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WRIE 2020
 

  November 17-18, 2020
 

   WRIE 2020 IS GOING VIRTUAL!

 

 

 

JOIN US FROM ANYWHERE TO CELEBRATE RESILIENCE AND REFLECT ON WHAT IS RIGHT IN EDUCATION!

Current circumstances may not allow us to meet in person for our ninth annual education leadership conference, but we still have much to celebrate. As we look back at the year so far, we see a community of educators who are stronger and more resolved than ever to make sure that students have every opportunity to succeed, despite the obstacles ahead. It takes courage to face the uncertainty and willingness to unlearn some of our most successful practices and define new practices to answer important questions:

  • What’s working with our reentry plan and what isn’t?
  • How do we relieve anxiety with our team and create agility when we have to change course quickly?
  • What are the measures that matter? How do we adjust to meet those measures and successfully manage through this crisis?

Individually, we don’t have all of the answers, but together we can accomplish more, lay new ground and forge ahead.

We know you are tired and uncertain of the future. Taking time to pause, reflect and recognize the wins is vital not only for leaders to survive, but to thrive. Join us to learn from other education leaders, share the lessons that you have learned and celebrate the strides that we have made and obstacles we have overcome.

Join us virtually at WRIE 2020 to connect to purpose and learn practices and strategies that can transform your organization and strengthen your leadership skills.


PRICE: $0
This year, attendance is free for all who want to join us.

Agenda

 

NOV
17

TUESDAY

   
*All times are in Central Time
   
11 A.M.-11:40 A.M.
REGISTRATION AND TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT
   
11:40 A.M.-12 P.M.
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS
   
12 P.M.-1:15 P.M.
KEYNOTE

SIGNing the Song: You Have Changed My Life
William Martinez
Motivational Speaker, Singer and Actor

   
1:15 P.M.-1:30 P.M.
BREAK
   
1:30 P.M.-2:05 P.M.
PARTNER SESSIONS

Shifting from Survive to Thrive to Manage Disruption

Studer Education Partners
 

  • Strong Teams: A Culture of Vulnerability in a Crisis
    Jon Malone, Regional Director and Chief Executive
    Northwestern Illinois Association, IL
     
  • After Action Review: Learning to Shift and Deploy Under Crisis Conditions
    Steve Herrington, County Superintendent
    Sonoma County Office of Education, CA
     
  • Managing Multiple Shifting Sands: Reentry, Racial Responsiveness and COVID
    Matt Hillmann, Superintendent
    Northfield Public Schools, MN
     
  • Partnering for Reentry: Excellence in Collaboration
    Corey Golla, Superintendent
    School District of Menomonee Falls, WI
    Allison Bussler, Director of Public Works
    Waukesha County Government, WI
     
  • Laser Focus on What Matters: Make Every Decision Based on Kids
    Jennifer Lowery, Superintendent
    Tonia Warzecha, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
    Tea Area School District, SD
     
  • Building and Maintaining Trust: Opening Child Care During a Crisis
    Saxon Daugherty, Communication and Public Relations Specialist
    Child Development Centers, Inc., PA
   
2:05 P.M.-2:15 P.M.
CONNECT TO PURPOSE
   
2:15 P.M.-2:30 P.M.
BREAK
   
2:30 P.M.-3:30 P.M.
KEYNOTE

Dr. Ronald Ferguson
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

   
3:30 P.M.-3:45 P.M.
BREAK
   
3:45 P.M.-4:30 P.M.
VIRTUAL GALLERY WALK

Improvement is Continuous Learning

Studer Education Partners
 

  • Collective Impact: Improving at Scale
    Casey Blochowiak, Director of Curriculum and Learning
    Suzy Thomas, Instructional Coach
    School District of Menomonee Falls, WI
     
  • Pillar Promises: How Do We Make the Mid-Year Progress Check Count?
    Allison Degraaf, Director of Learning and Innovation
    Kurt Krueger, Principal of Jefferson Elementary School
    School District of Janesville, WI
     
  • Special Education: A Journey to Improved Results
    Michael Cady, Superintendent
    Anthony Strancke, Director of Student Services
    Pewaukee School District, WI
     
  • Multi-Year Focus: Taking a Linear Approach to Improvement
    Sarah Radcliffe, Director of Educational Technology
    Chippewa Falls School District, WI
     
  • Two Principals and a Pillar Scorecard Improvement Journey
    Blake Frazier, Assistant Director of Federal Programs
    Marty Everett, Principal
    Angela Bush, Principal
    Jefferson County Schools, AL
     
