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Conference 2014



Annual Conference

October 19—22, 2014

Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort

Myrtle Beach, SC


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Pupil Services: Navigate the Waves of Change

Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC


Conference Speakers

Laura Bayne is the Director of Communications for the South Carolina Public Charter School District. She previously worked in Legislative and Public Affairs for the South Carolina Department of Education.


Dr. Montrio Belton has nearly 20 years of educational experience. He has professional experience as a teacher, high school assistant principal, and middle school principal. He currently is South Carolina’s Director of School Transformation. Dr. Belton is recognized as a thought leader in transformative school leadership. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Winthrop University and a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Mr. Joseph Burton has worked with youth, since 2007, as a juvenile probation officer and program facilitator. After graduating from Winthrop University with a degree in psychology, he began working with youth and has ultimately found a calling in the classroom. As a G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) instructor, he works with elementary and middle school students to avoid bullying and the gang lifestyle. Mr. Burton conducts classes on family communication, drug and alcohol education, and internet safety.


Corree Carelock is a Senior Certified Prevention Specialist through the South Carolina Association of Prevention Professionals and Advocates and is also an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist through the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium. Corree has more than 14 years of non-profit experience. She also serves as the Vice President on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Association of Prevention Professionals. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Vice President on the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Association of Prevention Professionals. Corree specializes in educating the community about the dangers of underage drinking.


Dr. Claudio Cerullo brings over 21 years of professional experience in education to Teach Anti-Bullying. He has been extremely active in addressing nationwide the great need for anti-bullying awareness and prevention. Dr. Cerullo’s program is the result of parents asking him to help students that are being impacted academically, socially, and emotionally by this silent threat. Dr. Cerullofounded Teach Anti-Bullying with $10,000 of his own personal funds in an effort to further help raise awareness about what bullying really is and how it can be prevented.

Internationally recognized as an expert on the subject of anti-bullying, Dr. Cerullo has provided many workshops on issues regarding classroom management, student behavior modification, character education, and school violence prevention programs K-12. He is interviewed regularly by media outlets on the subject of bullying and anti-bullying, and is a gifted public speaker on this topic of extreme interest to parents, educators, and legislators. He has written numerous articles and books on the subject, and has lectured at many local, state, and regional education forums and conferences. Dr. Cerullo delivered the keynote address at the state of Louisiana’s first Anti-Bullying Conference in 2012. He has appeared on Fox News, ABC, CBS, and CNN discussing bullying and anti-violence across the United States.


Supervisory Special Agent James Kyle is a twenty-eight year veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Supervisory Special Agent Kyle is presently an instructor in the Investigative Training Unit, at the FBI Academy, in Quantico, Virginia. SSA Kyle is originally from Carlisle, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Shippensburg University. Prior to his assignment to the FBI Academy in February of 2009, SSA Kyle’s service has covered three divisions of the FBI ─ Denver, CO, Newark, NJ,  and Philadelphia.

SSA Kyle has been involved in handling a wide range of violent crimes, crisis and consequence management, school shootings, terrorism, and has extensive expertise in the field of sexual exploitation of children (SEOC), and child pornography. SSA Kyle has testified both in federal and state court as an expert in SEOC while investigating over 2,ooo sex offenders. SSA Kyle’s work has been in both overt and covert operations in SEOC identifying producers of child pornography and rescuing numerous victims. SSA Kyle has provided expert instruction and conducted investigations in SEOC and child pornography within the United States and also in several countries, including England, the Netherlands, Spain and Australia. In his present position, SSA Kyle continues to consult on SEOC cases while providing instruction in cyber crime, human intelligence, and investigative process to both new agents and periodically to the National Academy.


