Opportunity 2018

Join us June 19th & 20th at Celina High School for two days of powerful, affordable learning sure to provide opportunities for high student impact! The first annual OpportUNITY 2018 conference is open to all professional educators.

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When: June 19th & 20th
Where: Celina High School

  • Design

    Design professional development to meet your personal goals and maximize student impact.

  • Connect

    Connect with educators from the area and across the state to build your professional learning network.

  • Learn

    Learn new teaching strategies and gain insights from some of the top educators in the area.


We appreciate your interest in joining us for the Celina ISD's OpportUNITY Conference.

Please register using the button below.


Below you will find the schedule for the OpportUNITY 18 Conference.

View the OpportUNITY18 schedule & directory.


We appreciate your interest in sharing your expertise with others at Celina ISD's OpportUNITY Conference.

Presentation applications are closed for 2018, please check back next year for OpportUNITY 2019!


Below you will find a list of speakers scheduled for Opportunity 2018.

Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy is a national educational coach, facilitator, author, and consultant, currently living in Richardson, Texas. He draws from 39 years of educational experience in urban, suburban, and rural school district settings as he trains and works with teachers, teacher leaders, school leaders, and district leaders across North America. Much of Mike’s work supports school and district leaders in planning and implementing large-scale improvement initiatives, visioning, understanding change and its effect on people, evaluating school improvement progress, designing exceptional professional learning, and facilitating learning in how to engage people in productive, relationship-rich, results-based conversations. Since 2009, as the founder of Success Systems and a senior consultant with Learning Forward, he has collaborated with varieties of school leaders in 17 states and two Canadian provinces and has presented in many state, national, and international symposia and conferences. He and Carol Ann Tomlinson are the co-authors of Leading for Differentiation: Growing Teachers who Grow Kids.

Chris Hodge

Chris Hodge is best described as passionate and obsessed. Especially when it comes to his customers. During his five years as a restaurateur he discovered putting your customers’ needs front and center leads to real growth and innovation. Chris created experiences and processes that are still leading edge in that industry today. Realizing the need for more, he returned to school earning a degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison kicking-off his next learning frontier into technology. For the past five years Chris has focused his passion and obsession into the financial world as a Product Manager and Innovation Leader at Intuit; the makers of TurboTax, QuickBooks, and Mint. Chris has led numerous product teams at Intuit creating innovations that range from simplifying tax preparation, to digital coaching apps for start-ups. Recently, Chris has grown into a leader in design thinking practices because of his bold passion and customer obsession. Because of this he has expanded his role at Intuit. Chris is taking on the mission to teach others across varied industries how to utilize design thinking to create meaningful innovations and value for their customers.


Below is a list of Opportunity 2018 sponsors.

VLK Architects
STEMscopes Claycomb Architects Northstar Builders
Bookshare Bookshare

Sponsor details can be found below, if you're interested in sponsoring Opportunity 2018 please contact us.

Sponsor Level Description Amount
Speaker Sponsor
  • Recognition in all printed materials
  • Speaker introduction on June 19th or 20th
  • Company attendance at conference
  • Conference Booth
$1500 per vendor
Teacher Appreciation Sponsor
  • Recognition in all printed materials
  • Company attendance at conference
  • Conference Booth
$750 per vendor


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