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Wednesday, November 2
 

9:00am PDT

Registration
Win prizes! Be sure to tear off the raffle ticket on the bottom of your badge and place it in the golden drum to be entered to win prizes. Winners will be announced every hour in the exhibit hall.

Wednesday November 2, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Grand Foyer

8:00pm PDT

Welcome Reception
Join us for a Pool Deck reception.


Wednesday November 2, 2022 8:00pm - 9:30pm PDT
Pool Deck (4th Floor)
 
Thursday, November 3
 

7:00am PDT

1st Time Attendees Breakfast - Invitation Only
Sponsors

Thursday November 3, 2022 7:00am - 8:15am PDT
Harbor GHI

7:00am PDT

Exhibitors and Sponsor Hall Open
Coffee and Pastries available in the hall from 7:00 - 8:30am. Stop in early to enter raffles and meet with our awesome sponsors and exhibitors.

Thursday November 3, 2022 7:00am - 11:00am PDT
Grand Ballroom AB

7:00am PDT

Registration
Win prizes! Be sure to tear off the raffle ticket on the bottom of your badge and place it in the golden drum to be entered to win prizes. Winners will be announced every hour in the exhibit hall.

Thursday November 3, 2022 7:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Grand Foyer

7:45am PDT

8:00am PDT

Virtual Reality In Education Presentation
Join CDW as we explore a brief history of Virtual Reality, discuss the differences of VR, AR & MR and the best approaches for incorporating this technology into your classrooms. We will also cover the different ways immersive technology (AR/VR/MR) is being used in the world and what solutions are currently available for education, including alternatives to the recently defunct Google Expeditions and Google Tour Creator.

Thursday November 3, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Virtual Reality Activity Center - Exhibit Hall

8:30am PDT

A Blueprint for Success
ACSA’s Member Assistance and Legal Support Team consists of seven Advocates who work with approximately 800 administrators every year, including a relatively large number of Site and District Level Administrators. While every Administrator has his/her own style of leadership, the Advocates have found that many highly successful Administrators practice relatively common strategies and demonstrate similar personal characteristics in becoming highly effective educational leaders. Four of the Advocates, through straight talk and anecdotes, will share their experiences in working with new and experienced Administrators in this workshop. They will present a Blueprint for Success to help make your journey successful.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Morey

Janet Morey

Member Assistance Team, ACSA
avatar for Dr. Gary Rutherford

Dr. Gary Rutherford

Member Assistance Team, ACSA
avatar for Lloyd Womhof

Lloyd Womhof

Member Assistance & Legal Support Team, ACSA
avatar for John Almond

John Almond

Member Assistance Advocate, ACSA
I am a retired superintendent from Northern California, and I have been working for ACSA for the past eight years as an Advocate for The Member Assistance and Legal Support Team.


Thursday November 3, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Cortez Hill A

8:30am PDT

A-G for All! Breaking barriers to A-G completion through strategic systems and practices
This session will demonstrate how to create systems of equity and opportunity to drive your A-G data to the top. Hear from practitioners that helped their sites reach over 70% A-G completion rates with a student population that is over 70% unduplicated. It IS possible to see tremendous growth in A-G completion rates and student opportunities when given the right tools to make it happen. JOIN US and break those barriers. Learn how to lift your high school sites to success by building master schedule course curricula for equity and access, leading your counseling teams to success, and fostering a culture of collective teacher efficacy. When this session concludes, you will be able to look at your own data in a new light. Use your data and current practices to pivot and push your A-G achievement to new heights!

Speakers
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Dr. Daisy Carrasco

Assistant Principal, Covina Valley Unified
avatar for Dr. April Leon

Dr. April Leon

Principal, Covina-Valley Unified School District
avatar for Dr. Julie Harrison

Dr. Julie Harrison

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Covina-Valley Unified School District


Thursday November 3, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Promenade B

8:30am PDT

ACSA Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Panel Discussion
Members of the ACSA CIA Council will be hosting an opportunity for sharing their experience as CIA directors and leaders.  Discussion will be an open format to encourage new and ongoing ACSA CIA leaders to ask questions and collaborate. Current Council President, Beverly Eidmann and President Elect, Ana Boyenga and other council members will be leading this session.

Speakers
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Ana Boyenga

Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Atwater Elementary School District
Asst. Superintendent, Educational Services, Atwater ESD
avatar for Beverly Eidmann

Beverly Eidmann

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability, King City Union School District
Beverly Eidmann, Ed.D. is a member of the ACSA Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Council as a region 10 representative. She is a member of the council's executive board. Learning the job of director of CI&A has been a challenging one that has been rewarding. As such, she... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Torrey Hills AB
  Breakout
  • Committee/Council Session CI&A

8:30am PDT

Asian American Women in Leadership Roles: The Success and the Challenges as Public-School Administrators in Southern California
Asian American school leaders are underrepresented in the K-12 public school system. In comparison with other racial and ethnic groups, Asian American female administrators are largely underrepresented in the executive positions in the workplace today even in school districts where many Asian students are served. This qualitative study aimed to understand the success, challenges, and aspirations of Asian Americans in obtaining administrative positions in the K-12 public school system with a focus on female leaders. This study explored the leadership experiences of eight Asian American female public-school principals and assistant principals. Snowball sampling was used to identify eight administrators who have identified themselves as Asian American women. The study utilized the conceptual framework of Critical Race Theory, components of Critical Race Feminism, components of AsianCrit, and the Multiple Mentoring frameworks. Interviews were transcribed, analyzed, and the findings were grouped into ten themes.


Speakers
MI

May-Yin Isabela

Science Teacher, Arcadia Unified School District


Thursday November 3, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Promenade A

8:30am PDT

Building Culture during/post Pandemic
For the past two years, staff and students have struggled with  just being in school. Chronic absenteeism, low desire to be turn in assignments and just all around dis-interest in school. We will provide tips and strategies to get the school that was already struggling with culture/climate to get all stakeholders back interested.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Leyanna Richard

Dr. Leyanna Richard

Principal, Los Angeles Unified School District
Dr. Leyanna Richard has worked in Urban Education her entire career. Starting off in MS and eventually working up to HS. While attending the USC doctorate program, she realized that she never had a black woman administrator and never saw herself represented in leadership roles while... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Solana Beach B

8:30am PDT

Computer Science Equity Guide: Bring Equitable CS Education to Your School or District
This interactive workshop will provide hands-on tools and strategies to implement equity-minded K12 computer science (CS) education in our schools, districts, and county offices of education. The CS Equity Guide, written by administrators for administrators, is a resource aimed at transforming CS education implementation in California and increasing opportunities for all students, including low-income students, students of color, young women, English learners, and students with special needs.

Speakers
avatar for Sophia Mendoza (she her/ella)

Sophia Mendoza (she her/ella)

Director, Instructional Technology Initiative, Los Angeles Unified School District
Sophia Mendoza is a proud alumni of the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) where she has served in multiple capacities from a bilingual teacher, coordinator, assistant principal and a principal over the course of her nearly 22-year career with the District. Currently, she... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Mission Beach ABC

8:30am PDT

Effective Leadership Communication: How Secondary Education Leaders Can Use Communication to Successfully Lead their Schools
Effective communication has always been a key ingredient to any successful site leadership team. Leading a school site and achieving your site goals requires proactive planning and an effective, multifaceted set of communication strategies. This is especially true for secondary education leaders. The issues and needs facing secondary students are often exponentially more complex and difficult than in earlier grades. This two part workshop is designed for secondary site leaders to build trust and develop their leadership voice in their school community. Participants will receive practical tools and best practices they can take back to their school sites via an interactive, “hands on” presentation.

Part One (8:30 - 9:30 a.m.): Developing an effective communication strategy and matching it to your site plan and goals in order to “brand” your school.

Part Two (9:45 - 10:45 a.m.): Using your communication strategies to foster positive school culture(s), build trust and confidence in your leadership, and deal with unexpected and sometimes tragic events.

Speakers
BW

Brett W. McFadden

Deputy Superintendent, Monterey COE
CP

Christine Paik

Chief Communications Officer, Poway USD


Thursday November 3, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Golden Hill AB
  Breakout

8:30am PDT

Igniting Systemic Change In Classified Performance
Join Luke, and Tim for an exciting and energetic look at implementing the professional learning community process within your classified teams.  As a result of their extensive leadership training and familiarity with the professional learning community process, they have transformed the way classified teams do business by giving them the tools they need to function in collaborative teams by uncovering the answers to four critical questions.

1. What do I need to know and be able to do?
2. How do I know if I have demonstrated it?
3. What could prevent me from completing my tasks?
4. Once a task is complete, how do I know what to do next?

Participants in this workshop will understand a proven system that helps educational leaders create high-function collaborative classified teams that support schools' mission and vision to improve student achievement.

Speakers
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Luke Browning

High School District Classified Manager, Boost Education Systems


Thursday November 3, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Ocean Beach

8:30am PDT

Principals are the Nucleus
Research has shown that, second to effective teachers, effective principals significantly influence students' achievement and the overall success of a school. Research has also shown that the relationship between principals and the district office can make or break principal effectiveness. Therefore, it is critical to the success of any district and its schools that the district office operate in a way that supports, not hinders, the principals. If you're a principal, do you know what type of district office you work with? If you're district office staff, do you know what type of district office you are? Come calibrate!!

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Leehane (she/her)

Kathleen Leehane (she/her)

Director, Supplemental Programs & Accountability, Western Placer Unified
I began my educational journey in 1998 as a middle school social science teacher and AVID teacher/coordinator in Woodland, California.  During my sixteen years in the Woodland Joint Unified School District, I also spent time as the district’s teacher induction coordinator, a high... Read More →
avatar for Kerry Callahan

Kerry Callahan

Superintendent, Western Placer Unified School District
I began my career in education in 1999 as a middle and high school math teacher in Honeoye – a rural community in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York. I then moved to northern California and continued teaching math and AVID in Galt, CA. During that time, I earned my master’s... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Bankers Hill

8:30am PDT

Translating Vision into Equity and Action: The California English Learner Roadmap Policy
In this session we will acquaint participants to the intentional work , and  the more than 7 tools and resources used and developed through EL RISE! (English Learner Roadmap Implementation for Systemic Excellence) an Educator Workforce Investment Grant, to support school and district leaders to build the system conditions for strengthening the focus of English learner programs and services. Everyone in our educational system has a role to play to ensure equity of access and achievement for our English learners (PK-12).  California’s English Learner Roadmap provides a clear path to make this happen.  Educational leaders of one county office of education and one school district, that have engaged deeply in the EL RISE! professional learning, will share how they are putting the English Learner Roadmap principles into action for continuous improvement and equitable practices in serving the needs of English learners.

Speakers
avatar for Margarita González-Amador, Ed.D.

Margarita González-Amador, Ed.D.

Administrator, EL RISE!, Californians Together
avatar for Graciela Garcia Torres

Graciela Garcia Torres

English Learner Programs and Accountability, Sacramento County Office of Education
Regional English Learner SpecialistNILSL Fellow - National Institute for Latino School LeadersELLLI Fellow- English Learner Leadership and Legacy InitiativeCALSA Executive Leadership Group
avatar for Victoria Weiss

Victoria Weiss

Professional Learning Specialist, Californians Together
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Lindsey Lilley, Ed.D.

