AMERICA'S BEST URBAN SCHOOLS SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM GUIDE
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
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.
Tuesday, March 2nd
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
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
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
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.