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2020 SCECA Conference

Keynote Speakers

Ron Shuali

Thursday’s Keynote Speaker is
Ron Shuali

Ron Shuali will start things off on Thursday evening with his high energy presentation.  His extensive experience in stand-up comedy, improvisational theater, and professional wrestling allow Ron to engage, excite and educate audiences using all of their senses.

Friday's keynote speaker is
Carman Agra Deedy

On Friday, we will welcome award-winning children’s book author, Carmen Agra Deedy. Carmen has been a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival and has performed internationally including the Disney Institute, the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Kennedy Center. She is the author of nine children’s books including Marina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale and Fourteen Cows for America.

Carmen Agra Deedy
Patrick Mitchell

Saturday's keynote speaker is Patrick Mitchell

On Saturday, Patrick Mitchell, the Down-to-Earth Dad, will help us discover more ways to build support in our school and center settings. Patrick’s focus is optimizing your team's effectiveness in engaging parents and families. He facilitates Family Storytelling Night® events for individual Head Start and EHS programs across America—to bolster early literacy, parent and family engagement, and help parents share individual, family, and community history, heritage, and culture along the way. Patrick is a husband and father in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.