Annual Leadership Forum

Overview

Annual Leadership Forum

The Annual Leadership Forum convenes teams of state educational leaders and policymakers to focus on progress and challenges in providing every school with effective leaders who can help improve student achievement.

Registration is open!

Registration is now open for the 14th Annual Leadership Forum, to be held at the Hilton Atlanta Airport hotel on April 20-21, 2017. This year’s theme is “Instructional Shifts That Matter: How School Leaders Can Support Teachers to Make Them.” 

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Registration is $150 and will include three meals and a reception. Click here to register for the Annual Leadership Forum.

After April 6, please call Hilton Central Reservations (800-HILTONS) to check rates/availability and book your room at the Hilton Atlanta Airport.

Publication

2016 Annual Leadership Forum

The Principal: A Key Player in Advancing the College and Career Readiness of Students

SREB held its 13th Annual Leadership Forum at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel on May 12-13, 2016. Featured presenters included Mary-Dean Barringer, strategic initiative director of the Council for Chief State School Officers; Barnett Berry, founder and CEO of the Center for Teaching Quality in North Carolina; Mary Beth Blankenship, principal of Shades Valley High School in Alabama; Gail Dugger, assistant principal of St. Marys Middle School in Georgia; Daniel Girard, assistant superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District in Texas; Beverly J. Hutton, deputy executive director for programs and services of the National Association of Secondary School Principals; Gina Ikemoto, executive director for research and policy development for New Leaders; Amin Salaam, principal of Kettering Middle School in Maryland; Stefanie C. Shames, principal of Maitland Middle School in Florida; Jennifer Sharpe, assistant principal of Rocky Mount High School in North Carolina; and Eric Thigpen, principal of South Gwinnett High School in Georgia.

Publication

2015 Annual Leadership Forum

Getting to Both C’s: Leadership to Prepare Students for Both College and Careers

SREB held its 12th Annual Leadership Forum at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Hotel on April 30-May 1, 2015. Featured presenters included Michelle Dillard, assistant superintendent for Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky; MaryEllen Elia, former superintendent of Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida; Bonnie Fusarelli, professor of educational leadership at North Carolina State University; Fiona Johnson, principal of Charter School of Excellence, Riverland Campus in Florida; Philip Lanoue, superintendent of Clarke County Schools in Georgia and 2015 National Superintendent of the Year; Maria Medina, principal of South Dade Middle School in Florida; and Aileen Vega, principal of Flagami Elementary School in Florida.

Publication

2014 Annual Leadership Forum

Deepening School Leaders’ Understanding of College- and Career-Readiness Standards

SREB held its 11th annual Leadership Forum at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel on May 8-9, 2014. Featured presenters included Paul Fleming, executive director for Leader Effectiveness at the Tennessee Department of Education; Candice McQueen, senior vice president and dean of the College of Education at Lipscomb University; and Matt Clifford, principal research scientist at the American Institutes for Research.

Publication

2013 Annual Leadership Forum

Deepening Student Learning Through Teacher-Focused Principal Leadership

SREB held its 10th annual Leadership Forum at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel on May 9-10, 2013. Featured presenters included Michelle Young, executive director of the University Council for Educational Administration, Fred Brown, director of strategy and development at Learning Forward, and Eleanor Dougherty, author of Assignments Matter: Making the Connections that Help Students Meet Standards. 

Publication

2012 Annual Leadership Forum

Strategies for Saving Struggling Schools: What Works

SREB’s ninth annual Leadership Forum was held at the Renaissance Concourse Hotel Atlanta Airport on May 3-4, 2012. Tierney Fairchild, author of The Turnaround Mindset, was a featured presenter, along with Stephen Fink, the director of the Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Washington.