The summit engages participants through a variety of formats including interactive plenary sessions, topic-specific workshops, and teams working collaboratively on real issues. Participants walk away with new tools, insight, and inspiration. In short, the summit promises to be transformational. All days begin at 7:00 with breakfast and programming that ends no later than 4:30pm. The following is the line up of presenters with accompanying dates. A more detailed schedule will be made available before the summit. For more information about how to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Leaders said about the 2018 Leadership Summit:
Thank you for organizing such a great learning opportunity and experience. I am so excited about my future and the tools that I have gained from the learning that took place this week.
The summit was enlightening, mind-blowing—at times and thought provoking.
I LOOOOVE all of the activities Kim created for us to do. I LOOOVE that the Summit focused on the personal aspect of our lives showing its connection to us as leaders and not only the educational facets of what we do.
- 98% reported strongly agreed/agreed to, “I have met and networked with new leaders”
- 90% reported strongly agreed/agreed to “I plan on communicating with the new leaders I met.”
- 92% reported strongly agree/agree to, “I have new strategies and ideas to help me lead my school or district”
- 92% reported strongly agree/agree to, “I would recommend colleagues to attend Leadership Summit 2019”
Schedule of Presenters for the 2019 Leadership Summit
Monday, June 10, 2019
Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring School-wide Excellence (THE PRINCIPAL 50) : A highly-regarded urban educator in New Jersey for over twenty years, Principal Baruti Kafele distinguished himself as a master teacher and a transformational school leader. One of the most sought-after education speakers in America, Principal Kafele is impacting America’s schools. He has delivered more than one thousand conference keynotes and professional development workshops over the past seven years since leaving his principalship in 2011. Principal Kafele’s New Book is titled, IS MY SCHOOL A BETTER SCHOOL BECAUSE I LEAD IT? (2018), as a result of the popularity of Principal Kafele’s article in the May 2018 issue of Educational Leadership (ASCD) entitled, Is Your School Better BECAUSE You Lead It?. “Principal Kafele positively impacted my thinking of me as a leader. I feel empowered to grow my staff to the level that student achievement will reflect my actions and responses.”
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
The Science and Art of Emotionally-Intelligent Leadership : Dr. Adam Saenz, licensed psychologist and consultant/speaker. How did he go from juvenile detention to two doctorates with training at Harvard Medical School and Oxford University? Adam Sáenz will tell you: it was the power of a teacher. Dr. Saenz’ story is one the Huffington Post says, “will never fail to inspire,” a journey through profound lows and soaring highs. At every important juncture, there have been two common elements-lifesavers that appeared when he most needed it: education and teachers. Dr. Sáenz conducts workshops across the country in the areas of stress management, self-care, and the dynamics of effective relationship and team-building. Dr. Sáenz earned his Ph.D. in School Psychology from Texas A&M University with clinical training at Harvard Medical School. He completed his post doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. “You really do have a talent for speaking and connecting. You are easily my favorite speaker that I have seen…it’s the honesty and trust. Just great.”
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Leadership Mindsets : Dr. Rick Hess, Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. A scholar and educator, Frederick M. Hess is one of the nation’s leading voices when it comes to educational leadership and school reform. Author of books including Cage-Busting Leadership, The Cage-Busting Teacher, and Lessons to a Young Education Reformer, and of blogs for Education Week and Forbes, he is director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He has taught educational policy and leadership at Georgetown, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins, and Harvard. He contributes regularly to publications including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and The Hill and is a regular presence on radio and television. “As a result of Rick’s presentation, I have built a planning document that has the headings-Tools, Talent, Time, and Money.”
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Budgets as Tools for Reform : Dr. Marguerite Roza, Georgetown University. Dr. Roza’s research focuses on quantitative policy analysis, particularly in education finance. Her calculations of dollar implications and cost equivalent tradeoffs have prompted changes in education finance policy at all levels in the education system. She has led projects including the Finance and Productivity Initiative at CRPE and the Schools in Crisis Rapid Response Paper Series. More recently she served as Senior Economic Advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Her work has been published by Education Sector, the Brookings Institution, Public Budgeting and Finance, Education Next, and the Peabody Journal of Education. The session teaches leaders how to think critically about the resources they have and utilize them in innovative ways to improve their schools. “With all the budget cuts I need to look at budget not on adults needs but on student needs. Presentation helped me realized I need to change my approach when balancing the budget.”
Friday, June 14, 2019
The Latinization of U.S. Schools: Successful Teaching and Learning in Shifting Cultural Contexts : Jason G. Irizarry is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and faculty associate in El Instituto: Institute for Latina/a, Caribbean and Latin American Studies. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in multicultural education, culturally responsive curriculum development, participatory action research, and urban education. A central focus of his work involves promoting the academic achievement of youth in urban schools by addressing issues associated with educator preparation. “Dr. Irizarry also made me realize that ALL of us need to understand the culture of all our students to empower them to strive for a better future.”