Title

Unmasking “Mean Girls” Panel

First Presenter's Institution

Evans County School System

Second Presenter's Institution

Memorial Middle School

Third Presenter's Institution

Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia

Fourth Presenter's Institution

Evans County School System

Fifth Presenter's Institution

Bulloch County School System

Location

Session 6 (Scarbrough 2)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Safety & Violence Prevention

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

This featured panel will discuss the prevalence of female juvenile violence; reported incidences of this violence; factors associated with violent behavior; and implications for families, schools, and communities for ending violent schoolgirl behavior.

Summary

This featured panel will discuss the prevalence of female juvenile violence; reported incidences of this violence; factors associated with violent behavior; and implications for families, schools, and communities for ending violent schoolgirl behavior.

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Felton is currently serving as Principal at Claxton Elementary. Her love and dedication to education have kept her in the profession for over 30 years. Her educational journey has taken her from South Carolina to Florida and now to Georgia. She worked as an adjunct professor at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida instructing students earning their bachelor’s or master’s degree in education. Dr. Felton has also served as the Vice President for the National Board Certified Teachers of Miami-Dade. While in Statesboro, she serves as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Student Services in Bulloch County.

Dr. Felton’s degrees include an MBA from Strayer University in Washington, DC, a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a specialist degree in Reading K-12 and a master’s degree in elementary education from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC. Dr. Felton has been National Board Certified in the area of Early Childhood since 2001.

Antoinette Dunstan organizes leadership and mentorship programs for 135 boys and girls at MMS, coordinates teen classes at Parent Academy, collects supplies for homeless families in the county, state and internationally, and is a Non-Violent 365 Facilitator through the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center.

Cassandra Campbell is a creative and innovative speaker that has presented at many conferences via international Reading association, Beaufort County Schools , Beaufort county Library System and United Communities for Child Development.. Cassandra has been working with children and youth for over 30 years educated at Savannah State College(University) and University of South Carolina . Served on board of directors for several nonprofit organizations. Taught EL(English Language) and currently employed with Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia . Is an advocate for children, youth and adults of domestic violence and chronic diseases.

Raedell Brown arrived from Windsor Forest High School in Savannah where she was the ninth grade academic administrator. She said she took the position at Estill High School because she was looking to move to the next level. Brown has been in education since 1997. She has served as an assistant principal of a high school and a middle school. She has her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Armstrong Atlantic University. She has a master’s degree in educational leadership from Cambridge College and a certificate in advanced graduate studies in educational leadership and she has her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. Brown is originally from Georgia. She was born in Vidalia and moved to Savannah where she lived for 30 years. The past five years she has lived in Rincon. However, she said her husband has ties to the Hampton County area.

Jennifer Wade will provide.

Phylicia Anderson MSW, LCSW is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Savannah, Georgia area. She has experience in mental health services, therapeutic relationship building, special education, conflict management, de-escalation skills, cultural and diversity awareness, behavior and classroom management, family services, case management, public speaking, youth-at-risk, foster care, student outreach, individual and group counseling, and advocacy. She has shared her expertise in various schools, workshops and conferences through presentations and consultations. Phylicia hopes to inspire and motivate all people to explore innovative ways to help themselves, advocate for others and to make impactful change for all.

Joyce Simmons will provide.

Tracy Diane Chavers-Budgett is a woman with a large heart to see children and people excel in life. Married to Elder Grady Lee Budgett for 24 years, a mother to five children and a grandmother to one, she’s a strong advocate for family and coming together for the greater cause. She is no stranger to working with babies, children, teen and parents. Her life has demonstrated her constant passion for the overall growth of children from vast walks of life. She is a foster parent and has worked with The Department of Children Services to provide respite care for more than 25 children for the past 18 years. She owned love & Patience Child Care Center for over 8 years. She currently owns Sew Joyful Embroidery & More LLC She’s the administrative assistant for Agape Worship Center and has served in several arenas to help aid in church growth including being the Youth Director for over 15 Years. She is the founder and President of the nonprofit Pink Huddle Inc. and has made it her mission to provide girls and teens with life skills that will help them thrive as individuals in this world. She along with her staff has made it a mission to provide knowledge in areas of finance, self care, car care, home care and more. Her goal....to build young girls into successful women for the future.

Presentation Year

2020

Start Date

3-10-2020 1:00 PM

End Date

3-10-2020 2:15 PM

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Unmasking “Mean Girls” Panel

Session 6 (Scarbrough 2)

This featured panel will discuss the prevalence of female juvenile violence; reported incidences of this violence; factors associated with violent behavior; and implications for families, schools, and communities for ending violent schoolgirl behavior.