AMERICA'S BEST URBAN SCHOOLS SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM GUIDE

SYMPOSIUM SCHEDULE

March 1 - March 4, 2021

All of these sessions are included in your ticket price. You are welcome to join a few sessions a day or carve some time to attend parts of each one. 
All times are Pacific Times.

Click on any of the links below for more information on each award-winning school and presenter.

Monday, March 1st

8:00 am

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nancy Frey

Internationally known author of many books including, All Learning is Social & Emotional. Professor of Educational Leadership and Teacher Education at San Diego State University.

9:30 am

Horace Mann Elementary School, Glendale Unified School District, CA

Homer Hanna Early College High School, Brownsville Independent School District

11:00 am

Mueller Charter School, Chula Vista Elementary School District, CA

Kearny High School, San Diego Unified School District, CA

Dr. Ruben Gallegos Elementary School, Brownsville Independent School District, TX

12:30 pm

Teaching Practices from America’s Best Urban Schools Panel

Outstanding teachers from award-winning schools will discuss the teaching practices that have been most powerful in influencing student success.

Sonia Escobar, Silver Wing Elementary School
Dr. Chuck McWilliams, Maplewood Richmond Heights High School
Hillary Smith, James DeAnda Elementary School
Carey Pineda, R.F. Hazard Elementary School

Tuesday, March 2nd

8:00 am

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Francisco Escobedo

Superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD).
Home of 8 winners of the America’s Best Urban Schools Award.

9:30 am

Silver Wing Elementary School, Chula Vista Elementary School District, CA

Concourse Village Elementary School, Community School District 7, NY

11:00 am

Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, Maplewood Richmond Heights School District, MO

A.X. Benavides Elementary School, Brownsville Independent School District, TX

12:30 pm

NCUST’s National Leadership Certificates for Equity and Excellence Panel:
Learn how district leaders have influenced the success of multiple schools.

Dr. Francisco Escobedo, Superintendent, Chula Visa Elementary School District
Gabriela Mafi, Superintendent, Garden Grove Unified School District, CA
Rose Longoria, Assistant Superintendent, Brownsville Independent School District, TX

Wednesday, March 3rd

8:00 am

Keynote Speaker: Frederick Brown

Learning Forward‘s Chief Learning Officer and Author of Becoming a Learning System.

9:30 am

Rolando Park Elementary School, San Diego Unified School District, CA

Mariano Gonzalez Sr. Elementary School, Brownsville Independent School District, TX

11:00 am

America’s High School, Socorro Independent School District, TX

World Language Institute, Fort Worth Independent School District, TX 

James DeAnda Elementary School, Houston Independent School District, TX

R.F. Hazard Elementary School, Garden Grove Unified School District, CA

12:30 pm

Role of the District Panel
Learn how NCUST’s new leadership certificate panelists are building the capacity of principals and principal supervisors to achieve equitable and excellent learning results.

 

Thursday, March 4th

8:00 am

When Black Students Excel Panel
Learn how school leaders and their teams are helping ensure that Black students excel.

Alexa Sorden, Concourse Village Elementary School
Dimitres Pantelidis, Patrick Henry Preparatory Academy
Suzanne Berry, Wynnebrook Elementary
Brian Rainey, O’Farrell Charter School
Kevin Grawer, Maplewood Richmond Heights High School

9:30 am

Patrick Henry Preparatory Academy, New York City District 4, NY

Hubert R. Hudson Elementary School, Brownsville Independent School District, TX

11:00 am

O’Farrell Charter School, San Diego Unified School District, CA 

El Sol Science and Arts Academy, Santa Ana Unified School District, CA

12:30 pm

How A-PLUS Partnerships Help Districts Create High-Performing Schools Panel

Learn how NCUST’s Advanced Principal Leadership in Urban Schools (A-PLUS) Program is helping districts
strengthen high-performing urban schools.