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Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education,  UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Pedro Noguera
UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Opening General Session – Keynote Speaker

2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 7, 2020

SREB is excited to announce that our 2020 Making Schools Work Conference opening keynote speaker will be Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA.

Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, Dr. Noguera served as a tenured professor and holder of endowed chairs at New York University (2003 – 2015), Harvard University (2000 – 2003) and the University of California, Berkeley (1990 – 2000).

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Baruti Kafele,  School Leadership Expert & Education Speaker

Baruti Kafele
School Leadership Expert & Education Speaker

A highly-regarded urban educator in New Jersey for over 20 years, Principal Baruti Kafele distinguished himself as a master teacher and a transformational school leader. As an elementary school teacher in East Orange, New Jersey, he was selected as the East Orange School District and Essex County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, and he was a finalist for New Jersey State Teacher of the Year.

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Barbara Turner Windhorst, former superintendent, Jefferson Parish Public Schools

Barbara Turner Windhorst
Former Superintendent, Jefferson Parish Public Schools

Barbara Turner Windhorst is a retired superintendent of the Jefferson Parish Public School System in Louisiana and was the first lay president of the Ursuline Academy of New Orleans, the oldest continuously operating girls’ school in the United States, founded in 1726.  She currently serves on the board of directors of the United Way of Greater New Orleans, as a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way, on the board of directors of The Catholic Foundation and the St.