uLead 2017 - The Summit of Educational Leadership

 
 

During the four days that will comprise uLead 2017 delegates will enjoy many stimulating discussions, concurrent sessions, and keynote presentations. 


We will add details each week as new presenters are added to our lineup.  Visit this page often for updates.  uLead 2017 promises to be a transformational event for those attending.

 

uLead 2017 - The Summit of Educational Leadership

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As Apple’s vice president of Education, John Couch has been responsible for driving Apple’s success in the education market. He has over 40 years experience as a computer scientist, executive and advocate for technology in education. John holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and a BS in Computer Science.

John Couch

Learning Strategist

Simon is a dynamic, evidence-informed and deeply practical speaker. He has spoken to audiences across the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, India, Sweden, Finland and Israel. His engaging presentations combine his unique insights into global trends in education, the science of learning and change leadership. Simon works with governments, senior leaders, technologists and front-line practitioners across all levels of education.

www.agileschools.com
@SimonBreakspear

The Hon. David Eggen

Gillian Hamilton is the CEO of the Scottish College for Educational Leadership. She works with @teamscel to drive forward leadership development for school-based leaders in Scotland.

www.scelscotland.org.uk


@CEOScel

Gillian Hamilton

The Hon. Adrian Piccoli is the former Minister for Education of New South Wales in Australia.


As a former Minister for Education - the first country MP to hold that position in 35 years - Adrian built a reputation as a pragmatist with a keen focus on improving outcomes for regional students.


@PiccoliMp

The Hon. Adrian Piccoli

Carol Campbell is known for her commitment to combining evidence from professional knowledge and research to develop capacity for educational improvement. Carol is Associate Professor of Leadership and Educational Change at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, an appointed Education Advisor to the Premier and the Minister of Education in Ontario, and Director of the Knowledge Network for Applied Education Research (KNAER).

@CarolCampbell4

Carol Campbell

Teijo Päkkilä works as a deputy head at the Seinäjoen lukio in Seinäjoki, Finland

Teijo Pakkila

The Honourable David Eggen is the MInister of Education and Minister of Culture and Tourism for the province of Alberta, Canada.

Mr. Eggen was educated at the University of Alberta, where he received a bachelor of education degree in 1984. He then went to Zimbabwe, where he taught for three years. Upon his return to Edmonton he taught at a number of local schools from 1990 to 2004.

@davideggenAB

Simon Breakspear

Professor & Author
With an expertise in the future of schooling, Pasi’s best-seller book ‘Finnish Lessons: What can the world learn from educational change in Finland’ won the 2013 Grawemeyer Award. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Practice at Harvard University.

www.pasisahlberg.com
@pasi_sahlberg

Pasi Sahlberg

Teacher, Blogger, Writer, Innovator
I’m a history teacher, writer, learning expert and innovator. I teach two days a week at an innovative school: UniC in Utrecht the Netherlands. Using concepts like- challenge based and connected learning, personal learning environments and networks, MOOCs, Flipped Classroom, game based learning and gamification- I’ve moved further away from traditional teaching.

www.jelmerevers.nl
@jelmerevers

Jelmer Evers

Judge Arnot was seconded from the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan to be Chief Commissioner for the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission on January 15, 2009 for a five year term. On January 15, 2014, Judge Arnot was reappointed as Chief Commissioner for an additional five year term. Judge Arnott’s work on the “Teaching Treaties in the Classroom Project” was specifically cited as a model for Canada by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Racism in his report presented in March 2004.

He will share about Saskatchewan’s groundbreaking Human Rights Curriculum initiative.

Judge David Arnot

Dr. Reshan Richards is an educator, a researcher, and an instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University and serving as Chief Learning Officer for Explain Everything, which he co-founded, Reshan is also the co-author of Blending Leadership and Leading Online: Leading the Learning, Leading by Learning. Reshan has led conversations and workshops around the world based on his 15+ experiences in K-20 education at gatherings including TEDxNYED, SXSWedu, ISTE, and AERA. An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology & Media from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M in Learning and Teaching from Harvard University and a B.A. in Music from Columbia University.uLead2015Test


www.constructivisttoolkit.com


@reshanrichards

Dr. Reshan Richards

Principal - Hoxton Park Public School, Sydney, Australia.

