Dr. Lynn Sodat
Dr. Lynn Sodat provides guidance and technical assistance for Virginia's federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) programs and serves as the state lead for policy interpretation and compliance oversight for the multi-million dollar programs. She coordinates the efforts of the state's Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and Title V teams in their work with educators, division program coordinators, and the public. Lynn is Virginia's primary point of contact for the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) federal accountability plan. Before joining the Department seven years ago, she worked at the school division level as a teacher, assistant principal, Title I coordinator, and central office administrator.
Roger Crawford has spent a lifetime motivating and elevating the performance of leaders and organizations. As a NCAA Division One Hall of Fame athlete who overcame physical adversity, he has the ability to empower people to outperform the level of success they believe is possible by inspiring them to excel both as individuals and as part of a team. His remarkable story exemplifies the idea that by eliminating excuses, one can increase results and achieve more than ever imaginable. Roger has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. He not only talks the talk, but he walks the walk, living his message of "no excuses" every day.
Terry Morris, a recognized national speaker supporting philanthropy, education, community service, and child advocacy, is a lead systems engineer at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton. His previous work included dynamics research for space station robotics, assessment of space shuttle software, consulting with New York on the safety of the city's subway system, and managing integrated hazard analysis for NASA. Among his accomplishments, Terry was recognized at the White House with the National Combined Federal Campaign Hero Award, and he received NASA's Exceptional Achievement Medal. His speaking engagements have included the White House, Pentagon, FBI, CIA, Smithsonian, Federal Reserve, National Security Agency, and National Institutes of Health.