Noted educator Ron Clark to speak at Educate 4 Success conference

Noted educator Ron Clark will be the keynote speaker at Northeast State’s Educate 4 Success conference scheduled for Sept. 30.

Known to many as “America’s Educator,” Ron Clark is the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, a two-time New York Times bestselling author, the subject of a television movie, and the founder of The Ron Clark Academy. He is regularly featured on network and cable television. Visit to learn more about Clark, the Academy, and books he has authored.

Ron Clark with kidsThe Educate 4 Success conference is designed to bring together a variety of stakeholders in the field of education to discuss issues related to student success and completion, including the formulation, development, and/or illumination of solutions to these issues.  Stakeholders include professionals in postsecondary and second education, business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

The College’s Targeted Leadership Development Program (TLDP) is spearheading this conference which seeks to offer solutions and inspiration through engagement with influential thinkers, motivators, and colleagues.

Registration for the public will open on May 1. Visit for more information.

For those interested in presenting at the conference, Educate 4 Success, is now accepting proposal submissions. Topics include:

  • The Body: Adventure, Creativity, Reflection – Share successful education strategies.
  • The Mind: Common Sense, Appreciation, Resilience, Balance – Share the broader thought processes and purposeful behaviors behind your success.
  • The Soul: Enthusiasm, Compassion, Confidence, Humor – How can we develop and maintain positive, productive attitudes toward education, especially under less-than-perfect circumstances?

All proposals must be submitted no later than May 1.  For more information about submitting a proposal, visit

For more information about the conference, contact Jessica Barnett at 423.354.2589 or

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