Kylie has been a principal with the NSW Department of education for the past 9 years, leading the Hoxton Park school community for the past 5 years.

Kylie has worked as a visiting teacher lecturer at Western Sydney University.

Currently the Convener for the NSW Primary Principals' Association annual state conference, responsible for providing outstanding professional learning opportunities for the state's principals.

Kylie Donovan

David King is a “citizen-politician”, having spent 17 years in the Alberta Legislature Building, and another 20 years working for locally elected politicians in that  province.

A democrat who believes that an enduring and healthy democracy is nurtured from the grassroots up, David is dedicated to working with local governments, local civil society organizations and citizens concerned about strong democracy and viable, strong local communities.

The Hon. David King

Hannah Wilson is the Headteacher Designate of the Aureus School in Oxfordshire, UK. She has spent the last 12 years working as a system leader in London, committed to driving up school standards. She worked for Harris, a large Multi-Academy Trust and Teaching School Alliance for nearly a year. During this time she started tweeting and blogging, resulting in her co-founding #WomenEd. She is a passionate advocate of the diversity and equalities  agenda.
@Miss_Wilsey

Hannah Wilson

Jón Torfi Jónasson

Jón Torfi Jónasson, PhD. is a professor in the Department of Teacher Education at the School of Education of the  University of Iceland. He is the former Dean of the School Education and a prolific writer on all aspects of teacher professional development and growth.

As principal of Southern Cross School K-12, Ballina, one of the largest Department of Education schools in New South Wales, Australa, Janeen’s delight is in nurturing, inspiring and challenging staff and students to find the joy in learning.

Janeen Silcock

Heather De Blasio is Director of Learning and Teaching Excellence at Wilderness School in South Australia. Keenly interested in educational practices which promote growth for all students, Heather is studying her Doctor of Education at the University of Melbourne.


@deblah123

Heather De Blasio

Deputy Principal - Hoxton Park Public School.

Donna leads Future Learning at Hoxton Park PS having worked on the Learning Frontiers project with AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership).

We have established a culture of continual learning and supported risk taking at Hoxton Park PS underpinned by strong, collegial professional learning.  This has resulted in a significant increase in student and teacher engagement.

We provide professional learning experiences for staff involving research and practical applications which explore innovation and classroom practice.

@DonnaBeath1

Donna Beath

Dr. Jacqueline Waggoner is a tenured Professor in the School of Education at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon. She received her bi-university Ed.D. from the University of Oregon and Portland State University in Public School Administration and Supervision and has worked in higher education and public P-12 education for over 25 years. Research areas are teacher education, measurement, instrumentation; assessment; and data-driven decision making.

Jacquie Waggoner

Wendy is a Senior lecturer in early childhood education teaching, research and practice at Southern Cross University, Australia.  Wendy has worked in the higher education sector for 10 years which followed 24 years as a n early childhood director.  Wendy is an academic researcher in the North Coast Initiative for School Improvement.

Dr. Wendy Boyd

Karen Belter has been a passionate educator for the past twenty-seven years and is presently loving her work as a teacher-librarian at Centre High Campus in Edmonton celebrating all literacies as well as developing Makerspace learning opportunities in and out of the classroom. She is also a Curriculum Coordinator of Effective Technology Integration supporting and inspiring both teachers and learners. Karen recently co-authored and teaches a dual-credit initiative called the Working With Children Career Pathway where her students gain valuable knowledge and experience working with all kinds of learners. Her students obtain industry certifications and participate in a mini practicum to fully understand the complexities of working with children. Karen also sits as a member of the executive on the Alberta School Learning Commons Council where she works tirelessly advocating for libraries, teacher-librarians and great literature. She loves books and shares her joy of reading by participating as a reviewer for the ASLC Litpicks site.


Karen has a husband who is an educator as well as a tradesperson and two sons; one who is a journeyman and the other who is pursuing a University degree.

