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Saturday, May 18
 

7:15am

Breakfast
Saturday May 18, 2019 7:15am - 8:00am
Lakeview Room

7:15am

Registration
Saturday May 18, 2019 7:15am - 2:00pm
Lakeview Room

8:00am

Keynote - Cynthia Breunig
Speakers
avatar for Cynthia H. Breunig

Cynthia H. Breunig

President & CEO, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio
Cynthia H. Breunig has led Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio as President and CEO since August 2011. A Lifetime Member of Girl Scouts, she was a 10-year Mariner Scout and earned the First Class Award (today’s Gold Award)—the highest award in Girl Scouts. Cynthia is a committed advocate... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 8:00am - 8:55am
Lakeview Room

9:00am

Equity in Education: It’s Not a Trend
In order to continue to build the capacity of our 21st Century leaders, we must go beyond creating an equity focus in our professional development, leadership trainings and in our classrooms. In this session, educators will be provided with an Equity Framework and Guiding Principles to embark on, or fine-tune their current work in Equity. This session will unpack the framework and the guiding principles based on current research. In addition, we will review outcome-based strategies to create equitable districts, schools, and classrooms.




Speakers
avatar for Dr. Talisa Sullivan

Dr. Talisa Sullivan

Coordinator/Program Manager, Riverside County Office of Education
Dr. Talisa Sullivan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and a Teaching Credential from Cal State Dominguez Hills, a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Cal State San Bernardino and a PhD in Education with an emphasis on Urban Leadership from Claremont Graduate University... Read More →



Saturday May 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon 2

9:00am

Platinum Platform: Branding Your Brilliance
Platinum Platforms are consciously used by transformational leaders to develop or market their leadership brand. Transformational leaders create and influence sustainable reform efforts within their organizations by understanding the power of their leadership platform. The goal of this session is to help leaders think strategically on how to use their platform to impact policy change through innovative solutions.  

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Qiana O'Leary

Dr. Qiana O'Leary

Principal, Environmental Charter Schools
Dr. O’Leary is a visionary leader and a licensed educator with a doctorate in organizational leadership from Brandman University, a master’s degree in leadership education from the University of California, Los Angeles, 10 years of experience instructing ELA to secondary students... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Lakeview Room

9:00am

Smashing the Glass Ceiling with Purpose and Determination!
Women constitute a majority of the U. S. Population.  We are 50.8 percent of the population of the United States and though we are highly educated, American women lag substantially behind men in terms of their representation in leadership positions.
Gender diversity, via women’s leadership in the workplace, is critical because girls and women require role models, women offer distinctively important mentorship and sponsorship, and women have a positive impact on workplace culture and politics. Women’s leadership in education and its potential for positively impacting children is critically important to closing opportunity gaps.
Whether you are interested in becoming a first-year site administrator, district level administrator, or seeking to move into that senior management position, this session will focus on how to get you there. Topics will include strategies and advice on what is takes to obtain that leadership position focusing on lessons learned while working in Human Resources.
 

Speakers
avatar for Rosa Coronado

Rosa Coronado

Assistant Superintendent, CALSA
Dr. Rosa E. Coronado is a Senior Level Administrator with over 15 years of experience including site/district/county office roles.  She received her BA in U.S. History (Women’s Studies minor) and an MA in Urban High School Leadership from San Jose State University.  Dr. Coronado... Read More →



Saturday May 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon 3

9:00am

Strengthen Your Leadership through Mindfulness and Self-Care
This presentation will provide a brief overview of health and wellness; strategies to develop, maintain, and sustain trusting relationships (as this is an integral component of wellness); and cover practices that promote and increase mindfulness. The women in leadership attending this workshop will leave refreshed and empowered with methodologies to thrive in their life-work environment.  

Speakers
avatar for Rebeca Andrade, Ed.D.

Rebeca Andrade, Ed.D.

Director, Glendale USD
Dr. Rebeca Andrade is an education leader serving as Director of Early Education and Extended Learning Programs at Glendale USD. In this capacity she oversees and manages programs and staff in preschool to grade 8 at 27 school sites. Prior leadership experience in education includes... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Salon 1

10:10am

A Story of Grit, Resiliency, and the Power of Networking as a Women of Color Leader
This workshop incorporates interactive learning, group discussions, self-reflection, and inspirational takeaways. The presenter will create a safe space to share “gritty moments” through the lens of grit, resiliency, and mentorship throughout her career journey.

