Keynote Speakers

Building Bridges for Education March 31 – April 2, 2019
Building Bridges for Education
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Monday, April 1, 2019
Keynote Speaker
9:15 am – 10:15 am

Dave Davlin
Dave Davlin Over 25 years ago, Dave Davlin began bringing smiles to faces with a form of entertainment he developed as a young boy. From NBA and major college arenas across America to the Summer Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea— and even to the world-famous Branson Strip— “Travelin” Davlin has entertained people of every age and background. His amazing ability with basketballs even landed his name and picture in the 1990 Guinness Book of World Records.

Dave began to hone his speaking skills in the early 90’s as a national speaker in the public schools across America. Combining his entertainment ability with a powerful message, he was instrumental in the fight for education and against drugs. At the advice of friends working in corporate America, Dave began to develop presentations for the corporate and association market and the rest is history. He now speaks at numerous corporate and association conferences each year. From public school students to CEOs, Dave’s message has made a difference in the lives of thousands, and his impact continues to grow each year as he shares his philosophy and wisdom through speaking and writing.

Sessions: 10:45 am – 11:45 am

Karl Kinscherf, Steelcase Education
Karl Kinscherf is the Regional Education Leader for Steelcase Education in the Southeast. Karl covers both the K-12 and Higher Education markets. Steelcase is an issues-driven company that studies how teachers teach, and how students learn in order to inspire change by removing the barriers to student success. And we do this by providing the proper balance between schools pedagogy, technology, and space! He has worked in the education market for over 25 years with companies including Apple, Dell, and now for the past 9 years Steelcase Education.

Ginny Magrath, AIA, LS3P Associates, Ltd.
Ginny Magrath is a member of LS3P’s K-12 studio. Ginny earned a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University and a Master of Architecture from UNC Charlotte, and first joined LS3P as a student intern in 2012. Since joining the firm full-time in 2015, Ginny has developed significant experience in the education sector with a focus on programming, client visioning, and 3D visualization.

Sessions: 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm

Vern McKissick, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP, McKissick Architects
Vern McKissick is the architect and educational planner at the helm of McKissick Associates. The son of a superintendent and an art teacher, he developed a passion for education at young age. For over 35 years, he has worked with school systems large and small on everything from educational master planning to construction of new multimillion-dollar complexes. His mission: help school systems across the East Coast find appropriate solutions for their communities

Sessions: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Jeanne Huntsman, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, The Weidt Group
Jeanne Huntsman is a registered architect with over 15 years of experience and a passion for cost-effective sustainable design. As a principal at The Weidt Group, she provides energy consulting services, assisting design professionals and building owners in selecting optimal energy-saving strategies for their project goals and budgets. She is a frequent presenter on energy-related topics, and to date her completed projects save over 97 million kWh annually, across 224 buildings in five states.

Elizabeth Bowen, MBA, PEM, LEED AP, The Weidt Group
Elizabeth Bowen is a project manager with 12 years of experience with sustainability in the built environment. Through her work at The Weidt Group, she provides data-driven energy consulting services for design professionals and building owners. Before joining the firm, she provided commercial sustainable building expertise to developers, non-profits, and universities. She initiated and implemented an NC State University course, in collaboration with USGBC, LEED Lab, which brings together architecture, engineering, and environmental science on a real-world project. She is a frequent presenter on design, construction, and maintenance best practices.

As a Vice President and CMTA’s National Director of Sustainable Projects, Tony Hans works with architects and owners to increase the potential of projects to be sustainable. He has worked on the majority of CMTA’s Net Zero Energy projects including over a half million square foot of zero energy buildings. Tony speaks at many regional and national conferences on the subject of zero energy buildings including, national and regional A4LE conferences.

Zachary Schneider, PE, LEED AP, LC, CxA, CMTA
Zachary Schneider joined CMTA’s Louisville office in August of 2002 and became a partner in 2012. Zachary was the lead electrical engineer for the first school in the state of Kentucky to earn an ENERGY STAR score of 100. He has performed as the project manager and/or lead electrical engineer on numerous other Zero Energy, ENERGY STAR and LEED projects.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Group Session
9:00 am – 10:30 am

Paul Davis Boney, FAIA
Paul Boney Paul Davis Boney, FAIA, serves as Senior Vice President with LS3P and is a current member of the LS3P Board of Directors. Paul is a third generation architect with diverse experience in K-12, higher education, state, civic, and private projects. Paul’s extensive professional and community involvement over the years has included leadership roles in local, state, and national AIA boards and other organizations. Paul, a fellow in the American Institute of Architects (AIA), is a current AIA member. Paul has also served as National Vice President of the AIA, former Chairman of the National AIA Ethics Council, National AIA Committee on Architecture for Education, and former Chairman of the AIA National Convention Committee in 2004. Paul currently serves on the North Carolina AIA/AGC Joint Committee.

Paul has been honored with the North Carolina Governor’s Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award, the AIA North Carolina Gold Medal, the AIA North Carolina Deitrick Award, and the AIA National Richard Upjohn Fellowship. He has served as President of AIA Wilmington and AIA North Carolina, Vice President of the National AIA, and member of the National AIA Board of Directors. He is a current member of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Southeast Region Board of Directors and served as 2018 President of North Carolina A4LE.