Sadie Kirell, RN is currently the Clinical Lead Nurse for Rock Hill School District in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Clemson University, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of South Carolina – Spartanburg. Kirell has 10 years of nursing experience in clinical and managerial leadership positions, including pediatrics, neonatal intensive care, labor and delivery, and well baby in both the hospital and school environment. She has also been a Clinical Instructor for the University of South Carolina School of Nursing. As the Clinical Lead Nurse, Mrs. Kirell is responsible for maintaining a comprehensive high quality school health program, the continuous safe operation of school health services throughout the district, the supervision of all school nurses, and the development and implementation of policies and procedures related to student healthcare needs.


Dr. Monica McHale Small has recently been named the Superintendent of the Saucon Valley School District in Hellertown, PA. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at Drexel University, College of Education. During her career she has been a school psychologist and director of student services. Dr. McHale-Small has published several documents including “Using Response to Intervention in the New Specific Learning Disability Identification Process: A Balanced Approach” and “Simon Says…Reading is Fun! Movement Based Activities to Reinforce Beginning Reading Skills.” She has presented at numerous conferences throughout the United States.

Monica presently serves on the Chester County Coalition for Public Education Trauma Workshop Committee, PA Dyslexia Legislation Coalition, Just for the Kids Foundation as an Executive Board member, and the Learning Disabilities Association of America Education Committee.


Robert Norwood founded the York County All On Board in 2004 (Teen alcohol/substance abuse prevention coalition). He became Executive Director of YCOAB in November 2012 and continues to serve in that position. Bob received his BS in Education and hisMA in Guidance/Counselor Education from Appalachian State University. He taught and coached for five years in Rock Hill Schools. Bob also spent 31 years as the producer, manager, and owner of the Property Casualty Insurance Agency. In addition, he served on the Rock Hill School Board for sixteen years and was the Board Chairman from 1996-2012.



Dr. Jamie Quinn has over 15 years of managerial and educational experience. During that time, he has developed multiple alternative school programs in South Carolina, including the Renaissance Academy. While directing the Renaissance Academy, he has implemented several pro-social programs, such as community networking, a character education curriculum, and an after-school teen center. Renaissance Academy is now designated as one of the state’s premier and cutting-edge alternative schools. He is currently the Superintendent of Educational Services at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. Dr. Quinn is very active and influential in the Rock Hill community where he serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of York County, United Way, Pilgrims’ Inn and other committees. Personally, he is a dedicated father and husband to two children and his wife, Sheila. He enjoys challenges, outdoor activities, learning, and spending time with his family.


Daniela Desiderio Redpath joined Teach Anti-Bullying as the organization’s vice president in November 2011 and brings her considerable marketing, public relations, and event management skills to her role. In addition, Daniela brings her experience as a single mother of two children, one of whom is on the autism spectrum and has suffered from bullying in his school.

 Daniela actively coordinates all of Teach Anti-Bullying’s services, including school assemblies, workshops, conferences and speaking engagements; advocacy; program development and implementation; policy development and implementation; victimization support services; bullying in the workplace programs; online support for children and families; and providing expert witnesses for anti-bullying court cases. She is active with Autism Speaks, and not only helped plan the 2011 Autism Speaks Walk, but she also raised over $3,000 on her own for the organization. She also served as a swimming instructor for the Main Line YMCA, teaching classes for mothers with young children, CPR and First Aid. She continues to help a number of groups supporting mothers with children with Asperger’s Syndrome.


Frederick Streeck has served as the Executive Director of the School Social Work Association of America since 2009. After receiving his MSW from Washington University in St. Louis Missouri in 1973, Frederick worked in community mental health day treatment programs for six years as a School Social Worker in Washington State for 18 years and, as Executive Director of Student Support Services in a Washington State school district for 10 years. In 2008, he began consultation work and University teaching part time.

 In addition to teaching at community colleges and universities in the Tacoma area, Frederick has participated with NASW in the development of the School Social Work Specialist credential and also worked with NASW to update the standards for School Social Work. He has a lifetime school social work specialist credential and is ACSW certified.  Over the years, Frederick has been involved in several state, regional and national projects on behalf of School Social Work.


