Top Education Motivational Speaker
Dennard Mitchell is on a mission to help schools, colleges, and student organizations to increase the engagement, retention, and success of their students and staff.
Dennard Mitchell is a Student Retention Specialist, National Best-Selling Author, and International Education Motivational Speaker. His mission is to help schools, colleges, and student organizations to increase the engagement, retention, and success of their students and staff.
His action-packed programs – Next Level Student Success and Next Level Leadership have been shared with students, teachers, and administrators in 35 states and 3 countries, reaching thousands and counting.
Dennard’s former roles as a Social Skills Instructor, SCSI Teacher “School Center for Special Instruction”, and Funeral Director have allowed him to help both students and educational professionals identify their personal strengths, overcome obstacles, and accomplish their most ambitious life goals.
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Keynotes & Programs
Dennard’s programs generate long-lasting, impactful change in faculty and students of all ages
Next Level Student Success
“From Mediocre to Magnificent”
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Resilience Program
Next Level Leadership
“Leadership on a whole new level!”
Student Engagement, Retention & Leadership Development
Everyone Has A Story
Diversity Equity, & Inclusion Program (DEI)
Just R.E.A.C.H. One
Student Anti-Bullying Program
Ready. Set. Succeed.
Student Testing Preparation Program
Bring home the message
Next Level Student Success: Practical Ways to Achieve Success in School and in Life.
Available in English and Spanish
“I would highly recommend working with Dennard, it was an absolutely fabulous experience.”
Dr. Jeffrey Green, Principal
“He had the right message at the right time. Said a lot of things to the kids that really touched them and inspired them…”
Ron Wilson, Principal
“Passionate, relatable, but most importantly driven to make an impact on our members”
Kirk Walton, Idaho Hosa Student President