Strategic Planning: Achieve Equity & Elevate Learning Leadership Summit

Dr. Jerry Weast, Founder and President of the Partnership for Deliberate Excellence, LLC

This leadership convening will showcase strategies and protocols for strategic planning using performance targets, analysis of data, and how to create the conditions for systemic and sustainable continuous improvement. We are honored to feature keynote speaker, Dr. Jerry D. Weast, of whom led Montgomery County Public Schools, the 16th largest school district in the nation to achieve both the highest graduation rate among the nation’s largest school districts for four consecutive years and the highest academic performance ever in MCPS at a time when the non-English speaking student population more than doubled and enrollment tipped toward low socioeconomic demographics. 
 
Experts in strategic planning, school improvement, programming for English language learners, use of current technologies, and how to promote a school climate of intentional planning to achieve equity and elevate learning for all students will share their work. 

Superintendents, district leaders, principals, assistant principals, teacher and aspiring leaders will return to their districts and schools will salient strategies and tools to facilitate leading the design of strategic improvement to equity in leading, teaching, and achievement. 

Speaker Bio:

Keynote Speaker: 

Dr. Jerry Weast, Founder and President of the Partnership for Deliberate Excellence, LLC

Dr. Weast led Montgomery County Public Schools—16th largest school district in the nation—to achieve both the highest graduation rate among the nation’s largest school districts for four consecutive years and the highest academic performance ever in MCPS at a time when the non-English speaking student population more than doubled and enrollment tipped toward low socioeconomic demographics. During his tenure, Montgomery County’s high schools consistently ranked among the nation’s best according to US News and World Report, the Washington Post, and Newsweek.

Some of our session learning will include:

Session:  Leadership Maturity

Presenter: Eric Davis, Chief  of Administration, Harford County Public Schools                                     

One of the most underrated and overlooked qualities of an effective school leader is leadership maturity. Leadership maturity has little to do with experience and more to do with a leader’s comfort level in building the capacity of others. Participants will learn about leadership attributes and actions that build positive school culture and how to model leadership maturity to staff, students, and parents.

Session:   Being A Digital Leader on Social Media


Presenters: Kelly Keane, Ed.D. & Marie Heath, Ed.D., Loyola University Maryland 

 Today’s leaders need to be able to build community and serve as catalysts for change. In this session, we will provide a framework for using social media to engage with stakeholders, extend relationships, share experiences, and expand professional connections while representing one’s organization. Participants will analyze different national and local school leaders’ social media contributions in order to identify best practices connected to the framework.

Session:  Creating equitable conditions for English learners:  An ESOL centered approach to sustainable school improvement


Presenter: Dr. Karen C. Woodson, Prince Georges's County Public Schools

 Today's leaders and teachers will obtain practical current efforts focusing on creating equitable conditions for English learners in schools, ESOL-centered school improvement strategies, and Baldrige guided strategic planning.

Session:  Leading the Instructional Program


Presenters: Dr. Darryl Williams and Dr. Michael J. Zarchin, Montgomery County Public Schools

 

How district leaders facilitate, monitor, and support a strong vision for strong leadership, teaching, and learning for all students. 

 

Session: Applying Practical Strategies to Avoid Leadership Pitfalls

Presenter: Dr. Tamitha Campbell, Consulting Principal, Montgomery County Public Schools

 

This session will examine techniques for managing the change process, define adaptive and technical leadership and explore strategies that will help leaders bring about transformational change in schools.

 

Session: Positive Climate & Culture While Implementing Change

Presenter: Dr. Myriam A. Yarbrough

 With evolving indicators of school quality and student success, leading for change is a requirement. This session will explore intentional planning and communication strategies that focus on meaningful ways to foster positive school culture and climate while implementing change.

Session: Powering Up Youth in Century 21: Overview of Youth Mental & Holistic Health Needs & How We Can Support

Presenter: Dr. Donna Saunders, Clinical Psychologist, Guide Community Health Services, Inc.

 In this informative session, participants will be learning about the primary mental health challenges facing 21st Century youth and how to be of greater support to them in the areas of prevention and early intervention. Specific attention will be given to understanding and recognizing symptoms of trauma (and its derivatives) given its prevalence in our fast-paced, present day world. Finally, participants will learn basic strategies for how to assist youth in powering themselves up daily in the Six Power Zones linked to mental (and holistic) health balance, greater well-being, and 'in tact' resilience to mental health threats. Participants in this session are sure to be powered up to power up our precious youth.


Conference Details:

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Locate: Loyola University Maryland- Evergreen Campus- McGuire Hall
4501 North Charles Street Baltimore, Maryland 21210 

  Parking information and directions to the Evergreen Campus

Registration:

The registration fee is $75.00 per attendee. Register Here