15 Distinguished Speakers
Unparalleled Professional Learning Experiences

Join the conversation as today’s top education leaders and practitioners  share their strategies and best practices. 

Dr. Pedro Noguera

Dr. Pedro Noguera
Best-selling author and nationally recognized education influencer and researcher

Dr. Doug Fisher

Dr. Doug Fisher
Teacher, prolific author, and nationally recognized speaker

Kweku Mandela

Kweku Mandela
Acclaimed filmmaker, global literacy advocate, and co-founder of nonprofit Africa Rising

Dr. Bill Daggett

Dr. Bill Daggett
Renowned education visionary and founder, Successful Practices Network

RichardCarranza

Richard A. Carranza
Champion of educational equity and Chancellor of New York City Schools

DrWright

Dr. Donna Wright
Literacy advocate, 2019 TN Superintendent of the Year, and Wilson County director of schools

Dr. Jesus Jara

Dr. Jesus Jara
Dynamic education thought leader and superintendent of Clark County School District.

Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

Dr. Gholdy Muhammad
Author of Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy

Dwayne Reed

Dwayne Reed
America's favorite rapping teacher, education activist and influencer at Teach Mr. Reed

Dr. Salome Thomas-EL

Dr. Salome Thomas-EL
Award-winning school leader and highly-praised author and speaker

Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson

Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson
Influential literacy educator and top thought leader in differentiated instruction

Ray McNulty

Ray McNulty​
Noted change agent in education and President, Successful Practices Network/National Dropout Prevention Center

Dr. Sue Szachowicz

Dr. Sue Szachowicz
Author, education innovator and leader, and senior fellow, Successful Practices Network

Bernadette Lambert

Bernadette Lambert
Educator and author of Moving Beyond Quadrant A: Developing Rigor, Relevance, and Learner Engagement in Your Classroom

John Gailer

John Gailer
Expert trauma practitioner, social-emotional intelligence coach, and director of Successful Practices Network

A Message From Your Speakers

Dr. Doug Fisher

Dr. Bill Dagget

Dwayne Reed

Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

Dr. Sue Szachowicz

Ray McNulty

John Gailer