47th Annual Conference
September 28 - 29, 2023
Special Features
Opening Session
Dr. John DeGarmo

Dr. DeGarmo has a B.A. in History, a master’s in media technology, a Masters in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Walden University. Dr. DeGarmo wrote his
dissertation on Responding to the Needs of Foster Children Face While in Rural Schools. He is the author of several foster care books.

John will focus on the many different and distinct challenges that foster parents face on an everyday level while caring for children in their homes and examine the many rewards that come with being a foster parent. This presentation is designed to reassure that the feelings of difficulty for a foster parent are valid and motivate and inspire them to continue to care for children in need in their home.