Keynote Speaker 2018 | Webster University

Keynote Speaker 2018

Dr. Billie Mayo, MAT '77, MA '99

Billie Mayo

Award-winning educator, administrator, and activist Dr. Billie Mayo will deliver the keynote, "What Teachers and Learners can do to Dismantle Racism" at this year's conference. Billie spent 23 years as a middle school teacher before moving into Administration and has formerly served as the Assistant to the Chief Academic Office of the St. Louis Public Schools and the Director of the Saint Louis Urban Educational Leadership Cohort at Saint Louis University. She has also been responsible for training St. Louis Public Schools personnel on a number of topics including learning styles, effective communication, improving discipline with dignity, conflict mediation and stress management.

Billie has offered her insight on building multicultural alliances in workshops in the Virgin Islands, Portland Oregon, Wichita and Winfield Kansas, University City, Riverview Gardens, Saint Louis Public Schools and a number of places too numerous to mention. She has been a facilitator for the World of Difference Program, NCCJ’s Dismantling Racism Institutes, the Teaching and Leading for Social Justice Advocacy Project, and the Leadership and Racism Retreats and Institutes. Mrs. Mayo, a graduate of Harris Stowe State Teachers College, has completed two Masters Degrees at Webster University and a Doctorate in Educational Administration at Saint Louis University. Some of Billie’s achievements are the 1998 Ford Foundation “Heroes and Sheroes” award for Human Rights, the Sammy Davis, Jr. “Yes, I Can” award in 1996, the Saint Louis American’s 2002 Salute to Excellence Award for Educators, the 2003 University City School System’s Martin Luther King Spirit Award for Social Justice, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis 2007 Dean’s award for contributions to Social Justice.