Adaptability in Education Leadership Panels
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Breaking the Mold: Coaching Leaders to Embed Social-Emotional Health & Embrace Imperfection
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH, 7 PM ET
Meghan is the author of Legacy of Learning: Teaching for Lasting Impact. She is a blogger and self-proclaimed joyologist with over twenty years of experience across all levels of K-12 education.
Tara Martin thrives on change and refuses to settle for the status quo. Martin has served as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and district administrator. Her passion for education and love of writing led her to her current role, where she coaches and serves educational authors as the Director of Publishing for Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
Martin’s ambition is to lead a culture of innovative change, keep social-emotional health at the heart of our work, and motivate others to be REAL.
Lainie is dedicated to human flourishing, focusing on community building, social-emotional learning, and honoring what makes each of us unique and dynamic through learner-driven design. She earned her degree in psychology, and went on to earn postgraduate degrees in education. An international keynote speaker, Lainie has presented in 41 states as well as in dozens of countries across 4 continents. As a consultant, Lainie’s client list ranges from Fortune 100 companies like Apple and Google to school districts and independent schools.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, 7 PM ET
Dr. Michelle Ament is a passionate educational leader dedicated to developing and advocating for human-centered learning experiences. Her career spans over two-and-a-half decades, during which she has been advancing K-12 education with innovative practices to ensure students are prepared with the vital skills necessary to flourish in their careers and beyond. She is committed to preparing students for the challenges of a post-AI world by reimagining and transforming our educational ecosystem.
Natasha is a seasoned educator with nearly two decades of experience, dedicated to transforming education. As a middle school STEM teacher, she has crafted innovative curricula that nurture curiosity and ignite student passions. In her role as Mentor Coordinator K-12, Natasha not only provides valuable guidance to new teachers but also pioneers the integration of AI-powered strategies. Leveraging her expertise, she advocates for the seamless inclusion of AI tools to enhance teaching effectiveness and alleviate the challenges faced by educators.
Alfonso Mendoza Jr. is a Professional Learning Specialist with a strong background in educational technology and AI in Education. In addition to his work in transitioning a district to Google Workspace and managing online learning during the pandemic, Alfonso is the host of the My EdTech Life podcast. Through this platform, he has interviewed numerous AI EdTech startup founders, practitioners, and thought leaders, gaining unique insights into the field. His current focus is on an AI in Education initiative, aiming to make technology more accessible in education and support educators and students.
Modeling Adaptability & Mindset for True Professional Growth
TUESDAY, JANUARY 16TH, 7 PM ET
Elizabeth Dampf has served as a building- and district-level administrator in the Chicago suburbs for ten years. She is the author of two upcoming books: Dealing with Staff Turnover: Systems That Make Schools More Resilient in Times of Change and Climb the Ladder: How Educational Leaders Can Rise Above the Situations that Shake Their Confidence, as well as several articles and blog posts for ASCD. Elizabeth has appeared on several podcasts and presented at a variety of conferences, including Learning Forward and the Illinois Association of School Boards Joint Annual Conference.
Bobby Pollicino is the Head of Upper School at Bullis School in Potomac, MD. He has served as a school administrator for over 15 years, also in dean of students and assistant principal roles. He has taught high school courses in science, leadership, and public speaking.
Bobby is the author of Principled Leader and a contributing author to Evolving with Gratitude. Bobby’s academic leadership career is grounded in a healthy interest in leadership, leading to conferences with Stanley King Institute, Garnder, Carney Leadership Institute, and a fellowship with Leadership+Design. Bobby has presented for local and national organizations on topics including meeting culture, digital wellness, and hiring practices.
Jackie Wynkoop is currently an instructional coach for the Bellefonte Area School district, located in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania. In her 20+ years as a public school educator, she’s also served as an elementary teacher, middle school vice-principal, and Director of Gifted Education. Jackie has a passion for improving professional learning experiences for educators, and is the sole content creator and host of The PL Playbook Podcast. She is also the founder and committee co-chair of Bellefonte READS, a community organization with a mission to put quality books in the hands of children and families. In just 9 years, her committee has provided over 12,000 new books to community members.
Supporting Teachers as Thought Leaders
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11TH, 7 PM ET
Stacey is passionate about discovering and sharing ways to leverage technology to cultivate deeper compassion in the classroom and provide each learner with the optimal platform to express their ideas in a format that best fits their style. She aims to equip teachers with ideas and tech tools to create more inclusive, equitable, and empowering classrooms for every student to find their voice, build their confidence, and take ownership of their learning.
Passionate about developing lifelong literacy practices in all learners, empowering teachers to share their gifts, and leading with a coaching mindset.
Elisabeth Bostwick is a multi-award-winning educator who is passionate about creating the conditions to spark curiosity and unleash creativity to deepen engagement and empower learning. She is the author of Take the L.E.A.P.: Ignite a Culture of Innovation. As an innovative teaching and learning consultant and Canva learning consultant supporting K-12 teachers and students, Elisabeth works alongside educators to create innovative classroom cultures where every learner thrives.
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