Our Experts Are Happy To Speak Their Mind!

With years (and years) of professional experience, our team has built a reputation for being experts in our fields. And, we're excited to share our knowledge and our individual areas of expertise. We're excited about our new Speaker's Collaborative program because it will give each of us an opportunity to speak on topics related to educating and nurturing the "whole child".

Kathleen Nelson

Born and raised in Washington, DC, Kathy Nelson graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Education. She completed her Graduate work at Wheelock College, Rivier University and Southern New Hampshire University. She is the Founder and Head of School of World Academy and has been advocating for quality and affordable child care and education since 1975. She is also a member of both City and State Child Care Advocacy groups and has received many awards and professional recognition for her ongoing community work and program management.

Area(s) of Expertise & Presentation topics:

  • Establishing quality child care environments
  • Child care as an integral part of NH’s economy
  • Early Childhood Education experiences and program management
  • Millennials and the Early Childhood workforce
  • The full cost of quality of an accredited Early Childhood program
  • Families are integral to success in the early years
  • Early Childhood teachers are professional educators
  • How early childhood programs have changed over the past 4 decades

Availability:

Kathy has flexibility in scheduling speaking engagements throughout the week. To learn more about Kathy’s schedule and see if she has availability for your specific date and time, please call 603-888-1982 or fill out the form below.

Lisa Dias

Lisa has been the Principal at World Academy since the Fall of 2007. She holds a Doctorate in Education, Leadership and Learning from Rivier University and a Masters degree in Education from PSU.

Area(s) of Expertise & Presentation Topics:

  • Transformational Leadership
  • Learning and the Brain
  • Importance of a Positive School Culture & How it Impacts Learning
  • 21st Century Learning

Availability:

Lisa has flexibility in scheduling speaking engagements throughout the week. To learn more about Lisa’s schedule and see if she has availability for your specific date and time, please call 603-888-1982 or fill out the form below.

Jessica Witkowski

Jessica is Director of Early Childhood Education Programs at World Academy. She graduated from Wilmington University, Delaware, with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education, and is currently enrolled at Nova Southeastern University, working towards her M.S. in Education and Administration Leadership. Jessica has worked in Early Childhood Education for the past 13 years and has taught in DE, GA, MA, and NH.

Area(s) of Expertise & Presentation Topics:

  • Developmental Assessment and Documentation-For the Record...
  • Importance of Early Education and Care

Availability:

Jessica is available Monday through Friday during school hours with advance notice. She prefers to speak in the evenings (Monday through Friday) between 6-9 p.m. Saturdays are an option as well with advance notice. To learn more about Jessica’s schedule and see if she has availability for your specific date and time, please call 603-888-1982 or fill out the form below.

Marie Kirk

Marie Kirk is our Elementary and Middle School Assistant Principal and Middle School Math Teacher. On our staff since 1992, Marie earned a BA in Human Development/ Special Ed from Rivier University and she continues to expand her knowledge exponentially over the years. Marie excels at so many things it is hard to list them all here. She is our tech guru; is a current member of the Leadership Greater Nashua Class of 2017, a very prestigious position in the City and she holds Highly Qualified Teachers status in addition to her NH Teacher Certification!

Area(s) of Expertise & Presentation Topics:

  • Rolling Out the Use of iPads Within a School Setting
  • Creating Personalized Instruction Utilizing iPads Within a School Setting
  • Introducing Computer Science Into a School Setting
  • Integrating Technology and Computer Science into Academic Curriculum

Availability:

Marie is available Monday through Friday mornings at 7:30am. She is also available for early evening engagements with advance notice. To learn more about Marie’s schedule and see if she has availability for your specific date and time, please call 603-888-1982 or fill out the form below.

Book Your Speaker Today!

Thank you for visiting our website and learning more about our newly-created Speakers’ Collaborative. If you have an upcoming meeting, panel discussion or conference, we hope you’ll consider one of our experienced speakers. If you have a specific topic in mind and would like to discuss availability for your upcoming event, please fill out the form below. We look forward to speaking with you!