Leadership Conference

Tuesday, June 17th at Waddell
(Meet in the Auditorium)

Wednesday, June 18th at CPCC Central Campus
(Meet at the Grady Cole Center)

We Thank our Generous Sponsors
and Presenters





Tuesday, June 17th at Waddell
(Meet in the Auditorium)

Time

Activity

7:30 – 8:00
30'

Registration
Coffee and Refreshments

8:00 - 8:15
15’

Welcome and Introductions
Ann Clark

8:15 - 9:15
60’

Keynote
Superintendent Morrison

9:15 - 9:30
15’

Principals of the Year Recognition
Tonya Kales

9:30 - 9:45
15’

Retiree Recognition
Dr. Kelly Gwaltney

9:45 – 10:00
15’

Vendor Presentation

10:00 – 10:15
15’

Break

10:15 - 11:40
85’

Keynote
Dr. Joe Murphy

11:40 - 12:10
30’

Horace Mann Presentation
Joyce Tice

12:10 - 1:10
60’

Lunch, Sponsored by Horace Mann

1:10 - 2:25
75’

2:25 – 2:40
15’

Break

2:40 - 4:00
80’

Wednesday, June 18th at CPCC Central Campus
(Meet at the Grady Cole Center)

Time

Activity

7:30 – 8:00
30'

Coffee

8:00 - 8:30
30'

Vendor Presenation

8:30 - 10:00
90’

Keynote
Jaime Casap

10:00 - 10:10
10’

Break

10:10 - 11:30
80’

Keynote
Eric Sheninger

11:30 – 11:45
15’

Vendor Presentation

11:45 - 12:45
60’

Lunch
Sponsored by Discovery Education
Vendor Door Prizes

12:45 - 1:00
15’

Transition to Breakout Sessions

1:00 - 2:15
75’

Breakout Sessions 3

2:15 - 2:25
10’

Break

2:25 - 4:00
95’

School Administration Teams Meet
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Heath Morrison

CMS Superintendent

Dr. Heath E. Morrison joined Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in July 2012 from the Washoe County School District (Reno).

Dr. Morrison quickly established an entry plan, meeting with parents, employees, citizens and students in a series of public appearances and town hall meetings in his first 100 days. Using input and concerns from the community, he set the district’s course for his first year with The Way Forward, a document that identified key strategic goals and district direction.



Joseph F. Murphy

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Joseph F. Murphy is the Frank W. Mayborn Chair and associate dean at Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University. He has also been a faculty member at the University of Illinois and The Ohio State University, where he was the William Ray Flesher Professor of Education. In the public schools, he has served as an administrator at the school, district, and state levels, including an appointment as the executive assistant to the chief deputy superintendent of public instruction in California. His most recent appointment was as the founding president of the Ohio Principals Leadership Academy. At the university level, he has served as department chair and associate dean.

He is past vice president of the American Educational Research Association and was the founding chair of the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC). He is co-editor of the AERA Handbook on Educational Administration (1999) and editor of the National Society for the Study of Education (NSSE) yearbook, The Educational Leadership Challenge (2002).

His work is in the area of school improvement, with special emphasis on leadership and policy. He has authored or co-authored 18 books in this area and edited another 12. His most recent authored volumes include Understanding and Assessing the Charter School Movement (2002), Leadership for Literacy: Research-Based Practice, PreK-3 (2003), Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement (2005), Preparing School Leaders: Defining a Research and Action Agenda (2006), and Turning Around Failing Schools: Lessons From the Organizational Sciences.



Jaime Casap

Senior Education Evangelist for Google

Senior Education Evangelist and Tech & Learning's "2012 Top 10 Most Influential" hoodlum from Hells Kitchen focused on leveling the playing field and making education the silver bullet to millions of students around the world. Focused on using technology and the web as the enabling capability in our classrooms and schools to transform education!



Eric Sheninger

Principal at New Milford High School, Bergen County, NJ

Eric is the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School located in Bergen County, NJ. His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures. As a result Eric has emerged as an innovative leader and sought after speaker. His main focus is the use of social media and web 2.0 technology as tools to engage students, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally.