Join Us for 2020 Kids First National Conference – Oct. 26-27 at Towson University

Shelly Eidsness, BA

Certified Presenter

Shelly Eidsness has a deep knowledge of child and youth development honed over more than two decades of work with individual students, communities and child-serving systems.

Shelly has spent 11 years as a professional development specialist in Alaska, offering a wide variety of seminars including youth leadership, youth empowerment, diversity, ethics and community organization in support of positive youth development. Shelly previously worked for the Association of Alaska School Boards as a Community Engagement Educator and Child & Youth Advocate and now lives in Seattle.

Shelly graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she majored in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Education, Biology, and Youth Development. She will graduate with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2018. In her free time, she plays hockey, loves to ice and mountain climb, practices yoga and dabbles in arts and crafts.

Shelly’s energy and passion is contagious and her fascination and comprehension of brain-based learning is evident in every presentation.

WORKSHOPS presented by SHELLY include:

  • Brain Matters: The Essential Guide to Brain-Based Learning
  • Beyond Poverty: Brain-Inspired Ways to Understand and Respond to Poverty
  • Giving a Fish a Bath: The Untold Story of the Adolescent Mind
  • The New IQ?: Understanding and Teaching Executive Functions Skills In and Out of the Classroom
  • Rethinking ADHD: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why
  • Right From the Start: Building Great Brains From Birth to Age Five