Key takeaways

Participants will:

Learn what are the “messages” we tell ourselves and our daughters
Examine our “will” to keep trying in the midst of rejection
Explore ways to focus on the process, not just the outcomes
Understand the difference between a “mentor” and a “sponsor,” and why you need both

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marguerite Williams

Dr. Marguerite Williams

Senior Director of Equity & Diversity, ACSA


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:10am
Lakeview Room

10:10am

Do It With Passion, or Not At All
Sisters, we are here to give heart to the world through our passion.  Once we discover our passion, the fun begins.  Join us as we celebrate lessons learned, share ah-ha moments and expose the secrets to working with passion.  

Speakers
avatar for Alicia Grissom

Alicia Grissom

Academic Administrator, Instructional Improvement and Coaching, Moreno Valley Unified School District
Alicia Grissom is a highly experienced instruction specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the education management industry.  During her 22 years as an educator, she has developed skills in nonprofit organizations, interventions, instructional design, and school improvement... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:10am
Salon 1

10:10am

Equity through Community Partnerships
Explore how one high school engages the diverse voice of the community through partnerships and how it has improved many key performance indicators at a comprehensive high school. This includes open discussion of equity as well as well as transparent discussion of data.  

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Antoinette Gutierrez

Dr. Antoinette Gutierrez

Principal, San Bernardino High School
Dr. Antoinette Gutierrez is currently the principal of San Bernardino High School. She is very active in many different organizations that advocate for women in leadership as well as student success and equity. She serves as president of the local ACSA charter for San Bernardino city... Read More →
DM

Donna Martin

Courageous Founder and Alive Club



Saturday May 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:10am
Salon 2

10:10am

Get Ready to Step into Administration
Thinking about stepping into administration or advancing your administrative career?  Now is the time.  We will explore what you need to know to not only get the job,  but how to be an effective leader of leaders in education today.   

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Michele Bowers

Dr. Michele Bowers

Superintendent, Lancaster School District
Dr. Michele Bowers has served as Superintendent for Lancaster School District for 7 years supporting a very diverse population of more than 15,000. She also enjoys working as an adjunct professor for CSUB Antelope Valley in the Educational Leadership Program.  She received her Bachelor’s... Read More →



Saturday May 18, 2019 10:10am - 11:10am
Salon 3

11:20am

Four Ways To Multiply Your Power
Participants will begin their journey of multiplying their power by improving how they facilitate meetings, develop leaders, conquer time crunches, and secure input.
 

Speakers
avatar for Renee Hill

Renee Hill

Founder and CEO, TeamTeachUSA
Renee Hill is a pioneer in leadership development for attainment of organizational goals with a method that respects human centered design and tends to the aspirations of both the individual and the organization. She collaborates with system leaders to analyze the current state of... Read More →



Saturday May 18, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Lakeview Room

11:20am

4 Essential Roles of Great Leaders
Great leaders empower others to lead themselves and becoming a great leader requires all of you - body, heart, mind and spirit. During this interactive workshop, participants will be introduced to the Whole-Person Paradigm - the foundation for effective leadership - and The 4 Roles of Great Leaders: 1. Modeling that inspires trust, 2. Pathfinding that creates order without demanding it, 3. Aligning that supports the vision, 4. Empowering that unleashes human potential. Participants will assess their own strengths and areas of improvement, and learn how to use and apply powerful leadership tools to address chronic problems facing their schools.

3 Key Takeaways:
1. Understand the whole-person paradigm of effective leadership
2. Learn The 4 Roles of Great Leaders
3. Reflect on their individual strengths and areas of improvement.
  

