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June 21-23, 2019
DFW Marriott Hotel
Ft. Worth, TX





Conference Speakers


June 21,2019 Opening Banquet Keynote Speaker - JANINE STANGE

Janine Stange is an American singer, motivational speaker, and on-air personality. She is best known for her historic journey to sing the Star-Spangled Banner in all 50 states - a mission she embarked on to honor our brave who embody the song’s meaning. Stange has been featured on every major television network, and national news shows including The TODAY Show, Fox & Friends and NBC.  She has spoken to and performed for groups across the country ranging from Fortune 500 companies to inner-city public schools to the American Legion's Veteran's Inaugural Ball with dozens of Medal of Honor recipients in attendance.  Her passion and candor disarms and endears audience members, and when she speaks, she challenges them to Make A Promise - and keep it!

Stange connects to all ages and backgrounds providing sense of citizenship, duty, and what service-over-self really means. She works closely with non-profits that empower and give back to our military and their families.




June 22, 2019, 8:10 a.m. Keynote Speaker - KEETH MATHENY

Keeth Matheny is an accomplished author and a teacher in the Austin ISD.

Each year, the National Dropout Prevention Network (NDPN) honors one individual with their Crystal Star of Excellence Award for outstanding work in professional development and instruction in helping at-risk students find new and creative ways to solve problems, achieve success, and become lifelong learners. At their 2015 Annual Conference, the NDPN honored R. Keeth Matheny with this coveted award for designing a freshman seminar course that has had significant impact on student discipline and dropout rates at his school and for training educators nationwide to replicate this freshman seminar model in their schools.


Christine serves as President of Regional Curriculum Directors and works closely with the Texas Council of Women School Executives.


TREA 2019 Summer Conference

Pre-Conference Session

FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2019


COST:  $100 per participant

Intentional Teams

Presented by:  Tammy McKee & Debbie Payne, Learning Keys Partners, Inc.

 Keys to ensure teacher teams are focused, strategic, and spend effort on the right things in the right way.

   Do you have Intentional Teams that utilize processes and guided questions to focus teacher groups on critical components that will impact ALL student learning and teacher effectiveness?  Do you have protocols and procedures provided to guide teachers to reflect on specific areas and determine effectiveness in order to make changes throughout the year as a preventative approach? Come and learn about: Developing a four-meeting cycle focused on: Data Check, Curriculum Check, Lesson Design and Delivery Check, Lesson Reflection. Using the Learning Support Team as a Response to Intervention framework that promotes a well-integrated system connecting general education, interventions, and areas such as dyslexia, Section 504, Gifted and Talented and Special Education.  Identifying and using Essential Standards as priority standards as a carefully selected subset of the total list of the grade‐specific and course‐specific standards within each content area that students must know and be able to do by the end of each school year in order to be prepared to enter the next grade level or course. Along with using these Essential Standards to provide “time and support” for students who haven’t mastered them and extension for those who already have.


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National Rural Education Association

Contact Information

TREA - Texas Rural Education Association
108 Wild Basin Rd. South
Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78746
Phone: (512) 423-0293
Fax: (512) 494-1188