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Brad Cohen

Brad Cohen works in Marietta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, where he has taught second grade at Tritt Elementary, and now is the Area Lead Teacher, working with several schools. Prior to this he was the technology lab teacher at Stripling Elementary in Gwinnett County, and before that a teacher of second and third grades in Cobb County at Mountain View Elementary, where he was named Georgia’s First Class Teacher of the Year. There, he started the “Take Heart in Reading” literacy program and chaired the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life” team for his school. For three years he chaired that event for all of Cobb County.
Brad has served as Vice President of the Board of Governors for the Tourette Syndrome Association of Georgia, and also founded an overnight camp for children with Tourette syndrome. He is a sought-after motivational speaker; served as the team mascot “Homer” for the Atlanta Braves; and coached a fourth grade Little League team.
A native of St. Louis, Brad held local, national, and international positions in the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization. He has a bachelor’s degree from Bradley University (Peoria, IL), where he graduated cum laude with honors and received their Outstanding Young Alumnus Award. Brad was in several honor societies, including Mortar Board, Order of Omega, and Pi Lambda Theta; served as president of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundation; and received the Campus Contact’s Howard R. Swearer Student Humanitarian Award, and the Student Senate Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement. He was also named Who’s Who among students in American Universities and Colleges. Brad has earned master’s and specialist’s degrees from Georgia State University, and is a graduate of the Gwinnett County Leadership Academy for aspiring school administrators.
Brad has received many other awards, including WHOI-TV Person of the Week and St. Louis Area United Way Volunteer of the Month; he was a Ben & Jerry’s Citizen Cool semi-finalist; and he was recognized by the Atlanta Braves and BellSouth with an Excellence in Education award.
He is active in the Jewish community as a volunteer organizer of a service-learning day camp, and was named counselor of the year when he was a staff member at a Georgia summer camp. Brad also authored a chapter in the book, Getting Personal—Stories of Life with TS, by Michael DeFilippo.

Lisa Wysocky

Lisa Wysocky is an in-demand editor and writer, and also an uplifting motivational speaker. Formerly a professional horse trainer with success on the national and world championship show circuit, Lisa has authored Success Within, a multistep life-transforming program she developed, and The Power of Horses: True Stories from Country Music Stars. Over the years, her articles on horses and success have been featured in over thirty different magazines. Now, as an entertainment publicist and music industry executive, Lisa has written a syndicated celebrity lifestyles column for Ag Features. Additionally, she home-schooled her son through junior and senior high and is happy to report he is doing well at a local Nashville college.

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