Karen Belter

Jean Stiles is the principal at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton, Canada.  jean is a recipient of the “Canada’s Outstanding Principal” award for 2007.  she leads a school with a diverse population and a wide range of programs.

Jean Stiles

Marc-André Girard is principal of Beaubois College in Pierrefonds, QC.  He is focused on how change works in educational environments.  Marc’s presentations deal specifically with ideas around change in education.  he has also authored a book on changes in education systems.

www.magirard.com

@magirard

M-A Girard

Jane is Principal of Wilderness School, one of the most recognised girl’s schools in South Australia, She was the inaugural Principal of University Senior College and has been the Presiding Member of the South Australian Certificate of Education Board since October 2012.

In 2016, Jane presented at the University of South Australia's International Women’s Development Agency, She Speaks – The Power of an Educated Girl Panel and at the Global Forum On Girls’ Education: Creating a World of Possibilities in New York.

@danvers_j

Jane Danvers

Carmen Geissler will share a presentation with 4 other graduate students from the University of Portland program (in Edmonton) highlighting work from her Master of Education research. Topics like Achievement in Spelling, Self-Esteem in Elementary Girls, Benefits of Brain Breaks, Implementation of a Literacy Action Plan, and the Effects of "Mind-Up" will be discussed.

Carmen Geissler

Karyne Gamelin has been involved  in the field of education for the past decade. She holds a B.A . in English Studies and a Masters of Education from l'Université de Sherbrooke. Karyne is presently pursuing her doctorate in school administration at l'Université de Montreal's  department of Management & Education. She has several years of teaching experience at all levels including Lecturer in didactics at the Université de Sherbrooke's Education Faculty. Prior to teaching, she was a project manager in the field of communications and has worked on various provincial health campaigns.

Karyne Gamelin

Marilyn has been a faculty member of the School of Education at Southern Cross University, Australia, since 1988. During this time, Marilyn has been appointed to a range of roles including Course Coordinator for all the School’s undergraduate teacher education courses, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Teaching and Learning, Deputy Head of School, Head of School, and leader of three major curriculum renewal projects. In 2016, Marilyn was awarded a citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning as part of the Federal Government’s 2016 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

Marilyn Chaseling

Carmen Markowski will share a presentation with 4 other graduate students from the University of Portland program (in Edmonton) highlighting work from her Master of Education research. Topics like Achievement in Spelling, Self-Esteem in Elementary Girls, Benefits of Brain Breaks, Implementation of a Literacy Action Plan, and the Effects of "Mind-Up" will be discussed.

Carmen Markowski

Roar Grøttvik has worked for the teachers' union movement, the last 27 years as an employee, since he started to work as a teacher in 1978 after finishing his university and teaching degree in Bergen, Norway. His subjects are Mathematics, Physics, History and English. He has worked as a teacher mainly in lower secondary education. In the union he has worked as a negotiator for wages and working conditions, as a research investigator, as a member of the secretariat leadership team, and for the last 10 years as a political adviser for the President and Vice-Presidents of Union of Education Norway.

Roar Grøttvik

Southern Cross School K-12, East Ballina is very happy to have as their principal Mrs Janeen Silcock. Janeen has been teaching for 34 years and every day is grateful and happy in her choice of a career in public education.


In Janeen’s own words – “I love my job. I believe absolutely in the goodness of people…kids, teachers, school staff, parents and community to make a difference.

Janeen Silcock

Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD is an experienced leader, change agent and inspirational speaker. He has worked in a great many places in the world on issues and actions associated with educational leadership, innovation and change. Author of over forty books and a frequent keynote speaker, Stephen is known for his fun but challenging approach to leading organizational change and transformation.


Stephen Murgatroyd

Dr Richard Owens is an educational consultant and currently serves as the Director of the Cognita Centre for Leadership and Learning. He has worked internationally as an educator across Primary, Middle and Secondary school settings. He has held school leadership positions with responsibility for administration, curriculum coordination, student welfare and staff development; as well as roles as an Assistant Head and Head of School. Richard specialises in the areas of professional learning, leadership development, school improvement, teacher collaboration and organisational learning. He has made presentations to teachers, administrators, regional leaders, and government officials from Australia, Asia, South America and Europe.

