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Culture, Caring and the Classroom
7th Annual Education Conference

Culture Caring and the Classroom is a one day conference sponsored by Education Service Center – Region 19’s Alternative Certification and Special Education Departments. This conference is brought to the public in an effort to show our appreciation to educators in the region 19 area by presenting a variety of special guest speakers, as well as entertainment from schools in the region. This conference brings in approximately 1800 area educators and parents and is a wonderful opportunity to show support for our teachers, students and the community in general. We would like to invite you to experience this celebration with us and encourage you to register for this FREE event through the ESC-R19 Click & Learn System # 16891.



Wednesday, July 8, 2015
8:30 am – 3:30 pm


Plaza Theatre
125 Pioneer Plaza
El Paso, Texas 79901


Genesis Calles
(915) 780-5352

Belinda Salcido
(915) 780-5065


Event Number: 16891


Click here to register



Jessie Funk holds a leadership certification from the University of Notre Dame, is a certified life-coach, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, emphasizing in child & adolescent behavior. Jessie has also been a professional youth speaker for thirteen years, speaking for high schools and leadership conferences all over the country. She is a five-time published author with her 6th book specifically for teen girls, called, “The Lost Art of Ladyhood.” Her passion to help teens led her to start a national non-profit organization called “The Ivy Girl Academy,” a confidence and leadership training program for teen ladies. As a professional vocalist Jessie has walked away from three record deals unwilling to sell her soul for fame. She chooses to use her voice to lift and inspire in positive ways. Jessie’s favorite role in life is that of adored wife and mother to two.


Blake Fly spent nearly a decade living, learning and leading in university residences as a Residence Advisor, and then in his first career as a Residence Manager of one of the country’s largest student buildings. During his university days, Blake lived with over 6000 roommates and in that time he lead groups of students on service learning trips throughout the USA and The Dominican Republic. Blake is known for his creative approach to community building, both back in school and in present day. He transfers his lessons from campus life to his daily life. Blake’s family means the world to him and his partner is the girl he plans to cook Kraft dinner for during the next 75 years.


Fabian Ramirez is an anti-bullying speaker and drug prevention specialist based out of Austin, Texas. Bully prevention is near to Fabian’s heart simply because he was bullied in middle school and he knows the psychological impact that bullying can have on students. He was an average to below average student. He was the student that would ask what it took to get a “C” and regrets not asking what it was going to take to receive an “A”. In December 2005, he became the first in his entire family to receive a bachelor’s degree. Fabian’s personal mission is to get in front of as many students as possible and share his message and ways to prevent and eliminate bullying behavior on campuses across the United States. Fabian is someone who can bring it home and can leave audiences asking for more.

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