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Leadership Matters: Improving Behavioral and Academic Outcomes through Research-Based Practice
National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah
  • Steven W. Edwards, Edwards Educational Services, Inc.
  • Jason LaFrance, Georgia Southern University
Scarbrough 3
Strand #1
Academic Achievement & School Leadership
Brief Program Description
Individual Presentation
Biographical Sketch

PRE-CONFERENCE & FEATURED SPEAKER: Steven W. Edwards, Ph.D., President, CEO, Edwards Educational Services, Inc., Alexandria, VA

Dr. Edwards is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, facilitator and trainer regularly featured as a content expert on television and radio with appearances on CNN on topics such as school safety, school climate and reform and strategic planning. Throughout his twenty-eight year professional career, Dr. Edwards has published numerous articles on school reform, and has authored a book, which outlines the implementation of the Student Assistance Center. Currently, Dr. Edwards is President and CEO of Edwards Educational Services, where he oversees educational initiatives both nationally and internationally.

PRE-CONFERENCE SPEAKER: Jason LaFrance, Ed.D., Director, Georgia Southern University Center for Educational Leadership and Service, Statesboro, GA

Frank Kros 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. Certified in applied educational neuroscience, Frank currently serves as president of The Upside Down Organization and executive vice president of The Children’s Guild, one of the largest private providers of special education services in Maryland.

Keyword Descriptors
  • Leadership,
  • Behavioral outcomes,
  • Academic outcomes
Presentation Year
Start Date
3-1-2015 2:30 PM
End Date
3-1-2015 5:30 PM
Citation Information
Steven W. Edwards and Jason LaFrance. "Leadership Matters: Improving Behavioral and Academic Outcomes through Research-Based Practice" (2015)
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