Connecting Educators Conference

Hosted by Fairbury Public Schools on October 27, 2023

Kelly, Joy
The Connecting Educators Conference took place again this year on October 27th, 2023 at Fairbury High School.

The day featured keynotes on “Cultivating the Culture: Our Work… Our Why… Our Values”  by Joy Kelly from JCasas & Associates as well as almost 40 breakout sessions to choose from.  Six ESU 5 districts brought their entire staff to this event for a collaborative day of professional development.

Regional training attendees
Next year’s conference will be held on November 1st, 2024.

We are excited to announce that Mark Perna will be the keynote speaker.   His message will be “Unleashing the Passion, Purpose and Performance in Younger Generations.”    

We are looking forward to this next year!


Article written by Annette Weise, Professional Development Consultant 

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