Vernie Williams, Esq. works in all areas of school law, with a current emphasis on student discipline, special education, personnel, and all types of litigation. Mr. Williams has handled numerous student discipline hearings held before hearing officers and/or school boards and provided advice to school districts in addressing the needs of special education students. He has also handled several special education due process hearings. Based on his experience as a prosecutor, Vernie has assisted school districts in many matters involving criminal charges brought against school district employees. He has handled teacher dismissal hearings before school boards. Mr. Williams has also successfully defended school districts in jury trials for claims brought on such matters as student assaults.


All speakers sponsored by:

first student


Conference Agenda


Sunday, October 19




1:15-2:45 P.M.                         Opening Session –Keynote Speakers

Dr. Claudio Cerullo & Ms. Daniela Redpath – Bullying: The Silent Threat

 In this session, you will learn what bullying is and what is it is not, the effects of real bullying on the children and their school community, prevention and intervention strategies for all forms of bullying, and how to work collaboratively within your school community to help reduce bullying.

3:00-4:30 P.M.                         Session Two

Dr. Montrio Belton – “Next Generation Leadership for 21st Century Schools”

Dr. Belton will focus on the role student services leaders must play in transforming 21st century schools.


4:45-6:15 P.M.                         Session Three

Panel (Eric Forsyth, Debra Dennis, Laura Bayne) – “The Impact of Charter Schools on Pupil Services”


6:30 – 8:00 P.M.                     President’s Reception

Sponsored by Ombudsman


 All speakers sponsored by:

 first student



Monday, October 20



8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.           Keynote Speaker                  

SSA James Kyle, FBI – “Online Child Exploration”

This program will focus on the most current information on social networking as it relates to school and the educational environment. Having a vast and wide range of expertise in serial sexual offenders, specifically pedophiles, SSA Kyle will address how social networking creates opportunities for the offender and, in turn, for those who have to protect children. SSA Kyle will provide insight into how to identify pedophiles in a school environment.


10:15 A.M. – 11:45 A.M.         Session Two

Sadie Kirell, RN – “Management of Life Threatening Allergies in Schools”

Severe allergies are presenting increasing challenges for schools. Because of the life-threatening nature of these allergies and the increasing prevalence, school districts and individual schools need to be ready for the entry of students that have been either diagnosed or undiagnosed with life threatening allergies. Some children with food allergies face health challenges that can affect their ability to learn social and emotional development and even pose a daily threat to their ability to live productive lives. Any student with a life threatening health issue, such as a severe allergy, requires a team approach to their management needs. It is vital for the school district to form strong partnerships between school staff, medical providers and families to develop a comprehensive plan of care for the allergic student at school, as well as a strategy for keeping students with undiagnosed allergies safe.


12:00 – 1:30 P.M.           Lunch on your Own


1:30 – 4:30 P.M.                       Keynote Speaker

Vernie Williams, Esq., Childs and Halligan –  “Current Issues in School Law”

 This session will include discussion of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, general special education issues, McKinney-Vento, and other current legal issues.


All speakers sponsored by:

first student

Tuesday, October 21


8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.           Keynote Speakers 

Corree Carelock, Keystone Substance Abuse Services – “Wasted and Baked”

 Glow in the dark liquor bottles? Buzz Balls that float in water? This interactive presentation will educate attendees on the products that are available in South Carolina and throughout the United States. Participants will learn how alcohol products are targeted towards youth, as well as the most current underage substance use trends.

10:15 A.M.-11:45 A.M.           Session Two

Robert Norwood – “Find a Need and Fill It”

 Mr. Norwood will tell the “All on Board” story that touched a nerve in York County. An effort to bring attention to the problem of teen alcohol abuse by two York County citizens turned into an eleven year, forty-five member coalition of dedicated educators, law enforcement agencies, parents, and students determined to fight the battle of teen substance abuse prevention. The presentation will include details about initiatives “All on Board” started and the resulting success stories. They will encourage others to consider starting similar coalitions in their counties.


