Meet the 2013 Leaders

Hear from some of the leaders featured in the 2013 Leaders To Learn From report:

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Michele Brooks

Assistant Superintendent, Office of Family and Student Engagement, Boston Public Schools
Frustrated with the way her daughter's school was run, Michele Brooks set out to be part of the solution.
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Cynthia M. Stevenson & Kerrie Dallman

Superintendent Jefferson County Public Schools, Colo. & Former President Jefferson County Education Association
In Jefferson County, Colo., Superintendent Cynthia M. Stevenson and teachers' union President Kerrie Dallmann showed that it's not impossible for districts and unions to collaborate on tough decisions.
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Daniel P. King

Superintendent, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District, Texas
The dropout rate decreased by 90 percent in Daniel P. King's first five years at the helm of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo schools.
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Valeria Silva

Superintendent, St. Paul Public Schools, Minn.
An immigrant herself, Valeria Silva led by example a nationwide push to teach English-learners in mainstream classes.
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Clark Hults

Superintendent, Newcomb Central School District, N.Y.
International-student programs work well in Australia, thought Superintendent Clark Hults, so why not in the Adirondacks?
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Steve A. Simmons III

Director of Transportation, Columbus Public Schools, Ohio
Steve A. Simmons III brought cheaper bus routes, GPS technology, and student-tracking tags to the Columbus, Ohio, schools.
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2015 Agenda

7:15 a.m.–8:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast
Join for breakfast with leaders who work in the fields of most interest to you. There’ll be tables for parent engagement, school climate, ed tech, and more!

8:00 a.m.–8:25 a.m.
Welcome, Introductions, and Recognition Presentation
Recognition of the work of 8 of the 15—2015 Leaders To Learn From selected by Education Week.

8:25 a.m.–8:40 a.m.
Breakouts—Meet the Leaders
First 8 Leaders will go to their subject matter tables located throughout the room to discuss with attendees their “Focus of Strength” and to answer any questions attendees have. (Attendees will be encouraged to find their table of interest based on the map of the room provided in the program).

8:40 a.m.–9:10 a.m.
Recognition Presentation Concludes
Recognition of the work of our final 7 Leaders To Learn From.

9:10 a.m.–9:35 a.m
Breakouts—Meet the Leaders
Second group of Leaders will go to their subject matter tables located throughout the room to discuss with attendees their “Focus of Strength” and to answer any questions attendees have.

9:35 a.m.–10:05 a.m.
District Leader Snapshots
(A selection of 2015 Leaders will come to the stage with their reporters and discuss their “Focus of Strength.”)

10:05 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Midmorning Networking Break

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
“Three Keys for Maximizing Leadership Impact”
Michael Fullan, education leadership author and expert, and former minister of education, Canada (2003–2013).

11:30 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
District Leader Snapshots
(A selection of 2015 Leaders will come to the stage with their reporters and discuss their “Focus of Strength”).

12:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
“Ask the ED”
Join in a Department of Education Lightning Round featuring Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education Deborah S. Delisle other Department of Education leadership who will take your questions.

12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Networking Luncheon
Uninterrupted time to mingle with those you’ve met at your tables and at the various tables set up throughout the room during our break-outs.

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