Virtual Summit Conference

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We recognize the valuable opportunities the Summit affords for improvers to learn from and network with each other. Improvement learning is rapidly expanding in our field, and creating venues to share that learning is too important to delay

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Anthony S. Bryk
PRESIDENT
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Gregory Boyle
Founder and Executive Director
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John B. Diamond
Co-Authors, Socialogist
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Amanda Lewis
Professor and Director
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Francesca Gino
Professor and Author
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Jorge Aguilar
SUPERINTENDENT
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Gail Anderson
State Transformation Specialist, Senior Director
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Rosita Apodaca
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Carlos Azcoita
PROFESSOR
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Kim Austin
SENIOR PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
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Chris Backous
Senior Transformation Sensei
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Jesse Balderas
Math & Science Teacher
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KaCee Ballou
President
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Amber Banks
Senior Program Officer, Teacher, researcher
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Cynthia Barron
Assistant Clinical Professor & Program Coordinator
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Rhonda Beasley
Support Coordinator
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Nicole Williams Beechum
Senior Research Analyst
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Brandon Bennett
Principal Advisor
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Nancy Bernadino
Founder and Principal
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Al Bertani
Senior Fellow, Senior Advisor
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Manuelito Biag
Senior Associate
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Chris Biddix
Assistant Dean of Culture
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Heidi Black
Director
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Casey Blochowiak
Director
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Erica Boas
Associate Research Analyst
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Alicia Bowman
Improvement Specialist
Donna Braun
Execdutive Director
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Cheryl Broadnax
Senior Director
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Jenna Bullock
Engagement Manager
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Mai Anh Bui
Data Analyst
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Barbara Campbell
Director
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Adam Carter
Executive Director
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Alex Carter
VICE PRESIDENT
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Allison Carter
VICE PRESIDENT
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Penny Carver
Principal and President
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Victor Cary
SENIOR DIRECTOR
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Jeanne Century
Director
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Melissa Chabran
Associate Managing Director
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Sinead Chalmers
Senior Associate
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Warren Chapman
EDUCATION AND NON-PROFIT ADVISOR
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LaShawn Route Chatmon
Executive Director
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Sherly Chavarria
Chief of Teaching and Learning
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Kelsey Clark
Partner, Principal, Project Leader, consultant
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Gloria Ciriza
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Andrea Clay
DIRECTOR
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Juli Coleman
DEPUTY CHIEF OF IMPROVEMENT
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Lisa Collins
CONSULTANT
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Joe Conaty
Senior Executive
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Benjamin Cooper
ASSOCIATE, NETWORKED IMPROVEMENT SCIENCE
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Cierra Cooper
Post- Baccalaureate Fellow
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Nicole Cooper-White
SENIOR TEAM LEAD
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Maryann Corsello
Director of Research and Evaluation
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Evelyn Cosme Jones
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, PRINCIPAL RESIDENCY NETWORK
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Andrea Craig
STATE TRANSFORMATION SPECIALIST
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Shannon Curran
CHIEF SCHOOLS OFFICER
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Jen de Forest
Partnership Lead, Associate Director
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Justin DelFosse
President
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Tracy Dell’Angela
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Kevin Denton
School Leader & Curriculum Consultant |
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Chad d’Entremont
Executive Director
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Marguerita DeSander
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
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PK Diffenbaugh
SUPERINTENDENT
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Sara DeMartino
Research Associate
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Mary Dillman
Executive Director
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Sydney Dion
DISTRICT LITERACY INSTRUCTION AND DESIGN COACH
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Christina Dixon
IMPROVEMENT ADVISOR
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Lori Dolezal
EDUCATION QUALITY MANAGER
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Jonathan Dolle
SENIOR IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST
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Bernadette Doykos
Partner, Measurement, Learning, & Evaluation, Consultant
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Kathleen Duffy
Educator
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Sarah Duncan
CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Mark Dunetz
PRESIDENT
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Barbara Eason-Watkins
SUPERINTENDENT,
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Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
Executive Director
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Melissa Eiler White
Project Director
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Joseph Espinosa
ELEMENTARY MATH COORDINATOR
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Kyle Fagan
Researcher
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Shelah Feldstein
NETWORK DIRECTOR
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Amy Feygin
SENIOR RESEARCHER
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Neal Finkelstein
SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST
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G. Bryan Fleming
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR
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Anna T. Foster
RESEARCH ASSISTANT
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Tracy Fray-Oliver
SENIOR ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT
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Linda Friedrich
DIRECTOR
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Ryan Gallagher
DIRECTOR
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Leyda Garcia
Principal
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Marty Gartzman
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
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Nikki Giunta
CHIEF OF STAFF
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Natalya Gnedko-Berry
SENIOR RESEARCHER
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L. Michael Golden
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Corey Golla
SUPERINTENDENT
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Louis Gomez
PROFESSOR OF EDUCATION
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Richard Gonzales
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
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Brittney Goodwin
EDUCATOR AND BARR COORDINATOR
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Lori Grant
Program Leader
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Patricia Greco
SENIOR DIRECTOR
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Sharon Greenberg
IMPROVEMENT ADVISOR
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Sarah Gripshover
DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH
Alicia Grunow
CO-FOUNDER AND IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST
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Sarah Gudenkauf
