2017 Reiss Fund
June 22, 2017
After 50 years of awarding summer learning grants to over 500 Darien public school teachers, the Reiss Fund launched the Reiss Fund Teachers' Conference in 2017, a one-day leadership conference open to all Darien public school teachers and administrators.
The Reiss Fund Teachers' Conference was designed to build our teachers' leadership skills while helping them recognize and mentor leadership qualities in peers and students.
A full day of engaging and inspiring speakers and break-out sessions were planned and featured:
Taylor Mali, author, teacher advocate and four-time national poetry slam champion
John West, New York's go-to public speaking coach
Ryan Plunkett, FBI counterterrorism expert and Darien dad
2017 Teacher Ambassadors
Hindley Nick Defoe
Holmes Melissa Labrosciano
Ox Ridge Thalia Goo
Royle Christie Martin
Tokeneke Adam Hamor
DHS Jeromy Nelson
MMS Abby Shiner