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Just Imagine…Strengths-based Education: A School District’s Journey
Superintendent Dr. Karen Schauer, Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, will bring the audience through the journey of developing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports that concentrates on the individual needs of each student in the small, rural, Northern California school district. A frequent presenter on personalized learning, Dr. Schauer was selected as a panel member for the 2016 U.S. Department and White House Domestic Policy Council Discussion on Innovations in Personalized Learning; as a 2016 California Educational Research Association (CERA) Panel Presenter; a presenter for the 2016 Next Generation Science Standards Symposium for Administrators and was invited as Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s Guest for a “Conversation at Commonwealth Club,” in San Francisco, in 2015.

Just prior to Dr. Schauer’s presentation, CASP President Dr. Brian Leung will give his presidential address.

Dr. Karen Schauer serves as superintendent for Galt Joint Union Elementary School District. Through capacity building, teamwork and partnerships, she leads strengths-based education efforts. In 2012, GJUESD was selected as one of sixteen United States districts for a Race To The Top grant with 2018 California Exemplary District recognition

Brian Leung, PhD., CASP’s 2018-2019 President, is a professor and coordinator of the graduate program in school psychology at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. He has held several offices on the CASP Board of Directors and has received the Sandra Goff Award, which recognizes contributions to the association and to the profession.