Dr. Buddy Berry will take us through his journey in reimagining Eminence Independent Schools to design a next generation "Dream School" rooted in personalized learning, and centered around innovation and creativity. The Eminence Independent School District has redesigned its instructional experience for kindergarten through 12th-grade students with its Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education model using online, blended and competency-based education in their quest to be the Disney World of Schools. Eminence has utilized technology as the main driver for their success combined with Yes, And Thinking; Surprise and Delight; and Starting to Think Differently About Solutions.
Dr. Buddy Berry has a passion for reinventing the K-12 school experience. His School on FIRE (Framework of Innovation for Reinventing Education) model is currently in its seventh full year of implementation and is seeing dramatic results. Dr. Berry is in his 9th year as Superintendent of Eminence Independent Schools and his team's success has allowed him to be invited to the White House twice; the first as one of the 100 top school superintendents in America at their only National Connected Superintendents Summit. Dr. Berry's work and his school district have also been the focus of numerous media and news stories recently released by Edutopia (George Lucas Films) for several upcoming video series. Most importantly, Buddy is married to the amazing Jessica Berry and the father of four: Brooke, Blaze, Bryce, and Brax.