Pre- K & Kindergarten Conference

41th Annual Pre-K and Kindergarten Conference

March 15-16, 2022 

WE ARE BACK TO IN-PERSON! ( Online still available)


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2022 Invited Featured Speakers


Kim Adsit

Kim taught kindergarten for 30 years, and now works as a national presenter. Focusing on developing curriculum and strategies that incorporate child-centered activities, she emphasizes the fun of kindergarten. Kim has been selected as an Expert Teacher, and she serves as a teacher mentor. She has a Specialist Degree in Early Childhood Education as well as an At-Risk Endorsement. Kim has authored many teacher resources that are available on



Vera Ahiyya, The Tutu Teacher

Vera Ahiyya (née Corbett) was born in Germany and raised in El Paso, TX.  Originally a pre-med student, Vera realized her calling as an educator at Austin College in Sherman, TX, where she majored in History and earned her MA in Education. Vera has taught Kindergarten and first grade for the last 14 years in Texas, Boston, and Brooklyn. Vera’s online presence is dedicated to influencing other educators by spreading her vast knowledge and love of diverse children’s books. Vera’s unwavering commitment to social justice and diversity is also the focal point of her professional development presentations for other educators. Vera lives in Brooklyn with her husband Lonnell and her dog, Mozi.



Mary Amoson

Mary has enjoyed 14 years in the kindergarten classroom, where she enthusiastically uses technology and hands on activities to engage her little learners. She loves sharing the ideas, activities, and tools that have worked with her own kindergartners through her blog, Sharing Kindergarten. She is committed to instilling passion in teachers because she believes that passion is truly the secret to increasing learning and achievement.





Keri Brown

Keri Brown is a kindergarten teacher in central Alabama. She has taught for 13 years in Kindergarten and First Grade. She loves traveling, meeting other teachers and creating resources for her students. She is obsessed with all things technology and loves teaching binders how to use it. Reading picture books, crafting in the classroom and enjoying being a classroom family are a few of her favorites. In her free time, Keri loves sharing her teaching adventures on her Instagram, Enchanted Kinder Garden (




Shawn Brown

Shawn Brown, originally from Chicago, formed Role Model Productions, Inc to serve today’s youth.  He now writes  implements unique and entertaining curriculum enhancement programs for childcare centers, elementary grades and private schools. He uses infectious music for hooking his audience into learning and moving while having “Super Fun.” Mr. Brown and The Super Fun Show team travel to schools and conferences all over the country with his hit live show, “The Super Fun Show.”



Jack Hartmann

Jack Hartmann’s Super Fun Learning Songs are all about making learning even more fun with the very best in educational music.  Jack’s music is research-based and teacher-approved to focus on helping children learn important state, national and early childhood standards.  All of Jack’s songs and videos engage children with not only great educational content, but with cool beats, kids love, and fun movements.



Kendrick Johnson

Kendrick Johnson is the founder of Frontier Educational Consulting. He began his career as a high school English teacher in Chicago. Kendrick also spent time working with curriculum and assessment development at the district level, and then transitioned into working with teacher preparation residency programs. Kendrick’s areas of expertise include behavior/classroom management, data-driven instruction, and culturally relevant and responsive teaching.  In his current role as a consultant, Kendrick is committed to providing school districts with research-based professional development and consulting services around instructional leadership, teacher development, and curriculum design in order to equip leaders and teachers with the tools necessary to cultivate and sustain a robust culture of teaching and learning at their schools.  



Kim Jordano

Kimberly Jordano has incorporated over 30 years of teaching experience into her kindergarten classroom. A  teacher and language arts mentor in the Los Alamitos School District in California, Kimberly holds a master’s degree in English as a Second Language (ESL). Kimberly is a full-time kindergarten teacher in Los Alamitos California. Kimberly is a national teacher presenter and teacher blogger. You can find her posts daily on both Instagram, and her Facebook pages Kinderbykim. Kimberly‘s kindergarten blog is and has fans all across the world! You can find all of her creative teacher resource materials on Kimberly’s goal is to keep the joy in kindergarten while teaching the standards in a meaningful child-centered way.



Marsha M. Moffit McGuire

Marsha McGuire is a kindergarten teacher in Cadillac, Michigan where she has accumulated over 15 years of teaching in early childhood classrooms. Her undergraduate degree was completed at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and her graduate degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus on Differentiated Instruction at Grand Valley State University. Marsha is also the author and creator behind the blog, A Differentiated Kindergarten where she shares ideas, activities and products.  Her blog has become an avenue to aide other instructors in developing practical, developmentally appropriate and differentiated instructional strategies in their own classroom.



Katie Mense 

Katie has taught kindergarten for more than 14 years and has a passion for creating fun, hands-on lessons and  to meet the needs of all students. As a student who struggled through school, she truly understands that every student has different needs and learning styles. Katie has an MA in Education and also earned an additional 24 hours through a STEM grant. She loves to share her ideas and teaching experiences on her award-winning blog, or on social media @littlekinderwarriors




Adam Peterson

Adam Peterson is an educator, speaker, author, and vlogger most known for his YouTube channel, Teachers  Too. A kindergarten teacher with over 13 years in the classroom, Adam now dedicates his time to helping teachers create meaningful and engaging experiences for their students! He's on a mission to make classrooms as fun as possible to ensure every day is the best day ever in school!





Greg Smedley-Warren

Greg has been teaching for 15 years. He spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade, and is now  11th year in Kindergarten, which he’s determined is his calling and passion. He received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and ELL certification from David Lipscomb University. In 2015 he was selected as Teacher Of The Year. When not in the classroom, Greg enjoys blogging and doing all things teaching. His husband (known as The Mister online) is a large part of his blog, social media, and their conference, ELEVATE. They recently added a daughter Adelynn to their family and complete the fam with their dog, Butters.



Donna Whyte

Donna Whyte is a certified teacher, an education consultant and an author. Her positive attitude, high energy, and  many practical ideas make her presentations exciting and valuable to educators. Donna has published several books including You Can’t Teach a Class You Can’t Manage and a 2nd edition of Morning Meeting ~ Afternoon

Wrap Up. She is also the author of Social, Emotional and Behavioral Interventions, The Reading Aptitude Continuum and My Writing Words.





Deedee Wills

Deedee began her teaching career in San Diego where she taught at a school with 96% second language learners.  several years of teaching second grade, she became her district’s literacy coach. She helped to train and implement balanced literacy to the K – 2 staff but found she missed the classroom and returned to teach Kindergarten. She runs the popular blog