@rjowe1

RIchard Owens

Rebecca Smith, M.Ed., is in her final year of the Doctor of Education program at the University of Portland with a focus on school leadership and development. A former high school teacher and current Research Fellow, Rebecca works to perform research that is meaningful and relevant to P-12 leaders. Her doctoral research focuses exclusively on the professional learning experiences of teachers at Catholic high schools.



Rebecca Smith

Charlie Naylor is an Associate Scholar at Simon Fraser University. Formerly a teacher in Sheffield, England and Melbourne, Australia, Charlie was the Senior Researcher at the BC Teachers’ Federation in Vancouver until February, 2016.  He then joined forces with a former BC school superintendent and a former BC Public School Employers’ Association CEO to develop Symposia and a Master’s program in Educational Leadership aimed at improving dialogue in K-12 public education systems.

Charlie Naylor

Ken MacKinnon is currently an elementary principal with the Toronto District School Board. He is in the process of completing his doctoral degree at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. He is interested in the manner in which gender intersects with principal leadership.

@Coinneach_Mac

Kenneth MacKinnon

Roger is the Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer of the Foundations for the Future Charter Academy, in Calgary, Alberta.  Roger has 35 years of exemplary educational work experience in two Canadian provinces.

Roger Nippard

Christina Jones is a principal with Edmonton Public Schools and has been a school leader in a variety of settings including the largest school in Western Canada.


Christina is the principal of Balwin School in Edmonton



Christina Jones

Kristi Blakeway is a principal in Maple Ridge, BC.  In 2014 she was named Vancouver's Woman of Distinction for her work connecting schools with the community.  She has presented at conferences in US, Canada and Mexico and recently presented at TEDx, sharing stories that inspire students and connect the community.  She frequently offers professional development workshops on the science of happiness.   Recently, she has helped launch a district wide initiative making social emotional learning the centre of all student related decisions.



Kristi Blakeway 

Alison Liddicoat

Alison Liddicoat is a Secondary Math and Science teacher and the New Teacher/Teacher Teaching On Call) Chairperson for the Sunshine Coast Teachers’ Association in BC.  She is passionate about curriculum development and professional learning.  She is currently a student in the SFU Master's Program in Educational Leadership focusing on improving dialogue in public education.



Dr. Carmen Mombourquette is an Associate Professor of Education specializing in Educational Leadership at the University of Lethbridge. He is also an author. For many years he was an elementary, junior high school, and high school principal both in Alberta and Ontario. Carmen has been a long time member of the Alberta Leadership Framework Committee and played a key role in the development of the competencies inherent in the "Professional Practice Competencies for School Leaders in Alberta". He currently coordinates the Master of Education in Educational Leadership at the University of Lethbridge.

Carmen Mombourquette

Chris Merideth

Chris Merideth an educator who will share his experiences in translating neuroscience and cognitive psychology to the field.



Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. is a professor at the University of Portland in the School of Education. Her background includes 45 years as a SLP, 42 years working in higher education. She is known as the author of numerous books, a presenter of 100s of invited presentations, and a practitioner in the field.



Ellyn Arwood

Jackie Surnowski will share a presentation with 4 other graduate students from the University of Portland program (in Edmonton) highlighting work from her Master of Education research. Topics like Achievement in Spelling, Self-Esteem in Elementary Girls, Benefits of Brain Breaks, Implementation of a Literacy Action Plan, and the Effects of "Mind-Up" will be discussed.



Jackie Surnowski

Dr. Nicole Ralston is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Measurement, Statistics, and Research Design from the University of Washington. An elementary school teacher at heart, she now teaches educational research and assessment courses to undergraduate and graduate students and researches in the areas of diagnostic assessment and algebraic thinking.

Nicole Ralston

Andy Connelly has been an assistant principal in Edmonton Public Schools for 10 years and has experience as a school leader in all four divisions.


