David Edward Garcia
David Edward Garcia motivates students world-wide with his message: "Motivated for Life!" He delivers his message with a 100% family-friendly comedy routine and motivational speech that has dazzled and moved audiences, from elementary schools to high schools and college campuses around the globe. David's upbringing was nomadic, he began traveling internationally as a teen and this early exposure to different cultures earned him many valuable insights that he shares from the stage. He is an international speaker who presents fluently in English, Spanish, and French. David empathizes with students who face challenges because he was once considered an "at-risk student" himself before defying the odds and graduating with a bachelor's degree and then earning his Masters Degree.
"When you are motivated, you have the power to change and the strength to go anywhere in life you choose!" - David Edward Garcia
Hal Bowman is the creator and sole presenter of Teach Like A Rock Star. He is the author of A Grade Above, A Step Ahead and his latest book, Teach Like A Rock Star will hit the shelves this spring. As one of the most exciting speakers in education today, Hal inspires teachers across the nation to discover the secrets to having a profound and lasting impact on the lives of students. Drawing on his 2 decades of experience in the classroom, Hal provides teachers with unconventional, yet proven, powerful strategies that lead to academic and personal achievement for all students. Teachers always return to their classrooms as a driving force for educational excellence with a renewed passion for the most meaningful and honorable profession on the planet: TEACHING KIDS!
Benjamin Alire Saenz
Benjamin Alire Saenz is a novelist, poet, and writer of children's books who has been named one of the "Fifty Most Inspiring Authors in the World" by Poets & Writers magazine.
LTC Tracy L. Hankins
LTC Tracy L. Hankins is the former Professor and Department Chairman of the Military Science Department at the University of Texas at El Paso.Â He presently serves as the UTEP Army ROTC Enrollment and Scholarship Officer and has served in the US Army for over 24 years.