Rooted in the mission of Jesus, the SND National Education Office provides direction and support to sponsored and affiliated ministries in advancing the Educational Vision & Principles of the Sisters of Notre Dame.

Welcome to the SND National Education Office Speaker's Bureau!

Below you will find knowledgeable resources that board members, staff and administrators within the SND National Education Partnership can occasionally turn to for help.  Listed below the speaker's name are the topics they are experts in.

While all have agreed to be a valuable resource to the network, please note that the date, time, venue and format will need to work with both of your schedules.  Out-of-pocket travel expenses, if any, will be covered by the partner engaging the speaker's help; however, the speaker's time itself will be a gift given to the partnership member.

If you are interested in being listed as a resource in the SND Speaker’s Bureau, please complete THIS FORM  and return to the SND National Education Office.


Ms. Tolani Kashimawo Afolabi



Ms. Beth Davis

Teenagers * Spirituality in Teens * Raising Teens * Servant Heart Service * Increasing Catholic Identity and Commitment to Staying Catholic in Teens and YA * Transformation Through Service & Retreats


Ms. Lannie Davis-Frecker

Special Education * Change Management * Scaling an Organization * Advocacy


Ms. Jenifer Ericson

Scaffolding * Differentiation * Special Education (PreK-College) * Autism, ADHD, Executive Functioning Deficits, ODD * Technology in the Classroom * Study /Test Taking / Organization / Note Taking Strategies


Ms. Kim Grilliot

LBGTQ / Inclusion Policies * Student Centered Scheduling


Sr. Jacquelyn Gusdane, SND

Nurturing Reflective Living * SND Mission & Charism * Prayer * Spirituality


Mr. Rich Hoyt

School Administration * Coaching Education * Coach as a Minister * Mission-Based Coaching


Sr. Mary Marcia Kiser, SND

Dyslexia Origin * Effects of Dyslexia * Multi-Sensory Techniques for those with Dyslexia

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Dr. Laura Koehl

Emerging Leaders * Strategic Planning


Ms. Michelle Nowak

Service Reflection Project * Collaboration Across the Curriculum * Teaching Theology


Mr. Joseph Waler

Notre Dame Education * Teacher Evaluations with SND Principles