Program Specialist, English Learner Services, Elk Grove Unified School District


Thursday November 3, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Cortez Hill BC

8:30am PDT

Understanding Racial Microaggressions and Racial Battle Fatigue: The Impact on Hiring and Retention
This presentation will explore the impact of persistent racial microinsults, microinvalidations, and microassaults on Black, Brown, and Indigenous leaders, teachers, and students. First, participants will engage with data to deepen their understanding of how these racial microaggressions result in self-doubt and exhaustion. Racial battle fatigue data will also be examined to help us understand the psychological stress responses resulting in isolation, fatigue, and sleeplessness. Participants will be introduced to and engage with protocols and strategies to directly address racial microaggressions and combat fatigue.

Speakers
avatar for Candace Raskin

Candace Raskin

Professor Emeritus, CFR Equity
avatar for Melissa Krull, Ph.D.

Melissa Krull, Ph.D.

Professor, Racial Equity Leadership


Thursday November 3, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Hillcrest A

8:30am PDT

You don't have to be an expert to ENGAGE in EQUITY Work
DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) is not a "thing" we should do in schools and districts. It is the foundation of everything public schools are about. Join Maria Elena and Kelly for an engaging session explaining how they took the plunge and developed a robust DEI program in their district which focused on a "train the trainer" model using a leadership team. Although DEI work is a passion and core value for both, neither profess to be experts in this work. But they took the needed steps and leaned in hard to begin a transformational journey for their district. This work is focused on ALL employees (certificated and classified alike) engaging in both reflective thinking and learning, and on the needed shifts in policies and practices.

Speakers
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Dr. MariaElena Plaza

Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services, Ocean View School District
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Dr. Kelly Castillo

Assistant Superintendent, Administrative Services, Ocean View School District


Thursday November 3, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Hillcrest BC

8:30am PDT

YOUniversal Prekindergarten: Intentional Engagement in the Early Education Mixed Delivery System
The vision for Universal Prekindergarten is its historic potential to address the systemic equity opportunities for our youngest learners. Join us as we detail the intentional process used to bring LEAs, community partners and early learning and care leaders together to take advantage of the tremendous possibilities in front of us. Learn more about the strategies that have proven successful in engaging partners from across the early learning and care spectrum to design and develop a system to best support children ages 0-5 and their families and ensure equity and access to all regardless of early learning environment.

Speakers
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Dr. Chrystina Smith-Rasshan

Operations Manager, Early Learning and Development, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
avatar for Heather Smith

Heather Smith

Program Manager, Early Education, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
avatar for Jennifer Gateley

Jennifer Gateley

Director, Learning Systems and Support, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
County Office of Education Director- Multi Tiered System of Supports, PBIS, SEL, Early Education, Early Learning and Care, Community Schools 



Thursday November 3, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Solana Beach A

8:45am PDT

9:45am PDT

9:45am PDT

Building Positive Organizational Culture and Climate
Participants will receive information on how to build a positive culture and climate in the educational setting.  We will explore Michael Fullan's framework on Coherence Making and Deep Learning as we lead our learning organizations.  This session will examine the leadership of three successful leaders by drawing comparisons of their leadership to the Fullan framework.

Speakers
AB

Ana Boyenga

Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Atwater Elementary School District
Asst. Superintendent, Educational Services, Atwater ESD
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Sue Kaiser

Faculty, CSUSB
I have been in public school administration for many years.  I have experience as an elementary principal, middle school principal and district office Curriculum and Instruction leader.  I am passionate about setting the environment to close the achievement gap and developing schools... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Torrey Hills AB
  Breakout
  • Committee/Council Session CI&A

9:45am PDT

CalSTRS Presentation
CALSTRS will be providing important information and resources regarding what our members need to know as they consider their journey towards retirement.

Thursday November 3, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Promenade A
  Breakout

9:45am PDT

Can You See Me: Using the Social Justice Standards and Ethnic Studies Curriculum to Create a More Inclusive Curriculum
The Social Justice Standards are a road map for anti-bias education at every stage of K–12 instruction. The Social Justice Standards provide a common language and organizational structure educators can use to create a more inclusive curriculum, and make schools more just and equitable. Divided into four domains—identity, diversity, justice and action (IDJA)—the Standards recognize that, in today's diverse classrooms, students need knowledge and skills related to both prejudice reduction and collective action. Together, these domains represent a continuum of engagement in anti-bias, multicultural and social justice education. This workshop will focus on the expansion of the Ethnic Studies curriculum,  as well as details about how the Lynwood Unified School District incorporated Social Justice Standards into their Language Arts Curriculum.  

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Patricia Brent-Sanco

Dr. Patricia Brent-Sanco

Superintendent, Lynwood USD


Thursday November 3, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Solana Beach B
  Breakout

9:45am PDT

CANCELLED: Achieving Equity, Equal Access for Students with Disabilities
This Presentation is geared towards School Administrators who want to increase their knowledge about special education law, the IEP process, and how to  students with disabilities (SWD),  their families and their staff (Special Ed and General Ed) in a way that ensures that SWDs are treated equitably, and have equal access to academic and non academic activities on their campuses.  This presentation will provide a basic understanding of special education law as it relates to the Administrator's role, and the IEP process (LRE, FAPE, etc) to help Site Admin develop the special education knowledge and leadership skills required to support the special education programs on their campus. The presentation will prove the participants with  a list research based inclusive practices, strategies  and resources that they can begin implementing immediately,  At the end of this presentation Administrators will leave feeling like they have additional resources, and knowledge to help them better support and lead their staff towards a more equitable and inclusive campuses and build teacher and staff efficacy in the area of educating students with disabilities. 

Thursday November 3, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Bankers Hill

9:45am PDT

Dashboard Session
Thursday November 3, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Mission Beach ABC

9:45am PDT

9:45am PDT

Effective Leadership Communication: How Secondary Education Leaders Can Use Communication to Successfully Lead their Schools
Effective communication has always been a key ingredient to any successful site leadership team. Leading a school site and achieving your site goals requires proactive planning and an effective, multifaceted set of communication strategies. This is especially true for secondary education leaders. The issues and needs facing secondary students are often exponentially more complex and difficult than in earlier grades. This two part workshop is designed for secondary site leaders to build trust and develop their leadership voice in their school community. Participants will receive practical tools and best practices they can take back to their school sites via an interactive, “hands on” presentation.

Part One (8:30 - 9:30 a.m.): Developing an effective communication strategy and matching it to your site plan and goals in order to “brand” your school.

Part Two (9:45 - 10:45 a.m.): Using your communication strategies to foster positive school culture(s), build trust and confidence in your leadership, and deal with unexpected and sometimes tragic events.

Speakers
BW

Brett W. McFadden

Deputy Superintendent, Monterey COE
CP

Christine Paik

Chief Communications Officer, Poway USD


Thursday November 3, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Golden Hill AB
  Breakout

9:45am PDT

Elementary Education Council BOOM Session
This is not your typical conference workshop! In alignment with this year's Leadership Summit theme, this is a fast-paced presentation as several elementary principals each share how they IGNITE, ENERGIZE, and UNITE to impact and serve all students in their school community. Topics include strategies for tech integration, closing opportunity gaps, promoting staff/student wellness, social-emotional learning, building school community, engaging parents and the community, personal leadership, and more. Participants will walk away with not just one idea but several ideas they can use immediately back at their sites.

Speakers
avatar for Eveline Huh

Eveline Huh

Director of Child Development & Special Programs, ABC Unified School District
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Danielle Saldavia-Pouncey

Principal, Willow Elementary, ABC USD
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Mayra Lozano

Principal, Hawaiian Elementary, ABC USD
CB

Christine Balbuena

Principal, Juarez Academy, ABC USD)


Thursday November 3, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Cortez Hil BC
  Breakout

9:45am PDT

Elevating Student Engagement by Enhancing Personalized Opportunities to Support Positive Student Growth
In April of 2022, Buena Park School Distr​​​​ict (BPSD) in Orange County was one of six school districts to receive the 2021-2022 Model SARB Award from the California Department of Education. This presentation will share the story of how BPSD administrators, teachers, staff, and community partners rallied alongside parents and students to re-engage students back into school. Principals will discuss their restorative approach to SART, and unveil how their collaborative conversations with parents assisted students in becoming re-engaged at school, post-Distance Learning. The District will share their emphasis towards supporting family engagement and school connectedness that involved the use of various partners, resources and tools used to support students who struggled with attendance and the interventions BPSD used to develop concrete action plans for students. This was implemented in a small Southern California school district. The process follows a Tier 2 and Tier 3 process to support attendance.

Speakers
avatar for Elsie Simonovski

Elsie Simonovski

Director, Student & Community Services, Buena Park School District
avatar for Loriann Leota

Loriann Leota

Principal, Buena Park School District
avatar for LaRonda Ortega

LaRonda Ortega

Principal, Buena Park School District


Thursday November 3, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Promenade B
  Breakout

9:45am PDT

Keeping your Sanity while Supporting Others
Trauma, Anxiety, defiance, and attendance have always been concerns that schools have had to deal with as part of their day-to-day functioning.  Still, since COVID, the circumstances have only exacerbated.  The physical and emotional resources used before are no longer enough, and the expectations from students and families sometimes become overbearing.  These systems look to you for answers, sympathy, resources, or even target boards of displaced anger.  How can you provide support when you may feel unsupported and suffering from your trauma? Should the responsibility be on you to "rediscover your passion?" 

Speakers
HP

Hector Palencia

UCLA Field Education Faulty Co-director School Social Work/PPSC program, UCLA


Thursday November 3, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Ocean Beach

9:45am PDT

Sharing Success in Adult Education
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Stacey Adame

Stacey Adame

Principal, Escondido Union High School District
avatar for Grace Sauser

Grace Sauser

Principal, Davis Joint Unified School District
TO

Tami Olson

Adult School Principal, Visalia Unified
avatar for Adele McClain

Adele McClain

Administratorcoordinator, Apple Valley and Lucerne Valley Adult Ed
I am passionate about adult education programs and bridging the gap for marginalized populations of all kinds. I am the administrator for 2 adult schools that offer individualized education plans for adults needing HSD/HSE/ABG or IET career readiness training.


