DAVID R. MODLER is a maker, scholar and professor originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Art Education from Towson State University and his Master of Fine Arts in painting from James Madison University. Modler is an internationally recognized expert in the field of visual journals, which he utilizes to explore some of the stylistic, conceptual and contextual concerns of his research and studio practices. He facilitates numerous lectures and workshops around the world as well as maintaining a prolific studio practice creating paintings, visual journals and installations. Modler currently works as an Associate Professor of Art in the Department of Contemporary Art and Theater at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
LISA LUCAS is a speaker, author, coach, mindfulness educator and retreat facilitator. Currently, she is investigating whether adopting deliberate habits and stress reduction strategies can help educators manage the “overwhelm” and live a more peaceful, productive, and balanced life. Dr. Lucas will share this relevant and timely research as well as her knowledge and expertise on the power of reflection as a tool for teachers when it comes to self-care. The goal is to help participants achieve balance, finding the median between working to live and living to work. Her book, Practicing Presence by Stenhouse Publishers is a compilation of simple self-care strategies, habits and resources for educators at all levels.