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

Sun & Ski Suite (802) 253-7159
Stowe Motel (802) 253-7629

Special Guest: Ruha Benjamin

Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where I study the social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine. I am also the founder of the JUST DATA Lab and the author of two books, People’s Science  (Stanford) and Race After Technology (Polity), and editor of Captivating Technology (Duke). I write, teach, and speak widely about the relationship between knowledge and power, race and citizenship, health and justice.



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

Wednesday opening talk: How our Metaphors and Implicit Messages Transform Trauma 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.