‘Reach Them to Teach Them’ event for area teachers is Thursday

Published 11:10 am Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The first annual Reach Them to Teach Them for Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee educators will be hosted by LMU on April 18 at the Duke Hall of Citizenship in Harrogate, Tennessee.

This year’s theme, The Power of a Teacher, drives home the message of how to leverage your considerable power to impact the lives of countless young people.

The evening begins at 5:45 p.m. with the Tri-State Youth Choir. Dinner is provided by Petros.

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This incredible evening will change the lives of many educators through inspiration, encouragement, challenging and honoring the most important profession in the world.

Reach Them to Teach Them has been serving teachers for the past 14 years in Knoxville and through LMU, Food City and Walmart.

The keynote speaker Dr. Adam Saenz.

Dr. Sáenz earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from Texas A&M University. He completed his predoctoral clinical training under a fellowship appointment to Harvard Medical School, and he has a postdoctorate in clinical psychology from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Sáenz also earned a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Counseling from Graduate Theological Foundation with residency at Christ Church college of Oxford University.

Dr. Sáenz is the author of the best-selling book, The Power of a Teacher, and his education blog has been featured on the front page of the Huffington Post. He currently serves as the clinical director of the Oakwood Collaborative, the counseling and assessment clinic he founded in 2003.

How did he go from juvenile detention to two doctorates with training at Harvard Medical School and Oxford University? Adam Sáenz will tell you: It was the power of a teacher. Dr. Saenz’ story is one the Huffington Post says “will never fail to inspire,” a journey through profound lows and soaring highs. At every important juncture, there have been two common elements — lifesavers that appeared when he most needed it: Education and teachers.

Whether you’re searching for a reason to believe or you just need a hope-filled reminder, the bottom line is that you do have tremendous power to make a difference in students’ lives, and Dr. Sáenz’ message will compel you to engage your calling with passion, with purpose, and with vision.

Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-power-of-a-teacher-2019-tickets-55903930160.