Welcome to the IATDP

Educational success changes the lives of our children!

Welcome to the 110th IATDP Conference, at the Astor Crown Plaza, New Orleans October 16-19, 2022.

It is with great pleasure to welcome attendees from all across the world to the 110th IATDP conference featuring, Louisiana State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Cade Brumley and motivational speakers including: Dr. Stephen R. Sroka, Dr. Shannon Lafargue, Mr. Shamiel Gary and Mr. Tazmin Mitchell.

After returning from the COVID Pandemic, we are ecstatic about getting back to discovering new innovative ways to improve our schools.
Our conference theme: “We’re Back…Determined to Make a Difference,” speaks volumes to our commitment to encourage and empower the lives of our students.
Throughout the conference, you will be able to enjoy what New Orleans is famous for in their live music and Creole cuisine.

In my 30 years of being a child advocate, serving as a 3-year reigning IATDP President has been a blessing.

On behalf of the IATDP Executive Committee, enjoy the conference and safe!

Be the Voice: Be the Change

IATDP President

Dona Mitchell
Be the Voice, Be the Change

Return to School


Return to School

“With the start of a new school year, a lot needs to happen so that students can learn and thrive without raising the risk of spreading COVID-19. The goal of having children attend school in person — which is how they learn best — will only be safe when a community has the spread of the virus under control.