Introducing Dr. Joe Hendershott

OSROA is pleased to introduce our 2018 conference keynote speaker, Dr. Joe Hendershott.

There has been no shortage of training for school staff members and SRO’s regarding Trauma-Informed Practices and Adverse Childhood Experiences in recent years. We have been presented with a lot of information about who these kids are and the kinds of things they’ve been through, but very little information about what we can actually DO to help these kids. Joe goes further than that, providing educators and school safety personnel with practical steps we can take to help these kids as soon as we’re back inside our school buildings. For this reason, Joe’s “Hope 4 The Wounded” presentation is not to be missed.

Dr. Hendershott is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. He holds a Master of Education in school administration and earned his Doctor of Education in leadership studies, both from Ashland University.

Joe has an extensive background working with at-risk and wounded youth as a teacher and administrator in traditional, alternative, and correctional education settings. He has been a high school assistant principal, head principal, alternative school principal, and principal at a residential facility. As president of his own consulting firm, Hope 4 The Wounded, Joe has been a keynote/featured presenter at international and national conferences and has conducted staff training/professional development on understanding and working with wounded students™, the effects of trauma on learning and behavior, emotional literacy, leadership, empathy, esteem, inclusive communities, combating compassion fatigue, and other topics relevant to today’s educational climate.

Joe has authored two books: Reaching the Wounded Student (Eye on Education, 2008) and 7 Ways to Transform the Lives of Wounded Students (Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2016). Joe was named the National Crystal Star award winner for 2015 through the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network, which recognizes each year an individual who has contributed outstanding work in the area of dropout prevention and intervention. Additionally, Joe was named the recipient of the Professor Raymond W. Bixler Award at Ashland University, which recognizes excellence in education, and was a nominee for the Diversity Enhancement Award for the Leadership and Service Awards at Ashland University.

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