Thursday November 3, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Hillcrest A
  Breakout

9:45am PDT

Small School District Hot Topics
This session is designed to provide creative solutions to the challenges faced by Small School
District Leaders. The panel includes Superintendents, Principals and a Chief Business Officer. Come learn
effective strategies that lead to successful leadership and a culture of Excellence in Education.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Malfatti

Rich Malfatti

Retired Superintendent and ACSA Small School District Committee Executive, ACSA
As a retired superintendent in Region 13's tri-counties, I have worked with over 45 school districts and thousands of ACSA members. I have could, promoted and supported these ACSA members since 2004. Putting the right people on the bus in the right seats on the bus to ensure all students... Read More →
JP

Jeremy Powell

Superintendent, Hamilton Unified School District
avatar for Yuri Calderon

Yuri Calderon

Chief Business Officer and Legal Counsel, Cold Spring School District
Mr. Yuri Calderon is the Chief Business Official and General Counsel for the Cold Spring School District. He has served in this capacity since the Spring of 2019.Mr. Calderon, a graduate of Georgetown University Law School and University of Denver, Colorado, has been providing legal... Read More →
avatar for Terri Rufert

Terri Rufert

Superintendent, Sundale UESD
I love the Lord, my family and career/job! I have been blessed.
avatar for Amy Alzina

Amy Alzina

Superintendent, Cold Spring ESD
Dr. Alzina started her career at the Santa Barbara Community Academy within the Santa Barbara School District in 1999 teaching physical education, kindergarten, first grade, and fifth grade before becoming their principal. Dr. Alzina served as the school's principal for three years... Read More →



Thursday November 3, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Solana Beach A
  Breakout

9:45am PDT

State Wide System of Support
Serving the needs of our children and youth is the top priority for the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence. With so many demands at the local level, it can be challenging for educational leaders to know how to align initiatives and identify the support that may be needed by administrators, teachers, and most importantly the students. This presentation will provide an overview of California’s Statewide System of Support (Ed Code 52074) to better understand the services and supports that are available to support districts. Utilizing the many resources created by state, regional and local agencies, teams can build capacity, and improve collaboration with educational and community partners to improve outcomes for our students and their families.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Fattig

Mindy Fattig

Senior Advisor, CA Collaborative for Education Excellence
Mindy Fattig is the Senior Advisor at CCEE for the State-wide System of Support with a focus on Special Education and Social-Emotional Learning. Prior to joining the CCEE, Mindy was the Executive Director for the Humboldt Del-Norte Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) providing... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hartley Ed.D

Chris Hartley Ed.D

Deputy Executive Director, CCEE
Dr. Chris Hartley serves as a Deputy Executive Director at the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE). His primary role is leading and supporting the CCEE Center of Transformative Systems for Equitable Educational Outcomes and efforts to build capacity and improve... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Hillcrest BC

10:00am PDT

VictoryXR Presentation (HTC Vive)
The time for virtual reality in education is now! Many schools and districts are struggling with issues such as learning loss, SEL, credit recovery, and the overall creation of an exciting and engaging experience for students. Virtual Reality can provide a solution for all of these challenges.

Thursday November 3, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Virtual Reality Activity Center - Exhibit Hall

10:45am PDT

11:00am PDT

Every Student Succeeding Presentation
Join us as we honor ACSA's 2022 Every Student Succeeding Winners. Guest speaker Alberto Carvalho will welcome attendees and join us as we celebrate the students and their success stories. Don't miss the prize drawings at the end of this session!

Speakers
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Alberto Carvalho

Superintendent, LAUSD

Sponsors

Thursday November 3, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Harbor A-F

11:45am PDT

12:15pm PDT

Lunch with Exhibitors
Thursday November 3, 2022 12:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
Grand AB

12:15pm PDT

12:45pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

Veative Presentation (Lenovo G2 Mirage)
Studies have shown that the use of virtual reality can significantly improve student engagement and learning outcomes. Join us to explore how VR can be used as an effective instructional tool to deepen student understanding and build background knowledge through application and real-world experiences.

Thursday November 3, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Virtual Reality Activity Center - Exhibit Hall

1:30pm PDT

Exhibits
Thursday November 3, 2022 1:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Grand AB

1:45pm PDT

1:45pm PDT

"Hear Me Out." Building Awareness through Student Voice
As much data confirms the racial discipline gap that results in the overrepresentation of Black and African American students in exclusionary discipline, organizations must look at ways to address this inequity. This presentation investigates the discipline experiences of elementary Students of Color taken from a qualitative study, and presents the importance of building awareness of how biases can impact students. It then delves into strategies and supports organizations can utilize to create more equitable experiences for our Students of Color, especially our Black and African American youth.

Speakers
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Yvette Magaña

CWA Coordinator, Child Welfare & Attendance, Anaheim Elementary School District
Yvette Magaña serves as the Child Welfare and Attendance Coordinator in the Anaheim Elementary School District. In her previous roles as a teacher, and Educational Liaison for students in foster care, she became critically aware of the need for holistic, trauma informed approaches... Read More →
avatar for Anna Bae Kim, Ed.D.

Anna Bae Kim, Ed.D.

Principal, Anaheim Elementary School District
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Rhonda Robertson

Director, Department of Assessment, Translation, and Accountability (DATA), Anaheim Elementary School District
Rhonda is a passionate, BCLAD-holding, Leading Edge certified educator of 26 years. In her current role as an assessment director, Rhonda supports staff in the strategic use of student outcome, perception, and implementation data in pursuit of high levels of achievement and a collaborative... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Hillcrest A

1:45pm PDT

Abolitionist Teaching: Cross-site Anti-Racist Book Clubs
How are you engaging your site in Anti-Racist professional learning? Learn how three San Francisco Unified School District elementary schools used Bettina Love’s book, We Want to do More Than Survive, to engage staff in anti-racist professional learning through cross site bookclubs. Hear our experiences through a panel discussion and the impact on the conditions for teaching and learning, We will share our next steps, and how other school leaders can get started on designing their own Anti-Racist Practices Professional learning.

Speakers
avatar for Allen Lee

Allen Lee

Principal of John Yehall Chin Elementary School, San Francisco Unified School District
Twenty-two years and one pandemic ago, very gratefully and somewhat naively, I was chosen to serve as the Principal of John Yehall Chin Elementary School (go JYC Pandas & CHINchillas!) in the San Francisco Unified School District.  Back then, my objectives of becoming a Principal... Read More →
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Carla Llewelyn-Vasquez

Principal, SFUSD
I have been in SFUSD for the past 27 years and am the principal of Mission Education Center Elementary School, a transitional school for newly arrived Spanish-speaking elementary immigrant students. As an immigrant from Panama, I wanted to be part of a school community that supports... Read More →
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Denise Martell

School Social Worker, San Francisco Unified School District
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Hanon Ling

School Social Worker, SFUSD
A husband, a father, and a lifelong learner. A school social worker in San Francisco for the last 14 years. I enjoy school system works; facilitating educational PDs; and building community and fostering school cultures with holistic education approach.I love to talk about entertainment... Read More →
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Victor Tam

Principal, San Francisco Unified School District
Education has been my life. I love working with children. These last eight years, I've been fortunate enough to be working with Chinese-speaking, recently-arrived immigrant students and their families. It's a small, unique population whose needs are specific and often overlooked... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Solana Beach A

1:45pm PDT

Connecting the Dots: Serving ALL Students through an Equity-Centered, Inclusive Continuous Improvement WASC Accreditation Process
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is committed to equity, inclusion, and access to high-level rigorous learning opportunities for ALL students.  This interactive session will provide examples of activities used by WASC Commissioners to reflect and examine their role in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in accredited schools.  DEI strategies including extensive dialogue, personal journey sharing, and in-depth readings utilizing the WASC Equity Statement as the driver for improved student outcomes via accreditation will be presented. In addition, refinements to streamline the accreditation process, the use of quantitative and qualitative data, and the emphasis of targeted trainings and personalized support to impact the learning and well-being for ALL students in an equity-centered environment will be highlighted; this will include self-study report examples of equitable practices.

Speakers
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Dr. Diana Walsh-Reuss

Dr. Diana Walsh-Reuss represents the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) on the ACS WASC Commission. For over 41 years, Diana Walsh-Reuss has focused on supporting students with the greatest needs throughout her career in education. Recently retired, Dr. Walsh-Reuss... Read More →
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Dr. Odie Douglas

Presenter, ICSC
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Dr. Marilyn S. George

WASC Commissioner, Retired, Associate Superintendent of Schools, Riverside County Office of Education, Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC


Thursday November 3, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Promenade B

1:45pm PDT

Creating Inclusive Environments for your LGBT+ and Gender Expansive Youth
The research is clear that our LGBT+ and gender expansive youth are a particularly vulnerable group of young people in our schools. The diverse and evolving language related to gender identity and sexual orientation often intimidates institutions who may disengage from this work when it has never been more important for educators at all levels to act with intentionality as they create and foster inclusive environments for LGBT+ and gender expansive students. This presentation will serve to demystify the complex terminology associated with gender identity and sexual orientation and provide a guide for schools and districts on how to uphold the laws and precedents that will protect students and teachers from harmful, bias-motivated behaviors. Finally, this presentation will address the problematic peer encounters many of our young LGBT+ and gender expansive youth face and provide actionable steps forward towards creating sustainable, efficient methodologies to handle this kind of harassment.

Speakers
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Megan Henderson

Director of Equity, Mountain View Whisman School District
As the Director of Equity, I am charged with assisting the Superintendent in the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to support the district plans. I am expected to engage classified and certificated staff, families, and students... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Bankers Hill

1:45pm PDT

Equity Action Network: Addressing Teacher Shortages in Highest Needs Schools
LAUSD Human Resources launched the Equity Action Network (EAN) Professional Development designed to support, retain, and develop capacity among newly hired credentialed teachers serving in our District’s highest needs schools.  The three-year EAN program engaged new teachers in collaborative, coherent, professional learning as part of a community of learners.  Each 4-hour PD session included opportunities for learning, application, Support Provider guidance, and collaboration. Topics included culturally responsive teaching foundations, access, equity & intersectionality, curriculum & instruction, assessment, & teacher leadership.  School administrators were also included in the learning in recognition of their key role in supporting teacher success and retention.  Learn the strategies that were employed to fully staff teacher position at LAUSD SENI High and Highest Needs schools.

Speakers
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Dr. Marco A. Nava

Administrator, Human Resources, Los Angeles Unified School District
Dr. Marco A. Nava has served school communities in diverse educational settings in Los Angeles. In his various roles, he has worked collaboratively with others, fostered partnerships and leveraged resources that support student learning. Dr. Nava has provided leadership development... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Ocean Beach

1:45pm PDT

Igniting Your Team to create Actionable Equity Tenents
Are you tired of discussing equity with no results?  Are you tired of having discussions, but no actionable steps? Are you tired of looking at your data, but nothing changes? This presentation will take the audience through Victor Valley Union High School District’s process of developing its focus on Equity.   Learn how to create an Equity Task Force, Equity Statements, and Tenants, which will lead to Actionable Equity Steps.  The presenters will incorporate the research of "Shattering Inequities" as a tool to avoid the "Wallpaper Effect.” Follow the steps they used to lead the charge to ensure Equity for ALL students!

