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Jed Dearybury

mrdearybury.com LLC
Educator, Author, Illustrator
Boiling Springs, South Carolina
Jed Dearybury began his education career in 2001. During his 13 year early childhood classroom tenure, Jed received numerous awards. He was featured in GQ Magazine as Male Leader of the Year, met President Obama as the South Carolina honoree of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, and was named as a top 5 finalist for South Carolina Teacher of the Year because of his passion, love, and success in education. Since leaving the 2nd grade classroom in 2015 he has been leading professional development across the country, as well as training the next generation of educators through his work and teaching in Higher Ed, teaching children’s lit, creativity and play for Early Childhood, and Fine Arts in the Elementary Classroom. In August 2019, he started his own education consulting business, mrdearybury.com LLC, where he is the Director of Creativity and Innovation. He published his first book,The Playful Classroom: The Power of Play for All Ages, co-written with Dr. Julie P. Jones, in June of 2020. His second book, Courageous Classroom, was released in July 2021. Book 3, The Playful Life is scheduled to be released late fall 2022. His mission: Equip, Encourage, Empower the teaching profession using creativity, laughter, and hands-on fun!

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 14
 

1:30pm EDT

 
Saturday, October 15
 

10:30am EDT