Speaking Engagements

Teacher Self-Care Annual Conference 2018

When people ask me to sum myself up, in a nutshell, I say I am a teacher, writer, and education coach. Any knowledge I have obtained in this life, I love to share with others. I see myself as a resource, hence my slogan, “Empowering minds one resource at a time.” If I can be a resource or connect you to a resource, I do my best to make it happen. We should not be in competition with each other; we should work together and improve together. My willingness to help others has led to several opportunities. Below I have listed my past and upcoming presentations, speaking engagements, and panel participation. If you would like to connect with me, send an email to educator.ssbarnes@gmail.com.

Upcoming Engagements:

Friday, June 21-Saturday, June 22, 2019 – Presentation: The Stigma of Mental Health Among Teachers of Color for the Teacher Self-Care Annual Conference in Atlanta

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 – Presentation: Diversity and Inclusion for The STEM Connection in Indianapolis

Past Engagements:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 – Panelist: Black Excellence in Scholarship to celebrate Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of the field of black studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 – Presentation: Building Relationships with Parents and Families, a co-presentation with Lauren I. Peterson, Enroll Indy Manager of Community and Outreach for the Children’s Policy and Law Initiative (CPLI) of Indiana Positive School Discipline Institute, Session 3: Teachers Championing Positive School Discipline at Stonybrook Middle School in Indianapolis

Friday, January 25, 2019 – Presentation: What to Consider When Choosing a School for Your Kindergartener for Indianapolis Moms

Saturday, December 1, 2018 – Presentation: Strategies for a Positive Parent/Teacher Relationship for Teach-A-Rama at Marian University in Indianapolis

Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Presentation: Mental Health and How We View Ourselves for the Teacher Self-Care Conference One Day Institute at John B. Murphy Elementary School in Chicago

Thursday, August 2, 2018 – Panelist: The Importance of Educating Our Black Children at the National Association of Black Journalist Convention in Detroit.

Friday, June 15-Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Presentation: Extending Your Future by Becoming a Better You for the Teacher Self-Care Annual Conference in Atlanta.

Monday, April 16, 2018 – Presentation: ESSA, Equity, and Student Supports for Teach for America’s Teach Plus Policy Externs in Indianapolis

Friday, February 23, 2018 – Facilitator: Family Black History Night at Wendell Phillips Elementary in Indianapolis

Sunday, November 5, 2017 – Story Presentation: The Power of Food: Growing Together for The Spirit & Place Power Festival event The Power of Food: Seven Short Stories at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis

Thursday, December 1, 2016 – Poetry Reading: Busy Busy Bee for Brick Street Poetry, Inc. at SullivanMunce Cultural Center  in Zionsville, IN