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Academic Achievement & School Leadership


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Feature Speaker session.


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Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Frank Kros, President, The Upside Down Organization, Baltimore, MD

Frank is a career child advocate, who has served as a childcare worker, child abuse investigator, children’s home administrator, consultant, college professor, attorney, writer and speaker. Frank currently serves as president of The Upside Down Organization (UDO), Director of the National At-Risk Education Network (NAREN) and executive vice president of The Children’s Guild, a multi-service children's organization headquartered in Maryland.

Frank is a worldwide speaker and presents seminars to parents, educators, child-serving professionals and their leaders on various topics including brain-based learning, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), neuroscience of the teenage brain and brain-compatible organizational leadership. He also speaks on the effects of stress, child abuse and poverty in relation to brain function and development. He has presented his workshops at national education, social work and human services conferences, and Frank was awarded a Maryland Governor’s Citation for his speaking efforts.

In addition to lecturing nationwide, he co-authored the books Creating the Upside Down Organization: Transforming Staff to Save Troubled Children (2005) and The Upside Down Organization: Reinventing Group Care (2008).

Frank received his law degree magna cum laude in 1993 from Notre Dame Law School, where he served on the Notre Dame Law Review. He also holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a bachelor's degree in psychology from Creighton University.

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Start Date

3-8-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

3-8-2016 2:15 PM

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Mar 8th, 1:00 PM Mar 8th, 2:15 PM

Change Your Language, Change Their Lives: What Adults Can Say Differently Today to Change the Brains of Tomorrow

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