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Jennifer Curtis
Emerald Education

Networking Conference Featured Speaker

Jennifer Curtis, president and founder of Emerald Education, a school, district and state education agency collaborative, seeks to improve conditions and opportunities for success for each child.

Curtis contributed to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ new book, Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics: Initiating Critical Conversations. She recently served as section chief for mathematics at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Josh Davies - CEO, The Center for Work Ethic Development

Josh Davies
The Center for Work Ethic Development

Making Schools Work Conference Featured Speaker

Josh Davies is CEO of The Center for Work Ethic Development, an organization committed to developing workplace skills in the global workforce. Through curriculum, certification, and consulting, the Center equips organizations around the world to better prepare their local workforce for employment and life-long success.

We believe in the power of work to promote self-sufficiency and build self-worth.
- Josh Davies, CEO, The Center for Work Ethic Development

Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs and community. Through his work as a speaker and trainer, he has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East, and Asia.

Davies was awarded an honorary doctorate of Foodservice by the North American Food Equipment Manufacturers Association for his contributions to the industry. He was appointed by the governor of Colorado to serve a second term on the Executive Board of the Colorado Workforce Development Council and to chair the State Education and Training Steering Committee.

Davies holds a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from American University.

Learn about other featured speakers at the 2019 Making Schools Work Conference.