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Annual Leadership Forum

Annual Leadership Forum

2015 SREB Annual Leadership Forum Agenda

Jon Schmidt-Davis
Director, SREB Learning-Centered Leadership Program

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

The 12th Annual Leadership Forum will be held in Atlanta on April 30, 2015. Please save the date now. Registration for the event will open in November.

Annual Forum Archives


Deepening School Leaders’ Understanding of College and Career Readiness Standards

SREB held its eleventh 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.

Connecting College and Career Readiness Standards with Teacher Evaluation, Paul Fleming

Connecting College and Career Readiness Standardswith Teacher Evaluation, Candice McQueen

Leadership Challenges and Opportunities, Judy Frank

Supporting Principals’ Development of Common Core Leadership, Matt Clifford

Preparing Principals to Turn Around Low Performing Schools, Betty Fry-Ahearn

Florida Turnaround Leaders Program, Joy Gordon Fernandez


Deepening Student Learning through Teacher-Focused Principal Leadership

SREB held its tenth 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.

2013 Forum Agenda

2013 Forum PowerPoint Presentations

Designing Purposeful and Coherent Leadership Preparation Curriculum: A Curriculum Mapping Guide

Developing Evaluation Evidence: A Formative and Summative Evaluation Planner for Educational Leadership Preparation Programs


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. Dr. Tierney Fairchild, author of The Turnaround Mindset, was a featured presenter, along with Dr. Stephen Fink, the director of the Center for Educational Leadership at the University of Washington.

2012 Forum Agenda

2012 Forum PowerPoint Presentations


The Principal Factor in School Improvement: Implications for States and Local Districts

2011 Forum Agenda

Opening Message and Conference Objectives, Gene Bottoms, Senior Vice President, SREB

A Conceptual Framework for Principal Succession Planning: Key to School Improvement, Jon Schmidt-Davis, Research and Evaluation Specialist for School and Leadership Improvement, SREB

Building a Pipeline of Effective Principals, Jodi Spiro, Senior Program Officer, The Wallace Foundation

2011 Forum PowerPoint Presentations


Working Together to Develop the Leaders Our Children Need

2010 Leadership Forum Program Booklet

2010 Forum PowerPoint Presentations


2009 SREB State Leadership Forum Report

Forum Agenda and Presenter Bios

2009 Forum PowerPoint Presentations


2008 Leadership Forum Report

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