Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ruby Payne

Dr. Tammy Powloski

Coach Sidney Moncrief

Counselor Molly Hudgens

Learn, Implement, Empower

Join us this Fall for three full days of programming as we learn from some of the nation's leading educators, researchers, and practitioners about what it means to be student-focused and teacher-led! The Student Focused Teacher Led Conference (SFTL) is an annual event organized by the Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education, Arkansas State Teachers Association, Bright Futures USA, and The Reform Alliance. Whether you are a teacher, an administrator, a counselor, a school psychologist, a community member, or a Bright Futures Coordinator you will walk away from this three-day event empowered with research-based practices and resources that you can take back to your school and implement.

Topics Explored

Engaging speakers will cover a range of topics including:

  • Emotional Poverty
  • Why Poverty Matters and What Schools Must Do
  • Relationship Building and Emotional Intelligence Development
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Educating the Whole Child
  • Wrap Around Supports for Students
  • Anti-bullying and Suicide Prevention
  • Trafficking

Register Today

September 29, 30 & October 1 in Little Rock, AR

With early bird pricing, registration is currently only $100 per person. After September 1, registration will increase to $200. The registration fee includes conference attendance and keynote speaker Dr. Ruby Payne's latest book: Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom