Meet the Authors at BOOST

2024 Meet the Authors

Hamish BrewerHamish Brewer
Award-Winning Educator and Principal, Author, International Speaker

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris roundDr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP
Founder of Center for Youth Wellness & Former Surgeon General of California 

Dominique Smith roundDominique Smith, Ed.D.
Chief of Educational Services and Teacher Support, Health Sciences High and Middle College, San Diego, CA

2023 Meet the Authors

Arik Armstead roundArik Armstead
Athlete, Humanitarian, Entrepreneur, Armstead Academic Project, San Francisco, CA

AnnMarie Baines book authors roundAnnMarie Baines
Founder and Executive Director, The Practice Space, El Cerrito, CA 

Sheryl Evans Davis round 2Sheryl Evans Davis
Executive Director, San Francisco Human Rights Commission, San Francisco, CA

Dee Hankins roundDee Hankins
Inspirational Speaker, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Claudine JamesClaudine James
NBCT Teacher and Community Liaison, #1 Educator on TikTok

Stu Semigran roundStu Semigran
President and Co-Founder, EduCare Foundation, Van Nuys, CA 

Principal Wayman roundPrincipal Wayman
CEO, Principal Wayman Consulting, Founder of CurrentlyTrending, Speaker and Author, Philadelphia, PA

2022 Meet the Authors 

Shawn Ginwright Ph.D. roundShawn Ginwright, Ph.D. (he/him/his)
CEO, Flourish Agenda, Inc., Oakland, CA
Keynote Speaker
Pete Hall roundPete Hall (he/him/his)
President, Strive Success Solutions, Post Falls, ID
Jason Lindsey roundJason Lindsey (he/him/his)
STEM Certified Educator, Science Multimedia Journalist, Host, and Freelance Meteorologist, Hooked on Science, Paducah, KY
Dr. Bettina LoveDr. Bettina L. Love (she/her/hers)
Associate Professor of Educational Theory & Practice, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Keynote Speaker
Nathan Maynard roundNathan Maynard (he/him/his)
CEO, Behavior Flip and Restorative Group, Restorative Group, Indianapolis, IN
Christian MooreChristian Moore (he/him/his)
Founder/Author, WhyTry Organization, Provo UT
Robert Murphy roundRobert Murphy (he/him/his) 
President, Comprehensive Discipline Solutions, Fort Washington, MD 
Dr. Rosa Isiah round
Rosa Perez-Isiah, Ed.D.
Director of Elementary, Equity, and Access, Speaker, Author, Consultant, Los Angeles, CA
Stu Semigran roundStu Semigran (he/him/his)
President & Co-Founder, EduCare Foundation, Van Nuys, CA
Keren Taylor roundKeren Taylor (she/her/hers)
Executive Director, WriteGirl, Los Angeles, CA

2021 Meet the Authors 

KishaLynn ElliottKishaLynn Elliott
Director, Program Evaluation and Restorative Practices Trainer, Monarch School, San Diego, CA


Dr. Andi FletcherDr. Andria "Andi" Fletcher
Consultant, Sacramento, CA


Justin McGlameryJustin McGlamery
Chief Locus Focuser, Focus Your Locus Teambuilding, Training & Development, Hartford, CT


Christian MooreChristian Moore
Founder, WhyTry Organization, Provo, UT


Stu Semigran roundStu Semigran
President & Co-Founder, EduCare, Van Nuys, CA


Dr. Kathleen Van AntwerpDr. Kathleen Van Antwerp and Senta Greene
Dr. Kathleen Van Antwerp, Co-Executive Director; Senta Greene, Co-Executive Director, Full Circle Consulting Systems, Inc., Ventura, CA

2019 Meet the Authors

Dr Bertice Berry roundDr. Bertice Berry
Sociologist, Award-winning Lecturer, Savannah, GA
Keynote Speaker

Shawn Ginwright Ph.D. roundDr. Shawn Ginwright
Founder & CEO, Flourish Agenda, Oakland, CA
Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Mooney, The Short BusJonathan Mooney
Author, Entrepreneur, Activist, Santa Monica, CA


Phil Brown roundPhil Brown
Lead Trainer, High 5 Adventure Learning Center, Brattleboro, VT


Matthew EmerzianMatthew Emerzian
CEO/Founder/Author, Every Monday Matters, Burbank, CA


2018 Meet the Authors


Bryan Stevenson
Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative
Keynote Speaker

Jodie Knowles

Jodie Knowles
Artist/Coach/Advocate, Luminous Minds Project
Keynote Speaker


Laura Abrams

Laura Abrams
Professor of Social Welfare and Department Chair, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs



Monica Burns
EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips, LLC 


Merryl Goldberg

Merryl Goldberg
Professor, California State University San Marcos


Mark Gonzales

Mark Gonzales
Futurist, Author, Poet, Senior Technologist, The Department of the Future


Christian Moore

Christian Moore
Founder, WhyTry Organization



Erika Petrelli
Senior Vice President of Leadership Development


Shawnee Thornton Hardy Shawnee Thornton Hardy
Founder, Asanas for Autism and Special Needs, ABLE Yoga, Yoga by Shawnee


2017 Meet the Authors


Barbara Boxer
Former U.S. Senator
Keynote Speaker & OSTI Award Winner



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Brenda CampbellJones
CampbellJones & Associates, Ellicott City, MD



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Karen Riley
SCRAP Gallery



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Matthew Farber
Ed.D, Teacher & Author



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Kyle Wagner
Transform Educational Consulting 



Erika Petrelli - circle

Erika Petrelli
Senior Vice President of Leadership Development




Alex Kajitani
Speaker, Writer, Teacher



2016 Meet the Authors

greg-roundFather Gregory Boyle
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
G-Dog and the Homeboys: Father Greg Boyle and the Gangs of East Los Angeles

Jennifer Powers and Mark TuckerJennifer Powers and Mark Tucker

Oh, shift! Oh, shift! for Teens

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Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality


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Asanas for Autism


Suzie-Boss-Headshot-PhotoSuzie Boss
Bringing Innovation to School


christian-mooreChristian Moore
The Resilience Breakthrough


2015 Meet the Authors

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   Thomas Crane
   The Heart of Coaching 


Carolyn HudmanCarolyn Hudman
Finding Funding for Youth Programs: Fund-Raising and Friend-Raising Secrets that Are Right Under Your Nose
What Wealthy Women Know: The Unspoken Rule and Everyday Investments of the Upper Class

Justin McGlameryJustin McGlamery
Focus Your Locus

 DSC3575Chris Ortiz
UBUNTU Activity Guide


Jennifer Powers and Mark TuckerJennifer Powers and Mark Tucker
Oh, shift!  
Oh, shift! for Teens 


Shawnee Thornton HardyShawnee Thornton Hardy 
Asanas for Autism and Special Needs


Matt Farber photoMatthew Farber
Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning 


Martin GrunburgMartin Grunburg
The Habit Factor



Suzie BossSuzie Boss
Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World
Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age



Simon Sinek
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action


2014 Meet the Authors

Justin McGlamery
Justin McGlamery
Focus Your Locus

rwk portrait colorRich Keegan
Global Games for Diversity Education


Christopher Ortiz
UBUNTU Activity Guide

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Thomas G. Crane
The Heart of Coaching


mark-tuckerMark Tucker
Oh, shift! for Teens


John Hunter PhotoJohn Hunter
World Peace and Other Fourth Grade Achievements

Scott Barry Kaufman PhD PhotoScott Barry Kaufman, PhD
Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

roberto-riveraRoberto Rivera
Youth Voice Nation


Alex-Kajitani-HeadshotAlex Kajitani

Owning It: Proven Strategies for Success in ALL of Your Roles as a Teacher Today

2013 Meet the Authors

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Paul Tough

Bestselling Author of How Children Succeed, New York, NY


Jonathan Mooney

Author, Public Speaker, Different

Justin McGlamery

Justin McGlamery, Coordinator of Adventure Education, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT
Focus Your Locus

Christopher Pic website

Christopher Emdin, Professor of Science Education, Columbia University, New York, NY
Urban Science Education for the Hip-Hop Generation