Speakers
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Michael Williford

Director of Student Services, Victory Valley Union High School District
I have over 20 years of experience in education as a teacher and administrator. I am currently the Director of Student Services and have held that position for the last two years. Before my current  position, I was the Principal of Joe Baca Middle School in the Colton Joint Unified... Read More →
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Dr. Ratmony Yee

Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Victor Valley Union High School District


Thursday November 3, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Cortez Hill A

1:45pm PDT

Leading Crucial Conversations on Disabilities in a Post (?)-Covid Educational Environment
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Charity Plaxton-Hennings

Dr. Charity Plaxton-Hennings

Senior Director of Special Education, Desert Sands Unified
President-Elect ACSA Student Services Council



Thursday November 3, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Golden Hill AB

1:45pm PDT

No More Spuddle! Activity Does Not Always Mean Accomplishment
Spuddle: To be extremely busy all the time while achieving a lot less than we want to most of the time. Does this resonate?  If so, attend this this unique session that provides participants with the latest research, practical content, and best practices related to three under-explored areas with profound implications for equity leaders tired of spuddling!:  (a) the “magical” question that strengthens systemic equity muscle, (b) the architecture of leadership columns that shatter inequitable systems, and (c), non-negotiable depth of knowledge (DOK) in equity design for leaders. Participants will develop an understanding of the power of these ideas that turn leadership activity into high levels of educational attainment, especially for vulnerable students. The session includes simulations, exercises and real-life stories. Come ready to be edified, amused, inspired and ignited!

Speakers
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Dr. Robin Avelar La Salle

Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Orenda Education


Thursday November 3, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Hillcrest BC

1:45pm PDT

So You're the Principal, Now What? Leading for Equity Your First 100 Days
It is imperative for new and aspiring principals to start their site leadership on a solid footing and with an equity lens. Politics, staff relationships, data awareness and community outreach are foundational to any new or aspiring principal. New and aspiring principals also need to establish and develop networks to ensure they are supported and avoid isolation. This presentation will walk new and aspiring principals through their first 100 days as a site leader.

Speakers
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Tess Johnson

Director Student Services, Dublin Unified School District
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Maria Thompson

Director of Equity, Access, Outreach & Innovation, Charter Oak Unified School District


Thursday November 3, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Torrey Hills AB

1:45pm PDT

So You've Decided to Retire? Now What?
A panel of ACSA retirees will share lessons learned

Thursday November 3, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Promenade A
  Breakout

1:45pm PDT

The Weight of Winning: Racial Equity and Transformative Educational Leadership
This workshop will focus on common language rooted in terms such as diversity, equity, and belonging as they relate to educational leaders as they lead, learn, and work across differences during shifting organizational, political and social dynamics. Recommendations and strategies will be discussed to foster positive working conditions and educational cultures by ensuring equitable and affirming environments. Finally, recommendations and strategies for cultivating positive relationships to foster a sense of belonging rooted in physical, emotional, and psychological safety that is needed for the health and sustainability of the educational ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Cherina Betters

Dr. Cherina Betters

Chief of Equity and Access, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Cherina Betters is the Chief of Equity and Access for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. A lifelong learner, she has been in the field of K-12 education for 20 years in the capacity of teacher and administrator serving the students, families and communities of... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany Hampton

Tiffany Hampton

High School Principal, Colton Joint Unified School District
I am an educator of 19 years with experience at the middle school and high school levels. I taught English for 11 years and decided to make the amazing journey into the world of Administration. I have a heart for the underdog and found a deep passion for Alternative Education. Don't... Read More →
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Juanita Watkins

Coordinator, Diversity and Equity, Redlands USD


Thursday November 3, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Cortez Hill BC

1:45pm PDT

Transforming Schools through Teacher Residencies
Teacher Residencies have gained momentum through the years, but are we leveraging teacher residencies to transform our schools? The Kern Urban Teacher Residency (KUTR) and the Education Specialist Residency of Bakersfield (ESTR-B) are partnerships between California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) and the Bakersfield City School District (BCSD).  Our residencies are designed to meet the need for highly qualified teachers who are specifically prepared to teach in BCSD classrooms. Because our residents are embraced by each school and are treated as staff members, our residents learn the BCSD lexicon and are fully equipped to teach in our most challenging schools.  By focusing on building up our mentors through learning walks and powerful professional development, our residents receive the tools and strategies that are necessary to teach successfully in an urban setting. Listen to BCSD’s story about how we leverage the power of our residencies to help transform our schools!

Speakers
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Valerie Saylor

Coordinator, New Teacher Development, Bakersfield City School District
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Mike Havens

Executive Director of New Teacher Development, Bakersfield City School District
Mike has served as a classroom teacher, Learning Coordinator, Vice Principal, Middle School Principal, Area Administrator and now serves as the Executive Director of New Teacher Development.  Mike's passion is to empower decision makers to cultivate a culture of creativity through... Read More →



Thursday November 3, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Solana Beach B

1:45pm PDT

ACSA/USC Rossier School of Education Leadership Institute for Superintendents, Asst. Superintendents and Aspiring Superintendents - Reserved Seats Required
1:45 – 1:50pm - Welcome
  • Patricia Brent-Sanco, Director of Equity, Access, & Instructional Services, Lynwood Unified School District 
  • Erin Simon, President ACSA, Assistant Superintendent, Student Support Services, Long Beach USD 
1:50 – 2:05pm - Leading in Times of Radical Change
  • Pedro Noguera, Dean, USC Rossier School of Education
2:05 – 2:55pm - Navigating and Building Board Relations
Moderated by: Pedro Noguera, Dean, USC Rossier School of Education
Panelists:
  • Rudy Castruita, Professor of Clinical Education Emeritus, USC Rossier School of Education
  • Gregory Franklin, Professor of Clinical Education, USC Rossier School of Education
2:55 – 3:10pm - Networking Break
3:10 – 4:00pm - Equitable Superintendency Practices and Environments
Moderated by: Pedro Noguera, Dean, USC Rossier School of Education
Panelists:
  • Rudolph (Rudy) Crew, Professor of Clinical Education, USC Rossier School of Education
  • Paul Gothold, San Diego County Superintendent of Schools


Moderators
avatar for Pedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera

Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean, USC Rossier School of Education
Pedro Noguera is the Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean of the Rossier School of Education and a Distinguished Professor of Education at the University of Southern California. Prior to joining USC, Noguera served as a Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Patricia Brent-Sanco

Superintendent, Lynwood USD
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Dr. Paul Gothold

County Superintendent, San Diego COE
Dr. Paul Gothold was named San Diego County Superintendent of Schools in 2017, after four years leading Lynwood Unified School District where he championed systemic changes to improve student outcomes.  To learn more please visit the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools webpage... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2022 1:45pm - 3:45pm PDT
Mission Beach ABC

2:00pm PDT

2:45pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

Are you planning for retirement?
Are you on track to retire? At Equitable Advisors, our team can help you answer that question and assist you in taking steps now to make sure you're ready to lead the retirement life you want! Whether you're a brand new educator or more experienced, we're here to help!

Speakers
avatar for Evan Press

Evan Press

Managing Partner, Pacific Coast Wealth
A financial consultant since 2003 Evan works with individuals, public schools, non-profits, and businesses in areas of wealth management, retirement planning and riskmanagement. His work extends to the area of pension maximization and retirement income distribution.Dedicated to helping... Read More →
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Kelsey McCarthy

Strategic Relationship Manager


Thursday November 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Cortez Hill A

3:00pm PDT

Courageous and Collaborative Leadership: Connecting Before, During, and After School Experiences
In 2022 and beyond, all students need an ecosystem of support for their physical, mental, social, and academic wellbeing.  
 
By building strong partnerships that can connect school, home, and community, education leaders can transform schools into learning hubs that empower students, support educators, and engage families. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Dawn Bridges will lead participants in an exploration of what learning hubs are, how they support students, and what is required to transform schools dynamic learning hubs that connect school, home, and community. This exploration will highlight three main themes: 
 
Capacity-Building Partnerships for Districts 
Schools need partners who can help extend academic and developmental support for students beyond the traditional hours of the school day. How can enrichment programs support the academic and social goals of schools, while providing new experiences for all students? 
Relationship and Skill-Building Opportunities for Students 
Students need a system of support for their physical, mental, social, and academic wellbeing. How can we help them build skills and relationships that foster a sense of belonging, accelerate learning, and bolster their confidence? 
 
Dynamic Engagement for Families 
Families need to know their kids are safe and well-cared for, in an environment where they can grow and learn. How can we connect what happens at school with what happens at home, so families can leverage school support, and be an active partner in their children’s learning? 
 


Speakers
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Dr. Dawn Bridges

Vice President of Educational Affairs, Right At School


Thursday November 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Hillcrest A

3:00pm PDT

ELOP is Going Places this Summer! How can you use ELOP funding to address critical learning loss - especially during summer months?
The team at AlphaBest Education, a leading provider of after school and summer programming, will be joined by Paul A. Reynolds, award-winning children’s book author and co-founder of FableVision & the non-profit Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning & Creativity to share how the power of storytelling and the organization’s unique, creative partnership have delivered the acquisition of critical 21st century skills to kids who need them most.
 
Along with sharing anecdotes and original media, he will share the book GOING PLACES, which is illustrated by his twin brother, New York Times #1 best-selling Peter H. Reynolds (Judy Moody, The Dot, Ish, Sky Color, The Word Collector.) The GOING PLACES picture book helps celebrate the most critical 21st century skills - namely the “4Cs” - communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity, which can help all students go above and beyond in their lives - plus the 5th C, Compassion.) 
 
Reynolds will share how a creative partnership with AlphaBest Education launched a story-themed summer camp learning program, which can be supported with ELOP funds, showing how summer can bring the magic of creativity through story and hands-on learning.

Speakers
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Paul Reynolds

Author, Cofounder, FableVision and Reynolds Center for Teaching, Learning, & Creativity
Paul Reynolds, FableVision/Reynolds Center TLCReynolds helped found Boston-based FableVision, which partners with best-in-class organizations to develop original educational media & mobile games designed to move the world to a better place. As Co-Founder of nonprofit Reynolds Center... Read More →
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Judy Nee

CEO, AlphaBEST Education


Thursday November 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Solana Beach A

3:00pm PDT

How Cultivating a Culture of Coaching Can Impact Student Achievement
Explore the impact of coaching on culture and school improvement.  Dr. Michael Hinojosa, retired Dallas ISD Superintendent, will share strategies on how to create a culture of coaching for everyone, including district and operations leaders, and the ripple effect it has on overall school culture, retention and learner outcomes.  
  
During this session, district and school leaders will learn: 
  • How to cultivate a positive and supportive culture through coaching 
  • The effectiveness of intentional culture development utilizing coaching 
  • How coaching impacts retention 
  • The impact of school culture on student achievement 

Speakers
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Dr. Kenzie Bond

e2L K-12 Education Strategist, Engage2Learn
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Dr. Michael Hinojosa

e2L Chief Impact Officer & Retired Dallas ISD Superintendent


Thursday November 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Golden Hill AB

3:00pm PDT

Investing in Educational Leadership and the Future of Literacy for All Learners
Literacy is the foundation for all student learning. How can California educational leaders provide all learners equitable access to effective reading instruction that helps close the growing K-5 literacy gap? Discover why and how investing in teachers’ knowledge of the Science of Reading provides the essential skills they need to apply the fundamentals of literacy instruction and increase reading achievement for all students

Speakers
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Jeannette Schroeder

Account Executive, Professional Learning Solutions for Lexia Learning, Former ELA Coordinator for Sacramento City USD, Lexia Learning


Thursday November 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Cuyamaca Peak

3:00pm PDT

It’s Goal Time: A Reimagined Approach to Goal Setting
Shape a culture where students and staff can see a goal and a path to achieving it, regardless of what’s happening around them. Join FranklinCovey Education Coach William Blackford in a discussion on how to effectively set and monitor goals that will move the needle on the most challenging aspirations. This session will equip school leaders with a powerful, proven framework for goal achievement personally, professionally, and for use within the school community.