RESEARCH ASSISTANT
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Elise Guest
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Stacie Hansel
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
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Kjirsten Hanson
REGIONAL MANAGER, COACH
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Michael Hanson
FORMER SUPERINTENDENT, FRESNO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
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LaRena Heath
ASSOCIATE
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Erin Hellmann Ashoka
DATA & IMPLEMENTATION SPECIALIST
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Erin Henrick
PRESIDENT
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Cassandra Herring
PRESIDENT AND CEO
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Kirk Hinton
Teacher
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Jennifer Hogg
EDUCATION ASSOCIATE
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Heather Hough
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Cody Huie
VICE PRESIDENT
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Jennifer Husbands
SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER
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David Imig
PROFESSOR
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Janice Jackson
SENIOR ADVISOR
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Kathleen Ryan Jackson
IMPLEMENTATION SPECIALIST
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Sarah Jay
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING MANAGER
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Robert Jentsch
MANAGING DIRECTOR
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David Johnson
Senior Research Analyst
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Kyla Johnson-Trammell
SUPERINTENDENT
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Adela Madrigal Jones
SUPERINTENDENT
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Imani Jones-Ratcliffe
INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP PARTNER
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Melissa Kahn
IMPLEMENTATION SPECIALIST
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Megha Kansra
DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY
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Brittnie Keilman
INSTRUCTIONAL COACH
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Quinton Keith
Director
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Edit Khachatryan
IMPROVEMENT ADVISOR
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Muhammad Khalifa
PROFESSOR
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Rachel Klein
Educator , Community-Builder, Consultant
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Tim Knowles
FOUNDER, MANAGING PARTNER
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Sarah Kolbe
Data Scientist
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Uma Kotagal
Senior Executive Leader
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Christina Krause
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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Kelsey Krausen
SENIOR ENGAGEMENT MANAGER
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Sunanda Kushon
MATHEMATICS TEACHER AND INSTRUCTIONAL COACH
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Kirsten LaCroix
DIRECTOR, PRINCIPAL RESIDENCY NETWORK
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Delaina LaRocque
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Stacy Lappin
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAM
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Hien Larson
PRINCIPAL
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Jaguanana Lathan
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Paul LeMahieu
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
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Jacquelyn Lemon
CO-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Julie Leopold
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Derek Little
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
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Sandra Lochhead
SENIOR MANAGER
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Jennifer Locke
SENIOR POLICY ANALYST
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Gudelia Lopez
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
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Sonjhia Lowery
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT
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Jana Luft
SENIOR PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
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Betty Lugo
INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP PARTNER
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Kyna Magaña
DISTRICT INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST
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Elizabeth Maki
SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER
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Tom Malarkey
REGIONAL DIRECTOR
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Logan Mallonee
PRINCIPAL,
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Jojo Manai
SENIOR ASSOCIATE, MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Marc Mancinelli
DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM
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Annmargareth Marousky
COMPUTER SCIENCE INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST
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Peter Martinez
CO-FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
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Landon Mascareñaz
VICE PRESIDENT
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Melissa Matarazzo
Lead Coach
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Vince Matthews
SUPERINTENDENT
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Adelric McCain
Director
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Kelly McMahon
ASSOCIATE
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Rachelle McManus
DIRECTOR
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Hirvelt Megie
iology Teacher
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Frances Messano
SENIOR MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Amanda Meyer
Director
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Vivian Mihalakis
SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER
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Catherine Miller
Associate
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Rick Miller
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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David Montes de Oca
DEPUTY CHIEF OF IMPROVEMENT
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Kerry Motoviloff
CENTRS PROJECT LEAD
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Edgar Montes
Co-Director
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Kyle Moyer
DIRECTOR
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Jenny Nagaoka
DEPUTY DIRECTOR
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Matthew Navo
DIRECTOR
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Ben Necaise
ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT
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Kari Nelsestuen
CO-FOUNDER
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Ellen Noel
SENIOR TRANSFORMATION SENSEI
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Jon Norman
ASSOCIATE, MANAGING DIRECTOR
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Audra Offut
DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL SUPPORT
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Karen (KK) Owen
LEADER COACH
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Debra Pacchiano
VICE PRESIDENT
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Scott Richmond
CHIROPRACTIC DOCTOR
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Simone Palmer
ASSOCIATE
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Jignasha Pandya
PROGRAM MANAGER
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Sandra Park
CO-FOUNDER AND IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST
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Emma Parkerson
ASSOCIATE
Ebony Pattenaude
DIRECTOR
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Dave Paunesku
CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Katie Pekel
PRINCIPAL
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Rebecca Perry
SENIOR PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
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Anthony Petrosky
PROFESSOR
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Don Peurach
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
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Tina Posnanski
PRINCIPAL
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Kate Pressler
POSTSECONDARY COACH
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Regina Pretekin
LEAD POSTSECONDARY COACH
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Erick Pruitt
DEPUTY CHIEF OF HIGH SCHOOLS
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Stanze Quezada
SENIOR PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
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Joanne Quinn
GLOBAL DIRECTOR

