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2017 MCEL Keynote Speakers!


Jon_Landis-MCEL_Keynote.pngThursday! Jon Landis, Apple Education 
Dr. Jon Landis is part of Apple’s Education team, working with school leaders to leverage technology to transform learning. Prior to Apple, Dr. Landis served as a college of education professor, chemistry teacher, principal, curriculum director and information technology director. He holds a Ph. D in Sociology, a Master’s in Education Leadership, and a BS in Chemistry. 

karl-mecklenburg-headshot.jpgFriday! Karl Mecklenburg
Former Denver Broncos Captain and All-Pro Linebacker Karl Mecklenburg rose from being a college walk-on and a 12th round draft pick to a pro career that included six Pro Bowl and three Super Bowl appearances. Considered the NFL’s most versatile player, Karl played all seven defensive front positions. Bronco coaches wanted him at the point of attack and would move him throughout the game. There were many games where Mecklenburg played all seven positions during a single game. In 2001, Karl was inducted into the Denver Broncos Ring of Fame and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame. Karl has been a semifinalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame each of the last five years.

Karl enjoys speaking to a variety of groups, and his story is both humorous and inspirational. The lessons life in the NFL taught him about teamwork, courage, dedication, desire, honesty, and forgiveness, and goal setting are his “Six Keys to Success”.