July 9 – 10, 2019
College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls, Idaho
Dr. Michael Fowlin, better known as Mykee, is no stranger to the stage. He has been formally acting since age 11, but started creating voices (via prank calling) at age 9. In addition to his talents on stage, he has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Evangel University, in Springfield, Missouri, and in the fall of 2001, he attained a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. Oddly enough, he suffers from delusions of grandeur, for, while performing, he is convinced that every audience member is his patient.
His programs combine both his professional acting talents and his psychological training. His mission is to create an atmosphere of worldwide inclusion, not just tolerance, towards all people. He has worked extensively with all age groups in the United States and in other countries. His work has included peer mediation, diversity trainings, gender equity workshops, and violence prevention seminars.
He hopes that all audience members will leave his performance with that wonderful, awakening feeling of beauty: the beauty within one's self and the beauty within others; the celebration of our differences, and the acceptance of our shared experiences.
Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner at a PreK-5 school in Texas. He is an award winning author for his work in co-authoring Kids Deserve It!, Flipping 2.0: Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class and his brand new release Sparks in the Dark. He has also written the 2018 book Stories from Webb and published a children's book, Spruce & Lucy. Todd has been recognized by the National School Board Association as one of the "20 to Watch" in Education, by the Center for Digital Education as one of their "Top 40 Innovators in Education", by the BAMMYs as the "National Elementary Principal of the Year" and the "National Elementary Teacher of the Year", by the Texas Computer Education Association as their "Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year", and by the White House as a Connected Educator "Champion of Change".
Todd is passionate about education and innovation. Todd was a classroom teacher for 7 years before taking the leap straight from classroom teacher to campus principal in Navasota, Texas. Todd took over a struggling campus, brought in a brand new staff, and used his creative ideas to transform a campus.
The one thing that is clear about Todd when you hear him speak or talk is his immense love for doing what's best for kids despite limitations. Todd works in an environment where almost 90% of his students are on a free-and-reduced lunch. His campus and district are 85% minority and face many challenges. But that's exactly what Todd thrives off of. Todd loves a challenge.
Todd also travels and speaks about his innovative practices and how we have to stop making excuses on why we can't do things for our students. Todd also speaks about his use of technology in the classroom and with his school and gives all educators ideas on how to continually utilize the tools at our disposal to create the best possible learning environment for children.
Todd was a "Classroom Champions" teacher and worked with Olympic and Paralympic athletes in his classroom. Todd also serves as a member of the Scholastic Principal Advisory Board and the Remind Advisory Board.
Todd also hosts a iTunes Top Rated podcast series called "Kids Deserve It" with Adam Welcome and "Sparks in the Dark" with Travis Crowder as they interview inspiring educators and allow them to share their stories. Todd actively blogs and share his stories through many different social media avenues, especially Twitter.
Todd has a wife named Lissette. They live in a small community in Brenham, Texas.