In Person Breakout Session Presenter
Beth Shermoen is the Director of CEIS and Equity with Northland Learning Center in Virginia, Minnesota. She is the former Piedmont Elementary School Principal in Duluth, Minnesota. She graduated from Bemidji State University, in Elementary Education with a specialty in communication and literature. Beth is, also, a certified Senior Business Management Professional. She holds a Master’s in K-12 Instruction, with Principal/Superintendent Licensure. She is currently working to complete her Doctorate of Education at Bethel University. Her professional interests and consulting areas include: Turnaround School Leadership, Coordinated Early Intervention Services and Supports, MTSS and Equity in our Schools, the Whole Child Approach, Equitable Systems and Practices of Change, Policy and Implementation, Equity Walkthroughs, Social-Emotional-Behavioral Plans of Success, School Attendance & School Success, Teacher Evaluations and Classroom Walk-throughs, Restorative Practices and Trauma Informed Care, Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS), Strength Based Teaching and Learning, the Impact of Relationships and Connectedness within School Communities, Differentiated Instruction, Classroom Set-Up & Design, Student Accomodations, Supports and Enrichment, Team, School and Spectator Sportsmanship and Engaging the Heart of Learning for every student, everyday. Beth is a nationwide certified Anti-Bullying Trainer and Mediator. Beth and her husband, Jerrod, enjoy their time on Rainy Lake with their golden retriever, Rainy. They have two adult children, Jenna and Maria, who are also passionate about advocacy and servant roles in their professions and communities. Beth is an educational consultant who loves engaging in school communities. She created JJEM Education & Consulting in celebration of her children and nephews, Jenna, Jonah, Evan and Maria. They are the heart of inspiration for her both personally and professionally as a change agent and transformational leader in her work and beyond.