2019 Leadership Academy

VPA 2019 Leadership Academy: Leading for Equity

July 30, July 31 & August 1, 2019

NEW Location: Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, Stowe, Vermont

Registration is available now

Special Guest: Ruha Benjamin

Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Faculty Director for the Center for the Transformation of Schools at UCLA.

Keynote address: Cultivating Courage: A Social Model of Educational Leadership



Wednesday opening talk: Exploring Metaphors, Messages, and Methods: The Intersection of Social Emotional Learning and Trauma-informed Practices by David Melnick, NFI Vermont

Choose from nine educational strands (Wednesday):

  1. Transforming Trauma: How Schools Become Healing Places with Dave Melnick, NFI Vermont
  2. Harnessing The Power of Social Media To Tell Your School Story & Own Your Professional Learning with Tony Sinanis, Chappaqua Central School District Public
  3. Leaders Disrupting Poverty: Five Powerful School and Classroom Practices with Kathleen Budge, Boise State University
  4. A Restorative Approach to Building School Community and Responding to Harm with Annie O’Shaughnessy & Jon Kidde
  5. “One Size Fits All” Fits No One with Tara Trainor, Novak Educational Consulting
  6. Understanding Whiteness In & For a Multicultural World with Jonathan Miller-Lane, Middlebury College (limited to 14)
  7. 5 Choices® for Extraordinary Productivity with Michael Swenson, Franklin Covey/Leader in Me
  8. A Systemic Approach for Improved Student Outcomes with Emma Louie & Nancy Hellen, AOE
  9. We, the People? Reclaiming Schools as Workshops of Democracy with Ruha Benjamin, Princeton University

Thursday morning session: Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning that Teachers, Students and Parents Love by Tony Sinanis, Assistant Superintendent at Chappaqua Central School District Public in New York State

Sponsorship and Exhibitor information

Contact Linda Wheatley at the VPA for more info.