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Robert Beltz


I'm always looking for new and exciting opportunities. Let's connect.

(615) 610-1032

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

-Henry David Thoreau

Specialty Areas:  Facilitating Professional Learning , Keynote, Coaching

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My Story

Robert has served public education for over two decades as a classroom teacher, English Language Development (ELD) specialist, and county ESL leader. A lifelong learner, he has earned certifications in Trauma-Responsiveness, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Applied Education Neuroscience, and English as a Second Language. This unique intersectionality has been the blueprint for Robert as he has provided professional learning at local, state, and national conferences. Passionate about social-emotional learning and collective care for adults in education, he understands that a culture of belonging begins with the adult nervous system. His pioneering work is focused on the nature of brain development, the importance of safety & connection, and identity affirmation for all students, including those with significant trauma. He has also worked in rural Africa, where he has confronted poverty and educational inequity. Robert lives in Southeast Michigan with his wife and three kids, where he faithfully and unapologetically disrupts systems that no longer serve today’s youth.

Speaking Engagements


  • Butler Educational Neuroscience Symposium

  • Neuroscience and Trauma Responsive Education and Leadership

  • Moving Our Educational Systems and Organizations Toward States of Growth and Resiliency


  • The Trauma Informed Educators Network National Conference: Shifting Paradigms

  • WIDA Annual Conference: Advancing Learning Together

  • EQuip To Achieve Summit


  • National ESEA Conference: Educating for Tomorrow

  • The Trauma Informed Educators Network National Conference: Enacting Equity


  • MIchigan Educators Association Summer Conference


  • Leader In My Symposium

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