Andy is the assistant principal of Balwin School in Edmonton




Andy Connelly

Cheryl Schwarz is a high school administrator in British Columbia.  She has taught K-12 and mentored teachers in graduate diploma programs in the Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University. She is passionate about social emotional learning, strength based leadership and professional development.  Cheryl presents regularly to students, parents and educators and loves to connect with others about the power of education to support the goals of all learners. Cheryl has a deep pedagogical understanding that allows her to challenge the status quo in a way that invites conversation between all stakeholders.  Through humour, creativity and relationship she is helping redefine education.

Cheryl Schwarz

Inarvis Diaz is a teacher at an independent school located in the West Vancouver school district with interests in student learning, formative assessment and curriculum development. He is also a student in the SFU Master's Program in Educational Leadership focusing on improving dialogue in public education.



Inarvez Diaz

Paul Wozny has been in school administration for over 15 years.  Paul completed his Doctoral Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Alberta and his Master of Education in Instructional Technology and Adult Education. Paul has been involved in a number of large-scale research and practice projects dedicated to improving teaching and learning across multiple subjects from the sciences to technology education.



Paul Wozny

Carolyn Freed is the Educator Exchange Liaison for the International Education Exchange Program, a Government of Alberta Program administered by the Alberta Teachers’ Association. With a background in Communications and Technology and at the University of Alberta’s Department of Educational Policy with inquiry-based projects, her focus is stewarding digital habitats for communities to learn from and with each other.

@carolynfreed


Carolyn Freed

Amanda Long is a middle school teacher and the First Vice-President of the Coquitlam Teachers' Association. She started the B.C. Early Career Teachers' Association, a Provincial Specialist Association within the BCTF and is passionate about mentorship and supporting new teachers. She is also a student in the SFU Master's Program in Educational Leadership focusing on improving dialogue in public education.


Amanda Long

Stephen Murgatroyd, PhD is an experienced leader, change agent and inspirational speaker. He has worked in a great many places in the world on issues and actions associated with educational leadership, innovation and change. Author of over forty books and a frequent keynote speaker, Stephen is known for his fun but challenging approach to leading organizational change and transformation.


Stephen Murgatroyd

Kelly Pittman is a principal in the Grande Prairie Public School Division in Alberta


Kelly Pittman

Danny Maas is the manager of the Emerging Technology educational consultant team with Edmonton Catholic Schools, working with teachers and students to transform learning across the curriculum using technology. Danny has also worked at Alberta Education Technology Leadership Branch and with the 2Learn.ca Education society, seeing provincial approaches to technology integration.


Danny Maas

Nicole Jarvis is a teacher in the Surrey School District with interests in new teacher induction, preservice training, professional development, and union engagement.  She is also a student in the SFU Master's Program in Educational Leadership focusing on improving dialogue in public education.



Nicole Jarvis

My name is Joseph (Joe) Dumont and I am currently the principal at Holy Redeemer school in Elk Island Catholic Schools.  I have been a principal, assistant principal, teacher and school counsellor in two different school districts.  I have also had the opportunity to spend time working with the University of Alberta as an F.E.A., and with the ERLC as a curriculum consultant, and most recently as a manager at Alberta Education in Workforce Planning and Development.  I am very passionate about learning and inspiring creativity and problem solving skills in students and staff.

@principaldumont

Joseph Dumont

Hugh J. Finlayson is a Chartered Professional, Human Resources (CPHR), a faculty member in the School of Business, Human Resources Management Program at the BC Institute of Technology (BCIT). He is also an Affiliated Scholar with the Centre for Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP), Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University.


Before joining BCIT and CSELP, Hugh held senior leadership positions in the K-12 public education sector at the school district level starting as Director of Human Resources and then as Secretary Treasurer, and ultimately at the provincial level as the Chief Executive Officer of the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA).

Hugh Finlayson

Eva is a passionate educator who will share her first-hand experiences related to international exchange programs for teachers and school leaders.



Eva Kluen-Ernst

Dr. Lori Cooper is a Consultant in the Leadership and Learning department in the Calgary Board of Education.  Previously, she was a Principal with over 19 years of formal and informal leadership experience at the elementary and middle school levels.  She recently completed her Doctorate in Education in Leadership at the University of Calgary.

