Meet the Keynotes

Learn to navigate fears, cultivate resilience, and make music with headliners Darryl Bellamy, Jr., Anne Grady, and Drum Cafe USA.

Fearful to Fear(less) for Educators
In today’s fast-paced world, we’re feeling worried and scared due to rapid changes in technology, changing social norms, and organizational changes. These worries make us anxious about how future changes will affect our lives, families, and jobs. Learn practical tools to navigate fear to make a greater impact.

Darryl Bellamy, Jr is a Fear Researcher and the Founder of Fearless Inside, where he studies unspoken fears of people of all ages and across five generations. He travels across the country to help individuals and organizations confront and then embrace their fears so that they can make a greater impact.


Resilience Reset
We are living in an unprecedented time. Anxiety, stress, and burnout are at an all-time high, and if we don’t take time to reset, the physical and psychological results can be catastrophic. More than training, education, or experience, your resilience determines your success, personally and professionally. Fortunately, resilience is a set of skills and habits that can be learned and cultivated. Learn how to take back control, make stress work for you and cultivate a resilient mindset, skill set, and the ability to reset.

Anne Grady is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, and an expert in building resilient teams, leaders, and organizations. She is a two-time TEDx speaker, trainer, survivor, optimist, and inspirer.

The Drum Café will engage you in an ages-old experience that will unite, uplift, and inspire! When large groups of like-minded communities gather to actively participate in making music, the result is very often a sociological concept that Durkheim (1912) coined ‘collective effervescence.’ Research suggests the interpersonal synchrony participants experience —despite their musical sensibilities—borders on the same neurohormonal connection between mother and child and elevates emotional and affective states, which can serve as an antecedent for behaviors that lead to desired organizational outcomes.

Dale Monnin, PhD, imported the Drum Café to the USA from Africa over 20 years ago on the heels of a successful career in technology sales and sales leadership. The Drum Café leverages a unique repertoire of interactive, rhythm-based programming to enhance the many aspects of organizational health.

The Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), whose hallmark is educational leaders learning with and from each other, has served Texas PK-8 school leaders since 1917. Member owned and member governed, TEPSA has more than 6000 members who direct the activities of 3 million PK-8 school children. TEPSA is an affiliate of the National Association of Elementary School Principals.

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