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Principal Gerry Brooks Included in Schedule for Summertime Super Meet

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NSEA’s return to a full-fledged, full-service summer conference will include star power–Association members are invited to enjoy excellent, free professional development and a great keynote speaker!

Celebrity elementary school principal Gerry Brooks will keynote the July 16-18 NSEA University — NSEA U for short — conference. He will also offer two of the nearly 180 breakout sessions planned for the conference.

Brooks has spent 20 years in education and is a passionate public speaker whose focus is on encouraging and helping teachers improve their instructional abilities. He has spoken to educational groups across the nation about encouraging teachers to improve their instruction through personal climate and culture strategies.

He’s also pretty funny.

For instance, Brooks has posted YouTube videos titled Backpack Contraband, Staff Bathroom Etiquette, The Field Trip Grinch and others. He will undoubtedly weave humor into his Nebraska keynote.

“Brooks will bring some humor to the program, but will also deliver a great message,” said NSEA President Jenni Benson. “His message is well-respected across the country.”

Brooks spent six years in the classroom, two years as an intervention specialist and the past 12 years as a principal in Lexington, KY. More than 500,000 people follow Brooks on social media.

Under the Umbrella

It’s been more than 20 years since NSEA offered a summer conference, and this year’s NSEA U will combine the best of several Association components into one event at the Innovation Campus in Lincoln.

Under the NSEA U umbrella members will find the best of Advocacy Conference, highlighting bargaining issues; Leadership Institute, featuring skills and knowledge development for up-and-coming leaders; and membership meetings, allowing local leaders and members to collect membership materials while also taking advantage of some of the professional development to be offered.

Many topics will be under the five provisions of NSEA’s strategic plan: bargaining and member rights, membership, politics, governance and social justice.

A training for local association presidents will take place on the Monday preceding the conference kickoff on Tuesday.