2023 Pennsylvania Department of Education (In-Person) Conference

The Heart of Teaching

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Session Dates

Wednesday March 01, 2023 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Hershey Lodge and Convention Center

John Steinbeck wrote, "Teaching might be the greatest of the arts, because the medium is the human mind and spirit." From an early age, teachers had a profound impact on Lisa Lee. The lessons they taught extended far beyond the classroom, and their commitment and love sustained her through many turbulent years while she was growing up. Today Lisa is a 36-year teaching veteran, and still going strong with no plans to retire as of yet! The lessons she learned from her own teachers made education a natural field in which to spend her life, knowing that she had a lot of paying forward to do. Just as Lisa’s teachers transformed her during her developmental years, the hundreds of students that she has encountered in almost four decades of teaching have also influenced her in ways she never anticipated. In a day when educators are leaving in droves, when some colleges of education are shuttering their doors permanently, this message is more important than it has ever been. Things like government mandates, curriculum controversies, and excessive workloads make being a teacher more challenging than ever before. Today, Lisa wants to celebrate with other artists of the mind and spirit what she considers the most important profession of all, the one that touches all other professions.

Target Audience

General education and special education administrators and teachers, paraprofessionals, school psychologists, professional development staff, and families of students with disabilities are encouraged to attend.

Topics Covered: Special Education Law

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Debra Jordan at (610) 878-7224 or djordan@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Lisa Lee

Event Contact:

Content Contact:

Barbara Gilligan
(800) 441-3215 ext. 7247

Additional Info

By registering for the PDE Conference, you authorize PDE/BSE/PaTTAN to record and edit into the program and related materials your name, likeness, image, voice and participation in and performance on film, tape or otherwise for use in the above program or parts thereof. You agree that the Program may be edited and otherwise altered at the sole discretion of the producer and used in whole or in part for any and all broadcasting, non-broadcasting, audio/visual, and/or exhibition purposes in any manner or media, in perpetuity.

Inclement Weather: The conference will take place rain or shine, regardless of weather conditions.