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Date(s) - 06/15/2013
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sonoma Country Day School


Kelly Corrigan

Ms. Corrigan’s writing is lauded by The Today Show, Good Housekeeping magazine and millions of readers. The Huffington Post calls Corrigan the “Poet Laureate of the Ordinary” while O Magazine says Corrigan is “the voice of a generation.” Both her books, The Middle Place and LIFT, reached #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and Corrigan’s reading of her essay on the value of friendship was viewed over 5 million times on YouTube.

Andrew Davidoff, MD

Andrew Davidoff, MD is the Chair, Surgery at St. Jude Childrens’ Hospital; St. Jude Endowed Chair in Surgical Research; Division Chief, General Pediatric Surgery; and Director, Surgical Research. His academic interests at St Jude are focused on clinical and translational investigation and treatment of pediatric solid tumors (neuroblastoma). His research is focused on the development of new strategies for the treatment of neuroblastoma (and other tumor types).

George Dom

During a decorated 26-year military career, George served as commander of the Navy air wing on the USS John F. Kennedy and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, comprising 2,500 personnel and 70 tactical aircraft. He was also commanding officer and flight leader of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (“Blue Angels”); commanding officer of a combat FA-18 fighter squadron (VFA-37); instructor pilot at the Navy Fighter Weapons School (“Topgun”); air wing strike leader from USS America during Operation Desert Storm; and division chief on the strategic planning staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

Dewitt Jones

Dewitt Jones is one of America’s top professional photographers with a career stretching over twenty years. As a motion picture director, he had two films nominated for Academy Awards (Climb – Best Live Action Short Film and John Muir’s High Sierra – Best Short Subject Documentary) before he was thirty. Twenty years as a freelance photographer for National Geographic earned him a reputation as a world class photojournalist.

L. Todd Rose

L. Todd Rose is the co-founder and president of Project Variability, an organization dedicated to providing leadership around the emerging new science of the individual and its implications for education, the workforce, and society. In addition, he is a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he teaches Educational Neuroscience.

Phyllis Rosenfield and Listening for a Change

Phyllis Rosenfield is the founder and executive director of the nonprofit, Listening for a Change. Listening for a Change works to “create connections—one story at a time” and has a mission “To promote understanding and acceptance of human diversity through education, oral history, and the arts.” Phyllis Rosenfield taught in public schools for 15 years and has led Listening for a Change’s acceptance of diversity programs for over 20 years. Having grown up in the segregated South and lost some family in the Shoah/Holocaust, she has always been keenly aware of the consequences of prejudice and importance of knowing and understanding one another.

Jay Shafer

Jay Shafer is leading a movement that is changing the way America views housing. In his Small House Book, his workshops and thru mass media, Shafer explains how superior design and social justice can be achieved with less space. As the founder of Tumbleweed Tiny House Company he has introduced us to a truly sustainable housing option. Professor Shafer has spent over a decade living in self-built homes of less than one hundred square feet.

Dr. William S. Silver

As Dean of the School of Business and Economics at California’s Sonoma State University, Bill Silver is positioning SSU to be the nucleus for a thriving North Bay economy. Together with his faculty and staff colleagues, Dr. Silver is building results-focused educational programs which are responsive to the needs of North Bay organizations, including the region’s growing strengths in wine and hospitality, sustainable technologies, and service industries. Before joining SSU, Bill Silver was Chief Operating Officer and Senior Associate Dean at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, where he led academic programs that achieved national rankings for sustainable business practices, values-based leadership, and business relevance.

Brandon Spars

Brandon Spars is a high school humanities instructor at Sonoma Academy, where he teaches non-Western history and literature. He has traveled and lived in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands for more than seven years, which has shaped his academic interests in Asian and Pacific Island folklore and provided the rich experiences that he shares in stories of his own. Brandon attends many conferences on pedagogy with a special focus on incorporating storytelling within the high school classroom. He loves nothing more than to liven up a slow, sleepy afternoon class with a loud, scary folktale from Indonesia.

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