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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

‚ÄčJanine 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.

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