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SVC education department to host educator and author Dr. Todd Whitaker

SVC education department to host educator and author Dr. Todd Whitaker

by Public Relations | April 15, 2024

LATROBE, PA - The Saint Vincent College Education Department will host internationally recognized, inspirational and distinguished speaker Dr. Todd Whitaker on April 18, 2024. He will be addressing area educators, leaders and in-service/preservice teachers during his presentation at 7:00 PM. He will hold a book signing at 6:30, prior to the presentation.Dr. Todd Whitaker

Currently a Professor of Educational Leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. Dr. Whitaker has previously taught at the middle and high school levels in Missouri, and he served as a middle school and high school principal for eight years following his teaching experiences. In addition, Dr. Whitaker has also served as a middle school coordinator in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Dr. Whitaker's work has been published in the areas of teacher leadership, instructional improvement, change, leadership effectiveness, technology and middle level practices. He has written several books, including “Dealing with Difficult Teachers,” “Motivating & Inspiring Teachers,” “Dealing with Difficult Parents,” “Feeling Great!,” “Teaching Matters” and “What Great Principals Do Differently.” His most recent publications, “What Great Teachers Do Differently” and “Great Quotes for Great Educators,” have also been ranked as bestsellers.

The Education Department invites Dr. Whitaker thanks to a grant designed to encourage and assist future teachers in preparing for success in today’s diverse classrooms. Dr. Whitaker remains popular amid the education faculty as his work guides many of the department’s methods and graduate coursework.

“Dr. Whitaker’s publications and guides are instrumental to our successful preparation of teachers, and this opportunity to have him address our education community is a one-time opportunity,” explains Dr. Veronica Ent, chair of the Education Department. “Dr. Whitaker’s experience in leadership both in and out of the classroom offers much to help teachers and principals be more effective and successful.”

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Act 48 is available for attendance to this event. Please reach out to Dr. Kathleen Beining with any questions and to register for the event. Space is limited.


-Madison Kozera, English major, of Abingdon, MD