  • Conducting a District-wide "Great Heroes" Campaign to Celebrate Positives
    Andy Long, Director of Education
    Ken Richardson, Superintendent
    David Douglas School District, OR
     
  • Learning to Improve Elementary Math Through Leading Networks
    Shelah Feldstein, Improvement Advisor and CVNIC Network Director
    Tulare County Office of Education, CA
     
  • Listening to Teacher, Student and Parent Input to Return Ready to Learn
    Tim Dilg, Superintendent
    Valley Park School District, MO
   
4:30 P.M.-5 P.M.
CLOSING AND Q&A
   
5:30 P.M.-6:30 P.M.
FIRESIDE CHAT 

With Studer Education Leader Coaches and Former High Performing Superintendents Dr. Pat Greco, Nannette Johnston and Dr. JoAnn Sternke 

   

 

NOV
18

WEDNESDAY

*All times are in Central Time
11:45 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
WELCOME BACK AND CONNECT TO PURPOSE

Janet Pilcher
Managing Director and Executive Leader, Studer Education

 

Quint Studer
Author, Entrepreneur and Founder of Studer Community Institute

12:30 P.M.-1:05 P.M.
PARTNER SESSIONS

Tools and Tactics Supporting a Culture of Excellence

Studer Education Partners
 

  • Team Connection: The Importance of Daily Huddles During Shutdown
    Sergio Mendoza, Superintendent
    Burton School District, CA
     
  • Bring Your Vision for Students to Life with a Portrait of a Graduate
    Bruce Borchers, Superintendent
    Kelly Williams, Assistant Superintendent
    Holly Cross, Supervisor of Career Readiness & Communications
    Oak Ridge Schools, TN
     
  • The Scorecard at all Three Levels: District, Department and School
    Teresa Morgan, Superintendent
    Hardin County Schools, KY
     
  • Hardwiring Practices that Change Culture: Huddles and Leader Rounding
    Ryan Carpenter, Superintendent
    Estacada School District, OR
     
  • Courageous Work: Developing a High Performing Leadership Team
    Krystal Lomanto, Superintendent
    Jennifer Logue, Deputy Superintendent
    San Benito County Office of Education, CA
     
  • Measuring Equity: If it's on Our Scorecard, it Matters
    Polly Vanden Boogaard, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
    Appleton Area School District, WI
1:05 P.M.-1:20 P.M.
BREAK
1:20 P.M.-2:15 P.M.
KEYNOTE
Mardia A. Shands
Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Language Services, TriHealth
2:15 P.M.-2:30 P.M.
BREAK
2:30 P.M.-3:15 P.M.
PARTNER SESSIONS

Crisis or No Crisis: Making Meaningful Connections with All Stakeholders

Studer Education Partners
 

  • A Story of Community Engagement
    David Powell, Superintendent
    Hillsboro Community School District, IL
    Rex Brown, President and CEO
    Hillsboro Area Hospital, IL
     
  • Leadership Transitions in Difficult Times
    Geronimo Rodriguez, Board President
    Jacob Reach, Chief of Board and Intergovernmental Relations
    Michelle Wallis, Executive Director, Office of Innovation and Development
    Austin Independent School District, TX
     
  • Boots on the Ground: Service and Communication
    Deanna Ashby, Superintendent
    Hopkins County Public Schools, KY
     
  • Adjusting Quickly and Communicating Transparently
    Bonita Coleman, Superintendent
    Ocean Springs School District, MS
     
  • Key Words at Key Times: Communicating with Stakeholders
    Laura Nelson, Superintendent
    School of the Osage, MO
     
  • Making a Difference: Culture, Equity and Data Literacy
    Jeff Weiss, Superintendent
    South Milwaukee School District, WI
     
  • Measures that Matter: Designing Supports for a Rural Leader Network
    Chris Hartley, Superintendent
    Colby Smart, Assistant Superintendent
    Rosie Slentz, Learning Support Services Coordinator
    Humboldt County Office of Education, CA
3:15 P.M.-3:30 P.M.
BREAK
3:30 P.M.-4 P.M.
REFLECTION ROUNDTABLE
KK Owen
Leader Coach, Studer Education
4 P.M.-4:25 P.M.
CLOSING AND SHARE OUTS
6 P.M.-7 P.M.
STUDER EDUCATION PARTNER SUPERINTENDENTS NETWORKING SESSION

 

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