Our Staff

Our staff members have an average of 9 years experience working with conferences like this. All staff members are educators or college students (in their junior or senior year) who are pursuing careers in education. Many of them hold advanced degrees in education and school counseling. Also, many of them have received additional continuing education training. Most are involved with extracurricular activities that benefit the youth in their schools, churches, or communities. All our staff members are well-rounded and experienced in helping youth through many of the challenges facing them at this critical point in their lives.

Staff Credentials

Employment
High School level teachers
Exceptional children teachers
Children’s home director
High School level coaches
High School administrators
High School level counselors
Motivational speakers
Certifications and training
Skills USA State Trainer Certification
CPR
First Aid
GT Certification
Youth Counseling Specialist Certification
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training
Drop-Out Prevention training
Education
BS, BA, BSN
Exceptional children teachers
MS, MA, M. Ed., MAT
Extra Curricular Activities
Boys and Girls Clubs
County Teen Pregnancy Task Force
BETA Club Sponsor
 
Habitat for Humanity
Salvation Army Soup Kitchen
Eagle Scout
Student Council Advisor
County School program coordinator
Coach (various sports and cheerleading)

Screening and selection of staff

We only hire staff who meet our high ideals for someone who will impact young people through our conferences. They must:
  • have experience working with young people and a love of doing so.
  • display integrity and traditional values in their personal lives.
  • practice the principles they will teach young people throughout the summer.
  • exude humor and enthusiasm.

Before a staff person is considered for hire, they must fill out an application and extensive questionnaire to determine their experience and core values, go through several interviews with Michael Broome, and pass a nation-wide criminal background check.

Each year, veteran staff members are evaluated by the director and delegates with whom they interact to determine their eligibility to return the following summer. They must re-submit to nation-wide background screening each summer they desire to work.

Additionally, each staff member is given a Guidelines and Policies Handbook which outlines expectations during the conference. Each staff member is required to read and follow the guidelines set forth in the handbook and must sign an agreement stating that they will do so.

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