The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference exists to create a forum for leaders in education reform. We seek to create a constructive dialogue about how leadership skills applied to the education sector can be used to solve the most pressing and complex challenges in public education.

From its modest beginnings in 2007, The Yale School of Management Education Leadership Conference has grown to be a nationally recognized forum for education reform. The ELC is an annual two-day conference focused on convening the nation’s leaders in education reform. Through panels, networking, conversations, and workshops, our speakers, attendees, presenters, and keynotes create a community that helps build urgency in working toward student success and system-wide progress.

The ELC is sponsored and run by the Yale School of Management Education Club. Each year, 20+ Yale School of Management students work from early in the school year to conceptualize, plan, and realize the spring conference. The 2019 conference will mark our 13th anniversary.
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Friday, April 5 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Tales of Turnaround

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While formal federal and state policy definitions and guidelines for "turnaround" schools have shifted over the last decade, what remains true is that thousands of our nation's schools are severely underperforming.

These schools require drastic and comprehensive interventions to produce necessary gains in academic achievement, as well as to lay a path for long-term systems change and performance improvement.

We dive into cases of turnaround efforts to better understand what has worked, what the key challenges are, and how we might improve turnaround efforts in the future.

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Julie Swerdlow Albino

Massachusetts Department of Education, Advisor to the Commissioner
Julie is an Advisor to the Commissioner of Elementary & Secondary Education in Massachusetts where she supports the development of new initiatives, including those related to under-performing districts and schools.  Prior to her work at the state, she served as the Co-Executive Director... Read More →
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Nithya Rajan

Sr. Advisor, Programs and Impact Team, KIPP Foundation
Nithya Rajan recently joined the KIPP Foundation in New York after nearly 8 years at Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles.  At KIPP, she serves as a senior advisor to the Programs and Impact team doing strategic planning for the academic team in service to KIPP regions.  At Green... Read More →
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Douglass Austin

CEO, UPD Consulting
Doug Austin, President and CEO of UPD Consulting, has over 25 years experience in both the public and private sectors, and he is an expert in performance management, organizational design, and transformation processes stemming from his senior and executive leadership roles in Baltimore... Read More →
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David Hay

Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chancellor, NYC Department of Education
David Hay is Deputy Chief of Staff to New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza.  David currently leads policy and strategy to advance the Chancellor’s vision of equity and excellence for 1.1 million students. Hay has led a strategic evolution of the city’s turnaround... Read More →
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Margo Roen

Principal of Innovative Systems and Schools, Education First
Margo is the Principal of Innovative Systems and Schools at Education First, a national consulting organization, where she supports education organizations in the areas of strategic planning, district and school improvement, and all things portfolio creation, management, and execution... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm EDT