Impact and Engage Conference

Empowering for Student Success
June 21, 2022 | Pilgrim Chapel

Dallas Baptist University is pleased to host teachers, administrators, and school personnel from all over the metroplex for an exciting event! The Impact and Engage: Empowering for Student Success conference is designed to encourage and equip those who have committed themselves to help students be successful. With several guest speakers and applicable breakout sessions, this conference provides a unique environment to gain valuable insight into how educators can further their impact and use their influence to change the lives of their students.

A $20 Conference
for full-time school personnel employed in a public, private, or charter school.

June 21, 2022
8:30 A.M. - 3:15 P.M.

8:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. Registration
Ford Foyer, Patty and Bo Pilgrim Chapel
9:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.

Keynote Session
Great Hall, Mahler Student Center

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Burnett, Pastor Emeritus, First Baptist Church Hurst

9:45 A.M. - 10:45 A.M.

Breakout Session #1 Options

"Strategies for Working With Struggling and Diverse Learners"

-Amy Rose, Dallas ISD

Pilgrim Chapel LL06


"Use of Proficiency Scales and Formative Assessment to Improve Student Learning and Empowerment"

-Dr. Mark Martin, DBU

Pilgrim Chapel LL05


"IEP Implementations: Accommodations and Modifications"

-Dr. April Estrada, Special Education Director

Pilgrim Chapel LL07

11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Breakout Session #2 Options

"Does Physical Activity Enhance Learning?"

-Dr. Ray Galloway, Dr. June Elms, and Dr. Chuck Ruot, DBU

Pilgrim Chapel LL06


"Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Strategies to STR"

-Dr. Earl Ginger, DBU

Sadler Hall


"Engaging Families: Family Matters"

-Dr. Eric Phillips, Arlington ISD

Pilgrim Chapel LL07

12:00 P.M. - 12:45 P.M.

Great Hall, Mahler Student Center

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Pamela K. Linton, Frisco ISD, Chief Human Resources Officer
*Lunch is provided once registered.

1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Breakout Session #3 Options

"The Big Picture: Your Role in Student Access"

-Dr. Karla Hagan, DBU

Pilgrim Chapel LL06


"Full STEAM Ahead"

-Dr. Debbye Garner, DeSoto ISD

Sadler Hall


"What's So Different About Teaching Science?"

-Martha Neyland, DBU

Pilgrim Chapel LL05

2:15 P.M. - 3:15 P.M.

Breakout Session #4 Options

"The Write Way Every Day: Daily Practices to Support and Develop Student Writers"

-Pam Brown, DBU

Pilgrim Chapel LL06


"High Incidence Disabilities: Disabilities Specific Instructional Strategies and Appropriate Accommodations"

-Dr. Lucertia Gartrell, DBU

Pilgrim Chapel LL05

3:30 P.M. DBU Campus Tour (optional)

Note: 6 CEU hours are available to those attending the conference.

For questions, please contact:

Dr. Bonnie Bond
College of Education
Dallas Baptist University