« Don’t Kick Me Out - Invite Me In! (Discipline Through an Equity Lens)

​Online with Casey Roberts and Kambar Khoshaba

Register - Don't Kick Me Out - Invite Me In! October 12, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. On-Line

“Discipline” doesn’t have to be a synonym for “punishment”, and punishment rarely improves behavior.

Instead, we should intentionally build environments in which all students experience a sense of belonging and systems where they can learn and practice strategies for managing their responses. This session will look at discipline from an equity perspective and highlight practices that emphasize self-regulation and social-emotional learning over exclusion and sanctions.

This session will include insights and strategies useful to both teachers and administrators, and is especially recommended for emerging and beginning administrators.

Registration fee $65.


Our Keynote Speakers

Casey Roberts

Dr. Casey M. Roberts serves as the Executive Director of the New Horizons Regional Education Center in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Roberts is a highly motivated, dedicated, and visionary educator with a passion for empowering teachers and leading teams to excellence. A change agent who is results-oriented and possesses strong decision-making skills. A consummate communicator who builds strong collaborative relationships with students, parents, staff members, and all stakeholders. A savvy steward who can mobilize resources and capital that promote continuous organizational effectiveness. Casey serves as a member of VASCD’s Equity Team.

Kambar Khoshaba

Dr. Kambar Khoshaba is currently serving his seventh year as principal at Western Branch Middle School. Born in Newport News, Virginia, Dr. Khoshaba attended Christopher Newport University, Radford University, and The George Washington University. Having spent his entire career in Chesapeake Public Schools, Dr. Khoshaba has served children in the Western Branch and South Norfolk communities as a school psychologist, special education teacher, wrestling coach, and building administrator. At Western Branch, he has led important adjustments to classroom instruction and added several social-emotional learning components to the school day in order to meet the needs of all students. When he’s not working, Dr. Khoshaba enjoys spending time with his wife, Melissa, and their daughters. Some of his favorite hobbies include gardening, watching movies, and playing board games with his family. Kambar is a member of VASCD’s Equity Team.