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Opening Session

Grand Central Ballroom October 23, 2023 8:30 am - 9:30 am

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Felicia C. Smith, Ed.D.
Dr. Brian L. Maher
Dr. Ivory A. Toldson
Ra’Chelle Dennis

It’s the kick off to the 2023 Families Learning Conference! Grab a cup of coffee and take a seat for a warm welcome by the President & CEO of the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), Dr. Felicia C. Smith as well as from Dr. Brian L. Maher, Nebraska’s Commissioner of Education. We’ll hear from Ra’Chelle Dennis, who will share her experience in NCFL’s family leadership program, Activate! National Early Childhood Advocacy Network. Enjoy hearing a keynote by Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, NAACP’s National Director of Education Innovation and Research, a Howard University professor, editor-in-chief of The Journal of Negro Education, and member of NCFL’s Research Advisory Council. An advocate for equity in education, Dr. Toldson will share his insight, expertise, and inspiration for improving family engagement and storytelling for impact.