Leaders 2013 Live Stream Agenda

  • 8:30–8:55 am: Welcome, Introductions, and Recognition Ceremony

    Videos of Winners in Action and Recognition Ceremony begins

    Presented by Virginia B. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief, Education Week


  • 8:55–9:35 am: Thought Leader Discussion

    Changing Mindsets: How to Persuade Educators to Embrace New Ways of Working

    Guest Speakers:

    • Jonathan Brice, Officer of School Support Networks, Baltimore City Public Schools
    • Austin Obasohan, Superintendent of Schools, Duplin County Schools, Kenansville, N.C.
    • Valeria Silva, Superintendent, St. Paul Public Schools, Minn.

    Moderator: Lesli Maxwell, Staff Writer, Education Week


  • 9:35–10:00 am: Recognition Ceremony

    Videos of Winners in Action and Recognition Ceremony concludes

    Presented by Virginia B. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief, Education Week


  • 10:00–10:30 am: Midmorning Leadership Keynote Conversation

    Arne Duncan, U. S. Secretary of Education in conversation with Virginia B. Edwards, Editor-in-Chief, Education Week


  • 10:30 –10:55 am: Midmorning Networking Break


  • 10:55am–12:00 pm: District Leader Profiles

    Building Bridges and Reaching New Communities

    • Michele Brooks, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Family and Student Engagement, Boston Public Schools
    • Moderator: Michele Molnar, Contributing Writer, Education Week

    Turning Around Failing Schools Effectively

    • Mary Ronan, Superintendent, Cincinnati Public Schools
    • Moderator: Alyson Klein, Staff Writer, Education Week

    Managing Smart Growth in the Suburbs

    • Jeffrey K. Platenberg, Chief Operating Officer, Fairfax County Public Schools and former Assistant Superintendent, Loudoun County Public Schools
    • Moderator: Sarah D. Sparks, Staff Writer, Education Week