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Angela Maiers Presents



Sunday, July 26, 2015

Lovejoy High School, Lecture Hall

5:00-6:00 p.m.




As a young teacher, Angela Maiers had an epiphany:  people need to matter. They need to be noticed, valued, and honored. Ever since, the You Matter message has been changing hearts, minds, and lives.


Angela's philosophy is now embodied in Choose2Matter, a powerful call to action that invites people to make mattering a way of life.  It has become a popular social movement across the United States, and in particular in the State of Texas. Please join us to learn how Choose2Matter is implemented in schools and supported by parents.


Angela Maiers is a pioneer in digital literacy and education technologies. An award-winning educator, author, and speaker known for her work in education leadership and innovation, Angela works tirelessly to bring compassion-driven learning to classrooms around the world. As a social media evangelist and consultant, she helps learners and leaders understand the transformative power of technology. Her powerful message and down-to-earth style has made her a highly sought-after keynote speaker for education conferences, corporate events and innovation summits. Angela is the founder of Choose2Matter, a global movement that challenges and inspires students to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to social problems. She has also authored six books, including Classroom Habitudes and The Passion-Driven Classroom, which introduced the concept of “Genius Hour” in education. Her “You Matter” talk at TEDxDesMoines has been viewed several hundred thousand times and was the impetus for Choose2Matter. Angela spent 14 years teaching elementary school in Des Moines, IA, and 10 years as a literacy coach, special programs facilitator, and university professor. She is an alumnus of The University of Iowa, where she earned her Masters in Educational Supervision and Reading. 






Todd Whitthorne Presents

Healthy Living:  Your Links to Personal and Professional Success!


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Lovejoy High School, Lecture Hall

12:30-3:30 p.m.


Join Todd Whitthorne for an energy-packed presentation designed to educate and motivate you about the power of prevention. You’ll learn exactly what is needed in terms of exercise, diet, sleep, and supplementation to maximize your health AND you’ll be surprised to learn it’s not nearly as tough as you might expect. Todd’s comprehensive health and wellness background will help you separate fact from fiction when it comes to the specific steps needed to improve your personal and professional performance.


Todd Whitthorne’s goal is simple – help individuals and organizations improve the quality of their life. He firmly believes that embracing healthy behaviors positively impacts all areas of performance, both personally and professionally. Whether he’s speaking to small groups of students or auditoriums packed with corporate executives, Todd’s gift of communication delivers an empowering combination of education and motivation. Whitthorne is a nationally recognized health and wellness speaker and is frequently invited to present at conferences and events for audiences ranging from corporate to non-profit on topics such as healthy living, fitness, and corporate wellness.


As president of ACAP Health Consulting, he guides the company’s product development, marketing and sales, and client consulting strategies in health and corporate wellness. Prior to joining ACAP Health, Whitthorne spent 14 years as president and CEO of Cooper Concepts, Inc., a division of the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, where he assisted organizations in developing strategies to increase employee health and productivity and decrease healthcare related costs. In addition, Whitthorne directed the in-residence behavior modification program and the Cooper Complete nutritional supplement line.


Whitthorne is an award-winning broadcaster who, for eight years, was the executive producer and host of Healthy Living with Dr. Ken Cooper, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program heard in 42 cities across the United States. He won multiple awards including an Emmy and a Katie while working at the ABC affiliate in Dallas. Todd still stays involved in television and since 2005, has served as the television host for the Dallas Marathon and the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot.


Whitthorne holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise physiology from UCLA. He is dedicated to helping people live better and longer through proper exercise, nutrition, stress management, sleep and supplements. In constant pursuit of ways to enhance and share his knowledge of health and corporate wellness, Whitthorne is a member of the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP), the American College of Sports Medicine, and Vistage International.


On a personal level, Todd enjoys most outdoor activities, having completed multiple marathons, half-marathons, and sprint triathlons. He’s run the Boston Marathon, rafted Class V rapids in Costa Rica, and recently reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro with his son and nephew. Todd lives in the Dallas suburb of Coppell, Texas with his wife, Kathy. They have two grown children, Lauren and Andrew, both of whom live in Texas.



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