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The Art of Leadership Conference

The School of Education’s Educational Leadership program hosted the Art of Leadership Conference at Loyola University Maryland’s TimoniumGraduate Center, along with Myra Smith, Ed.D., Lecturer in the Educational Leadership program and Chairman of the conference, and Peter Litchka, Ed.D., Director of the Educational Leadership program and Co-Chairman of the conference.                              

The conference was an opportunity for participants to engage in conversations regarding the importance and heightened expectations of today’s principals and school leadership, deepen their leadership repertoire, learn from other district leaders and principals, and meet and network with new colleagues. 


The day was filled with engaging and thought-provoking conversations from breakout session guest speakers, Nashae Bennett, an educator in the Baltimore County Public School system, Dr. Tamitha Campbell, a consulting principal for Montgomery County Public Schools, Dr. Peter Litchka, director of the educational leadership program at Loyola University Maryland, Monica Sample, principal of Overlea High School in Baltimore County, Dr. Yolanda Stanislaus, director of the professional growth systems with Montgomery County Public Schools, LaTricia Thomas, principal of Judith A. Resnik Elementary School in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Karen Murphy, principal at Resurrection-St. Paul School. Along with keynote speakers, Officer Donald Bridges, the president of the National School Resource Officers, who spoke about school safety and security and Troy E. Boddy, director of professional learning and equity initiatives for Montgomery County Public Schools, who spoke about diversity and inclusion in schools and culturally responsive leadership.

The conference was well-attended and enjoyed by all who participated.