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As educators themselves, APB's education speakers advocate for a fair and just educational system as a vital component to shaping children's minds and lives. These speakers on education offer inspirational messages as well as cogent advice about educational issues including reforming the system, developing potential, and improving performance while best preparing our children for the future.

Education

Athlete & Motivator

Although physically challenged, speaker Roger Crawford became the first athlete with a severe handicap to compete in a NCAA Division I college sport.

Author / Educator / Social Activist

An expert on cultural diversity, Dr. Bertice Berry is an inspirational and humorous motivator who empowers people to improve their lives. She is the best-selling author of The Ties That Bind.

Maryland's 1st Female Lt. Governor & Child Advocate

As Maryland's first female Lieutenant Governor, speaker Kathleen Kennedy Townsend has worked tirelessly on behalf of children and families.

Artist & Motivator

Committed to leading businesses to new levels of vision and performance through creativity, speaker Erik Wahl helps people identify - and overcome - roadblocks to success.

Activist & Philanthropist

Wife of actor Chris Rock, speaker Malaak Compton-Rock is founder of the Angel Rock Project dedicated to volunteerism and philanthropy.

Actress

For nearly two decades, Peete has been a television star with high-profile roles that cross over between comedy and drama. Married to Carolina Panthers quarterback Rodney Peete, the Peetes have formed a foundation HollyRod, with the mission to...

Professor / Author

As the co-author of The Manufactured Crisis: Myths, Fraud and the Attack on America's Public Schools, David Berliner challenges the notion that American students are lagging behind other nations.

Chief Engineer for Solar System Exploration, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

A renowned science fiction writer who produced the Cosmos series with Carl Sagan, B. Gentry Lee is responsible for the engineering integrity of all the robotic planetary missions managed by JPL.

Educator, Author & Activist

Dr. Muñoz has been honored as one of 28 1960s civil rights activists "Who accomplished Extraordinary Deeds that changed the face of the Nation and gave birth to the Modern Civil Rights Movement." He was the founding chair of the first Chicano...

Journalist & Author

Journalist Michael Davis was a senior editor and Family Page columnist for TV Guide, coordinating, editing, and writing major feature and cover projects.

Authority on Generations in America

Neil Howe, best-selling author and national speaker, is a renowned authority on generations in America. He gives readers and audiences powerful insights into the people of today's generation, what motivates them as consumers and workers, and how...

Leading Hispanic Educator

One of the nation's foremost Hispanic educators, Dr. Ana Margarita "Cha" Guzman served as senior advisor to the Secretary of Education during the second term of the Clinton Administration. This Cuban native has been in educational administration...

Author, Psychologist, Expert on Violence & Children

Dr. James Garbarino holds the Maude C. Clarke Chair in Humanistic Psychology and was founding Director of the Center for the Human Rights of Children at Loyola University Chicago. An expert on youth violence and bullying, Dr. Garbarino has served...

ESPN Analyst & Former NBA Player

Current ESPN/ABC studio analyst and former 13-year NBA veteran Jalen Rose is one of the select professional athletes to maintain a high profile post-retirement. Long known for his post-game quotes and great relationship with the media, Rose...

Political Activist, Entrepreneur & Public Servant

George P. Bush is the son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush, the grandson of President George H.W. Bush, and the nephew of President George W. Bush. He is a political activist, proponent of public service, and literacy advocate.

Brown v. Board of Education Originators/Civil Rights Activists

Brown Henderson is one of the children involved in the landmark decision Brown v. The Board of Education. She remains committed to civic leadership, working to promote diversity.

Educator / Psychotherapist / Author / Humorist

A psychotherapist, ordained minister, and pop culture analyst, Dr. Miller addresses the fast-paced, ever-changing modern American culture and the resulting stress present in many areas of our lives. Delivering a unique message of what it takes to...

Sociologist & Happiness Expert

The author of Raising Happiness, Dr. Christine Carter shares science-based parenting advice and skills for building emotional intelligence.

Author / Speaker

Jawanza Kunjufu is the author of over 25 books including national bestsellers, Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys, State of Emergency: We Must Save African American Males, Solutions for Black America, Keeping Black Boys Out of...

Subject of "The Rookie"

Jim “The Rookie” Morris’ inspirational and transformational message about following your dreams and having a game plan for success connects with audiences, young and old, male and female. His life story is the inspiration behind the Walt Disney...

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