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The past few weeks have been difficult and confusing for all of us. We at the Carnegie Foundation hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. As announced on Wednesday, given the strong recommendations and directives that have recently come forward from local civic leaders and public health officials regarding the spread of COVID-19, the Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education is shifting from an in-person event to a digital one. This decision was not made lightly, and as you can imagine, figuring out how to offer a strong program in this modality and then move all of our efforts in this direction has been a huge undertaking. We have had and will continue to have a lot of work to do to make this happen.

Even so, we are excited about the new possibilities offered by the new format. The shift over to a virtual Summit will allow Summit participants to have access to much more of the content than would be the case at an in-person event. We will make available to all Summit registrants on-demand access to sessions following the real-time event. This means that you will have the ability to participate in what interests you the most—and still view (and review) everything else. I am confident that this will afford terrific opportunities to explore improvement learnings from many more members in our rapidly growing community, which will serve you in good stead going forward.

In addition, the shift to a virtual convening now makes it possible for us to expand the reach of the Summit. We encourage you to invite your colleagues to join in the learning as local breakout groups during the live Summit sessions, as well as while the content is available online to registrants post Summit.

We thank you for your patience over the past few days as we have worked to understand the implications of this shift for our Summit community. I would like to provide you with updates on our planning for the redesigned virtual Summit and the status of refunds for your registration fees.

The Virtual Summit Format

We recognize the valuable opportunities the Summit affords for improvers to learn from and network with each other. Improvement learning is rapidly expanding in our field, and creating venues to share that learning is too important to delay. We are determined to carry on.

Therefore, we will be holding a reimagined Summit over the same April 1–3 timeframe, with my keynote kicking off the conference a bit earlier on Tuesday afternoon, March 31. The schedule will include breakout sessions and keynotes. More details regarding the schedule and logistics will be available next week as final plans take shape.

As it is often said, never let a crisis go to waste. Although I could not have imagined that we would find ourselves in this current situation, I am incredibly inspired by the “roll up the sleeves” attitude of the staff and fellows at the Foundation and their shared commitment to making this year’s new Summit format work for as many participants as possible. In moving the conference into the virtual space, presenters are thinking even more creatively than ever about how to enhance social learning in their sessions and deepen connections among attendees. What started out as a necessity has turned into an opportunity, and I am looking forward to engaging in new ways with you, our ever-innovative and resilient community of improvers.

Registrations and Refunds

While our commitment to delivering a high-quality Summit experience has not wavered, we know that this new design is not what any of us was expecting. Certainly, we never anticipated the additional expenses of redesigning and delivering the Summit in this new way. Moreover, we have to absorb substantial sunk costs in planning the program and working with presenters—for example, Carnegie staff have been working on Summit planning for almost a whole year. In addition, we may remain obligated for various onsite contractual commitments associated with putting on the Summit. While this poses a significant concern for the Foundation going forward, our most important priorities are our relationship to you and our work in growing our community together.

Therefore, in the spirit of a community, we will offer a “Pay What You Will” option for your Summit registration fee. Details and procedures are still being worked out and will be shared with you very soon. For now, just know that we intend to offer you the opportunity to specify how to handle your registration fee—be it no refund, full refund, or something in between. Your choice will have no bearing on your ability to access the virtual Summit sessions; you are part of our community, and we consider you a registered participant.

Any help that you feel that you can extend to us would be most appreciated.

Looking Forward to the Summit!

And lastly, I want to send my thanks to all of you, the Summit community. We appreciate the many messages of encouragement and support that we have received since announcing the transformation of the Summit into a virtual event. These messages are just another reminder of what a dedicated and positive improvement community we have formed together over these past seven years. Though I am disappointed that I will not be meeting with you in person as planned, I look forward to seeing you online. It is my deepest hope that you will join with us in making this virtual Summit a rich, diverse, and rewarding social learning experience for all participants.

I look forward to saying hello to you all when I kick off the Summit during my virtual plenary on Tuesday, March 31. Until then, you will be receiving more updates from Carnegie Foundation staff in the days and weeks ahead as planning for the virtual Summit comes together.