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Emerging Scholars Speaker Series featuring Dr. Darrell Sampson- Education at Illinois, Online Programs

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Online Programs at the College of Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is inviting you to attend the next talk in the Emerging Scholars Speaker Series. The series provides a venue for advanced doctoral research students and recent alums to present their work and to share advice and support with other students about the research process.

Darrell Sampson, Ed.D., M.A., LPC, NCC, will share their research and methods, and there will be time for Q & A.  We invite you to participate in these events and become an active member of the online student community. All are welcome.

Presenter: Dr. Darrell Sampson
Topic: Understanding the Experiences of Elementary-Age Transgender, Non-binary, and Gender-fluid Students in Schools
Date & Time: November 9th from 12 pm - 1 pm CT
Sponsor: The Office of Online Programs
Location: Online via Zoom 
Registration is required. Register Now!

Darrell Sampson, Ed.D., M.A., LPC, NCC, is a K-12 educational leader focused on equity, student services, social-emotional wellness, and postsecondary success. He currently serves as a district student services administrator for a school division in Northern Virginia. Darrell regularly presents at national, state, and local professional development conferences and collaborates with the Virginia State Department of Education in areas such as suicide prevention and LGBTQ supports for students. He has his doctorate in Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership with a concentration in Diversity and Equity in Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He holds degrees, certificates, and endorsements from the University of Virginia, George Washington University, the University of Oklahoma, and Millikin University. Additionally, he is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Darrell's core expertise includes education policy and leadership, LGBTQ issues, grief and loss, and academic advisement. 

 Darrell's research focuses on understanding the experiences of elementary-age transgender, non-binary, and gender-fluid students in schools. He seeks to center the students' voices to highlight the impact of systems and individuals on the students' concepts of self, education, relationships, and their communities. 

We invite you to participate in this event and join a network of peers from around the globe who are shaping the future of education! Read about the student experiences of our online students, who are some of the most passionate, inventive, and committed graduates the College of Education has nurtured.

 All are welcome. Please register if you plan to attend! Click here to register. You will receive the Zoom link upon registration. Please download the free Zoom software and set up an account to participate.

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