Paul’s extensive professional and community contributions over the years have included serving as Chairman of the State Building Commission, member of the North Carolina Board of Architecture, member of several NC Legislative Study Commissions on issues relating to the construction industry, and member of the Class XXI of Leadership NC. Paul is a current member of the NCSU Board of Visitors. He has also served as Chairman of the UNC-Wilmington Foundation, member of the UNCW Board of Visitors, Chairman of the New Hanover County Planning Commission, member of the City of Wilmington Planning Board, and Chairman of Wilmington Business Development.

Paul resides in Wrightsville Beach NC. He has two daughters, Alexandra and Jessica.

Chris Blice
Chris Blice Chris Blice currently lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina with his wife Debbie where he presently serves as the Chief Operations Officer for Chatham County Schools.

Mr. Blice received his BS (1980) from Limestone College in South Carolina, his Master of Music (1981) from Morehead State University in Kentucky, and his Masters of School Administration (2000) from East Carolina University. In 1998 he was selected to be a member of the prestigious North Carolina Principal Fellows Program.

In 2006 Chris was chosen as the Wachovia Principal of the year for Franklin County Schools, for the North Central District of North Carolina, and was a finalist for the State Principal of the Year. In 2010 he was selected as the Wachovia Principal of the Year for Chatham County Schools, for the Piedmont Triad Central Region of North Carolina, and was again a finalist for the State Principal of the Year. And in 2013, he was selected as the Wells Fargo Principal of the Year for Chatham County Schools.

During his 38 plus years as an educator, Chris has served as a high school band director, an adjunct college teacher, a school level administrator, and currently as a district level administrator. His present assignment as Chief Operations Officer includes working in the areas of facilities, transportation, and school safety.

Chief Arthur Frye
Chief Arthur Frye Chief Arthur Frye is a forty-three year veteran of law enforcement having started his career with the Aberdeen Police Department in 1975. Prior to his current position as Chief of Moore County Schools Police, Chief Frye was with the Moore County Sheriff Department and Aberdeen Police Department receiving extensive training in many fields of law enforcement. The Moore County Schools Police Department is a full service law enforcement agency comprised of 15 certified law enforcement professionals. They are one of only two school systems in North Carolina to have their own police department.

Dr. Leslie Alexander
Leslie Alexander Dr. Leslie Alexander currently serves as an Administrative Leader in the Winston Salem Forsyth County School District. During her tenure with WSFCS, Dr. Alexander has served as Principal of RJ Reynolds and JF Kennedy High Schools, a Curriculum Coordinator, a Literacy Specialist and Teacher. She has been instrumental in restructuring curriculum priorities, implementing innovative programs, increasing community relations and ensuring academic excellence.

She has co-published “The Power of Three.” Presented at Professional Meetings to include – Lord of the Rings: The Journey from Data Overload to Enlightenment. Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA): Simulation for a Whole School Process. "Seeing Like a District”: Critical Cases in Measurement, Management, and Resistance. Her professional memberships include: Magnet Schools of America, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), North Carolina Association of School Administrators (NCASA). She has been recognized for her accomplishments earning “The Signature School Award” – 2015 and 2017, WSFCS District Principal of the Year – 2017, Magnet School Principal of the Year – 2016, and Winston-Salem Outstanding Women Leaders Award 2018.

Monika Johnson Hostler
Monika Johnson Hostler Monika Johnson Hostler is the Executive Director of the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA). NCCASA is the sole statewide alliance working to end sexual violence through education, advocacy and legislation. NCCASA represents 125 members including local rape crisis centers.

Ms. Johnson Hostler was first elected to the Wake County Board of Education in 2013 and re-elected in 2016. She represents District 2 and served as board chair 2015-17. She is also a member of several community and state level boards and commissions.

Prior to coming to NCCASA, Monika worked at the local rape crisis center in Scotland County as the Crisis Intervention Coordinator. Monika has been an activist in the social justice movement for over 20 years. In that time, she has presented on the issue of sexual violence to numerous communities including the Joint Task for the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Military Academy subcommittee. NCCASA under Monika’s leadership supported the first statewide effort to address human trafficking in NC. Monika was appointed to the NC Human Trafficking Commission. She has also worked abroad; she was a policy and program consultant to the Ministry of Gender Development for the Liberian government.

Monika has a master’s degree in public administration and resides in Raleigh with her husband and daughter.

Noel Glacer
Noel Glacer Noel Glacer is the CEO of Recruit Group. In 2001, he founded the security division at his company and has built relationships within the security industry over the last 18 years. He is also the proud Parkland parent of Jake Glacer. Jake is a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that occurred February 14, 2018. After Jake escaped room 1213 with his life, Noel has since been involved in bringing awareness to school security. Through the organization SOS Parkland, where he is the Vice President, he has been using his connections within the security industry to help raise awareness and create change in the way K-12 schools put in place policies and procedures for security protocols.

Jake Glacer
Jake Glacer Jake Glacer is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He was on the first floor of the 1200 building on February 14, 2018, when 17 people were killed and 17 others were injured in a shooting. Since then, he has attended events like ISC West and the SIA GovSummit to explore school security options and tell his story.

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