Michael has served in school districts in Texas, Arizona, and California throughout her 25 years in education. She currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction in Northwest ISD, a fast-growth school district located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. She works with leaders at all levels of the school system to build collective efficacy in meeting the learning needs of all members of the organization. Discussion protocols are widely utilized throughout Northwest ISD as teachers and administrators work to meet the ongoing challenges of today’s learners in innovative and personalized ways.
Quality big name speakers during concurrent sessions. Facilitators engaged participants. Focused on professional learning. It’s rare to attend a conference with TONS of sessions that are relevant for my work (professional developer).— 2018 Attendee
The level of intellectual stimulation and dialogue is unparalleled. There is always someone nearby or at your table who can help process new ideas or help you think about how what you’re hearing applies to your work. The balance of research and application is really nice. Getting to hear from top authors about their current projects helps me feel very informed so that I can feel abreast of current trends in the professional learning field. At the same time, the balance of topics that are “oldies but goodies” is nice because there are always new practitioners joining the conference.— 2018 Attendee