12:00 – 1:30 P.M.                                                    NAPSA Luncheon & Business Meeting

Sponsored by VLN Partners

(Included in conference fee)



1:45 – 3:00 P.M.                           Session Three       

Dr. Jamie Quinn – “It’s Elementary…kids want to DRIVE” – What works in Alternative Education

 This session will focus such topics as networking, incentive vs. punitive, insiders, BARJ leveling system, self-paced classes, three-legged stools, mentoring, guest speakers, being never combative and always an advocate, TRUST, allowing unlimited use of a school-based therapist, character education/pro-social behaviors, social outings, making things physically and emotionally safe, and nurturing and fostering relationships with families.

3:15 – 4:30 P.M.                           Session Four

Dr. Monica McHale-Small – “Dyslexia Update”

This session will provide an update on the current research on the nature and characteristics of dyslexia as well as educational interventions proven to be effective for students with the disorder. Also included will be a legislative update addressing the push to incorporate a definition of dyslexia into special education regulation, including the reasons for this push and the impact on service delivery.



6:00-9:00 P.M.         Pirates Voyage Dinner Show        (Optional)               

“The spirits of me pirates and buccaneers that once sailed the coast of the Carolinas have come to life in Myrtle Beach’s newest show in many years. Ye landlubbers will experience the swashbuckling excitement of two pirate camps as they battle for the lost treasure.

Beware matey!
Pirates Voyage just might take ye breath away as the Crimson and Sapphire pirates battle each other on deck, in the water and in the sky above their full-sized pirate ships in a 15-foot deep indoor hideaway lagoon to the cheers and delight of ye fans. Spectacular acrobatic competition, live animals and a brand new original music score by Dolly Parton will create an immersive adventure experience. All this fun and adventure as ye enjoy a spectacular four course pirate feast.”

Four Course Pirate Feast

Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup

Buccaneer Bread

Half O’ Roasted Cackler (Chicken)

Captain BBQ Pork

Cob O’ Buttery

Pirate Herb-basted Potato

Apple O’ Me Eye Pie

Unlimited Pepsi ®, tea or coffee


All speakers sponsored by:

first student

Wednesday, October 22


 8:00-8:30 A.M.                Breakfast Buffet/ Prizes      

                                                       Sponsored by Blackboard Connect

8:45-10:00 A.M.                      Session One

Joseph Burton – “ TechSafe: Staying Safe in Cyberspace”

Using guidelines from, participants can learn best practices for teaching youth about cyber-bullying, sexting, inappropriate electronic device use, and online predators. Participants can empower themselves and others to use good judgment in phone and internet use and recognize warning signs of unsafe practices.


10:15-11:30 A.M.            Session Two

Frederick Streeck – “School Social Work: An Overview”

The program will feature:

► School Social Work National Practice Model, A Review of Practice and Preparation

►School Social Work Evaluation Tool, for use in evaluating School Social Work Staff members

►A Discussion regarding the role of school social workers in providing school mental health services to students

 All speakers sponsored by:

first student

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Registration fee has not increased since 2008



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The Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort is conveniently located in the choice South Beach area of Myrtle Beach.  It features 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom condominiums, all directly on the Atlantic Ocean with private balconies.  The Grand Atlantic features an array of swimming and splashing facilities to complement the Atlantic Ocean, only footsteps away.


Offering Reasonable Room Rates


**Hotel Reservations**

The Grand Atlantic is offering oceanfront one bedroom condos at a special NAPSA rate of $107.18 (one bedroom) and $129.78 (two bedrooms) per night, including tax.  Special rates are available for three and four bedroom condos.  All rooms are equipped with kitchen amenities.  The conference rates are available for multiple nights before the conference and after the conference.  Place your reservations before October 1 to insure the NAPSA discount.  Call 800-852-7032 for reservations and ask for Trey.


  •               President’s Reception on Sunday
  •               Business Luncheon on Tuesday
  •                Breakfast Buffet on Wednesday

 Above are included in your registration.


A view of the beach at the Grand Atlantic