Keynote Speakers


Christopher L Daikos, MiT, MEd, EdS.

Christopher Daikos is an experienced educational & psychological consultant, school administrator, special education teacher and school psychologist. 

He has expertise in the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework, Positive Behavioral Supports, and school-based mental health. He has a track record of reducing disciplinary exclusions through the use of psychological interventions and restorative practices. 

His research interests are System-wide Intervention Implementation, School Administrators Stress Reduction, system-wide Interventions for Emotional Behavioral Disorder and Social & Emotional Learning.


Mark Sander, Psy.D., LP 

Mark Sander earned his doctorate from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology in 2000. Dr. Sander is a Senior Clinical Psychologist for Hennepin County and the Director of School Mental Health for Hennepin County and the Minneapolis Public Schools. In that role, he coordinates the Minneapolis Expanded School Mental Health Program and conducts research and evaluation on the program and provides technical assistance to the Hennepin County School Mental Health Initiative.

In addition, Dr. Sander is a Visiting Scholar at Wilder Research and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for School Mental Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Previously he was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Sander is a certified Master Trainer in the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study and for the past three years has been providing training and consultation on develop trauma informed organizations and trauma sensitive schools.

Dr. Sander has published several journal articles and book chapters on school mental health and has presented extensively on school mental health at local, state and national conference. Dr. Sander also has a private practice in Minnetonka, MN and lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Sarah and their 3 daughters. 


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