Annual Conference 2016
Ticketed Keynote Luncheon

Updated 12/1/15

Keynote lunches are $40 per day for members or non-members of NELMS.

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Kim Campbell & Jack Berckemeyer

35.5 Reasons We Love Middle Schoolers
March 31, 2016

Please join Kim Campbell and this up and coming, marginal speaker Jack Berckemeyer, as we discuss why teaching and working with middle schoolers is never dull. We will discuss what makes middle schoolers unique, interesting, and at times, bizarre. We will also discuss why teaching middle school is so crucial and important in the lives of our middle ones.

To see Kim Campbell in action please click here. (You Tube video)

Kim Campbell crosses the country energizing educational professionals as a dynamic presenter and self-proclaimed "Proud Middle School Teacher." Building on the lessons learned and techniques developed as a middle level social studies teacher since 1991, Kim is in national demand as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and consultant for the Association of Middle Level Educators, Staff Development for Educators, and the Jack Berckemeyer Consulting Group.

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Jack Berckemeyer

A nationally-recognized presenter, author, and humorist, Jack Berckemeyer, began his career as a middle school teacher in Denver, Colorado. After two years of teaching he was named as an outstanding educator at his school, and shortly thereafter he was identified as one of the outstanding educators in the district. In 2003, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Falcon School District. Jack brings his energy, humor, and expertise to all staff development as he helps teachers and administrators remember why this job makes a difference. Jack has presented in conference and school district settings both nationally and internationally. Jack served as a judge for the Disney American Teacher Awards and the selection committee for the USA TODAY All-Teacher Team.

Jack Berckemeyer is known for his motivating, practical ideas communicating a message of hope, laughter, and insight into education.

Jack was also the Assistant Executive Director for the National Middle School Association for 13 years and is the author of Managing the Madness - A Practical Guide to Middle Grades Classrooms. He is also the co-author of H.E.L.P. for Teachers. His most recent publications are Taming of the Team - How Great Teams Work Together and Deliberate Optimism - Reclaiming the Joy in Education, co-authored with Dr. Debbie Silver and Judith Baenen. Jack is currently the Owner and Director of NUTS and BOLTS - Ready to Lead, Teach and Learn Conferences located in Destin, Florida and Sandusky, Ohio.

Jack lives in Denver, Colorado and has no pets or plants.

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Monte Selby

Creating A Best Day Ever
April 1, 2016

Monte Selby will use humor, interaction, a bit of research, and critically acclaimed original music to explore the importance of creating a vision for a "Best Day Ever." Selby is an experienced teacher, principal, professor, and father of four who believes that educational staff having a great day can change a student's educational experience forever.

Dr. Monte Selby is an educator, author, and speaker whose practical and inspiring presentation leaves audiences applauding across North America and Europe. Known as “education's songwriter,” he has written hundreds of songs with students, educators, and Grammy-winning musicians. Monte’s comical and insightful music—featured on network television, radio, podcasts, and websites, and in books, stage productions, and videos—is cultivated from an award-winning career as a teacher, principal, and professor.  Music Row Magazine describes his music as “a delightful variety” - “funky” - “astonishing” - “Wow”! .

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