President & CEO, School Improvement Network
Innovation in Education: Educator Effectiveness
Principal, Central Elementary, Artesia, New Mexico
Only the Best: Success for Every Student and Teacher
Tammy Davis is the principal of 2012 Blue Ribbon school Central Elementary School in Artesia, NM. This is her 30th year in education and her ninth year as a principal. Prior to her years in administration, Mrs. Davis taught kindergarten and gifted education. Mrs. Davis received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, NM, where she grew up. She is a Nationally Board Certified teacher, is active in the National Association for Elementary School Principals and Altrusa International, and has worked with the Alliance for Invitational Education. Her husband is a math teacher and a coach. They have one son.
Principal, Innovations High School, Salt Lake City, Utah
Innovating at High School: Personalizing College and Career Readiness for Every Student
Executive Vice President, School Improvement Network
Personalized Learning: The Future of Education
|Sonja Alexander and Aleigha Henderson-Rosser|
Learning Centric, Atlanta, GA
DeKalb County Schools, Stone Mountain, GA
Effective Online PD: The Key to Professional Learning
President, Pacific Educational Group
Courageous Conversations About Race: Empowering Systemic Reform
Education Achievement Authority, Detroit, Michigan
Student-Centered Learning: Actualizing 100%
Strategic Initiative Director, Education Workforce, CCSSO
InTASC: Powerful Professional Teaching Standards
|LaTisha Vaughn-Brandon and Sherrie Snipes-Williams|
Charleston Promise Neighborhood
North Charleston, South Carolina
Comprehensive Student Support: The Charleston Promise Neighborhood
|Jotham White and Erica Franco-Quiroz, Student Presentations|
Students' Six: Proof of Impact. Students' Six is a professional development program to improve instruction for students of color by identifying and promoting the use of research-based and student-validated teaching strategies. Mr. White and Ms. Franco-Quiroz will speak to us on the six strategies they perceived as most beneficial to their success in the classroom.
|Alan November, International Leader in Education Technology|
21st Century Learning
|James Mahoney, Battelle For Kids|
Highly Effective Teachers
Relate, Motivate, and Differentiate
As the 2012 Indiana Teacher of the Year, Melanie Park understands that her year of recognition is followed by a lifetime of obligation. Consequently, she spent the 2012-2013 school year on sabbatical with the Indiana Department of Education. Her theme for the year was "Mission: Celebrate Teaching," and Melanie worked to shine a light of recognition on Indiana's outstanding educators. She visited over 900 classrooms and delivered speeches to nearly 4,000 people in her quest to uplift the teaching profession. In addition, Melanie had the opportunity to share a "teacher voice" with people like President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Justice Sandra Day O' Connor, Dr. Jill Biden, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, national and state legislators, and even Bill Gates. However, Melanie knows that her true power lies in the classroom because that is where she is able to develop meaningful relationships with students. As a result, Melanie will return to Riverview Middle School next fall to teach reading remediation. Melanie's husband, Steve, also teaches at Riverview, and they have two children, Nathan and Maggie. The entire Park family strives to serve others, and Melanie feels blessed to be living out that mission in her classroom.
The School Improvement Innovation Summit is an annual meeting of the world's leading education innovators; a place where experts gather to share knowledge and best practices for improving education and discuss the developments that will shape the future of education. Educators everywhere are invited to attend.
Join us for two days of interactive training on aligning your curriculum and assessments to the Common Core State Standards. Focus areas will include hands-on instruction on cross-disciplinary literacy with the ELA standards, and practical formative assessments on combining the Math Content and Practices standards.
School Improvement Network is the first and biggest name in on-demand professional training for educators. After decades of researching best practices, the company has developed the Educator Effectiveness System, a tool that helps educators become more effective and get 100% of their students college and career ready.