In Conversation with K-12 Leaders

Administrators in K-12 schools face a myriad of challenges every day and find themselves guiding schools in uncertain times: advancing student learning, complying with the numerous state and federal policies, as well as managing the school budget, navigating numerous data systems, and making contentious curriculum decisions while facing the perils of social media.

Join us for a conversation with current school administrators teaching in our principal and supervisor preparation program and discussing pressing educational issues. The webinar series "In Conversation With K-12 Leaders" will address these challenges. The series will feature instructors and former students in our M.S. in Educational Leadership and Administration program who are currently working as school administrators. Additionally, the series engages these professionals in discussions on what it means to lead a school during the pandemic, how to establish curriculum for equity and how to hire the teachers our schools need. 

The following webinars will be offered: 

 


 

Past Events

Leading School Curriculum for Equity

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2022, 6-7 PM

High-quality and inclusive curricula are critically important to the success of any school. Yet, discussions on the curriculum and its relation to equity very seldom make it to public forums on education. In this series’ second webinar, three school administrators, Dr. Guy Lowery, Principal, Mayfair School, School District of Philadelphia, Dr. Daniel McGarry, Superintendent, Upper Darby School District and Dr. Kris Brown, Abington School District’s Equity Officer, will discuss how they see their role as curriculum leaders and how they see curriculum as a tool for equity.

This conversation will be moderated by Dr. Nyshawana Francis-Thompson ’17 (Ed.D.), Deputy Chief of Curriculum and Instruction, School District of Philadelphia and Ms. Dariell Dinkins ’18 (M.S.), Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program for Educational Leaders (IDEPEL) student.

This webinar fulfills Act 48 credits.

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Meet the Panelists

Guy Lowery

Guy Lowery '18 (Ed.D.)

Chief Academic Officer, Southeast Delaware County School District

Daniel McGarry

Daniel McGarry '06 (M.S.)

Superintendent, Upper Darby School District

Kris Brown

Kris Brown '17 (Ed.D.)

Equity Officer, Abington School District

Meet the Moderators

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Nyshawana Francis-Thompson ’17 (Ed.D.)

Deputy Chief of Curriculum and Instruction, School District of Philadelphia

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Dariell Dinkins ’18 (M.S.)

Interdisciplinary Doctor of Education Program for Educational Leaders (IDEPEL) student

Leading Schools During and After the Pandemic

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022, 6-7 P.M.

In the first In Conversation With K-12 Leaders webinar, Dr. Byron McCook, a former Director of Technology at Radnor School District and Mr. Robert Taylor, Dean of Students at Kenderton High School in Philadelphia, will co-facilitate a discussion on how school administrators responded to covid and how they are leading their schools into the new phase of the pandemic. Panelists will include: Dr. Anh Nguyen, Principal, Parkway Center City Middle College, Philadelphia, Dr. Daniel Martino, Principal, Cynwyd Elementary School, Lower Merion, and Dr. Jabari Whitehead '05 (M.S.), '17 (Ed.D.), Principal, Chatham Park Elementary School, Haverford Township School District.

This webinar fulfills Act 48 credits.

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Meet the Panelists

Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen '21 (Ed.D.)

Principal, Parkway Center City Middle College, School District of Philadelphia

Daniel Martino

Daniel Martino, Ed.D.

Principal, Cynwyd Elementary School, Lower Merion School District

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Jabari Whitehead '05 (M.S.), '17 (Ed.D.)

Principal, Chatham Park Elementary School, Haverford Township School District.

Meet the Moderators

Dr. Byron McCook

Byron McCook '09 (Ed.D.)

former Director of Technology, Radnor School District

Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor '21 (M.S.)

Dean of Students, Kenderton High School, School District of Philadelphia

Hiring The Teachers Our Schools Need

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2022, 6-7 P.M.

One of the main responsibilities of school administrators is hiring new teachers. The changing demographics of students, the complexities of digital society, and the exigencies of the pandemic, have combined to make this responsibility particularly challenging. In this third webinar, Dr. John Council, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Equity, Upper Darby School District, Dr. Carole Hoy, Gulph Elementary School, Upper Merion School District, and Dr. Michael Calderone, Principal, Frankford High School, School District of Philadelphia, will reflect on the qualities and preparation of the teachers we need to select and employ in educating the citizens of the future. This webinar will be moderated by Dr. James Coviello, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership at Saint Joseph’s University and Ms. Kimisha Simpson ’18 (M.S.), Principal, Walter M. Senkow Elementary School, Upper Darby School District.

This webinar fulfills Act 48 credits.

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Meet the Panelists

John Council

John Council '14 (Ed.D.)

Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Equity, Upper Darby School District

Carole Hoy

Carole Hoy '09 (Ed.D.)

Principal, Gulph Elementary School, Upper Merion School District

Michael Calderone

Michael Calderone, '09 (Ed.D.)

Principal, Frankford High School, School District of Philadelphia

Meet the Moderators

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James Coviello, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership

Ms. Kimisha Simpson ’18 (M.S.)

Ms. Kimisha Simpson ’18 (M.S.)

Principal, Walter M. Senkow Elementary School, Upper Darby School District