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Contact me to register, make inquiries, get more information:

Susan Kinneman, Ed. S., Founder and CEO
The Pinnacles Group Educational Consultants, LLC 
(307) 455-2510


Headwaters Conference Center 
20 Stalnaker Street
Dubois, WY 82513
How do I get there? Drive through downtown Dubois and continue west on Hwy 287/20. As you pass the post office and the Wyoming Dept of Transportation on your right, you will be passing the National Big Horn Sheep Interpretive Center and the Dubois Museum on your left. The museum is on the corner of Stalnaker Street and the highway. Turn left on Stalnaker and go to the end of the street. The Headwaters Conference Center is the last building on the right.
Driving Directions 


The Stagecoach Motor Inn

(307) 455-2303

Jackey's Fork Bed and Breakfast

(307) 455-2769

For more info on what to do in Dubois, click on their website here

Enroll in either a one or three graduate credit class...

Instructional Strategies and Interventions for At Risk Students


Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho, well-known for its outreach programs for educators.  

Click here for more information on the class.

A sampling of the presenters and their topics (so far):

Dr. JoAnne Flanagan, Ph. D. Principal of Riverton High School: Implement 9th grade interventions, design small learning communities and develop alternative methods of achieving BOE

Jon Lever, MA, (Ph. D. Candidate), IF at Natrona County High School: Use new and existing tools in technology to improve student learning.

Ann Bayles, John Poole, MA, (ABD) Achieve success with at risk students, tips to getting parents involved.

Sandra Hogan, Special ed teacher Laramie High School: Use video games to engage students in history and writing

Cindy Jackelen, MA, Roosevelt High School, Casper:  "Shame and pride, the master emotions, are flip sides of the same coin. Pride can enhance student learning while shame is a barrier that is difficult to overcome. This topic is seldom addressed in education. In this session, educators will explore the causes of shame, how it interferes with learning, and strategies for teaching students to overcome shame and build pride, thus increasing achievement."

Marylou Bowles-Banks, MA, retired IF, Develop your own strengths as a teacher of at risk students

Susan Kinneman, Ed. S. (ABD) Design a trauma sensitive school culture, discover the latest strategies and interventions for at-risk students, hear about the proven methods used to identify potential dropouts

Click here to learn more about presenters (updated continually)

and many MORE!

Join us for our May 2-3

Wind River Dropout Prevention Workshop

Why should I attend?

You will...

  • enjoy lively and engaging presentations by current practitioners (see partial list at left)
  • join your colleagues in intense problem-solving and brainstorming sessions
  • participate in meaningful discussions about the causes of and prevention of high school students dropping out of school
  • discover what has worked in other Wyoming schools
  • learn about the latest in dropout prevention research
  • discover which programs are meeting with the most success
  • be supported in your own dropout prevention efforts at every grade level

Designed for...

  • school board members
  • teachers at every level
  • school nurses, counselors, etc.
  • parents
  • administrators
  • substitute teachers
  • special education teachers
  • para-professionals

Only $200 per person! Group pricing available!


  • PTSB credit
  • two gourmet breakfasts and two lovely lunches
  • a $200 discount off tuition in the graduate course (see info at left)
  • one free registration for every four paid registrations

How many will be in attendance?

For the sake of great discussion and intimate conversations, we are limiting attendance to the first 50 people-so register now!

How do I sign up?

  • Call me (Susan) at (307) 455-2510 and give me your information
  • e-mail me with information at
  • Register on line below for the May workshop....

Workshop dates and times:

May 2-3: Mon. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m./Tues 8 a.m. to 4  p.m.

Can't attend this spring? Want  Dr. Srokamore than just a two-day workshop? Then come enjoy the Wind River Mountains in the summer! Combine this workshop with a trip to Jackson and/or Yellowstone!

Join us on July 31-August 3 for a full-blown, 3 1/2 day intense Wind River Dropout Prevention Institute where nationally-known motivational speaker Dr. Stephen Sroka will serve as keynote speaker and facilitator...

More information about the summer institute will be arriving within a month...