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Guide Their Journey…The Challenge of Student Success

Conference Presentations and Presenters

Monday, March 19, 2018:

Name of Speaker(s): Presentation:
Dr. Howie KnoffDr. Howie Knoff, Creator and Director of Project ACHIEVE
ESSA and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support: Addressing Students with Significant Academic and/or Behavioral Needs

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Moderator, Doug Mesecar, White Board Advisors ESSA Implementation and It’s Impact of School Improvement ESSA Plans
Samantha Koch, Policy Director, Pennsylvania Department of Education Panelists
Brian Darrow, Director, College and Career Readiness, Rhode Island Department of Education Panelists
Dr. John DraperDr. John Draper, CEO of Educational Research Service

Crucial Conversations

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Jason Botel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education ESSA State Plan Implementation
Dr. Steve PerryDr. Steve Perry, Founder and Head of Capital Preparatory Schools
High Risk, High Reward: Education in the modern era

Tuesday, March 20, 2018:

Name of Speaker(s): Presentation:
Horacio SanchezHoracio Sanchez, President and CEO Resiliency Inc.
Promoting Student Success

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Rich Rasa, U.S.D.E., Office of the Inspector General

Keith CumminsKeith Cummins, U.S.D.E., Office of the Inspector General
Shared Mission: Continuing to Improve How Government Works!

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William Bell, Massachusetts DESE Senior Associate Commissioner/CFO Best Practices for Audit/Program Review Preparation

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Jenay Morrisey, Management and Program Analyst, U.S. Department of Education Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA): Resources and Tools for Implementing Equitable Services Requirements

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Noelle Ellerson NGNoelle Ellerson NG, Associate Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy
Federal Education Update

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018:

Name of Speaker(s): Presentation:
Julia MartinJulia Martin, Esq Brustein & Manasevit
Policy and Advocacy in the Trump Era

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Dr. Dana GodekDr. Dana Godek, Administrative Director, Compliance and Special Projects, School District of Palm Beach County
The Big Opps

Told through personal narrative, the presentation follows a journey through multiple ESSA-authorized programs and how the decisions administrators make impact students, for better or for worse.

Outreach &

Talking Points


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