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Standing in the Gap: Black Women Leading in Education
This panel explores the trajectories, experiences, and educational perspectives of Black women in leadership positions in schools and districts. Panelists: Jamina Clay, Assistant Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia Ayana Dixon, Assistant Principal, CHELSEA Career and Technical Education High School, NYC Department of Education Dr. Karren Dunkley, CEO KND Consulting, Principal Parkway Center City High School, Deputy Chief of the School District of Philadelphia Chrishaun Fitzgerald Principal, Highlands Elementary School, Red Clay School District, Wilmington, DE
Leading Change in New Jersey Black and Latinx Women in Politics
This panel explores the trajectories, experiences, and views of Black and Latinx women in politics in New Jersey. Panelists: Dr. Joyce Harley, Esq., Former Mayor of South Orange, New Jersey LaMonica McIver, Central Ward Councilwoman Newark Municipal, Newark New Jersey Sarah Peña, Latinas United for Political Empowerment (LUPE Board Member) Jacqueline Quiles, Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement, Newark, New Jersey
Our Minds Matter: The Education Black Children Deserve
Panelists: Honorable Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark New Jersey Yvette Jackson, Ed.D., Adjunct Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University & Senior Scholar, National Urban Alliance for Effective Education Principal Baruti Kafele, Master Teacher, Transformational School Leader, Author, & Lecturer Yolanda Sealy-Ruiz, Ph.D., Associate Professor English Education Teachers College Columbia University
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America
Featuring Richard Rothstein, Author and Lecturer Panelists: Hassan Abdus-Sabur: Legislative Aide to Newark Councilwoman La Monica Mc Iver Tai Cooper: Senior Vice President, Policy & Communication, New Jersey Economic Development Authority Aisha Glover: Vice President of Urban Innovation, Global Center for Urban Development, Audible
This panel explores how education leaders think about educational equity and how to give each student an equal opportunity for success. We will examine how these leaders encourage strategies that integrate an equity mindset systematically to enhance student learning. Panelists: Dr. LaShawn Gibson, Principal, Klockner Elementary School Hamilton, NJ Andre Hollis, Principal, Weequahic High School, Newark, NJ, Christina Morado, Assistant Principal, Oyster Adams Bilingual School, Washington, DC Dr. Douglas Reeves, Founder, Creative Learning Solutions Moderator: Dr. Lauren Wells, Creed Strategies
Education, Self Determination, and School Leadership
This panel explores how school leaders think about the relationship between education, self-determination, and equity and what this relationship looks like in the context of their schools. It also examines the dynamics between charter and district spheres and if equity for all students and schools can be realized within these dynamics. Panelists: ● Marcos Aguilar, Executive Director Semillas Sociedad Civil, Los Angeles, CA ● Genique Flournoy-Hamilton, Principal University High School, Newark, NJ, Moderators: ● Sharon Wells, Creed Strategies ● Clifton J. Thompson, Creed Strategies
New Teachers: Stories of Becoming in a Virtual Reality
This panel explores what it means to become a new teacher and how entering teaching during the pandemic has affected the transition to the classroom. Panelists Pam Allyn, Founder LitLife & Lit World & Senior Vice President, Scholastic Education Sage Kohnstamm, JO Wilson Elementary School, Washington DC Zhané Thompson, Luis Muños Marin Elementary School, Newark, NJ Moderator Sharon Wells, Creed Strategies
Knowledge of Self: How It Impacts Teaching and Learning
This panel explores the significance of understanding ourselves and our histories, individually and collectively to learning and teaching. It explores how our beliefs, mindsets, and mental models become the programs that organize our thoughts and actions and how these lead to policy, procedure, and practice in classrooms, schools, and districts. Through personal and professional exploration, the participants unpack the process of personal empowerment through knowledge of self as critical to transformative teaching and to unlocking the full intellectual potential of Black and Brown students. Panelists: ● Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, Ph.D. ● Clarence La Mont Terry, Ph.D Moderators: ● Lauren Wells, Ph.D.
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