City Baptist School in Allen Park, MI. He earned his Masters of Science from Wayne State University in 2012. He has presented at the National Science Teachers Association national conference , the NSTA regional STEM conference, National Biology Teacher conference, and MACUL. He is the lead learner for Inter-City’s transition to a Project Based Inquiry approach in their science classroom as well as their Bring Your Own Device program.
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LINDA KARDAMIS TEACH 4 THE HEART Linda Kardamis founded Teach 4 the Heart with the desire to encourage and equip Christian teachers to make a bigger impact in their students' lives. With a focus on practical advice from a Biblical perspective, she’s been honored to help thousands of teachers reach a new level of effectiveness through her website, online courses, and book Create Your Dream Classroom. A graduate of Pensacola Christian College, Linda taught middle school math in a Christian school in Ohio before stepping aside to raise her family and work with fellow teachers.
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TIM MCABOY WHEATON CHRISTIAN GRAMMAR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, WINFIELD, IL MA, Curriculum and Instruction; Doctoral work (ABD) in Curriculum and Instruction; 15 years principal at Lexington Christian Academy (KY) and Wheaton Christian Grammar School; former professor, Taylor University; Presenter (2015 and 2016), Wheaton Academy Best Practices Conference; presented several times at Kentucky Christian School Conference
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JEFF MILLER MARANATHA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY I currently am chair of the Humanities Department and program coordinator for the Communication Arts program. My duties include overseeing curriculum, creating departmental vision, teaching coursework, and directing an annual production. My wife, Christina, and our three children, Ethan, Trey, and Lyvia have resided in Watertown for the past six years.
DRAMA AS DISCIPLESHIP
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JERRY PARTIN ALPHA KAPPA PLAYERS DRAMA MINISTRIES AND AS PRODUCTIONS As of May, 2016, we have directed 68 Shakespearean Productions and untold numbers of Sacred Productions throughout the United States. Graduate of Bob Jones University. Greenville, South Carolina and Calvary College, Letcher, Kentucky.
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DR. MICHAEL T. PHILLIPS BAY CITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, GREEN BAY, WI
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ANN MARIE RILL VIRGINIA BAPTIST COLLEGE
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DR. KEVIN AND GRACE SUITER COLONIAL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, INDIANAPOLIS, IN After completing nine years of music and youth ministry in the church setting, Dr. and Mrs. Kevin Suiter served as church music professors teaching voice, piano, conducting and hymn playing in three Christian colleges for over two decades. Each has advanced degrees from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro – Grace earning a Master of Arts in Piano Performance, and Kevin, a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting. Currently, Kevin serves as school administrator and directs the five choirs at Colonial Christian School, while Grace teaches piano, serves as Coordinator of Indianapolis Academy of Fine Arts, and accompanies the choirs. In addition to overseeing the music ministry and leading the choir at Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Indianapolis, IN, they enjoy biking, hiking, gardening, and entertaining friends in their home.
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DR. JEFF WALTON AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS Dr. Jeff Walton holds a bachelor of science degree in education from Bob Jones University, a master of education degree from the University of Richmond, and a doctor of divinity degree from Virginia Baptist College. Privileged to grow up in a pastor’s home, his involvement in Christian education includes graduating in the first commencement of Faith Baptist School of Longmont, Colorado, serving as a teacher and school administrator, as director of the Old Dominion Association of Church Schools, as executive vice-president of Virginia Baptist College, and as executive director of AACS. The Lord has allowed Dr. Walton to teach teachers at many seminars and conventions, including in Romania and South Korea.
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