Keynote Speakers


TEACH 2021 Keynote Speaker

Ron Clark

Founder and Mathematics Teacher
Sponsored by WJCT Public Media

Mr. Clark has been called “America’s Educator.” In 2000, he was named Disney’s American Teacher of the Year. He is a New York Times bestselling author whose book, The Essential 55, has sold over 1 million copies and has been published in 25 different countries. He has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, and Oprah, and Ms. Winfrey even named him as her first “Phenomenal Man.” His classes have been honored at the White House on three separate occasions. Ron’s teaching experiences in New York City are the subject of the uplifting film, The Ron Clark Story, starring Matthew Perry, better known as Chandler from Friends.

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS

2019

  • Wes Moore
  • Hamish Brewer

2018

  • Pedro Noguera
  • George Couros

2015

  • Mary Ehrenworth
  • Drew Dudley

2014

  • Marcia Tate
  • Kim Bearden

2013

  • Barnett Berry
  • Ron Clark

2012

  • Lucy Calkins
  • Brad Cohen