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About Your Instructor – Savanna Flakes

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Savanna Flakes is an engaging and enthusiastic national presenter, highly experienced special education teacher, district teacher-leader, and special education consultant with a passion for working with students with special needs and their teachers. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, a National Education Technology Standards Certified Teacher and the author of Powerful Strategies for STRENGTHENING YOUR SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM to Better Support Your Students with Learning Disabilities, the extensive resource handbook you will receive at this two-day institute.

Savanna provides professional development for administrators and staff who serve students with learning disabilities. She has extensive experience in special education including co-teaching, differentiation, classroom management, and serving students with special needs in inclusive classrooms. She is known for her energy and dedication to reaching diverse learners.

You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity for two days filled with exciting, hands-on and collaborative strategies and ideas to strengthen your special education program for your students with learning disabilities.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Savanna is by far the BEST presenter I have listened to in my years of experience. It is obvious that she knows her content. She gave me numerous, ready-to-use strategies and assessments.”
- Amanda Behl, Special Education Resource Teacher

“Savanna Flakes is an extremely effective, enthusiastic presenter. Her multiple modalities of instruction kept us engaged throughout the day. This seminar was interesting and worthwhile. I highly recommend it to other educators.”
- Alana Henderson, Special Education Teacher

I can’t wait to use my new knowledge to engage my students in the classroom.”
- Jessica Williams, Special Education Teacher

“This was the best professional development I’ve ever attended. So much great information. I can’t wait to take these ideas back to my district.”
- Baileigh Kausler, Special Education Teacher

“Savanna is extremely knowledgeable on current research and the strategies she shared are research-based. I learned so many different modalities and strategies to start implementing in the resource room.”
- Terri Leonard, Special Education Teacher

“I loved how many of the strategies Savanna shared are practical! They will be very useful in the classroom.”
- Shannon Caniff, Special Education Teacher

“Engaging! Well-prepared! Energetic! So many good ideas! Thank you for a great institute!”
- Kara Peters, Teacher

“Savanna modeled the content and allowed us to practice the strategies that we learned. I appreciated that she provided hands-on activities rather than just a lecture. The resource handbook will help me to review everything we learned.”
- Gretchen Mixa, Special Education Teacher

“Thank you for making the seminar tangible, cooperative, applicable, and memorable. I am so excited to incorporate the strategies I learned.”
- Marielle Michalopoulos, Teacher

You have re-energized us all with the wide variety of techniques and technology available to us as educators. Thank you, Savanna!”
- Cherie Krynck, Special Education Teacher

“This seminar provided great ideas and research-based resources to use at all educational levels and abilities.”
- Megan Troxell, Teacher