Speakers
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William Blackford

Consultant and Coach, FranklinCovey Education


Thursday November 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Hillcrest BC

3:00pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

Leverage the Power of Story to Cultivate a Culture of Belonging, Equity, and Joy!
The power of story is a lever that is often used to activate critical thinking and increase academic success. Join us for an ‘ignited and energized’ conversation about intentional and research-based leadership moves that tap into the power of story to increase identity, empathy, intellect, wellness, and JOY! 

Speakers
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Dr. Joyce Jamerson

Director of Academic Planning and Solutions Development, Scholastic Education
Dr. Joyce Jamerson is an education professional with experience in urban, suburban, and rural school locations (public, charter, and private). Her experience teaching, developing extended learning and family engagement programs, instructional coaching, administration, and professional... Read More →


Thursday November 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Highland Peak

3:00pm PDT

Raiders of the Lost Art.…of Listening
Getting to the heart of the issue right now probably feels a bit like one of Indiana Jones’ perilous adventures! “...Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?” And when leaders are scared off, they’re accused of not listening. 
 
In this session we’ll discuss an alternative to adversarial, inequitable, inefficient and ultimately ineffective constituent engagement. We’ll rediscover some common sense about listening and share how leaders can leverage technology to scale conversations to find common ground and build alignment with their school community. Most importantly, we’ll discuss how to turn what you’re hearing into outcomes that constituents own…without all the drama.

Speakers
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Cheryl Jordan

Superintendent, Milpitas Unified School District
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Andy Krenz

Director of Public Sector, ThoughtExchange
Building widespread stakeholder ownership of your district initiatives, and building community trust in the the district administration.


Thursday November 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Cortez Hill BC

3:00pm PDT

Relational Leadership: The Key to Capturing Kids’ Hearts with Vern Hazard
Many of our students today carry unreasonable expectations, stress from home, trauma, loneliness, not to mention the deep impact that COVID-19 has had on all of us. We know, and the research proves, the weight of these things is greatly impeding educational progress. There has never been a more critical time for leadership to focus on building not only safety and trust in the classroom but genuine connectedness at all levels.  
We believe, “if you have a child’s heart, you have a child’s mind.” If teachers create a relational connection to students, or “Capture Kids’ Hearts®,” performance accelerates, and behaviors greatly improve because kids want to be in school. The same can be said of leadership and all staff who face challenges. When school culture is built on relationships, it is proven that campuses, districts, and entire communities can be transformed.  

Audience Takeaways: 
  • Create an intentional culture through a relational approach to leadership 

  • Learn the power of reframing and gratitude 
  • Explore a communication model that lends to deeper student engagement both virtually and in person 
  • Receive key insights into the alignment of behavior to academic outcomes 
  • Attendees will learn tools for creating social, emotional, and academic safety at all levels 
  • Discuss strategies for positively accelerating the 5 Key Indicators of School Performance 

Speakers
avatar for Vern Hazard

Vern Hazard

Senior Vice President of Solutions, Capturing Kids’ Hearts


Thursday November 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Promenade A

3:00pm PDT

Renaissance Selection to Implementation – Our Journey with Folsom Cordova USD
Folsom-Cordova USD is a highly rated, public school district that is part of Sacramento County. The district covers Folsom and Rancho Cordova and serves 35 sites with approximately 21,000 students in grades K-12.  
 
We would like to share our journey that took place November 30, 2020 through December 2021. This involved ending one diagnostic and instruction program to selecting and implementing another.

Our What:  
To review our current assessment program with other programs and determine which best fits the needs of ALL FCUSD students  
(3-5 year investment) 
  • Diagnostic and instruction platform for 7 years 
  • 9-12 diagnostic only 

  • K-8 diagnostic and instruction 
  • End of contract 
  • Long diagnostic 
  • Board questions 
Will discuss process must haves, team feedback and timeline in phases. Resulting in final program recommendation of Renaissance K-8 products. Star 360 (assessment tools) and Freckle Math and ELA (self paced lessons).  
 
Key Features: 
Includes a dyslexia screener  (not CA approved) 
Parent Reports 
K-5 staff were familiar with parts of the program 
Shorter diagnostic 
Star Spanish

Speakers
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Pam Oien

Edtech Coordinator, Folsom Cordova Unified School District
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Kay Malhi Heusser

Testing and Assessment Coordinator


Thursday November 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Kingston Peak

3:00pm PDT

Revitalizing employee recruitment and retention: Solutions for a happier today —Strategies for a successful tomorrow
We’ll discuss how the burden of student loan debt impacts both the district and staff as well as how offering access to student loan forgiveness programs can help improve morale and retention. We’ll also cover retirement education and options available under CalSTRS, CalPERS as well as supplemental retirement accounts and district benefits realized from increased retirement plan participation and payroll tax savings.

Speakers
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Tim Mazza

Agency Consultant, Horace Mann


Thursday November 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Ocean Beach

3:00pm PDT

Transforming the classroom by bringing the outdoors indoors.
Ernesto Rodriguez, retired school psychologist will share the research of the effects of tree patterns on the brain and the projects that he has supported in transforming classrooms that shows how trees are an important tool to invite students into the classroom, calm them, and inspire creativity. The need is greatest in inner city and urban environments where greenery is lacking, classrooms are missing views to the outside, and the emotional trauma created by the pandemic is not going away any time soon. He will share how he helps schools through his non-profit to fulfill a mission to apply the science of Attention Restoration Theory to create education environments that support teachers and students, both academically and emotionally.

Speakers
avatar for Ernesto Rodriguez

Ernesto Rodriguez

Founder/Executive Director, Nature In The Classroom
Nature in the Classroom donates ceiling murals of tree canopies to elementary classrooms.


Thursday November 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Solana Beach B

3:00pm PDT

Trauma-Informed Investigations – What Administrators Need to Know
Trauma can impact every person involved in a Title IX sexual assault investigation: the parties, the witnesses, even the investigators. Memory and behavior can be affected by traumatic stress, which can impact witness accounts. By understanding best practices in trauma-informed interview techniques, administrators can be prepared to manage difficult and complex investigations.

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Litra

Jacqueline Litra

Partner, F3 Law


Thursday November 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Torrey Hills AB

3:00pm PDT

Using Data to Prioritize Early Interventions
Join us to hear how San Dieguito Union High School District is putting all of their student data to work to inform critical student support conversations.  This will be a conversation with Julie Goldberg, Coordinator of Accountability, Assessment and Research, focused on their dynamic use of already-existing, but separate, data sources like Aeries, Renaissance Star 360, course grades, Early Warning Indicators and more to prioritize the unique needs of each student and the resources required to support them.

Speakers
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Julie Goldberg

Director of Accountability and Assessment, San Dieguito Union High School District
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Zach Roden

Solutions Consultant, Frontline Education


Thursday November 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Bankers Hill

3:00pm PDT

3:45pm PDT

4:15pm PDT

5:30pm PDT

Sponsor and Exhibitor Welcome Reception
Thursday November 3, 2022 5:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom AB
 
Friday, November 4
 

7:00am PDT

Breakfast in The Exhibit Hall
Friday November 4, 2022 7:00am - 8:30am PDT
Grand Ballroom AB

7:00am PDT

Summit Sponsors & Exhibitors
Friday November 4, 2022 7:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Grand Ballroom AB

7:00am PDT

Registration
Friday November 4, 2022 7:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Grand Foyer

7:45am PDT

8:30am PDT

Keynote Presentation: Jeffery Robinson
Sponsors

Friday November 4, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Harbor A-F

10:15am PDT

Dismantling the Model Minority Trope: How to address the unique needs of our Asian American and Pacific Islander students and communities
Similar to other historically marginalized groups, Asian and Pacific Islanders have faced stereotypes and false assumptions which have impeded the development of truly embracing inclusive schools that promote culturally responsive practices. Learn how the Model Minority Trope has affected Asian and Pacific Islander students and discover ways that we can truly break down barriers and build culturally responsive and inclusive classrooms that see all children.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Shana Henry

Dr. Shana Henry

Continuous Improvement Support Leader, Elk Grove USD, CAAPLE, President-Elect
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Dr. Diann Kitimura

Board Director, CAAPLE
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Dr. Isaac Huang

Principal- Conejo Valley USD, CAAPLE President


Friday November 4, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Bankers Hill

10:15am PDT

Don't Do it Alone! A Call to Action, Women Leaders Supporting One Another
We cannot do it alone. Now more than ever leaders need to intentionally create spaces of belonging, connection, affirmation and empowerment for ourselves and others. Our relationships with our close sister friends can increase our sense of purpose, boost happiness and improve self-confidence/worth. In this interactive session you will leave with strategies for:

1) encouraging and supporting those you lead, as well as those in your sister circles; 
2) networking and connecting strategies for building and leveraging valuable relationships; and 
3) empowering yourself and others to rise. 

Be ready to connect, as you will leave this session with an increased network of sister leaders. As always...there will be prizes.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Renae Bryant

Dr. Renae Bryant

Director, Plurilingual Services, Anaheim Union High School District
Dr. Renae Bryant serves as the Director of Plurilingual Services at Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) in Anaheim, California where she leads the efforts to increase student access, opportunity, equity and success through the Plurilingual, World Languages and 2019 CSBA Golden... Read More →
avatar for Margarita Cuizon-Armelino

Margarita Cuizon-Armelino

Deputy Executive Director, ACSA
A woman on a mission. An equity advocate and community builder, connecting people and ideas while also overseeing key organizational initiatives, special projects, staff culture, membership & business development, support services, and engagement for the Association of California... Read More →
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Heidi Baker

Chief People Connector, The School Resource Network
Inspiring Leader | People Connector | Equity Champion | Happiness CoachHeidi is Chief People Connector of her company, The School Resource Network. Her profession as a business and marketing strategist spans over 30 years and has earned her many awards throughout her career. Today... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Promenade A

10:15am PDT

Exploring B.I.A.S.: Beliefs and Brain Patterns, Identities, Assumptions, & Stereotypes
Whether we like it or not, our brains are biased, but this bias stems from normal functions of the human brain. Researchers estimate that our brains are exposed to 11 million pieces of information per second. If our conscious brains tried to process all of that information, it would overload! Instead, our brains create shortcuts to sort through the information by making connections between things and pairing concepts. These mental shortcuts create problems because we see things that generally support our current point of view and miss others. These shortcuts can lead to misjudgments that cause hurt, discrimination, and inequities in our classrooms, workplaces, and communities. In this workshop, participants will learn the science behind implicit bias and receive research-based strategies designed to interrupt and disrupt those biases to cultivate a climate of belonging, acceptance and equity in the classroom, workplace, and world around them.

