DR. Julie CAuston
MAGICAL INCLUSION EXPERT • PROLIFIC AUTHOR • KEYNOTE STORYTELLER
A best selling author, inspiring speaker, and inclusion advocate, Dr. Julie Causton began her career as an educator and then 14 years as a tenured professor at Syracuse University. In 2012 she founded Inclusive Schooling, a premiere company solely devoted to delivering professional development which transforms schools and lives. She has spent the past 25 years nearly obsessed with discovering innovative practices and teaching others about inclusive education through her wildly engaging presentations.
Dr. Julie Causton is a best selling author, inspiring speaker, and inclusive education advocate. The founder and CEO of Inclusive Schooling. She is a former tenured Professor in the Inclusive and Special Education Program in the Department of Teaching and Leadership at Syracuse University where she headed the inclusive elementary education program. Julie has spent the past 25 years studying best practices for inclusive education. A former elementary, middle and high school special education teacher herself, she knows firsthand how inclusion leads to better outcomes for students. Julie has teamed up with Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak and together they inspire and uplift administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals and families across the country to help them learn the most cutting edge inclusive practices. Their magical presentations focus on engaging ways to educate all students within the context of general education. Julie is the author of a dozen books about inclusive education and she has published articles in over thirty educational research and practitioner journals. She currently resides in Upstate New York. Learn more about Julie here.
DR. KRISTIE PRETTI-FRONTCZAK
INCLUSION THOUGHT LEADER • EDUCATORS’ EDUCATOR • FIERCE PLAY ADVOCATE
A highly sought-after speaker, accomplished author, and educators’ educator. Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak began her career as an early interventionist and then spent 16 years as a tenured professor at Kent State University. Since 2013 she has followed her true passion for designing and delivering transformative professional development. As a result, she has accumulated over 50,000 hours of helping educators and leaders work from a place of compassion, hope, and love in locations from Cincinnati to Singapore.
Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak is a highly sought-after speaker, accomplished author, and educators’ educator. With nearly three decades of educational experience, Kristie cultivates real change within educational systems. She instills an impressive sense of joy, humor, and fun in creating inclusive educational practices and empowering teachers and leaders to spread wellness both in and beyond the classroom walls. Along with Dr. Julie Causton, at Inclusive Schooling, Kristie designs and delivers transformative professional development that addresses and supports the wholeness of the adult professional and helps leaders create school cultures that ensure all children experience a sense of belonging. Kristie spent 16 years, as faculty, at Kent State University and has published extensively in peer-referenced journals and is an author of over 10 books and monographs. Since 2013 she has followed her true passion, which is supporting adult learners. As a result, she has accumulated over 50,000 hours of helping educators and leaders work from a place of compassion, hope, and love in locations from Cincinnati to Singapore. She currently resides in Northeastern Ohio. Learn more about Kristie here.