Jostens Renaissance Summer Conference

Hosted by Berkeley County School District

June 26 and June 27, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cane Bay High School

1624 State Rd

Summerville, SC 29486

Registration for the Summer Conference will close on June 9

Renaissance Summer Conference

You deserve to love going to school each day!

…And so do the students and staff around you! That’s what the Jostens Renaissance Summer Conference is all about. Join us for an inspiring day filled with ideas for making a positive impact on your school’s culture and climate.


This engaging and interactive LIVE two day event will include:

  • Inspiration and insights from renowned educator, administrator and public speaker, Dr. Phil Campbell (PC)
  • School identity work with Jostens SchoolMark expert John Jenson
  • Proven ideas for making a positive impact on your school’s culture and climate
  • Collaborative time to create action plans and share ideas
  • Leadership skills for students & educators
  • Proven methods for improving graduation, attendance and discipline rates


Any number of student leaders and change making educators!


$15 per registration

*Note that transportation will not be provided. This event will not be presented virtually.

In order to have students attend, BCSD schools must submit a field study request to the Office of Administrative Services – Schools and have a field study permission form on file for each participating student.  Out of district schools are asked to follow their district policy for field studies.


Please email Melissa LaBerge  at [email protected]


Monday, June 26, 2023

9:00-9:50 AM | Check-in with a continental breakfast!

10:00-11:00 AM | Opening Session with PC

11:15 AM-12:00 PM | Break-out Session #1

12:00-1:00 PM | Lunch

1:15-2:00 PM | Break-out Session #2

2:15-3:00 PM | Break-out Session #3

3:15 – 4:00 PM | School breakout session – “What about WE?”

optional – schools may find an available room to meet in the 100, 200, or 400 halls.


Tuesday, June 27, 2023

9:00-9:30 AM | Check-in with a continental breakfast!

9:45-10:45 AM | Renaissance Rally

11:00 AM-12:00 PM | Lunch

12:15-1:00 PM | Break-out Session #4

1:15-2:00 PM | Break-out Session #5

2:15-3:00 PM | School working session – What about WE?

schools may find an available room to meet in the 100, 200, or 400 halls

3:15-4:00 PM | Closing Session with PC and Dr. Michelle CarneyRay-Yoder



Dr. Phil Campbell, known to his students as ‘PC,’ is a sixteen-year educator with experience as a teacher, coach, athletic director, and principal. PC implemented Renaissance in his school and saw reduced discipline rates, increased attendance rates, improved graduation rates, and an overall enhancement of school culture. PC has made it his mission to help schools create a positive school culture in which every adult and student feels seen, heard, and valued. 


It’s been a difficult few years in education, and schools are looking to re-establish themselves in the eyes of their communities.  Administrators are being challenged like never before, and they need an answer.  This session will allow you to fully understand the “identity” process and discover the keys to developing a solid message that can be lived out every day.

John Jenson believes that the world’s most successful schools have one thing in common…clarity. It’s not about creating a mission statement or slogan. For the last 20 years, he has worked with schools and corporations to get real with who they are, identify the meaning in what they do and ensure that they can convey their strengths and values in every situation. Schools with a consistent message build a stronger community. In partnership with Jostens, John assists schools in in creating a unique identity…a climate and culture that people will attach themselves to.


Starting an elementary level or fine-tuning an existing Jostens Renaissance program? Learn how to run (not walk) with a young elementary program. You will hear the Dos and Don’ts, ideas to grow your programs, student leadership, along with ways to adjust middle and high school level ideas for the little guys. Come see the Mad Hatter, Dr. Michelle CarneyRay-Yoder, for some elementary fun!

Dr. Michelle CarneyRay-Yoder is the superintendent for Somers Point School District in New Jersey. Before coming to Somers Point, she was the Principal and Director of Special Education for Margate City Schools and prior to that, a middle school vice-principal in Egg Harbor Township; a Learning Disability Teacher Consultant in Galloway Township; and a Special Education Teacher (LD/ ED) in Brigantine and Norfolk, Virginia; along with a paraprofessional in Norfolk, Virginia. In addition to her educational experience, Dr. CarneyRay-Yoder also serves as an adjunct professor at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (Master’s level teacher education/ administration), along with previous basketball coaching experience at the middle, high school, and Division III levels.


Jostens Renaissance is a framework for building a culture and climate where teachers love their job and students thrive in school.

Jostens Renaissance is, by design, a contrast to the prescriptive educational programs that we’ve all seen come in and out of vogue. And perhaps best of all, it is provided at no additional cost to Jostens customers!

Schools have been using the Jostens Renaissance framework and resources for more than 30 years for:

  • Educator Morale & Retention
  • Academic Achievement
  • Character Development

Learn more about Jostens Renaissance.

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