Dr. Maryln Appelbaum
National leading expert on child care, education, and leading authority on family
issues, Dr. Maryln Appelbaum helps schools, families and law makers make the right decisions. She has been sought after for her expertise in child care training and all of today’s tough issues facing educators and parents. Dr. Appelbaum has a Doctorate in Psychology and Master’s degrees in both Psychology and Education. Her credentials include being a family therapist, a crisis consultant, lobbyist on child care issues and a bestselling author. She has appeared on ABC, CBS,
NBC, CNN and Fox for her genuine ability to advise on a plethora of issues such
as bullying, school finance, and, when necessary, crisis prevention.
She has been owner and headmaster of three educational centers and one private school for children. She has authored more than 30 “how to” books for educators and parents.
Every day, through social media, more than 80,000 subscribers from all over the world receive her “Message from Maryln”. The messages are packed with educational strategies, inspiration, and hope. She personally interacts daily with her followers on Facebook and Twitter.
She and her son, Martin Appelbaum, continue to be principals at the Appelbaum Training Institute where they reach over 50,000 educators and parents yearly.
Maryln continues to speak all over the world giving audiences practical information and strategies. She is a dynamic and enthusiastic difference maker.
Marty Appelbaum has been conducting training seminars for teachers over the last fifteen years. Marty has undertaken extensive studies as a teacher. He has a Bachelor’s degree, as well as a diploma with a Montessori teaching certificate, from the National Center for Montessori Education. He has also earned certification from the National Center for Child Care Professionals as a child care professional.
He has been a teacher of children from preschool age through high school. He has a natural rapport with students that is infectious. He has taught in inclusion classrooms with diverse groups of students. His teaching style enhances cooperation and positive attitudes in all of the lives of his students.
He has authored and co-authored eleven child care books, many of which have been approved as self-instructional books to be used for Continuing Education.
Marty has appeared on television and radio talk shows, and he has been the contributing editor for parent magazines.
The ATI Story
Marty and Maryln formed the Appelbaum Training Institute in 1989, and since that time, the organization has trained over 1 million educators.
The organization has grown over the years to meet the ever-expanding needs of the child care and teaching community. As each state developed expanding regulations for their child care providers, the Appelbaums met those regulatory needs. New child care staff seminars and child care management seminars were developed. Self-Instructional materials that gave Continuing Education Units were written to meet the requirements and regulations for teachers. New cities and states entered into the training circle. Books, audio tapes, and child care resources were developed and are continually being expanded to serve the needs of the educational community.
Soon, the organization added seminars and onsite in-services for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. These seminars became so popular that the Appelbaums had to hire other speakers to assist in reaching all their requests to provide seminars. The primary focus of these seminars and onsite in-services is to provide educators with research and evidence-based strategies for teaching and learning. Most recently, Dr. Appelbaum was asked to author training centered on implementing Common Core State Standards. The Common Core teaching strategy trainings will be released in early June 2013.
During any given month, the organization provides dozens of seminars throughout the United States and Canada. They have provided seminars, workshops, in-services, and self-instructional materials for more than one million individuals in the United States, as well as abroad.
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Kristi Dina is a “fountain of information” and is an Appelbaum Expert Trainer in her 14th year as a national and international speaker.
She makes rigor, RTI, differentiating instruction and teaching in inclusive classrooms appear easy. She has a strong passion for children with special needs, and whole- heartedly believes that inclusion is the best way to help them as well as the other students in the class.
Kristi has a unique way of creating the right classroom environment of trust and acceptance. She has worked in schools in the United States, England, and South America.
Kristi brings her enthusiasm, expertise, and experience to share a showcase of useful information. Her schedule is jam-packed with seminars, conferences, in-services, and time spent in schools and districts helping them improve their classrooms.
A sampling of school districts that have asked for Kristi to lead multiple professional development events for their teams: North Bergen Schools, Detroit Public Schools, Shlenker Academy, South Colonie Schools, Galena Park ISD, Santa Fe Schools, Mc Neese University, Honolulu Public Schools and Las Cruces Public Schools.
Doug Medford is one of ATi’s most sought after presenters. He uses humor and high energy to bring to life stories of students and teaching in a way that completely engages his audiences. He is a Master Trainer with experience handling ADHD, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, E.D., Learning Disabilities, and at-risk challenges. Doug has presented over 500 seminars to more than 70,000 educators all over the United States and in Canada. Doug knows the stresses and the challenges of teaching. He is a powerful and inspirational speaker who has a wealth of knowledge and even better, knows how to share it with others. Teachers find his sessions lively, fast-paced, hysterical, and leave motivated and eager to implement what was learned.
A sampling of school districts that have requested and brought Doug back time and time again for their staff development events include: Wilbur Mills Co-Op, Detroit Public Schools, NYC Schools (Brooklyn), Neptune Beach Public Schools, Gladewater ISD, Hamilton City Schools, Cumberland County Schools, Franklin Square Public Schools, and Meremac Valley R-111. Doug has also presented at Region 20 ESC in San Antonio and at the Fall 2013 ACET conference in Dallas.
Louann Pepper, MACE
Louann Pepper is a “can-do” whiz at reaching hard to teach children. She has spent nearly 17 years in education both as a teacher and as an administrator. She combines her years of experience in children’s education, and her deep commitment to making a difference in the lives of children into powerful seminars filled with learning. Louann participated in Project Zero at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. She constantly keeps up with the latest interventions and strategies. Her seminars are lively, fun, and packed with information. Louann educates, motivates, and entertains while giving valuable strategies that can be implemented immediately in classrooms.
Louann has worked with schools and districts in Texas, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and South Carolina.
Maurine Richter has been working on behalf of children for over 25 years.
She has a unique way of teaching children that creates harmony. She has taught early childhood, elementary and secondary students. She has also been a director. During her teaching career, Maurine was selected as District Teacher of the Year and has been awarded for her teaching skills by various organizations. Maurine has worked with children who are challenging and knows solutions to make your job easier. She earned her Degree in Education, but more importantly, she has learned the art of reaching and teaching all children. Maurine has a special way of blending her years of experience and her knowledge of what works with her humor and charisma. She will touch your life. You will leave her seminar “ready and excited” to implement the solutions, strategies, and interventions that you will have learned. Maurine trains early childhood, elementary and secondary educators.
April Vernon, M.Ed.
April Vernon is an expert trainer and an engaging speaker. April is filled with knowledge and expertise on how to handle the “toughest of the tough” children. She has been a teacher and a teacher trainer. She likes to share at her seminars how her classes were huge because she was given all the tough kids that no one else wanted. April has a special way of reaching hard to handle children and turning them around, and she shares her experiences as well as strategies to reach all children.
April is motivating and invigorating for early childhood, elementary and secondary audiences! Her seminars are packed with practical information that you can use the next day. You will learn to understand the reasons why children veer off track and the interventions that you need to succeed in working with them toward success.
School Districts that have repeatedly brought April back for follow-up sessions include: Detroit Public Schools, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Effingham Public Schools, Perkins – Tryon Schools, Chicago Public Schools, Covington Schools, Penasco ISD and NYC Schools.
April presents on all Appelbaum topics as well as RIGOR and strategies for implementing Common Core standards. April trains early childhood through post secondary educators.