Steven Wurtz

Steven is responsible for developing and collaboratively actualizing the district’s learning framework designed to empower and engage all students to be contributing, responsible citizens reaching their maximum potential through relevant, innovative and rigorous learning experiences. Previously, he served as an area superintendent, principal, assistant principal, elementary bilingual/ESL and gifted and talented teacher in Irving and Grand Prairie ISDs. Steven currently serves on the Texas Learning Collaborative and as a district representative for the Urban Collaborative focused on leading equitable and inclusive education.

Learning Forward offers a unique conference experience for educators looking to improve their practice, regardless of the role they play in their organizations. The sense of community that the conference provides and value of the time spent learning in community is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced at other conferences.

— Anne Conzemius, SMART Learning Systems

This conference is an invaluable experience for anyone involved in promoting professional learning! I commend Learning Forward for their attention to detail and ensuring that a variety of professional perspectives were well-represented in the session offerings!

— David Holden