2017 NAEA Conference

March 8–10, 2017, Dallas, TX


Registration is Open! 

The National Alternative Education Association (NAEA) would like to invite you to register to attend the 23rd Annual Conference on Alternative Education Unleash the Inner Star: Developing Potential in All Students. This year’s conference will be held at The Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum Hotel located at 14901 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX. The hotel is near Dallas Galleria and is centrally located in the heart of Addison near premier restaurants, entertainment, and shopping. They offer a complimentary shuttle to the Galleria every hour. A north Dallas landmark, the Addison is close to the Village on the Parkway, Addison Circle Park, and Vitruvian Park.

Hotel Information

Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

14901 Dallas Parkway
Dallas, TX 75254
Phone:(800) 228-9290
Special group rate: 155 USD per night

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2017 NAEA Program

Area Dining Information


Conference Rates and Registration

2017 Conference Rates



  • Early Bird Rate: $325 (before December 1, 2016)
  • Individual Conference Rate: $350 (after December 1, 2016)
  • Group Conference Rate: $295.00 (groups registering with five or more)

Pre-Conference Workshops

You may register for a pre-conference workshop during registration. All pre-conference workshops will take place March 8, 2017. More information on each workshop is found by following the link above.

Pre-Conference Workshop A
Resilience Can be Taught!  10 Tools to Motivate ANY Student ($50) 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Presented by Mr. Christian Moore, WhyTry, Provo, UT
Pre-Conference Workshop B
Introduction to Trauma Informed Care in Alternative Education Settings ($50)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Presented by Ms. Marisol Acosta, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX
Pre-Conference Workshop C
Unleash Your Program to Greatness! ($50) 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Presented by Dr. Edward Lowther, NAEA Regional II Director, Virginia, Ms. Denise Riley, NAEA Regional 6 Director, Oklahoma, and Mr. Tim Morrow, Principal, Antietam Academy, Hagerstown, Maryland
Pre-Conference Workshop D
Applying Dropout Prevention Research and Best Practices in the Alternative School Setting ($50)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Presented by Dr. Sandy Addis, National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, Clemson, SC


School Tours

You may register for a school tour during registration. Tours are available to the following locations. Follow the link for a full description!

Tour #1 Village Fair Alternative Center ($50)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

  • Village Fair Tour includes the DAEP, LACEY, and SCGC Program

Tour #2 Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center ($50)
Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

  • School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
  • School of Business & Management at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
  • School of Health Professions at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
  • Rosie M. Collins Sorrells School of Education and Social Services at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
  • Judge Barefoot Sanders Magnet Center for Public Service Government, Law and Law Enforcement at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center
  • School of Science and Engineering at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center

Tour #3 School Tour of Three Alternative Programs Located in Dallas ISD ($50) Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

  • Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School
  • W.W. Samuell Early College High School
  • Bryan Adams Leadership Academy High School

Tour #4 School Tour of Three Alternative Programs located in Dallas ISD ($50) Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon

  • George Bannerman Dealey Montessori Vanguard and International Academy
  • Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard
  • Dan D. Rogers Elementary School

Conference Planner and Contact Hours Worksheet


Conference Breakout Sessions


Conference Schedule

2017 NAEA Conference Schedule 2017NAEA.Schedule




Exhibit Brochure

2017 Exhibit Brochure



Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship Information



Conference Flyer!

Conference Flyer

We will be Screening the film, Paper Tigers.


Paper Tigers follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.

Keynote Speakers

Mr. Aric Bostick

Youth Education Expert
Aric began his quest by going to college and becoming a teacher at San Antonio’s Judson High School. He recognized that his students were looking for someone to help guide them and inspire them, just as he had when he was a teen. It became Aric’s mission to help his students overcome their own personal stories—the stories that were holding each of them back. Aric started by launching an afterschool program called the Goal Setters Club. He quickly saw how powerful this experience was and what a difference it made in students’ lives, thus, he knew he needed to reach as many students as possible. Aric’s career as a motivational speaker was born.

Dr. Jermaine Davis
International Speaker and Author
Before receiving the prestigious College Instructor of the Year Award, Dr. Jermaine worked in corporate America for IBM, Keebler Cookies, and Frito-Lay in the areas of sales and marketing, leadership development, and employee engagement. Now, he is an award-winning Professor of Communication Studies at Century College, best-selling author, and an international speaker. Dr. Jermaine has authored and co-authored 10 books including, Get Up Off Your Butt & Do It NOWLeading with Greatness,  the Women’s Quote Journal Series, and Be Diversity Competent.
Dr. Jermaine was raised in a drug- and gang- infested area on the west-side of Chicago in a single-parent home.  After the tragic loss of six family members to violent deaths, he enrolled in college to change the direction of his life. Now, Dr. Jermaine holds a BA and a MA in Speech Communications, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. Dr. Jermaine has spent the last 20-years teaching on university campuses in the areas of business and interpersonal communications, relationship-based leadership, cultivating inclusive work cultures, and building healthy and high performance-based teams.

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