Speakers
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Janeen Antonelli

Consultant, Thriving YOUniversity
Thriving YOUniversity is an innovative and cutting edge company that empowers individuals and organizations to thrive through online and in-person experiential learning courses, coaching, keynotes, and consulting.  Thriving YOUniversity partners with PreK-12 educational agencies... Read More →
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Dr. Joelle Hood

Chief Empowerment Officer, Thriving YOUniversity
As a former "Teacher of the Year" and "Principal of the Year", Dr. Joelle Hood brings passion, energy, and expertise to empowering all humans to thrive. As co-founder and Chief Empowerment Officer at Thriving YOUniversity, she uses her knowledge and expertise in organizational change... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Torrey Hills AB
  Breakout

10:15am PDT

Failure Wake, Sharing Challenges in Adult Education
Moderators
Speakers
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Keda Buttles

Vice Principal, Fresno Adult School
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Jeff Ochs

Director of Alternative Education, Oroville Union High School District
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Ivan Ayro

Director, Charter Oak


Friday November 4, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Golden Hill AB
  Breakout

10:15am PDT

Flipping the Script 2.0: Even More Strategies to Create a Culture of Collaboration
This session will be full of strategies to take advantage of every minute of staff meetings to transform the school into a culture of collaboration and joy. Participants will leave this session with their first staff meeting planned and a notebook full of ideas to last throughout the year.

Speakers
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Jessica Gomez

Principal, Alice Birney Elementary,, Colton JUSD
Jessica Gomez is currently the Proud Principal and Chief Storyteller of Alice Birney Elementary School in the Colton Joint Unified School District. She has 21 years of experience serving Title I communities; 11 of those as an elementary school principal.  She is a wife and mother... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Cortez Hill BC
  Breakout

10:15am PDT

Governmental Relations Update for Small School Districts
Speakers
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Dorothy Johnson

ACSA Legislative, ACSA
Legislative Advocate for the Association of California School Administrators
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Terri Rufert

Superintendent, Sundale UESD
I love the Lord, my family and career/job! I have been blessed.
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Tim Taylor

Executive Director, Small School Districts' Association
Tim Taylor is the current Executive Director of the California Small School Districts’ Association (SSDA), representing over 600 districts and charter schools. Led by an executive board of 14 Superintendents and a council of 31 Charter and District Superintendents/CEO’s, SSDA... Read More →
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Barrett Snider

Partner, Capitol Advisors Group, LLC
Spent over two decades working in California politics and is an owner and founding partner of Capitol Advisors Group, where he manages the daily government relations operations of the firm. Barrett’s diverse experience in legislative advocacy and political campaigns provides clients... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Solana Beach A

10:15am PDT

Leg Policy
Friday November 4, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Hillcrest BC

10:15am PDT

Listening to Learners
Listening to learners is at the heart of learner-centered education.  This session will provide inspiration, examples, lessons-learned, and recommendations for how to elevate and amplify student voice to inform the development of a districtwide Framework for the Future that includes a learner profile, success indicators, and a learning model.  Leaders from Santa Paula Unified School District and Monrovia Unified School District will share their experiences and facilitate conversation to spark possibilities and inspire participants to shift to learner-centered education so that all students will know themselves, thrive in community, and actively engage in the world as their best selves.

Speakers
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Ryan Smith

Superintendent, Monrovia Unified School District
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Dr. Greg Francois

Deputy Superintendent, Monrovia Unified School District
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Dr. David Moore

Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Santa Paula USD
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Dr. Letitia T. Bradley

Director Student Support Services, Santa Paula Unified



Friday November 4, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Ocean Beach

10:15am PDT

Pitfalls, Promise, and Power: Navigating Our Way to the Equity Promised Land
Districts across the state are implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) work in various ways. Attendees will hear from panel members who are implementing this work in their respective districts and communities. Attendees will not only have an opportunity to reflect on their personal practice, but walk away with resources that will support next steps for putting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into action.

Speakers
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Rosah Isiah-Perez

Director, Elementary Education, Equity, and Access, NLMUSD
Dr. Rosa Isiah has served students in her community for 25 years. Currently, she serves as Director of Elementary Education. Dr. Isiah is passionate about equity and access, multilingual Ed, leadership, and closing opportunity gaps for historically under-served students. Dr. Isiah’s... Read More →
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Tracie Noriega

Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, San Lorenzo USD
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Niambi Clay

San Mateo County Office of Education
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Megan Henderson

Director of Equity, Mountain View Whisman School District
As the Director of Equity, I am charged with assisting the Superintendent in the development and implementation of proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to support the district plans. I am expected to engage classified and certificated staff, families, and students... Read More →
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Nancy Bui

Director of Equity & Inclusion, San Mateo Foster City School District
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Jamal D. Splane, Ph.D.

Director, School Culture, Climate, Curriculum & Instruction, Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District
 Dr. Splane has been a school psychologist, director of student services and special education, middle school assistant principal, middle school principal, and now the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, Culture & Climate for the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District... Read More →
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Debra McLaren, Ed.D.

Director of Leadership Development, Equity & Access, Chula Vista Elementary School District
I’ve been a site administrator for 18 years. I have worked as a school principal in title I schools, opened a brand new school in 2007, and was a principal of a school with a dual language immersion program, I am now the Director of leadership development, equity, and access, I... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Solana Beach B

10:15am PDT

Recruitment & Retention Begins with Everyone
Equitable leaders consider those they serve as the very heart of things, not just the periphery. When we examine recruitment and retention in today's workplace, there are a variety of styles that represent equity. There are successful agencies in many environments; urban, rural, suburban, large, and small. Successful agencies demonstrate a cooperative and partnership leadership style of recruitment and retention. This presentation highlights research-oriented, equitable, and best-practice recruitment and retention strategies in current practice throughout California. This session presents practical examples to share with school employees at any level, what the literature reveals about recruitment and retention, what is replicable, and starting points for any organization.

Speakers
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Thomas Alvarez

CHRO, San Luis Obispo COE
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Dr. James Brescia

County Superintendent of Schools & Clinical Faculty Member, San Luis Obispo County & Cal Poly State University
Dr. Brescia is a clinical faculty member in the Educational Leadership and Administration Program at the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and is the San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools. He enjoys teaching organizational theory, educational leadership... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Hillcrest A

10:15am PDT

Reimagining Student Success with an Equity Lens
This session will provide educators with a safe space to engage in educational equity work by taking a deeper dive into concepts learned in a school year in order to develop a commitment to redefine student success with an equity lens.

Speakers
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Nicole Anderson

CEO/Founder, Nicole Anderson and Associates Consulting, LLC


Friday November 4, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Cortez Hill A

10:15am PDT

The Art of the Voluntary Transfer
This presentation covers the development and implementation of a centralized voluntary transfer process to move students to an alternative education program.  This was implemented in a large southern California school district with two continuation schools, middle college high school, and a virtual academy.  The process follows a Tier 2 match/fit scenario that is clear and concise.

Speakers
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Joe Antonelli

School District Employee, Orange Grove High School
In alternative education, we encounter many students with challenging behavior. But what is going on in the brain of a “misbehaving” child? And how do we approach behavior in a way that will create meaningful and lasting changes in the child?
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Anita Shirley

School Counselor, Corona-Norco Unified
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Milisav Ilic

Administrative Director, Corona-Norco USD


Friday November 4, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am PDT
Promenade B
  Breakout

10:15am PDT

ACSA/USC Rossier School of Education Leadership Institute for Superintendents, Asst. Superintendents and Aspiring Superintendents - Reserved Seats Required
10:15 – 10:20am - Welcome
  • Patricia Brent-Sanco, Director of Equity, Access, & Instructional Services, Lynwood Unified School District
10:20 – 10:30am - Moving from Theory into Practice
  • Pedro Noguera, Dean, USC Rossier School of Education 
10:30 – 11:30am - Finance and Education Policy
Moderated by: Pedro Noguera, Dean, USC Rossier School of Education
Panelists:
  • Wesley (Wes) Smith, Superintendent Newport-Mesa Unified School District
  • Christina Kishimoto, Professor of Clinical Education, USC Rossier School ofEducation

Speakers

Friday November 4, 2022 10:15am - 11:45am PDT
Mission Beach ABC

10:45am PDT

11:45am PDT

12:00pm PDT

Equity Luncheon - Ticketed Event
Speakers
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Dr. Paul Gothold

County Superintendent, San Diego COE
Dr. Paul Gothold was named San Diego County Superintendent of Schools in 2017, after four years leading Lynwood Unified School District where he championed systemic changes to improve student outcomes.  To learn more please visit the San Diego County Superintendent of Schools webpage... Read More →

Sponsors

Friday November 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Harbor GHI

1:45pm PDT

10 Ways Leaders Can Save Time, Be Bold, and Inspire
School Leadership is tough job, but it can be the best job!  Behind all of the paperwork, politics, and meetings, is a world of teaching and learning that YOU get to lead...What an awesome responsibility to have!  This session will offer a variety of strategies that school leaders can add to their leadership toolbox.  In this session, participants will learn ways to enhance school culture, push teachers and students to new heights, and connect with their entire school community using innovative methods.  Using studies backed by research, my own experiences in education, and the curated stories of other edu-leaders, this session will offer 10 ideas/strategies that you can use to innovate, and inspire change in your school starting Monday morning!

Speakers
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Tim Floyd

Assistant Principal, HBUHSD
I have spent my entire adult life in education. 2 years as an instructional aide, 4 years as a sub, 8 years a teacher and coach, and I have spent the past 7 years as a high school administrator. I am very passionate about education and I enjoy learning and sharing with others.



Friday November 4, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Torrey Hills AB

1:45pm PDT

A tool to support equity-driven conversations
The ACSA Equity State Committee has developed an Equity Tool designed to facilitate conversations that lead toward actionable outcomes based on the committee’s definition of equity. The committee’s definition of equity states “Equity is the moral imperative to provide access and support for all marginalized persons to realize their personal best; liberating all through the eradication of systemic, cultural, and institutionalized forms of oppression.” 

  • This workshop will introduce participants to a reflective tool designed to increase equity within actions and organizations. 
  • This workshop will provide participants with an overview of the Equity Tool and recommendations of pre-work prior to using the tool to strengthen outcomes. 

Speakers
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Dr. Eric Mooney

Director of Secondary Education, Colton Joint USD
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Mr. Leo Perez

Associate Superintendent, Instructional Services, Shasta Union High School District


Friday November 4, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Mission Beach ABC
  Breakout

1:45pm PDT

Boosting staff morale, connectivity and resilience in times of crisis and change
What if your staff could joyfully engage in habits that energize them, connect them to their purpose, and strengthen their resilience while deepening their connections with one another? This is necessary both in times of crisis and in the continuously changing environment of education. In only 2 to 5 minutes per day, staff members can build their resilience and the resulting effect impacts students, parents, and the greater community. The Orcutt Union School District will share their journey toward creating a connected culture rooted in personal and organizational well being which included professional development, staff meeting activities, and even a gamified challenge between schools and departments. In our session you will learn about the science behind this approach and engage in some of the Positive Psychology skills and activities that lead to personal and organizational development. This workshop will be very interactive, so get ready to learn actively and have some fun!

