2020 Leadership Keynote Speaker


Adam Welcome


Adam Welcome

Adam has been a teacher, Principal, Director of Innovation for a district with 35,000 students and enjoys pushing the envelope to always do what’s best for kids!

Adam was Principal of the Year for his region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, and many other publications. Adam also consults and works with many education companies as a way to improve their product for others!

Adam is passionate about technology integration with all educators and a huge advocate of social media and connecting with other educators from across the country. Adam makes it clear that kids come first and has preached the message of Team Kid for many years.

He is also the co-founder of Kids Deserve It, the author of Run Like a Pirate and Empower Our Girls..

Adam has an amazing wife (Stacy) and two young children (Greta and Tilden) that keep life at home exciting and active. Adam also loves to run and is an avid marathoner.


Check out 2019 GaETC Concurrent Sessions Now!

2019 GaETC Concurrent Sessions

  • Tuesday, November 5 is our pre-conference workshop day. We’ve specifically offered a number of workshops for technical staff. See the complete list of workshops available. One workshop designed specifically for district leaders is the CoSN Trusted Learning Environments Workshop.

The TLE Seal Program is an initiative of CoSN (the Consortium for School Networking), in association with AASA, the School Superintendents Association, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO), and ASCD. The program requires schools to have implemented student data privacy protections that meet a set of high standards around 5 core practice areas. Schools that demonstrate that they have met the Program requirements will be able to display the TLE Seal, signifying their commitment to student data privacy.

During this workshop, participants will preview the TLE Seal application and receive guidance for organizing the required documentation, improving your practices and moving towards you TLE Seal. We will also discuss the possibility of building a Georgia TLE Cohort. Linnette Attai, President, PlayWell LLC and Director of CoSN’s Privacy Initiative and Trusted Learning Environment Program is leading the workshop.  **Note: We have a door prize from CoSN that will be awarded to one workshop participant!