High School Academy Class #2 Schedule

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1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Welcome Coaches!

Vanessa Fuchs, CEO, WeCOACH

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

The Power of Being the Only Woman in the Room

Jen Brooks, Athletic Director, Ursuline Academy (MO)

2:15 PM – 2:20 PM


2:20 PM – 3:20 PM

Let’s Talk About YOU: A Conversation Around Coach Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being

Megan Hankins-Maldonado, MA, LMFT, Founder of The R.E.C. (Reflect, Evolve, Conquer) Center

3:20 PM – 3:35 PM


3:35 PM – 4:20 PM

Understanding the College Recruiting Landscape for High School Coaches

Renee Lopez, M.E.S.S., President, RL Academy Recruiting Educator/Leadership Development Training

4:20 PM – 5:00 PM

Small Group Breakouts

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM


Facilitators: Team WeCOACH

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Relating to Today’s Student-Athlete: Effectively Coaching Gen Z

Betsy Butterick, The Coaches’ Coach and Communications Specialist

6:00 PM – 6:05 PM

Day 1 Wrap-Up


12:00 PM – 12:55 PM

Embracing Title IX: What Coaches Need to Know

Peg Pennepacker, Founder of High School Title IX Consulting Services, LLC

12:55 PM – 1:25 PM

Small Group Breakouts

Facilitated by Peg Pennepacker

1:25 PM – 1:35 PM


1:35 PM – 1:50 PM

TeamAltemus Presentation

Courtney Altemus, CEO & Founder

1:50 PM – 300 PM

Panel: Timely Issues Impacting High School Athletics (sponsored by TeamAltemus)

  • Tamika Dudley, Head Girls Basketball Coach, Sidwell Friends School
  • Carmen Jackson, Head Girls Track and Field Coach, Miami Northwestern Senior High School
  • Jodi Manore, Head Girls Volleyball Coach, Bedford High School
  • Moderator: Courtney Altemus, CEO & Founder TeamAltemus

3:00 PM – 3:10 PM


3:10 PM – 4:10 PM

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Creating a Culture of Belonging

Nevin Caple, Founder, Return on Inclusion

4:10 PM – 4:15 PM


4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Panel: Leadership Best Practices for Establishing and Maintaining Relationships (sponsored by the United States Marine Corp)

  • Anthony Thomas, Athletic Director, Francis Parker School & Founder of NOMAD
  • Nicole Cervantes, Athletic Director, The Storm King School
  • Missy Townsend, Athletic Director, Prescott High School
  • Yolanda Bronston, Head Girls Basketball Coach, St. Johns Country Day School
  • Moderator: Captain Elise C. Erickson, USMC

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Surveys/Action Plans

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM