Keynote Speakers


Featuring Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Lisa Strohman


Keynote Address:
“Social Emotional Issues of the Time and Violence Prevention”


   Dr. Lisa Strohman is a clinical psychologist, author, public speaker and the founder and director of Digital Citizen Academy. She established Digital Citizen Academy to proactively prevent and educate students, educators and parents on the issues resulting from technology use and misuse. Dr. Strohman has spent more than a decade working with adolescents and families in her private practice and a career working with schools to address challenges with student mental health and well-being.

In addition, Dr. Strohman was a Visiting Scholar for the FBI working on homicidal pedophilia when Columbine occurred giving her the opportunity to be on the front lines of how technology impacts our youth. She has continued to work with law enforcement and the FBI on safety and cybercrimes involving adolescents, while also lending her knowledge and guidance to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

Dr. Strohman attended the University of California, Davis where she received a Bachelor of Science in psychology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She then completed a joint, integrated program in law and psychology at Villanova and Drexel Universities.



Andrew Marotta

Keynote Address:
“The School Leader: Surviving and Thriving”

Andrew Marotta is an energetic and enthusiastic leader who has put his positive imprint on his beloved Port Jervis High School (PJHS), in Port Jervis, NY. With the release of his first book, The School Leader: Surviving and Thriving, (2nd edition), Andrew is expanding his impact on the education leadership community. His second book, The Partnership: Surviving & Thriving, is a guide for parents to better assist their children in school by working closely together with schools.

   In his personal life, Andrew is a loving husband to his wife, Jennifer, and a supportive father to their three young children. In his professional life, Andrew has been at PJHS for 16 years, serving as Assistant Principal for seven years and Principal for the past nine. He has led the transformation of PJHS, helping to raise the graduation rate from a low 60% to almost 90%. Andrew is a former men’s Division I college basketball official, taking many leadership lessons from that time in his life to his leadership in schools and with school leaders. He lives the words in his logo: Energy, Enthusiasm, Extra, Effort & Excellence!

   Learn more at and through his #ELBlog & #ELB podcast: Education Leadership & Beyond found on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter @andrewmarotta21 and Instagram #ELB #ELBlog #survivethrive #keeprolling