Lori Cooper

Leanna Murtha-Toles will share a presentation with 4 other graduate students from the University of Portland program (in Edmonton) highlighting work from her Master of Education research. Topics like Achievement in Spelling, Self-Esteem in Elementary Girls, Benefits of Brain Breaks, Implementation of a Literacy Action Plan, and the Effects of "Mind-Up" will be discussed.


Leanna Murtha-Toles

Dr. Patrick Thalheimer has worked in public education for 32 years in a variety of positions, including classroom teacher, learning leader, assistant principal and principal. He has been a teacher and administrator in every division from K-12.  Dr. Thalheimer earned his EdD from the University of Calgary in 2015 with a focus on leadership and change.



Dr. Patrick Thalheimer

Dr. Phil McRae is an Executive Staff Officer with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and an Adjunct Professor within the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta where he earned his Ph.D. He was the Director of the Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) at the University of Alberta from 2005-2009, and taught several graduate courses in the Master of Education in Educational Studies (MES) program.

Dr. Phil McRae

Arief is a principal with experience as an Elementary and Junior High School teacher/administrator. Arief has instructed at both the University of Alberta and Concordia University Collage in the Faculty of Education. He obtained his M.Ed in the area of School Improvement and Leadership. He is an ATA Administrator Instructor, who helps to develop and present workshops around the province. His passion for school improvement compels him to share his key learnings with those invested in critically examining the work they perform.



Arief Ebrahim 

Sarah holds a Master of Education studying the impact that the recitation of poetry has within the French Immersion classroom. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary where she is continuing to explore theories of semiotic and neuroscience implications within second language learning. Her presentation will explore best practices for education French Immersion students.



Sarah Novosel

Shelley Magnusson, is an Executive Staff Officer with The Alberta Teachers' Association where she specializes in communications and public relations.

Shelley began her career in a small rural middle school, where she started as a teacher and advanced to the position of Vice Principal and then school Principal. After 13 years as an educator in rural Alberta, Shelley moved to Edmonton and became the program manager for English Language Arts and Literacy with Alberta Education. Just prior to joining the Association in 2012, Shelley was the Manager of Outreach and Education Programs with Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.

@saskmag

Shelley Magnusson

Dan Friedt is the principal of St. Angela School in Edmonton, Alberta Canada.  Dan’s passion as a teacher and administrator is teaching leadership to every child, helping students develop a Social Justice attitude and leading teachers to understand the power of transformational teaching and technology. Dan has presented throughout North America, including Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec and California.  His passion for social justice, student leadership and technology will move you to examine your own passions, helping you set goals for leadership in your school culture.

@djfriedt

Dan Friedt

Charlie Kraig is a vice-principal in a K-8 school in Grande Prairie Public School District. She is a recent recipient of CSL's Distinguished Leadership Award. Her master's thesis was entitled "Better Ways of Teaching Teachers" and her work and understanding of this topic continues to evolve.


@cvkraig

Charlie Kraig

Dr. Dennis Shirley is Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Educational Change, and Chair of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Educational Change of the American Educational Research Association.
@dennisshirley

Dennis Shirley

Tamara Martin Spady is a Literacy Specialist working with three schools in the Elk Island Public School District.  She has written and illustrated two children’s picture books and has created four step-by-step drawing books for teachers and young children. She has been diagnosed with three mental illnesses, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and is passionate about advocating for mental health awareness.

@gbreadteacher

Tamara Martin Spady

Keri Cyr has a passion for educational programming that provides student engagement through hands-on, real world experiences. She believes that entrepreneurship programming provides our youth with an opportunity to not only imagine future career possibilities but to live them. Keri has a broad, multi-grade teaching background with additional knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship. She is currently nurturing future entrepreneurs- living their vision through teaching the coursework outlined in the session.


Keri Cyr

Mandy Reed will share a presentation with 4 other graduate students from the University of Portland program (in Edmonton) highlighting work from her Master of Education research. Topics like Achievement in Spelling, Self-Esteem in Elementary Girls, Benefits of Brain Breaks, Implementation of a Literacy Action Plan, and the Effects of "Mind-Up" will be discussed.



