Conference Agenda

9:00 – 9:45am
Opening General Session (Live Stream)
  • Welcome (virtually) to Hillside High School by Dr. William Logan, Principal, Hillside HS
  • Opening Remarks by Mr. Henry O. Foust, NCASC Central District Director
  • Pledge of Allegiance by Shane Bright, NCASC Central District Vice-Chair
  • Entertainment “The Greatest Love of All” performed by Zionna Hinton, Hillside HS Chorus
  • Roll Call by Eden Harris, Student Council Vice-President, Hillside HS
  • Welcome by Victoria Burnette, NCASC Central District Chair, Hillside HS
  • Introduction of District Board by Ms. Victoria Bernstein, NCASC Middle School Vice-Chair, Wakefield MS
  • Introduction of Speaker by Jordyn Steverson, Student Council President, Hillside HS
  • Keynote Address by Dr. Ronda Taylor Bullock (bio below“Releasing Your Power in the World”
9:45 – 10:10am
Activity Session 1: Release (Zoom)

Students MUST enter the breakout room to which they have been assigned. You can find your breakout room assignment here:  Look Up My Breakout Room Assignment

 

10:15 – 10:45am
Keynote Speaker #2 (Zoom)
  • Introduction of Speaker by Amiyah Witherspoon, Senior Class President, Hillside HS
  • Keynote Address by Dr. Henry McKoy, Jr. (bio below) “Relating Your Passion to Social Entrepreneurship”
10:45 – 11:05am
Activity Session 2: Relate (Zoom)

Students will return to the same breakout room they were in previously.

11:10 – 11:40am
Keynote Speaker #3 (Zoom)
  • Introduction of Speaker by Omari Scott, Junior Class President, Hillside HS
  • Keynote Address by Ms. Angela Teal, LCMHC (bio below)“The Importance of Self-Care in Maintaining Positive Mental Health”
11:40am – 12:00pm
Activity Session 3: Relax (Zoom)

Students will return to the same breakout room they were in previously.

12:00 – 12:15pm
Closing Session (Zoom)
  • Closing Remarks by Ms. Nelda Caddell, Student Council Advisor, Hillside HS

Speakers

Dr. Ronda Taylor Bullock, PhD

Dr. Ronda Taylor Bullock, PhD

Originally from Goldston, NC, Ronda Taylor Bullock earned her doctorate at UNC Chapel Hill in the Policy, Leadership, and School Improvement Program n 2018. Her research interests are critical race theory, whiteness studies, white children’s racial identity construction, and anti-racism. Prior to entering her doctoral program, Ronda taught English for almost ten years at Hillside High School in Durham, NC, where she now resides. Ronda is the co-founder and executive director of we are, an organization that works to address racial inequities in schools through a three-pronged approach with the ultimate goal of dismantling systemic racism.

Mr. Henry McKoy, PhD

Mr. Henry McKoy, PhD

Dr. Henry C. McKoy, Jr. is the lead entrepreneurship faculty and Director of Entrepreneurship at NC Central University in the School of Business. From 2010-2012, McKoy served in the North Carolina Department of Commerce where he was appointed by the governor as assistant secretary. At Commerce he was the top community development official and representative in state government. His division oversaw over half-billion dollars in investments across hundreds of projects throughout NC in areas of infrastructure, housing, and business.

Mrs. Angela Smith Teal, LCMHC

Mrs. Angela Smith Teal, LCMHC

Angela Smith Teal attended North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC and received her Masters in Counseling in 1994. She has been employed for Durham Pubic Schools as a Professional Middle School Counselor for 28 years. Additionally, she is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) for North Carolina.  Her tenure as a School Counselor has given her the opportunity to work with adolescents, adults and families under a broad range of circumstances.