Dr. Chuck Salina (Day 1 Opening Keynote Speaker) is an associate professor at Gonzaga University in the School of Education. He is the past chair and teaches in the Department of Leadership and Administration. Chuck has been a principal at all levels of K–12 education. 

Using a federally funded School Improvement Grant and in collaboration with Gonzaga University and Sunnyside School District, Chuck served as the “turnaround” principal at Sunnyside from 2010 through 2012 and was the Central Office Transformation Facilitator through 2013.  Chuck and his team created rapid growth in the school’s graduation rate and raised morale among administrators, teachers, and students. He has written two books about his process along with Suzann Girtz, who teaches research and assessment in the School of Education at Gonzaga and who acted as grant reviewer and researcher for the Sunnyside Project, and Joanie Eppinga, a freelance writer and editor who conducted interviews and research for the project. Chuck currently takes great joy in assisting formal leaders and teachers in the turnaround process. Chuck can be contacted at salina@gonzaga.edu or 509.313.3643.​

2018 Opening Keynote Speaker:    

Community Resilience Initiative and Beyond Paper Tigers 

Provide necessary training to professionals working directly with those affected by trauma.   CRI, the hosts of the Beyond Paper Tigers Conference, provides training courses, local and national conferences, training materials, curriculum and consulting all over the United States and around the world.   Our trainers equip professionals and caregivers with tools that help support each other, children, teens, families and communities overcome the harmful effects of adverse childhood trauma. Click Here to be directed to the new Beyond Paper Tigers Conference page on the CRI web site...

June 27 & June 28, 2018

2018 Conference Sponsors

Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center  
2525 North 20th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301

General Information

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