Mandy Reed

Jeff Spady is a principal in Elk Island Public Schools and he is excited about sharing his understanding of mental illness.  Jeff delivers the point of view of what it's like to live and work with people who are mentally ill.  His belief is that a better understanding of mental illness can help everyone succeed.


@JeffSpady


Jeff Spady

Michelle Grattan has a passion for educational programming that provides student engagement through hands-on, real world experiences. She believes that entrepreneurship programming provides our youth with an opportunity to not only imagine future career possibilities but to live them. Michelle has a broad, multi-grade teaching background with additional knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship. She is currently nurturing future entrepreneurs- living their vision through teaching the coursework outlined in the session.

Michelle Grattan

Shawn has been a teacher, vice principal and principal with experience ranging from  ECS to gr 12.  He has lead and participated in a number of initiatives including participation as one of the original 16 High School redesign project and successfully transitioning a collaborative model into an elementary school setting.   Shawn has presented at teachers conventions, CASS and has been a guest speaker across the province.

Shawn O’Shea

Shawna Walter has taught all grades, Kindergarten to Grade 12, over the past 24 years and worked for four different school boards as both a French as a second language teacher and homeroom teacher. She moved into administration three years ago and is currently a Vice Principal in Sturgeon School Division. She recently completed a Masters in Education in Educational Studies through the University of Alberta

Shawna Walter

Mignon has taught in schools in Australia in a range of roles. Her passion for effective teaching and learning of Mathematics led her to the role of Numeracy Advisor for schools in South Australia, professional development facilitator, writer of Mathematics support materials as well as developer of various projects to enhance student learning in Mathematics. 

Mignon has held various leadership roles in schools. She has been involved with the International Baccalaureate since in 2000 as a teacher, PYP coordinator, workshop leader and school visitor, regional manager for the Asia Pacific region for six years overseeing significant growth and development of the program, and in executive leadership roles at the Australian International School Singapore. 

After 10 years in Singapore, Mignon has recently returned to Australia where she has been appointed as Educational Leadership Director for Lutheran Schools in South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia.


Mignon Weckert

Teresa Martin is the Principal of Nelson Mandela High School, which opened September 2016. Teresa has been an educator for nearly 30 years, 25 of those with the Calgary Board of Education. Her experience as an educator spans all divisions and also includes adult education. Since being named as the principal of Nelson Mandela High School, her work has focused on looking at the principles of High School Redesign, establishing ways that each of these principles will be foundational to the work being undertaken at NMHS. The cornerstone of all of the work being undertaken at NMHS is based on the power of relationships, and it is our hope that this defines NMHS as a learning community.

Teresa Martin

Kelly is part of an energetic team of teacher librarians who, between them, have built a Learning Commons in both elementary and secondary schools. They are innovators in bringing Makerspaces to their district and are sought after speakers within Alberta, presenting on a variety of topics including: Google in education, Best of the Best, New Books for School Libraries, I HATE to Read, Engaging Books for Reluctant Readers, Who Reads in High School?, Makerspaces, Using Inquiry-Based Learning, From Library to Learning Commons and more.

@kreierso

Kelly Reierson

Judy Toews, Dr. Maureen Yates, Janet Laddish, Laurie Helland, Brenda Schmermund, & Lorna Nyitrai have 60 years combined administrative experience leading some of the Edmonton Public School District’s highest vulnerability schools (FNMI, ELL, special needs, poverty). This group known as West 6 schools network, is passionate about giving every possible resource to support and ensure equity for all students and staff.


Janet Laddish

Amanda is a professional and engaging speaker on impaired driving, traffic safety, and decision making. Drawing from her 15 year career in law enforcement and an immense personal tragedy in her own life, her presentations have been described as attitude changing, inspiring and life altering by several schools, students, teachers, businesses and organizations.



Amanda Oling

Samu Seitsalo is Director, of the Finnish National Agency for Education, Finland.


Samu Seitsalo

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