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Session Speakers

Dr. Ron Siers, Jr.

  • Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Education Specialties
  • Associate Head Baseball Coach, Department of Athletics
  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Maryland Educator Professional Certificate: Maryland State Department of Education - Advanced Professional Certificate - Certification Areas: Social Studies, History, and Physical Education
  • Regular presenter at national, regional, state, and local conferences
  • Certified Coach: Leadership Practices Inventory
  • Facilitator: The Leadership Challenge Workshop
  • Teacher & Athletic Coach, Wicomico County Public Schools 1989-2005
  • Author and trainer on topics including leadership skills & behaviors, mentor and intern leadership & efficacy, team leadership and team effectiveness, and professional development schools

Ms. Ruth Malone

  • Director of Curriculum and Professional Development, Wicomico County Public Schools
  • B.A. with a double major in French and English, Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College)
  • M.Ed. in Educational Administration, Salisbury University
  • Maryland Educator Professional Certificate - Advanced Professional Certificate - Certification Areas: French, English, Administrator I, Administrator II, Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent
  • Regular presenter at national, regional, state and local conferences
  • Professional Development Consultant with school systems in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania
  • Former Board of Director of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Teacher, Wicomico County Public Schools 1981-1985; DoDDs Pacific/Okinawa 1985-1993

Dr. Greg Allen

  • Senior Scientist, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Chair, American Society for Quality Energy and Environmental Division
  • Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Author and trainer on topics including environmental management, corporate social responsibility, team leadership and team effectiveness
  • Quantitative Research Analyst


Keynote Speaker Biographies

Dr. Ron Siers, Jr.

Chair, Associate Professor and Associate Head Baseball Coach, Salisbury University
"Everyone is a Leader" Friday, October 7, 2016

Dr. Siers earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education/Social Studies and a Master of Education degree and a Physical Education certification from Salisbury University (SU) and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He is entering his 20th year as the Associate Head Baseball Coach at SU. He is a certified coach of The Leadership Practices Inventory by Kouzes and Posner. Dr. Siers has specialized in the field of leadership development, skills and behaviors, team building, and athletic coaching. He was a public school teacher and athletic coach from 1989-2005 in the Wicomico County Public Schools.

Dr. Annette Wallace

Dr. Annette Wallace has served as principal of Pocomoke High School since 2012.  She is committed to providing every student access to a high quality education and dedicated to opening doors to post-secondary learning opportunities for every student through higher education and workforce-development partnerships.

Wallace is steadfast in her vision to expand access and participation in Advanced Placement/Dual Enrollment.  Under her leadership, AP/DE enrollment has tripled and the pass rate has nearly doubled.  She launched Project 100, Pocomoke’s overarching goal for every student to attain an education beyond high school through college/university, workforce development, or military.  Wallace is vigilant in sharing this goal with students, parents, and the community.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Salisbury University, a Masters of Education degree in School Leadership from Wilmington University, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  

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