Coach DDarrell "Coach D"
Andrews, Career-Life Coach, Speaker, Author, Darrell Andrews Enterprises, Bear, DE
Believing the Hype
The Purpose-Living Teen


2012 Meet the Authors

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Sir Ken Robinson, Educator, Writer, Activist, Los Angeles, CA
Out of Our Minds
The Element 

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Michelle Cummings, Founder, Training Wheels, Littleton, CA
Setting the Conflict Compass
Playing with a Full Deck
A Teachable Moment

Milton Chen Headshot
Milton Chen, Senior Fellow and Executive Director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), San Rafael, CA
Education Nation

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JC Pohl, Co-Creator, Teen Truth Live, Los Angeles, CA
Teen Truth-Why Youth Have Something to Hide


2011 Meet the Authors


Jonathan Kozol, Educator, Writer, Activist,

Amazing Grace
Savage Inequalities

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Taylor Mali, Educator, Poet, New York, NY
What Learning Leaves
The Last Time As We Are


Justin McGlameryJustin McGlamery, The Adventure Education Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty Member at Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT
Focus Your Locus: Activities that Focus the Power of Individuals and Groups

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Scott Arizala, Founder and CEO of The Camp Counselor, Ann Arbor, MI
S’more Than Camp: A Guide for Camp Counselors and the Rest of the World About Kids, Camp, and Working with Each Other 

andi fletcher
Andi Fletcher Ph.D., Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA
Changing Lives, Saving Lives
CCS Afterschool Expand & Excel
Lessons in Leadership

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Tim Scheidt, Vice President of Development for Action Math Group, Ltd, San Diego, CA

Fantasy Baseball: An Integrated Math Program 

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Nathan Eklund, Senior Education Consultant, Search Institute, Minneapolis, MN

How Was Your Day at School?


Matthew Emerizan, Co-Author and Co-Founder, Every Monday Matters, Los Angeles, CA
Every Monday Matters  

2010 Meet the Authors

Adora Svitak Round
Adora Svitak, Writer, Poet, Humanitarian, Redmond, WA
Flying Fingers
Dancing Fingers


Nathan Eklund - headshot

Nathan Eklund, Search Institute, Minneapolis, MN

How Was Your Day at School?: Improving Dialogue about Teacher Job Satisfaction


Andre LewisAndre Lewis, Abutech, Memphis, TN
I Want to Fly
Alexander and Renee versus Dr. DeCay
I Want to be Saved
We Want Computers!
The Fitness Challenge 

Dianna ClevelandDianna Cleveland, Playbooks, Inc., Reader's Theatre Author, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Mini, the Super Watermelon
Soccer Stars
Behind the Waterfall

Justin McGlamery
Justin McGlamery, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT

Focus Your Locus - Activities That Focus the Power of Individuals and Groups  

Cathy Vatterott

Dr. Cathy Vatterott, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Rethinking Homework - Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs


Matthew Emerzian, Every Monday Matters, Los Angeles, CA

Every Monday Matters, 52 Ways to Make a Difference


2009 Meet the Authors

Yvonne and Rich Dutra- St. John, Challenge the Day and Be the Change Movement Founders, Concord, CA
Be The Hero You've Been Waiting For

Jonathan Mooney, Author, Public Speaker, Different, Santa Monica, CA
The Short Bus

Pedro Noguera
Pedro Noguera, Ph.D., New York, NY

The Trouble With BlackBoys and Other Reflections on Race, Equity and the Future of Public Education 

andi fletcher
Dr. Andi Fletcher, Consultant, Center for Collaborative Solutions, Sacramento, CA

Lessons in Leadership

Douglas Luffborough
Douglas E. Luffborough III, Chief Managing Consultant, Turning the Hearts Center, San Diego, CA

Rising to the Top

Nathan Eklund - headshot
Nathan Eklund, Search Institute, Minneapolis, MN

How Was Your Day at School?: Improving Dialogue about Teacher Job Satisfaction


2008 Meet the Authors

Yvonne and Rich Dutra- St. John, Challenge the Day and Be the Change Movement Founders, Concord, CA
Be The Hero You've Been Waiting For




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