Parents in the Know – Exploring Your Child’s Brain

Last November, we had a free event at Suncoast geared toward helping parents understand their kids. We brought in 3 experts in the fields of teaching and child development and allowed them to have a panel discussion. Though I know all three ladies personally and had heard some of their stories before, I still took away so much from their discussion. I’m hoping you will too!  (Scroll past the video for credentials of each of our speakers.)

Autumn McConnell

  • BS- Elementary Education – University of South Florida
  • MA – Teaching and Learning with Specialization in Mathematics – Nova Southeastern University
  • Former member of Sarasota County School Board Administrative Team: Data Coach, Testing Coordinator & Teacher
  • Former Executive Director of the European Academy of Early Education
  • Recipient of Kaleidoscope Award for Quality by Sarasota County Superintendent
  • Florida Teaching Certificate, ESOL Certificate, Gifted Endorsement, KAGAN Trainer
  • Educational Leadership Graduate (EXCEL) in Sarasota County Public School


Stacy Homan

  • BS – Elementary Education – specialization in ESE – Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • MA – Exceptional Student Education – University of South Florida
  • Currently the ESE teacher at Sarasota Suncoast Academy & ESE Liaison/Director for Sarasota Suncoast Academy & Middle School
  • Florida Teaching Certifications in
    • Elementary Education (K-6)
    • Exceptional Student Education (K-12)
    • Mathematics (6-12)


April Tisdale

  • BS– Florida Southern College
  • MEd- National Louis University
  • Certifications in:
    • Elementary Education (1-6)
    • English for Speakers of Other Languages / ESOL (K-12)
    • Specific Learning Disabilities (K-12)
    • NGCAR (Next Generation Content Area Reading)
  • Currently part of the ESE Student Support Services team at Sarasota Military Academy
  • Literacy and Data Coach
  • ELL Instructor
  • Reading Specialist

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