Holly Elissa Bruno
MA, JD, Author, Professor

Holly Elissa Bruno, MA, JD, is an award winning, best-selling author on emotional intelligence and managing legal risks in early childhood education. Before joining the early childhood field, she served as Assistant Attorney General in Maine; and as Dean of Faculty and Associate Professor at the University of Maine-Augusta, where she was also selected as an Outstanding Professor.

 Keynote Title: Hats Off to You: Everyday Miracle Workers

Do you give yourself credit for the difference you are making? Or do you keep up the hard work without taking a quiet moment to appreciate the good that you do? We educators are such experts at putting everyone else’s needs first that we rarely have time left over for ourselves.  Let’s step back and acknowledge our contributions, take better care of ourselves, and reclaim the joy that is rightfully ours. After all, each time you change the life of a child you are changing the world.

Session: Diamond of Great Worth: Overcoming Challenges

You all know those trials and rough patches we all face but rarely talk about? Those dark times are passages designed to help us form into diamonds of great value. What makes all the difference? Choosing to learn and grow and calling on our sense of humor.