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Educational Equity Advocacy: Students and educators who feel seen, safe, respected, valued, and celebrated are the ones who will find success (using a growth mindset). In this keynote, Kelly. D. Holstine will reveal insights and strategies to increase Educational Equity in our schools.
Presenter: Kelly D. Holstine is the 2018/2019 MN State Teacher of the Year (the first out LGBTQ+ teacher and the second alternative educator in MN to be given that honor.) In addition to being an educator, speaker, writer/author, and advocate, Holstine is also an Adjunct Education Professor at Augsburg University and an Educational Equity Consultant. Holstine has nearly 30 years of experience working with youth and in 2012 she helped to design and open Tokata Learning Center (an alternative high school). She has worked and volunteered in the fields of education, media, team building, social services, animal rescue, and theatre. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, a Communication Arts and Literature teaching license from Augsburg University, and a Master of Arts in Education from Augsburg University.