Keynote Peter Cunningham, executive director of Education Post and former assistant secretary for communications and outreach for the U.S. Department of Education, kicked off the event with a talk that ranged from electoral politics to funding equity to professional development.
Representative Komp has been instrumental in passing many of our state’s policies to support educator effectiveness and lift up the profession in our state—from securing funding for new teacher and principal mentoring, to the creation of the School District Collaboration Fund, to supporting TeachOregon and Leading for Learning.
What happens when you bring together educators and school leaders for an all-day event to share innovations and best practices? You get a super-charged environment of learning, collaboration, creativity, and connection.
A hallmark of effective school principals is that they find a way to prioritize instructional leadership over traditional administrative tasks. While no two schools operate exactly alike, in my experience a common trait in schools led by highly effective principals is that they empower leadership at all levels of the organization, which allows them to focus more deeply on improving student achievement.