Keynote Presenter: Dr. Joy Lewis
Dr. Joy Lewis has been in education for twelve years. Her past work experience includes teaching first, third and fifth grades as well as serving as the Lead Instructional Coach and Assistant Principal within Orange County Public Schools, the eleventh largest school district in the United States. Her accomplishments include a Master’s Degree in Reading Education, a Doctorate in Educational Leadership as well as a full endorsement in ESOL.
Through the years, Joy has presented at over twenty national and state-wide conferences discussing topics ranging from phonics instruction in the classroom to utilizing volunteers effectively in schools. Joy has numerous published articles and professional development tools regarding the delivery and program effectiveness of reading education from elementary through high school grades.
As the Daytona State Education Club advisor, Joy has organized and participated in several fundraiser efforts such as Operation Christmas Child and the March of Dimes annual walk, The March for Babies. Joy visits the HOSTS program weekly to work with second graders at Palm Terrace Elementary School. The College of Education’s partnership with Holly Hill School is also actively maintained by Dr. Joy Lewis.
On campus, Joy is a member of the Leadership Development Institute, the College Connections Committee and also serves as a teaching liaison maintaining Daytona State’s partnership with Palmer College of Chiropractic, providing in-services for their faculty regarding best teaching practices.
Professional Development Presenter: Gary S. Monroe
Gary Monroe, a native of Miami Beach, has spent a career-photographing people, mostly in Florida. This work has included decade-long projects: Miami’s old world Jewish community, Haiti and Haitian immigration, and tourism at Disney World. A very prolific photographer, he has also worked around this country and the world—Cuba, India, Brazil Spain and many more countries.
Mr. Monroe is a professor of Art at Daytona State College’s Southeast Center for Photographic Studies. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Florida Department of State's Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Humanities Council, and the Fulbright Foundation to support his photography.
His work as a writer, which focuses on Florida self-taught and vernacular art, began with the Highwaymen, a group of African-Americans, whose paintings depicting exotic Florida landscapes date back to the 1950s. In The Highwaymen: Florida’s African-American Landscape Painters (UPF, 2001), he tells the story of these painters and offers a fresh interpretation of their artwork. The book has revived interest in these extraordinary but forgotten painters in Florida and beyond to become a cultural and publishing phenomenon. The New York Times wrote a Lively Arts front-page article about the book and the artists, based on Gary Monroe’s nomination, were inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame in 2004. In subsequent books, including Harold Newton: The Original Highwayman and The Highwaymen Murals: Al Black’s Concrete Dreams, Mr. Monroe has continued tell this wonderful story.
Health & Wellness Presenters: Nancy Homan and Deborah Stelling
Nancy Homan, RN, Coordinator of the Fitness & Aquatic Center in the Health & Wellness Department. She supervises the Fitness & Aquatic Centers fulltime and student work study staff, plans health & wellness programs and opportunities for the college and community, implements 5-year purchasing plans for facility equipment and maintenance. She serves on the DSC Safety Committee, Professional Council representative for the Institutional Advancement Committee and resource person for Health Task Force. She is a BLS and First Aid instructor for the American Heart Association and as well as for the American Red Cross. She assists in the college-wide effort of CPR & AED training of Daytona State employees for the Public Access Defibrillator program initiated by the Safety Committee. She continues to work with outside medical groups to provide health screenings to the Daytona State community for free or cost effective rates. She is a liaison with the outside community and serves on the Worksite Wellness Council of Volusia County. She works with the YMCA Health Committee, Healthy Volusia coalition, and a member of the Volusia County Tobacco Free Coalition. She has attended North East Florida AHEC workshops and schedules Quit Smoking Now classes for the college employees, students and outside community. She obtained a NEFAHEC grant to support smoking cessation efforts and education and conducted various tobacco free education events as well as provided Carbon monoxide screening. She coordinates Weight Watchers @ Work sessions which have been ongoing for five years.
Prior to coming to DSC 15 years ago, Nancy was employed as a cardiac rehabilitation and hospital discharge nurse for Health Promotion and Rehab Center, Cardiology Associates of Cincinnati and The Weinberg-Marcus Cardiology Group, Inc. in Dayton Ohio.
Deborah Stelling, AFAA certified, teaches a variety of group exercise classes as serves as a full time Fitness Center Specialist. She coordinates and implements current and new group exercise offerings and special events. She arranges “Personal Fitness Trainer Certification” with AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America) at our facility which is offered to the community, She presents lectures or demos for the college community or for the public. Ex; a “Rejuvenation Workshop” and “Finding Time for Exercise”. She maintains her Certification status with AFAA as Group Exercise Instructor, Step Trainer & Personal Fitness Trainer. She serves as liaison to the outside community as well as promotes health and wellness to the internal campus community. Prior to coming to DSC 14 years ago, Deborah worked as an aerobic instructor/coordinator for 14 years in the Daytona Beach community.