Keynote speakers

Sonja Santelises

Keynote: Leadership for Learning: Excellence in Education for Every Child at Every Level Sonja Brookins Santelises is CEO of Baltimore City Schools in Maryland. Santelises has spent 30 years focused on building highquality teaching and learning to help students excel. Santelises previously served as vice president for K-12 policy and practice at The Education Trust,…

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Taylor Mali

Keynote: The Flawed But Sacrosanct Odyssey of Teaching Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series “Def Poetry Jam.” His poem “What Teachers Make” has been viewed over 4 million times on YouTube. Mali…

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Michael Petrilli

Keynote: Equity and Excellence in Education Systems: A Purposeful Design Michael Petrilli is president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, executive editor of Education Next, and a distinguished senior fellow for Education Commission of the States. An award-winning writer, Petrilli is the author of The Diverse Schools Dilemma…

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Howard Fuller

Keynote: Equity and Excellence in Education Systems: A Purposeful Design Howard Fuller is a distinguished professor of education and founder/director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The institute’s mission is to support exemplary education options that transform learning for children while empowering families, particularly low-income families, to…

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