Strong, informative and dynamic speakers are always a key element of the School Leadership Conference. This year won’t be any different. PASA and PSBA are proud to host two stellar educators ready to speak on significant topics affecting the climate of today’s public schools.
Opening keynote Baruti Kafele is a highly regarded urban educator in New Jersey for more than 20 years. He distinguished himself as a master teacher and a transformational school leader. Today he is one of the most sought-after school leadership experts and education speakers in America. Baruti Kafele will open the conference with a presentation titled “Diversity, Race and Equity – Considering All of the Learners.”
Dr. John Hodge is vice president of the Urban Learning and Leadership Center, a staff development and training organization that serves school districts throughout the United States. He is an expert in assisting schools to plan and implement strategies for continuous improvement, and he has defined his career by helping students and teachers overcome obstacles and achieve goals. Dr. John Hodge will provide a powerful closing keynote presentation titled “Helping Students to Bounce Back – Effective Strategies in Traditional and Virtual Learning Environments.”
PSBA is thrilled to host an additional event in October to evaluate, expose and address issues of equity. School districts are navigating ongoing crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and by systemic discrimination and racism. These crises have exposed deep inequitable gaps in our educational system, which will only widen if communities and educational systems do not address them effectively. Join us on October 13 for the 2020 Equity Summit: Centering Equity in Crisis and Transformation.
Delegate Assembly scheduled for November 7
As a reminder, this year the Delegate Assembly meeting has been separated from the PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference that will be a virtual event on October 14-15, 2020. The Delegate Assembly is scheduled to be conducted as a live event on November 7 at the Mountain View Middle School in the Cumberland Valley School District (Cumberland County). PSBA will provide updates regarding the Delegate Assembly meeting as we get closer to this event.