Angela Maiers, Founder Choose2Matter. Leader. Visionary. Entrepreneur. Disruptor. Change Maker. Angela embodies each of these descriptors with passion, commitment and fierce determination. She has been creating and leading change in education and enterprise for 31 years, teaching every level of school from grade school to graduate school and consulting with companies around the world. Angela founded Choose2Matter to bring the world hope by helping every individual embrace their value and potential contribution. Initially launched to challenge and inspire students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems, Choose2Matter has evolved into a movement that support parents, educators, and employees around the world. Her work in 60,000 classrooms across 100 countries has rallied more than a million children who have banded together to launch 170 social enterprises and pass 17 laws. And organizations across all industries are finding new ways to ignite the genius of their employees, successfully addressing a $15 trillion employee engagement problem. Angela earned a BS in Education with a minor in Neuroscience and Master Degrees in Literacy and Ed Leadership. She is the author of eight books, including Liberating Genius,The Habitudes and The Passion Driven Classroom. Angela is widely recognized as one of most influential voices on social media today, consistently ranking in the top 1% and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.
Superintendent - Stark County Educational Service Center - Stark County, Ohio
Joe Chaddock is the current superintendent of the Stark County Educational Service Center in Stark County, Ohio. He is responsible for coordinating services among 22 local and city school districts in the Canton, Ohio area. Prior to this current position, Joe was the superintendent of the Minerva Local Schools in Minerva, Ohio. He has been in public education for 25 years and has held the positions of teacher, coach and administrator. Joe and his wife, Susan, are the proud parents of four children and reside in Minerva, Ohio.
Licensed Clinical Counselor - Perry Local Schools, Stark County, Ohio
Dr. Margaret DeLillo-Storey is a licensed clinical counselor/supervisor currently working in the Perry Local School District in Stark County, Ohio. She is an adjunct professor at Malone University in the counseling program, teaching and supervising school counseling and clinical mental health counseling practicum students. A trainer contracted with the Stark County Educational Service Center, Margaret works in trauma, resiliency, and education collaboration. Margaret is a retired United States Army Officer and Combat War Veteran, having served in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. During her 22 years with the Army, she held several leadership positions and won numerous awards and commendations. When she was inducted into the Ohio Veteran's Hall of Fame, Margaret was the first woman from Stark County and the youngest inductee. She has presented over a hundred times, and each talk is infused with plenty of laughter, leadership ideas, lots of Brené Brown references and colorful bits of life in general. Margaret resides in Stark County, Ohio with her husband, Duane. They have two grown children, Nick and Courtney, and a host of extended family, both biological and those acquired as friends and counted as family.
Vice President - Organizational Development and Community Enagement - AultCare | Retired Superintendent of the North Canton City Schools and the Minerva Local Schools in Stark County, Ohio
Mr. Gallina is currently the Vice President of Organizational Development and Community Engagement for the AultCare Health Insurance Plans. Prior to joining AultCare, his career spanned 30 years in the field of education: 24 years as a school administrator, with the final 19 of those years in the role of superintendent. Those 19 years of superintendency consisted of 11 years as superintendent of the Minerva Local Schools and the final 8 years as superintendent of the North Canton City Schools. Mike’s civic involvement includes leadership and board positions in the following organizations: Chambers of Commerce in Canton and Massillon, the North Canton YMCA, Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health, Walsh University, the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club, Canton Student Loan Foundation, The Patriot Project, and the Better Business Bureau. In 2009, Mike was selected by the Marth Holden Jennings Foundation as the Ohio Superintendent of the Year. Mike has been inducted into the Academic and Athletic Halls of Fame at Minerva High School, and has received the University of Mount Union’s Athletic M-Club Award of Excellence. He has also been inducted into the Stark County and Tuscarawas County Amateur Baseball Halls of Fame. Mr. Gallina is a motivational and leadership keynote speaker, delivering presentations to colleges/universities, the Ohio Department of Education, local and regional company executive teams and staffs, youth leadership conferences, commencement exercises, health care conferences, and many other employee, athletic, and honors banquets.
Teacher, McAllen High School
I have taught at McAllen High School or McHi as we call it for 16.5 years. I have taught all levels of English, Journalism, Yearbook, Newspaper, Credit Recovery, Student Leadership, Cheerleading, and Colorguard. I hold a principal, journalism, English, and ESL certifications. I am a mother of two, Alyssa Butterfly who is just turning 21 and Alex who is a 16 year old drummer. I am also married to my amazing husband of 25 years. I am a former District Technology Teacher of the Year.
Superintendent, McAllen Independent School District
Experienced public school district Superintendent and small business owner (real estate) with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry. Skilled in Educational Consulting, Classroom Management, Lesson Planning, Educational Systems and Instructional Design. Strong business development professional with a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) focused in Educational Leadership and Administration, General from The University of Texas-Pan American.
Principal, McAllen High School
Adam Saenz, Ph.D.
Psychologist/CEO The Applied EQ Group
As a licensed psychologist, author, and emotional intelligence expert, Adam has worked in the education and mental health fields for over twenty years. He has worked in collaboration with the College of Education at Texas A&M University, including the Department of Human Resource Development, The Department of School Psychology, and the Department of Research, Measurement and Statistics. He has also lectured in the graduate school at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School. He has delivered state national keynote addresses based on his research, which focuses on stress management, the dynamics of effective relationship building, personality assessment, and emotional intelligence. Among his publications are the best-selling The Power of a Teacher, Relationships That Work, and his most recent release, The EQ Intervention: Shaping a Self-Aware Generation Through Social and Emotional Learning.
Director of Programs, The Applied EQ Group
Melissa joined Applied EQ Group as a veteran classroom teacher and campus intervention coach. Melissa has overseen the development and district-wide implementation of social and emotional curricula. She cares deeply about reaching students from socially and economically impoverished backgrounds, and she excels in her ability to mentor other teachers as they implement social and emotional learning strategies with their students.
Lecturer/Trainer The Applied EQ Group
Kristen graduated with her undergrad from The University of North Florida and her Masters from the University of Florida. She has over ten years experience in the elementary classroom with all of them serving students in Title I schools. Kristen also has over five years experience working with pre-service teachers during her tenure as a lecturer at Texas A&M University. Kristen has a heart for students and focuses on building healthy relationships that encourage kids while they are in her class, and after. She firmly believes in the importance of mental health and connecting students with the appropriate resources.