• Superintendent set to appear at 14th All Born (in) Conference

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     Guadalupe Guerrero at 2018 All Born (in)

    Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero will return to the All Born (in) Conference. (Photo by Leif Sjoquist)

    For the second year in a row, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero will give the welcome address at the All Born (in) Cross-disability Best Practices Educational Inclusion Conference when the event’s 14th staging is held on Saturday, April 6 at the Holiday Inn Portland Airport.

    The conference is touted as a cornerstone Northwest resource for parents and professionals in teaching and promoting inclusion of all children, including those with intellectual/developmental disabilities, in neighborhood schools. 

    The event runs from 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature more than 30 workshops spanning early childhood to college transition, a keynote presentation, special guests, entertainment, art sale and more. PPS is a premier sponsor of the conference.

    This year’s conference will feature keynote speaker LeDerick Horne, an artist and advocate who was diagnosed with a learning disability in the third grade and placed in segregated classrooms, but became a role model and bridge builder between learners and leaders.

    In addition to his welcome address during the breakfast hour, Superintendent Guerrero will take part in a moderated discussion titled, “Inclusive Systems Change; Reaching and teaching every child takes all of us.”

    Also from PPS, Noelle Sisk, a Student Success Advocate in Special Education, will take part in two workshops, titled "Inclusive Systems Change; Reaching and teaching every child takes all of us," and "How to Use Goals in the IEP to Drive Success in an Inclusive Placement."

    To attend the conference, register at the event website by April 4. The fee ranges from $95 to $110, and some partial scholarships are available for families with financial hardship.