Speakers
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Roni Habib

Founder, EQ Schools
Roni Habib is an expert in helping leaders, educators, and parents become happier, more resilient, more connected to their purpose, and more playful. The founder of EQ Schools, he leads workshops and speaks in organizations nationally and abroad.Early in his career, Roni struggled... Read More →
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Holly Edds, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Orcutt Union
Dr. Holly Edds serves as the Superintendent for the Orcutt Union School District, where she has served the community for seventeen years. Her background includes regular and special education and has taught in both English and Spanish. Dr. Edds is a faculty member for Cal Poly San... Read More →
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Susan Salucci

Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, Orcutt Union School District
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Jared Banks

PBIS Coordinator/Vice Principal, Orcutt Union School District


Friday November 4, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Solana Beach B

1:45pm PDT

English Learner Improvement Networks: Leading Equity
As we strive to ensure that our school systems provide equitable and excellent education, we may ask ourselves, “How can leaders ensure that Improvement Networks support English Learners?”  From research and interviews with eight leaders in English Learner Improvement Networks, (ELIN) we will share the impactful work they did to improve education for English Learners before, during, and after the COVID crisis. Building from their examples and the research, we developed self-reflection rubrics/tools that delineate essential tasks involved in equity leadership for English Learners – including recommendations for design, development, implementation, and documentation of English Learner Improvement Networks. Learn how these leaders collaborate with  colleagues and partners to improve education for  English Learners. Join us for a constructive and  interactive workshop to learn from your fellow administrators and add your insights to the Equity Leadership for English Learners Toolkit.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Kaminski, Ed.D.

Linda Kaminski, Ed.D.

ACSA Former President, Director of Research and Policy, Center for Equity for English Learners
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Magaly Lavadenz

Center for Equity for English Learners, Loyola Marymount University
Magaly Lavadenz, Ph.D., is Distinguished Professor and founding Executive Director of the Center for Equity for English Learners in the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University. Her research addresses the intersections and impact of policies and practices for culturally... Read More →
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Elvira Armas, Ed.D.

Director, Center for Equity for English Learners, LMU


Friday November 4, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Cortez Hill BC

1:45pm PDT

Equity of Access, Connections & Outcomes in Career Technical Education
Building and igniting flexible, scalable infrastructure to deliver engaging, real-world, relevant work-based learning in Career Technical Education is a critical priority in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District and reflects District focus addressing systemic inequities by generating equity of access, early, relevant professional connections and positive high school and postsecondary outcomes for our majority students of color. Learn how the Pajaro Valley Unified School District is leveraging existing internal systems, structures, relationships, and technology in combination with the transformative power of Salesforce to build CTEWorks, a platform that will tie students' strengths, passions, interests and talents directly to industry, the community and their bright futures. Important to this discussion is identifying the conditions necessary for success in a transformational effort of this scale: a strong equity-focused leadership approach to systemic change, the practical and logistical considerations of implementation, brokering internal and external relationships, and the investment of time and resources.

Speakers
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Sarah Ross

Chief Executive Officer, Elevation Solutions
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Sheila Post

K-12 Account Executive, Salesforce.org
Salesforce.org supports nonprofits and education institutions. Out K12 team partners with districts across the country to support the entire student lifecycle including recruitment, admissions + enrollment, student success, fundraising, alumni engagement, communications, and more.At... Read More →
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Julie Edwards

CTE Coordinator, Pajaro Valley Unified School District



Friday November 4, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Ocean Beach

1:45pm PDT

Integration and Visibility of LGBTQIA+ Students in the Elementary School Classroom
As the number of students that are breaking gender stereotypes, identifying as LGBTQ, and coming from LGBTQ-headed families increases, it is critical for elementary schools to also establish LGBTQ- inclusive school supports, beginning with policy, equity minded site goals and professional development for all staff. The social environment of the elementary classroom provides a space for children to develop relationships and navigate increasingly complex peer relationships. That complexity can often lead to incidents of name-calling and use of hurtful and biased words. If left uninterrupted by educators and other adult role models, these behaviors can take root in children’s hearts and minds. (www.glsen.org, 2022) During our session we will share how we have increased the visibility and integration of LGBTQ students using gender support plans, professional development, and classroom lessons. We will share our experiences, and next steps for integration of students.

Speakers
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Mina Shiratori

Elementary Principal
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Dr. Amy Hodge

Elementary Principal, Culver City Unified


Friday November 4, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Hillcrest A

1:45pm PDT

Intentionally Supporting Student Success
Two district's stories of how they are continuing to support student success.  Come join a conversation on student supports for student success. Heather Pilgrim, superintendent of Oakview Elementary District and Beverly Eidmann, Ed.D., Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability will share their successes with data and resources as well as invite participants to ask questions and share their successes in supporting student success.

Speakers
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Beverly Eidmann

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability, King City Union School District
Beverly Eidmann, Ed.D. is a member of the ACSA Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Council as a region 10 representative. She is a member of the council's executive board. Learning the job of director of CI&A has been a challenging one that has been rewarding. As such, she... Read More →
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Heather Pilgrim

Superintendent, Oak Valley UESD


Friday November 4, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Golden Hill AB

1:45pm PDT

Legislative Advocacy 101 - Your Voice Matters
One of the most important aspects of our system of government is that it is representative—those who make our laws represent us. But how can they represent us unless we let them know what we’re thinking? School and district leaders have a powerful voice. In this workshop, ACSA’s Vice President for Legislative Action (VPLA) and the Region 18 VPLA will share ways they’ve learned to develop, maintain and leverage local relationships with state legislators and federal representatives. You’ll leave this workshop with the tools needed to effectively participate in the legislative and political process on behalf of your school, your district, and ACSA. Your voice matters. Advocacy, at its heart, is about influencing local decision-makers by sharing your story and expertise. Whether you’re new to legislative advocacy or you’ve been doing it for years, please join us to learn ways to amplify your voice on behalf of California's students.

Speakers
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Gina Potter

Superintendent, San Ysidro School District
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Dr. Ben Churchill

Superintendent, Carlsbad Unified School District
Connect with me on Twitter and Insta: @suptchurchill



Friday November 4, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Hillcrest BC

1:45pm PDT

Leveraging Community Resources for Equity
Schools, alone, can't meet the numerous and growing needs of youth.  Too often schools struggle to be "the" solution, when, in fact, there are often other organizations who are also tasked with also meeting the needs of youth and their families.  Through communication, partnerships, planning, and tenacity, it is possible to leverage resources throughout your community.  Lisa Howard, MTSS Coordinator, Nick LaFazio, Program Specialist, and Jeff Harris, Superintendent, will share how their district and county office of education have worked collaboratively with governmental, tribal, nonprofit, and state and federal partners to determine needs, identify resources, and communicate solutions for students and the broader community.    Join us to explore your your school or district can integrate supports and services and build partnerships to address social-emotional and broader mental health needs.

Speakers
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Lisa Howard

MTSS Coordinator, DNCOE
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Jeff Harris

Superintendent, Del Norte COE & USD


Friday November 4, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Bankers Hill

1:45pm PDT

Los Angeles Male Teachers of Color Network (LAMTCN)
Communities across the U.S. are demanding systemic change. LAMTCN is enacting change within two education systems, the nation’s second largest school district, Los Angeles Unified School District, and the nation’s largest public university system the 23 campuses of California State University. LAMTCN interventions are addressing core reasons beginning male teachers of color (MTOC) tend to leave the teaching profession: a.) isolation based on their under-representation in the workforce; b.) being positioned to serve as school disciplinarians, first, and teachers, second; c.) limited opportunities to improve their practice alongside a school-based administrator; and d.) a lack of information regarding strategies for future leadership positions. Teacher attrition is highest in the critical first three-years of teaching, especially for male teachers of color. Moreover, MTOC tend to leave the field of education at disparately higher rates than other teacher groups. This session will provide participants with tools and resource to help retain MTOC.  

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marco A. Nava

Dr. Marco A. Nava

Administrator, Human Resources, Los Angeles Unified School District
Dr. Marco A. Nava has served school communities in diverse educational settings in Los Angeles. In his various roles, he has worked collaboratively with others, fostered partnerships and leveraged resources that support student learning. Dr. Nava has provided leadership development... Read More →
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Dr. Patricia Pernin

Los Angeles Unified
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Mark Duncan

Administrative Coordinator, Los Angeles Unified School District
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John Reveles

Dr., California State University, Northridge



Friday November 4, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Promenade B

1:45pm PDT

Master Scheduling Planning and Collaboration Through an Access and Equity Lense: A Case Study at Montclair High School
Preparing the master schedule at any school site is a complex and multifaceted task.  How a school navigates this process has critical implications with respect to student course access and equity.  The approach Montclair High School implemented this past Spring provides a case study on best practices regarding collaboration with key educational partners and staff leadership.

Speakers
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Ms. Monica Barberi

Assistant Principal, Achievement, Chaffey Joint High School District
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Dr. Lino Gomez

Assistant Principal of Instruction, Chaffey Joint Union High School District


Friday November 4, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Promenade A

1:45pm PDT

What's Stopping You?
What is keeping you from advancing in your career? Participants will learn top reasons why their career may be at a stand still. They will learn how they can determine which reason is holding them back.  Connected to these reasons, participants will learn how to understand the role of childhood social contracts play in blocking them reaching their full potential, tapping into their power and achieving at high levels due to feelings of inadequacy. Participants will leave with a plan for systematically removing those barriers from their life- both personally and professionally, and appreciate things about themselves they might typically criticize.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alicia Montgomery

Dr. Alicia Montgomery

CEO, The Center for Powerful Public Schools


Friday November 4, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm PDT
Solana Beach A

3:00pm PDT

Actionable steps for school administrators & school teams to support the mental health needs of children, students, and educators.
Dr. Adams will break down the 2021 report from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services into actionable steps for school administrators and school teams to support the mental health needs of children, students, and educators.  This report is entitled Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Needs.   
The report documents how the mental health crisis in the United States is at a critical point. The pandemic has exacerbated already alarming trends in the mental health needs of children and students. There is a unique opportunity to reconceptualize the role of schools and programs in creating nurturing environments in our schools to address the mental health needs and overall well-being of children, students, and adults. This resource highlighted seven key challenges to providing school and program mental health supports and presented seven corresponding recommendations, which include:   
 
  • Prioritize Wellness for Each and Every Child, Student, Educator, and Provider   
  • Enhance Mental Health Literacy and Reduce Stigma and Other Barriers to Access   
  • Implement Continuum of Evidence-Based Prevention Practices   
  • Establish an Integrated Framework of Educational, Social, Emotional, and Behavioral-Health Support for All   
  • Leverage Policy and Funding  

  • Enhance Workforce Capacity   
  • Use Data for Decision Making to Promote   
  • Obtain Equitable Implementation and Outcomes   
 
(rep.). U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Needs, Washington, DC, 2021.   

Speakers
avatar for Dr. James Adams

Dr. James Adams

Associate Professor & Program Director, Alliant International University
Greetings - my name is Dr. James Adams and I am an Associate Professor and the System-wide Program Director for the online Psy.D. Educational Psychology program. My doctorate is in Educational Psychology. I have worked in community mental health settings, private practice, and public... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Hillcrest A

3:00pm PDT

Administrator’s Liability
This presentation provides lessons learned through litigation to help administrators keep their students, staff, and district safer.