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Sommers

Meredith Sommers

School Partner, Franklin Covey
Meredith Sommers has been working in education for nearly 20 years and currently works with Franklin Covey to enable greatness in school communities all over Los Angeles. After graduating from the University of Southern California, she started her career working in after-school programs... Read More →
avatar for Suzi Maldonado

Suzi Maldonado

Client Partner, FranklinCovey Education
As an education consultant for FranklinCovey, Suzi Maldonado serves California school districts to help educators develop life-ready leaders, improve school culture and increase student achievement. She is inspired every day to empower all individuals on campus and within a district... Read More →



Saturday May 18, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Salon 2

11:20am

Branding like a BOSS (Beautiful Optimistic Successful Sister)
Your life is a “Living Letter” that others will read. What message are you sending? How are you being perceived? Why should anyone want to follow and/or want to be like you?  Important questions to ask and answer in building, sustaining and maintaining your personal brand.  This workshop is designed for leaders at the beginning and middle of their career as well as those repositioning for the next season.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Donna M. Hunter

Dr. Donna M. Hunter

Principal, Walnut Valley USD
Dr. Donna Marie Hunter is a School Administrator, Conference Speaker and Parent Advocate.  Donna’s mission is to encourage, educate, enlighten and empower individuals with knowledge that transforms thinking and leads to higher quality of life.  As a conference speaker, she passionately... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Salon 3

11:20am

Recognize, Respond, Redress, and Re-create: Using skills of an equity literate leader to ensure equitable school and work environments.
This workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of The Four Skills of Equity Literacy using the works of Paul Gorski. Each of the skills are designed to enable leaders to: recognize biases, respond appropriately to biases and have the facilitation skills to intervene, redress biases and inequities in the long term, and re-create schools so they reflect equitable environments. Participants will engage in a hands- on interactive workshop that will provide them the opportunity to reflect on their role as women in workplaces that can be filled with micro- aggression's, their own biases, and leave with tangible tools that will assist them on their journey as equity warriors.  Join us as we recognize our role, learn to respond, understand the concept of redress, and re-create traditional school structures into equitable school environments. This workshop will be facilitated by Mrs. Leslie Lockhart, Superintendent of Culver City Schools and Dr. Patricia Brent Sanco, Director of Equity, Access, and Instructional Services in Lynwood USD 

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Lockhart

Leslie Lockhart

Superintendent, Culver City Unified School District
Mrs. Leslie Lockhart is the Superintendent of the Culver City Unified School District. A long-time member of the CCUSD family, Ms. Lockhart has experience at nearly every level of education throughout the district.She is the first African-American to serve as CCUSD Superintendent... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Brent - Sanco, Ed.D

Patricia Brent - Sanco, Ed.D

Director of Equity, Lynwood, USD
Dr. Patricia Brent - Sanco has been part of the education community for over 22 years. She is the Director of Equity, Access, and Instructional Services for the Lynwood Unified School District. Dr. Sanco served as a successful middle school teacher, assistant principal,  elementary... Read More →



Saturday May 18, 2019 11:20am - 12:20pm
Salon 1

12:25pm

Luncheon and Panel Presentation
Speakers
avatar for Heather Griggs, Ed.D.

Heather Griggs, Ed.D.

Superintendent, Oro Grande School District
avatar for Dr. Mary Sieu

Dr. Mary Sieu

Superintendent, ABC USD
avatar for Dr. Antoinette Gutierrez

Dr. Antoinette Gutierrez

Principal, San Bernardino High School
Dr. Antoinette Gutierrez is currently the principal of San Bernardino High School. She is very active in many different organizations that advocate for women in leadership as well as student success and equity. She serves as president of the local ACSA charter for San Bernardino city... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kim Lu Lawe

Dr. Kim Lu Lawe

Director, Eastvale STEM Academy
Dr. Lawe is currently the Director of Eastvale STEM Academy (9-12) of Corona-Norco Unified School District. She is also an adjunct professor for the Department of Teacher Education at Azusa Pacific University and a Coach for Clear Administrative Services Credential Program at Riverside... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Judy White

Dr. Judy White

Superintendent of Schools, Riverside County
Dr. Judy D. White serves as the 12th Riverside County Superintendent of Schools. In her role, Dr. White works with the county’s 23 school districts and the staff at the Riverside County Office of Education to ensure high quality education that invests in all students while developing... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 12:25pm - 2:00pm
Lakeview Room