Leaders 2014 Live Event Agenda

April 1, 2014
JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

  • 7:45 am Registration and Continental Breakfast


  • 8:30 Welcome, Introductions, and Recognition Ceremony

    Presented by Virginia B. Edwards, editor-in-chief, Education Week and edweek.org


  • 8:55 District Leader Profiles

    District Leader ProfilesEducation Week reporters bring to the stage this year’s leaders to share best practices on:

    • Raising Student Achievement—Dennis J. Dupree Sr., Superintendent, Clarksdale Municipal School District, Miss.
    • Emergency Management—Nicholas Gledich, Superintendent, Colorado Springs School District 11, Colo.
    • Parent and Family Engagement—Tracy Hill, Executive Director, Office of Family and Community Engagement, Cleveland Metropolitan School District

  • 9:35 am Recognition Ceremony Continues

    Presented by Virginia B. Edwards, editor-in-chief, Education Week and edweek.org


  • 10:05 Midmorning Networking Break


  • 10:30 District Leader Profiles

    District Leader ProfilesEducation Week reporters return to the stage with this year’s leaders to share best practices on:

    • Student Nutrition—Bertrand Weber, Director, Culinary and Nutrition Services, Minneapolis Public Schools 
    • 21st-Century Learning—Gail Pletnick, Superintendent, Dysart Unified School District, Ariz.
    • Rural Connections— Dan Walker, Assistant Superintendent, Lower Kuskokwim School District, Alaska

  • 11:35 Keynote Conversation with Deborah S. Delisle, Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

    Join Virginia B. Edwards, editor-in-chief, Education Week for a keynote conversation with Assistant Secretary Delisle

  • 12:00 pm Networking Luncheon


  • 12:15 pm Lunchtime Leadership Conversation with Senator Michael F. Bennet (D–Colo.)

    Join Virginia B. Edwards, editor-in-chief, Education Week for a keynote conversation with Senator Bennet

Note: Session topics and speakers are subject to change.