Jim Sporleder, author and keynote speaker on trauma informed practices, gained national attention in 2015 after the release of the documentary Paper Tigers. Jim led his school to dramatic drops in out of school suspensions, increased graduation rates, and number of students going on to post-secondary education. Jim is currently working as a trauma-informed coach/consultant and is based in Walla Walla, WA.
Special Education Consultant
Rusti Sparks is passionate about providing caring, nurturing and creative learning atmospheres which encourage children to develop to their fullest potential. With 30 years of expertise in teaching and coordinating special education programs, she is committed to serving her students, educators and communities.