Events

 

General Sessions

Expert Panels

Unlearning, Relearning, and Learning: Educational Equity in the Face of Multiple Pandemics ~ Voices From the Field

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Denisa Superville (Moderator) is an assistant editor at Education Week, where she focuses on principals and school leadership. She joined Education Week in 2014, initially as a reporter covering district news, management, and leadership. Before joining Education Week, Superville worked as a reporter at The Record in Bergen County, New Jersey.

   

Pamela Doyen has served in rural Maine education since 1987. She started as a teacher, became a literacy specialist, transitioned to an elementary school principal and is currently serving as the superintendent of RSU 56 and principal of Dirigo High School. Pam earned a BS in K-8 Education from the University of Maine at Farmington, an MS in Literacy from the University of Southern Maine, a CAS in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine and a PhD. in Educational Leadership from the University of Maine. Pam is married and has four adult children. She enjoys all things outdoors – walking, hiking, kayaking, and biking to name a few. 

   

Dr. Michael Hinojosa has served for over 25 years as a superintendent/CEO of six public education systems, including two of the 25 largest school systems in America, Dallas ISD in Texas and the Cobb County School District in suburban Atlanta, Georgia. His career in public education, from teacher and coach to superintendent/CEO, spans more than four decades.

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Dr. Joseph Davis is the Superintendent for Ferguson-Florissant in  Missouri. Moved by the events in Ferguson during 2014, Dr. Joseph Davis pursued the superintendent opening in the Ferguson-Florissant School District and in the summer of 2015 moved his family from North Carolina to the community he now calls home and began serving the community as Superintendent. 

   

Wendell WaukauMA, ES, is currently the Superintendent for Menominee Indian School District.  Menominee Indian School District (MISD) is located on the Menominee Indian Reservation in Northeast Wisconsin and serves approximately 1000 students in grades 4K-12. Wendell is enrolled member of the Menominee Indian Tribe in Wisconsin and considers it both a privilege and an honor to work & serve in the community he grew up in.  

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Coloniality’s Enduring Legacy in Leadership Preparation & Impact on Responding to Crises:
A Global Perspective

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V. Darleen Opfer (Moderator) is vice president and director of RAND Education and Labor and holds the Distinguished Chair in Education Policy at the RAND Corporation. She served as director of RAND Education from 2011 to 2018; from 2005 to 2011, she was director of research and senior lecturer in research methods and school improvement at the University of Cambridge’s (England) Faculty of Education. 

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Azad Oommen is the co-founder of Global School Leaders, a non-profit that develops effective school leadership to improve learning of students from marginalized communities around the world. He was the founding Executive Director of the Central Square Foundation (CSF), an India-based venture philanthropy fund that invests in systemic reforms to improve the quality of student learning.

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Dr. Ann Lopez is a professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, and a scholar with public education experience as a former secondary school teacher and administrator in a large school board in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Lopez is the Director of the Centre for Leadership and Diversity, and Provostial Advisor on Access Programs, University of Toronto. 

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Dr. Rodolfo Rincone is an associate professor in the department of Educational Leadership and Foundations at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). His administrative duties have included directing the principal preparation program, the doctoral program in Educational Leadership and Administration and chairing the Department from 2009 to 2012, and from January 2014 to 2018.

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Dr. Mohammed Elmeski is a Clinical Associate Professor at Arizona State University. He is the Co-Chair of the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement, which was held in Marrakesh in January 2020.

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Ian Potter is the Chief Executive of the Gosport and Fareham Multi-Academy Trust. The GFM is the first local Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in Hampshire, United Kingdom.  Prior to its formation in 2017, he was the Headteacher of Bay House School during which time all five Ofsted inspections judged the leadership to be outstanding.

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Radical Imaginings: How We Rebuild And Dismantle Inequitable Educational Systems in the Midst of Multiple Pandemics

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Dr. Na’ilah Suad Nasir (Moderator) is the sixth president of the Spencer Foundation.  The Spencer Foundation is an organization that supports research about education. She was a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley, from 2008 to 2019, and she served as Vice Chancellor of equity and inclusion at UC Berkeley beginning in November 2015. 

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Dr. Jamaal Bowman, the Democratic Congressional Nominee for New York’s 16th Congressional District, is an educator, husband, father of three and champion of children and working families. He was raised by a single mother in East Harlem, living in a rent-controlled apartment on the Upper Eastside. Jamaal and his mother lived on her post office worker’s salary and were fortunate to enjoy living in a diverse community. Jamaal now lives with his wife and three children in Yonkers.
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Dr. Ann M. Ishimaru is an Associate Professor of Educational Policy, Organizations, and Leadership at the University of Washington’s College of Education. Her scholarship examines organizational leadership, school-community relations, family leadership and equity-based change-making in P-12 education. She partners with minoritized families and communities as well as systems leaders to codesign educational justice and community wellbeing. 

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Dr. Kent Paredes Scribner is Superintendent of the Fort Worth Independent School District, where he serves more than 80,000 students and more than 10,000 employees.
In support of the District’s mission of “preparing all students for success in college, career, and community leadership,” Dr. Scribner has narrowed the District focus to three areas: early literacy, middle years’ math, and college and career preparedness.

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Keynote Speakers

Available On-Demand

An Interview with Ramon Grosfugel, Ph.D.

Decolonizing Knowledge and Power: The Complex Relationship Between Capitalism and Modernity 

Ramon Grosfoguel is Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC-Berkeley. He has many publications on the Political-Economy of the World-System, Decolonization of Power and Knowledge, International Migration, and on Global Racism. 

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Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM EST

Mitstifer Lecture: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Ph.D.

Sponsored by Penn State University

What Makes Systemic Racism Systemic?

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva is the James B. Duke Professor of sociology at Duke University. He received his BA in Sociology with a minor in Economics in 1984 from the Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río Piedras campus. He received his MA (1988) and PhD (1993) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He worked at the University of Michigan (1993-1998) and Texas A&M University (1998-2005) before joining Duke University in 2005.

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Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM EST


Racism without Racists:
Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America

 


UCEA Presidential Address

Gerardo R. López, Ph.D.

The Lies We Tell Ourselves: UCEA and the Politics of Memory

Available On-Demand

This year’s convention theme, Re/Building Home: Coloniality, Belonging, and Educational Leadership, asks us to critically examine the knowledges, truths, epistemologies, and discourses that we’ve taken up as a field. The theme employs the notion of “home” as a window or framework to examine the various ways in which colonial discourses penetrate and inscribe themselves into our most intimate and trusted spaces.

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