Ronnie Thomas

Ronnie Thomas is known for his show, Fun Weird Science and his goal is to engage students in STEAM.

Dr. Marcus Jackson

 Dr. Jackson's focus is helping create a unified vision by providing equal access to quality education. 

Dr. Sarena Shivers

 Dr. Shivers has served in numerous educational positions & is a  certified active shooter trainer.  

Shawn Hurt

Shawn Hurt is a nationally recognized data driven school turnaround agent. 

Dr. Sharon Hargro-Porter

Dr. Sharon is the CEO of Perfect Time SHP LLC, Coaching & Consulting, and producer/talk show host of The I am Dr. Sharon Show.

J.R. Rivera

J.R. Rivera is an educational consultant who has empowered over 150,000 students and more than 25,000 educators.

Principal Kafele

 His message of inspiring school and classroom excellence is vastly impacting America’s schools! 

Dr. Chike Akua

Dr. Akua's dynamic, interactive presentations impact culturally relevant education in America.

His work on Poverty Mindset, Implicit Bias, PBIS and social-emotional learning has won his program accolades nationwide.


The ROCK Conference will provide a prolific professional development experience for teachers, administrators, professors, recruiters, district leaders, superintendents and any person that is a part of the educational community. We have nationally and internationally reknown speakers that will be featured throughout the entirety of the conference. Click on the individual images below for a closer look at each featured presenter. This is the perfect event for schools, districts, colleges, universities and educational institutions.

Tracy Oliver

 Tracy is an assistant principal and consultant who is helping to change the face of teaching and learning. 

Dr. Terrell Strayhorn

 Dr. Strayhorn focuses on student access & achievement; issues of race, equity, diversity, & student learning and development.. 

Damien Howard

Damien Howard is the host of BER LIVE!, a monthly show that hosts the top educators and edupreneurs in the country.

Larue Fitch 

Mr. Larue Fitch's passion is providing high-quality education in order to help children be career and college ready.

Actor Tray Chaney

Empowering youth through skits & video to be HERO (Honorable, Educated, Resilient, & Observant. 

Carlos Johnson

Mr. Johnson travels the nation conducting trainings and sharing strategies  to change school culture and increase parental engagement.  

Dr. Melissa Chester

Dr. Melissa Chester is the CEO of BER and is impacting the face of education in America.


Dr. Stephanie Pasley Henry

Dr. Henry provides thought  provoking and riveting in-service trainings aimed to engage and motivate!

James Presley

Principal James Presley is an expert at incentivizing students towards excellence.

Dr. Craig Boykin

Dr. Boykin helps teachers break free from their routine and discover their unrealized potential.

Patrick Phillips

Mr. Phillips helps groups achieve peek performance through engaging and substantive workshops and keynotes

Khalid El-Hakim

Khalid is a former educator who is the creator of The Black History 101 Mobile Museum, one of the most sought after exhibits of its kind in America.

Dr. Shaun Woodly

Dr. Woodly assists educators create the optimal learning environment in their classroom. 

Michael Green

Mr. Green's nationally-recognized interactive science show has been featured on the ABC, CBS & Fox television networks.


Erik Cork

Erik's skills has earned him the reputation as the “Hardest Working Man in Education.”

Carlanda Williams

Known as The Magical Teacher, she leads engagement strategies to spread magic in the classroom.  

Robert Jackson

Robert Jackson is author of The No More Excuses Curriculum, featuring the book, Black Men Stand Up!