TST EDworking - Trust
Saturday, January 26th

The Willis Tower,
Chicago, IL

  • Two local leaders in education as speakers
  • Opportunity to network with teachers from across the city
  • CPDUs available for all licensed teachers
  • Breakfast and Lunch provided!
Dr. David Stovall – Professor of African American Studies and Educational Policy Studies
Dr. Stovall studies the influence of race in urban education, community development, and housing. His work investigates the significance of race in the quality of schools located in communities that are changing both racially and economically. From a practical and theoretical perspective, his research draws from Critical Race Theory, educational policy analysis, sociology, urban planning, political science, community organizing, and youth culture.
In 2006, he published the book chapter “From Hunger Strike to High School: Youth Development, Social Justice and School Formation” in Beyond Resistance!:  Youth and community change – new democratic possibilities for practice and policy for America’s youth.
J. Connon Samuel, Chief Operationg Officer, Audigy Medical
J. Connon Samuel brings a wide professional experience to Audigy Medical, ranging from building a successful multilocation audiology practice to 17 years of business development and management consulting experience. The highlights of his professional career include:
– Helping develop and deliver Audigy’s revolutionary Baseline Practice Assessment.
– Founding and serving as president of a multi-location audiology-based hearing aid practice that grew to $2 million in revenue in 24 months.
– Overseeing global business development for a multibillion-dollar international security services company 12 years of business development, sales, and venture capital experience in the high-tech telecom industry.
– Serving as structural engineering consultant to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.
– Connon has a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Denver.