Teachers should see their professions as a craft, with exciting possibilities!
Only a true educator understands how frustrating it can be to find the inspiration to keep coming back. Schools are no longer sacred spaces. Education, as a public resource, is guided with messages from everyone except the professionals most intimately engaged in the lives of our children. How does one remain a reflexive practitioner while not compromising to the point of malpractice?
About T.S. Grant
As an experienced and esteemed public speaker, T.S. Grant delivers insightful and inspirational speeches to a variety of audiences. Each speech is custom-made to meet the unique needs of each audience--whether teachers, administrators, district leaders, or students. T.S. Grant's expertise and insight comes from two decades in the classroom, Master's Degree from Johns Hopkins University, and Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is also a National Board Certified Teacher and is Admin I and Admin II Certified. From teaching Advanced Placement to teaching ESOL, teaching in public schools to instructing graduate students at American University and Loyola University of Maryland, there is no educational audience out of T.S.'s reach. Peruse his videos and figure out how you can use his talents to inspire those who are touching the future!
What do you want to say? Is it grounded in research, praxis and human development? A keynote speaker should align her/his inspiration with your aspirations as an institution. Whether it's Dr. Grant, educating and inspiring Administrators of Special Education, or T.S. Grant, inspiring staff (see videos at the bottom), you may get a beat-box or an intense insight, but you will most definitely get an inspired speech and an inspired audience. There is no topic in education beyond his scope. Contact to see if your visions align!
Dr. Troy S. Grant is an added value to any Professional Development agenda. He speaks from experience, insight and education. With over thirty years of leadership experience, two decades in the classroom, as a freelance writer on educational topics (Baltimore Sun Article 1, Article 2), or as a panelist at the U.S. Department of Education ("Civil Rights in the Classroom"), his authentic voice is invaluable to the development of educators and educational leaders. Dr. Troy S. Grant's dissertation analyzed the nexus between leadership decisions and classroom impacts. Read the New York Times interview when Dr. Grant was a second-year teacher. Or, listen to Dr. Grant's StoryCorps interview with his former student, or take a moment to listen to Dr. Grant's interview with actor, Geoffrey Owens, on his show, "Shift Happens."
T.S. Grant is the only person, on record, who has recited the U.S. Constitution before a live audience--first in a Baltimore City Barnes & Nobles; then a Bowie, MD Barnes and Noble; another time, at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American Heritage and Culture and at the most popular venue, the Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The last time T.S. Grant recited the Constitution publicly was in 2012, the 225th anniversary. This special feat requires preparation and is available upon special request. Inquire by May 1st for a booking.