Shawn Hurt

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

Dr. Terrell Strayhorn

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

Dr. Sharon H. 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.

Dr. Philip Hickman

Dr. Hickman is a national award winning transformational leader in K-12 educational technology. 

Larue Fitch 

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

Dr. Marcus Jackson

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

Tracy Oliver

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

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.


Michael McGrone, Principal
Mr. McGrone is the Principal at IYC Chicago all boys prison where he  restores hope, rebuild dreams and save lives.

James Presley

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

Mr. J.R. Fenwick

Mr. Fenwick specializes in teaching people how the stock market works & how to make money flipping stocks.. 

Principal Kafele

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

Robert Jackson

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

Lybroan James

Mr. James assists educators in making  math instruction rigorous, fun, and engaging.

Damien Howard

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

Dr. 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. Chike Akua

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


Ronnie Thomas

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

Dr. Melissa Chester

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

Coach Carlos Johnson

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

Dr. Shaun Woodly

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