Dr. Chester Wilson


Ms. Selena Bowe


Creating Equity Focused Schools

Dre Cleveland

Motivate and Inspire Your Students to Success

Edna Bland

Arts Integration for the 21st

Century Student

Francine Toliver Edwards, PhD
Educating Digital Natives: The Challenges of Educating a Connected Generation in an Online Environment

Todd Scott Parker

Lead with Civility: Manage Conflicts to Avoid Confrontations & Collisions

Jonette Marcus, Manager of Educational Partnerships
Teaching the Whole Child: Integrating Social-Emotional Learning with Powerful Instruction

Nzingha Gaines

Youth Battling Brokenness

Dr. Connie Rivers Mitchell

Building S.T.E.M. Scholars in the Neighborhood

Simene' Walden

The Heart of a Teacher

Lawrence Jackson

Level Up! Technology Tools to Engage Your Digital Age Learners

Shaun Woodly, PhD.

​​"M.C." Means Move the Class: The Elements of Urban Education


Semone Blair Walker

How Can I Win-Unlocking the Blueprint to Personal Success

Jason Acosta
 Teacher Recruitment Manager

NYC Men Teach Presents Making the Difference: Recruitment and Retention of Men of Color in Education.

Raechel Broussard, MPA 
21st Century Classrooms: Innovative Tools to Enable New Ways of Learning

Derrick Calvert 

Owner of Prospective180 

P.O.W.E.R: Personalized Learning with the Minority Student in Mind

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. This is the perfect event for schools, districts, colleges, universities and educational institutions.

Trinna Freeman

Using Google in the Classroom

Crystal M. Edwards


Shifting' the Strongholds through Empowerment & Advocacy: Maintain & Sustain

Kenda Lawson, M.Ed.

Rigor, Relevance, and At-Risk Scholars

Jennifer McCluney

English Department Chair
Flipping Your Classroom...Like a Boss!

Katrina Taylor


Renita Perry, M.ED
R U Engaged? Fun and Engaging Instructional Strategies to Raise Achievement

Dr. Nycole P. Lyles-Belton
Unapologetically Powerful... The WE Starts With ME!

Andrea Jones-Davis
The Next Chapter: Life After High School

Dr. Nekeshia Doctor

Cracking the C.O.D.E. to Effective Communication in Schools

Te'Mia J. Lofton
The Healthy Hair Therapist

My Hair Healed Me: Removing the Inferior Seed to Uncover the REAL YOU

Chelsia Calvert

Owner of Prospective180 

P.O.W.E.R: Personalized Learning with the Minority Student in Mind

Dr. Elondra D.Napper
Making sure the "C" is in your Professional Learning Communities  

Carlanda Williams

The Magical Teacher
Engagement Strategies to Spread M.A.G.I.C. in Your Classroom

Nicole Turner

Preparing for a Year of Coaching

Dr. Diron T. Ford
Saving Our Boys: An Academic & Behavioral Perspective

Tiffany Kelly

The Fit Educator: Staying healthy for life beyond the classroom

Dr. Kimberly George-Reid Educational Consultant
Creating Equity Focused Schools

Marionne Antoinette

Financial Literacy: Credit Counseling & Money Tips

Jay Veal, M.Ed. Founder/CEO

INC Tutoring / The Jay Veal Brand
Private Tutoring: Preparing for Global Competition in STEM

Dr. Candice Dowd Barnes
What's in your D.N.A.?: A Balanced-Approach to Discipline-BAD

George Maxey

 Visioning an Approach to Improving Black Male Literacy Rates in Jacksonville, Florida

Akil Parker
Methods for Recruitment and Retention of African-American Teachers: An African-Centered Approach

Bee Nance, CPA - Director of Finance and Administration

“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall – Let’s build

our kids up BEFORE they fall!”

Cortland Jones

Effective Classroom Management: From Adversaries to Allies