2020 NEFEC Summer Leadership Conference

July 20 & 21, 2020 - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL - Sawgrass Marriott

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Keynote Speakers

photo of Dr. Constantino


Leader, teacher, speaker and best-selling author Dr. Steve Constantino has a long and distinguished career in leadership and bringing innovation to educational and business organizations. Steve is internationally recognized for his work in family engagement and his innovative, non- conventional, entrepreneurial and outlier approaches to leading organizations and acquiring impressive results. As a master of the stage, he has captivated thousands of teachers, administrators, school board members and business people from the United States and around the world. His amazing keynote presentations and workshops have been featured in local, state, regional, national and international conferences. With the gifts of storytelling, humor and the knack for telling it like it is, Steve is a much sought-after speaker and leadership consultant because he is the rare combination of someone who can both lead and teach others how to lead.

photo of DJ and Mrs. Porter


Passionate. Dynamic. Motivational. Donna Porter and DJ Batiste have a story that is sure to inspire all audiences. Porter has dedicated her life to the field of education and has gained a breadth of wisdom and experience that she now pours into audiences across the nation. Early in his life, DJ Batiste was kicked out of Head Start. Some years later, he was in Juvenile Detention and leading a large violent gang in Mississippi. High School came around and after constant suspensions and trouble with the law, he was introduced to Conscious Discipline in a single moment, by his beloved teacher, Donna Porter.

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Dr. Graham serves as the Director of Instrumental Studies at his alma mater, C. Leon King High School in Hillsborough County, where he has been an educator for 10 years. His philosophy is that education not only provides important resources and opportunities for students, it is a conduit to affecting positive change in the world. Dr. Graham views our children as education's currency and would like to challenge each of us to ask ourselves how we are treating and investing in this currency. Dr. Graham belongs to numerous professional organizations and works in his community to promote and infuse music education into Title I schools.

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