Speakers
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Greg Trapp

Vice President, AP Keenan
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Suzanne Trowbridge

Sr. Vice President Property & Casualty


Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Bankers Hill

3:00pm PDT

Air Pollution: A Matter of Health and Education Equity
A look at the intersection of air pollution and education equity for students of color.

Speakers
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Dr. Irella Perez

Community Outreach Specialist, IQAir Foundation
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Nancy Dinella

Community Outreach Director, IQAir Foundation
Nancy Dinella serves as the Community Outreach Director for the IQAir Foundation, which partners with community groups, environmental justice groups to bring high efficiency air filtration and air quality monitoring to schools in highly polluted areas.In her leisure time, Nancy... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Hillcrest BC

3:00pm PDT

Ethnic Studies Essentials: What Every District Needs in Their Toolbox
Join curricular leader Brian Veprek for a discussion about working towards educational justice with ethnic studies curriculum that prioritizes humanization of all students, self-determination, and cultivating critical consciousness.

In this session, Brian will cover:
  • Understanding the nature and purpose of Ethnic Studies, as described by the California Model Curriculum 
  • Designing standalone comparative and thematic Ethnic Studies courses 
  • Infusing Ethnic Studies into core subject instruction 
Workshop participants are invited to bring a laptop or other web-enabled device for a hands-on exploration of Newsela’s California Ethnic Studies collection.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Veprek

Brian Veprek

Curricular Solutions Architect, Newsela
Brian Veprek is a Curricular Solutions Architect at Newsela, where he collaborates with school districts across the country to surface and address the unique needs of their students and teachers. He is a former professional learning consultant and coach as well as a former teacher... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Ocean Beach

3:00pm PDT

Evolving Technologies in School Safety & Security
School safety is a paramount concern for district administrators, law enforcement, parents, and students across the country. Traditional security screening measures are no longer a fit for today’s dynamic environments and the threats of weapons. Hear from Evolv’s Education expert, Kevin Eberle, as he illustrates how advanced technology can reduce risk of school violence without compromising student & staff experience as well as the mental health benefits.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kevin Eberle

Dr. Kevin Eberle

Education Advisor/Consultant, Evolv Technology,
·       Presently: Consultant/CEO EdIngenuity, LLC·       Education Advisor/Consultant EVOLV Technologies·       Retired Principal and COO Buffalo Public Schools·       Received Doctorate at SUNY @ Buffalo University (Educational Administration)·       School... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Cortez Hill A

3:00pm PDT

Financial Challenges your Employees Face Every Day, and How You Can Help
The last few years has presented its share of financial challenges for school employees and districts alike. As your districts financial expert, you can help. This workshop will provide you with insight on what financial challenges your employees face every day and what resources you have to help them. Your employees’ financial well-being can have a positive impact to your district’s fiscal health. We will focus on what tools you can provide to your employees and how to develop a financial education plan to care for your employees.

Speakers
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Daniel Christofferson

TPA Relationship Specialist
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Darin Ditmar

TPA Relationship Specialist


Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Highland Peak

3:00pm PDT

Fostering a school community that CARES: A multidisciplinary approach to enhance Communication, Awareness, Respect, Equitability, and Success
“You say puh-tay-toe and I say puh-tah-toe…” Ever feel like that’s how it seems between certain members on your team? Differences in perspectives or philosophies can often clash, making it difficult to prioritize the students and their needs. Two professionals from different disciplines (i.e., applied behavior analysis & speech-language pathology) explore how using a collaborative approach to understand and address challenging behaviors can positively impact outcomes. Practical tools and resources will be given to help enhance communication, awareness, respect, equitability, and success among your teams and school communities.

Speakers
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Janna Gray

MA, CCC-SLP
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Brendan Garvey

M.ED, BCBA, SPG Therapy


Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Promenade B

3:00pm PDT

High-Impact Tutoring and the Blended Learning Model
This session will focus on the impacts of incorporating high-impact tutoring with a classroom-based blended learning model to help augment instruction and provide targeted content/remediation to students at all levels. We will focus on highlighting various ways to incorporate tutoring into real-world instruction without adding more work to educators/administrators while achieving positive results for students.

Speakers
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Leah Haile

Solutions Consultant, iTutor
Leah joined iTutor in January of 2022.  She brings 18 years of experience in the education field, 10 of those years spent teaching 4th-6th grade and nearly 10 years in administration as an instructional coach and most recently a middle school principal.  She is proud of her varied... Read More →
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Tony Skauge

Sr. Director Solutions Consulting, iTutor


Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Cortez Hill BC

3:00pm PDT

How to Leverage the Customer Experience to Build Trust With Your Community
With burnout across the country at an all-time high and many education professionals changing careers, trust and relationships are key to retaining and engaging staff.  
 
In this session, Pasadena Unified School District will share how building trust with internal teams helped them strengthen relationships with external stakeholders. You’ll also learn how putting your staff first while prioritizing superior customer service can positively impact your entire community.  
 
3 key audience takeaways: 
  • Learn how to build and strengthen trust with internal teams 
  • Empower internal teams to provide superior customer service to external stakeholders 
  • Retain and engage staff while offering superior customer service to stakeholders 

Speakers
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Brian McDonald

Superintendent, Pasadena USD, Pasadena USD


Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Solana Beach A

3:00pm PDT

Keys to Leading and Building Your Team’s Resilience in Challenging Times
Learn best practices and other key concepts that will help you lead and guide your work team through challenging times so your team can emerge from the chaos with resilience.

Speakers
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Barbara Ginsberg

Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
Barbara J. Ginsberg represents school and community college districts, and public agencies in all aspects of labor and employment matters and education law. She serves as chief negotiator for agencies in collective bargaining with certificated, classified, and police/safety units... Read More →



Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Golden Hill AB

3:00pm PDT

No More Spuddle! Activity Does Not Always Mean Accomplishment
Spuddle: To be extremely busy all the time while achieving a lot less than we want to most of the time. Does this resonate? If so, attend this unique session that provides participants with the latest research, practical content, and best practices related to three under-explored areas with profound implications for equity leaders tired of spuddling!: (a) the “magical” question that strengthens systemic equity muscle, (b) the architecture of leadership columns that shatter inequitable systems, and (c), non-negotiable depth of knowledge (DOK) in equity design for leaders. Participants will develop an understanding of the power of these ideas that turn leadership activity into high levels of educational attainment, especially for vulnerable students. The session includes simulations, exercises and real-life stories. Come ready to be edified, amused, inspired and ignited

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Dr. Robin Avelar La Salle

Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Orenda Education


Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Solana Beach B

3:00pm PDT

Semester High and Lows + Celebration 
We’re putting school administrators in the hot seat to share their words of wisdom! Come listen and wind down with current school administrators to find out what their daily highs and lows are! Subject will be hosting a happy hour after the panel for all guests to celebrate the hard work administrators do every single day.

Speakers
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Michael Vilardo

Co-Founder & CEO, Subject


Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Cuyamaca Peak

3:00pm PDT

Shifting Beyond Compliance to Transformation with School/District Improvement Planning
Develop a comprehensive needs assessment to drive the school/district improvement planning process led by a former assistant superintendent. Attendees will be introduced to a continuous improvement planning solution, Plan4Learning. Connections will be made that demonstrate how Plan4Learning provides a living and breathing guide to transforming instruction and enhancing learning. 

Speakers
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Frankie Mata

VP Business Development and Partnerships
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Lesli Laughter

Chief Academic Officer, 806 Technologies
Lesli Laughter is the Chief Academic Officer for 806 Technologies. For over four decades she has served as an assistant superintendent, middle school principal, elementary school principal, teacher and currently as Chief Academic Officer. Her passion is accelerating student learning... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Kingston Peak

3:00pm PDT

The Future of Online Learning - Building a Collective Vision
A panel discussion addressing the impact and emerging role of online learning across K-12 Districts. Key issues include equity of access for students of color and low-income students, along with the changing roles of teachers.  As online, digital-first curriculum grows more sophisticated, adaptive, and personalized learning becomes a reality, but how does this align with preparing students for the jobs of the future?  The implications for borderless learning are profound and wide ranging for all students, including those with special needs, EL designations and AP aspirations. 
 
Panelists will address grading inequality, mastery-based learning, and the use of engagement data, sharing innovative ideas around how online learning is evolving across campuses in dynamic yet complex ways.

Speakers
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Dr. Adam Clark

Superintendent, Mount Diablo USD
Leading systemic change to improve educational outcomes for all students.
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Eunique Johnson

San Diego USD – Educational Complex Director, iHigh Virtual Academy
My background and educational knowledge comes from working in two of the largest school districts in California, Fresno and San Diego Unified. My expertise includes maximizing educational and district consistencies, driving the overall performance of staff and students, creating and... Read More →
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Mr. Ivan Alfaro

Vice President of Equity & Partnerships, Imagine Learning


Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Torrey Hills AB

3:00pm PDT

What Every Superintendent and Cabinet Executive Needs to Know About Attendance Management & Achievement 
This session will focus specifically on the areas of attendance management that should be addressed top district leadership. The research is clear that attendance is the #1 predictor of attainment and achievement.  This presentation will share the strategies, actions, and areas of focus that can be implemented immediately. Learn ways to connect with your community and stakeholders without overextending your human capital bandwidth.  Attendance habits have not fully returned to levels before the pandemic and all educational leaders need to devote additional focus to this critical area.

Speakers
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Dr. Tony Wold

CBO in Residence, School Innovations & Achievement
Dr. Tony Wold has served as a district leader in multiple California school districts over the past 30 years.  He has managed fiscal challenges as CBO in large urban school districts, served as a district lead negotiator during the pandemic, led student assessment and student support... Read More →
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Dr. Michele Bowers

Superintendent Emeritus, Vital Educational Leadership Consulting
Dr. Michele Bowers has enjoyed serving in education for more than 30 years.  She is an experienced teacher, site administrator, district administrator and also an adjunct professor for CSUB in their Administrative Credentialing Program.  She successfully served as District Superintendent... Read More →


Friday November 4, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Promenade A

4:00pm PDT

Affinity Group Meet Ups
Friday November 4, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Mission Beach ABC

4:00pm PDT

Affinity Group Meet Ups
Friday November 4, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Ocean Beach

4:00pm PDT

Affinity Group Meet Ups
Friday November 4, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Solana Beach B

4:00pm PDT

Affinity Group Meet Ups
Friday November 4, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
Solana Beach A

6:00pm PDT

 
Saturday, November 5
 

7:00am PDT

Every Student Succeeding Fun Run - Ticketed Event
Join us Saturday morning for a walk/run down the marina. Quantities are limited for shirts but all that are registered for the event receive a jogging belt and water bottle. You can sign up at the summit at the ACSA Bookstore in the Exhibit Hall (Grand Ballroom AB)


Saturday November 5, 2022 7:00am - 8:30am PDT
Marina Courtyard

9:00am PDT

Keynote Presentation: Erin Gruwell
Saturday November 5, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Harbor A-F
 
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