Rise and Teach Education Conference a Huge Success!
Region 15's Rise and Teach Education Conference held at Angelo State University on January 30th, was a huge success!
The over 200 participants who attended this year's conference included over 100 students representing 22 school districts, school sponsors, enthusiastic presenters, Region 15 Teachers of the Year, Angelo State University's Department of Education Professionals and dynamic keynote speaker Brandon "B. Liggy" Ligon. The one day event included a grand welcome by Dr. Javier Flores, the Angelo State band and cheerleaders, a motivational keynote, four breakout sessions, a campus tour, panel discussion and a closing session with the presentation of eight education scholarships. Attendees received information on financial literacy, AP and Dual Credit courses, starting education chapters on their campuses and the importance of classroom libraries. Students were also provided the opportunity to meet with a panel of education experts, network with students within their region, learn from education students attending Angelo State University, gather experience from Angelo State University and Region 15 staff members all while having fun!
This year's conference offered a variety of presentations including a forty-minute session to hear from, speak with and ask questions of a panel of experts whom included Angelo State's Education Department Professionals, the 2019 Region 15 Teachers of the Year and two current 1st year teachers. Students were also provided with a forty-minute campus tour by the Angelo State Rambassadors.
The closing session included the recognition of seven students who were awarded this year's education scholarships.
Conexion ($500.00) Cailin Garza Eden High School
Region 15 ($500.00) Delaney Grimes Central High School
Kiely Johnson Sterling City High School
Angelo State University
($250.00 Book Scholarship) Cailin Garza Eden High School
Sadie Stevens Sterling City High School
Abigail Kalnbach Central High School
Erin Montgomery Wall High School
($500.00 Book Scholarship)
Natalie "Bree" Self Central High School
Region 15 would like to extend it's warm gratitude to our impressive lineup of featured speakers, Dr. Javier Flores, Brandon Ligon, Leah Zavala, Lori Hancock, Debra Marshall, Lex Ann Seifert, Charlotte Anderson, Cheryl McGaughey, Kami Dodds, Stacy Fischer, Jeremy Slatton, Victoria Galvan, Dr. Kimberly Dickerson, Dr. Leah Carruth, Dr. Carlos Flores, ASU Rambassadors, and the ASU Admission's staff members for their contributions to the event. Region 15 would also like to acknowledge all volunteers and the ASU Technology staff and their fearless leader Donald Cheek for their patience and dedication to education.
We would also like to thank our sponsors and our partner Angelo State University for their generous support.
Gold Sponsors: H-E-B, Gandy Ink, Conexion, and Concho Educators Federal Credit Union.
Silver Sponsors: Perma-Bound and Shannon Health and Wellness.
Bronze Sponsors: Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE), FavBrand Promotions, Texas Bank, Lead4Ward, and 1st Community Federal Credit Union.
Door Prize Sponsors: Academy, Icon Cinema, Chick-fil-A, Perma-Bound, Raising Cane's, H-E-B, Sam's Club, Walmart and Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE).
Scholarship Sponsors: Angelo State University, Region 15 Education Service Center and Conexion.
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