Clarkston School District Welcomes Keynote Speaker Lee Cockerell to the Lewis-Clark Valley

Clarkston School District will welcome Keynote Speaker Lee Cockerell, former Executive Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World Resort, to the Lewis-Clark Valley, February 20-22.

Lee Cockerell will join the Clarkston School District, and various community businesses, including; Lewis-Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce, Tri-State Memorial Hospital, and Walla Walla Community College, along with community members and students, February 20-22, to speak about creating “Valley Magic” in the Lewis-Clark Valley. Cockerell’s 3-day visit will include seminars throughout the area explaining how to “create magic” and build brighter futures for our community.

“As a community that supports one another, we are continually working together to build and elevate our town,” said Thaynan Knowlton, Superintendent for Clarkston School District. “When businesses and residents collaborate to achieve greatness, they will always find a sense of family and hope here in the valley.”

As the Senior Operating Executive, Lee led a team of 40,000 cast members and was responsible for the operations of 20 resort hotels, 4 theme parks and 2 water parks. After leading operations all over the world for Hilton Hotels Corporation, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, and The Walt Disney Company, Lee has formed his own company to share what he has learned. One of Lee’s major and lasting legacies was the creation of Disney Great Leader Strategies, which was used to train and develop the 7,000 leaders at Walt Disney World.

The Clarkston School District will hold a public event on Monday, February 21, 2022, at 7:00pm at the Clarkston High School Auditorium, and a parents and students’ session on Tuesday, February 22, from 7:00pm-8:00pm at the Clarkston High School Auditorium. A maximum of 500 attendees are welcome during each event, and individuals must have an event ticket to attend. Tickets can be picked up at the front office at the following locations: Clarkston High School, Lincoln Middle School, Heights Elementary, Highland Elementary, Parkway Elementary, Grantham Elementary, and Walla Walla Community College – Clarkston Campus.

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