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 • 10:15am - 11:30am
Rebuilding School Systems After Natural Disasters

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From wildfires to hurricanes, this past year we once again bore witness to the catastrophic effects that our changing natural world can inflict on the lives of humans and society. The displacement caused by natural disasters extends, of course, to the educational life cycle of the average student, whose education is stopped or disrupted due to schools being severely damaged or destroyed by the extreme weather conditions of our time.

In this panel, we will examine how can we rebuild school systems after a natural disaster to improve efficacy, while preserving local memory and tradition. We will examine the recovery efforts in Louisiana, Texas, and Puerto Rico to parse out potential lessons learned that could be applied to other settings. We examine how natural disaster recovery has both driven and impeded school reform.

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Hanna Campbell

Senior Manager, Education Programs, The Moth
Hanna Campbell is the Senior Manager for The Moth's Education Program. She's been working in educational and nonprofit spaces for the past decade. In that time, she’s served as the founding Director of Operations for two middle schools, designed a training program for future school... Read More →

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Douglas Harris

Professor of Economics and Director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, Tulane University
Douglas Harris is Professor of Economics, the Schleider Foundation Chair in Public Education, Director of the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans, and Director of the newly formed National Center for Research on Education Access and Choice (REACH), all at Tulane University... Read More →
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Paulette Carter

President/CEO, Children's Bureau of New Orleans
Paulette Carter is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is President/CEO of the Children’s Bureau of New Orleans, a non-profit organization which offers an array of mental health services to children and families in the greater New Orleans area. Ms. Carter has worked at Children’s... Read More →
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Rian Wright

School Leader, KIPP Texas Public Schools-Houston
Rian Wright was born in, and lived most of her life in, Detroit, Michigan.  After graduating from high school, Rian earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Central Michigan University. Rian moved to Austin in 2006 for graduate study and earned her Master’s in Higher Education... Read More →
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Astrid Raquel Cruz-Negrón

Community Organizer and Teacher, Centro Apoyo Mutuo de Utuado
Astrid R. Cruz-Negrón is a Puerto Rican teacher who works in the center of the Island of Puerto Rico. She teaches Spanish and History. Astrid is a working mother. She is an environmentalist, union worker and political activist working on causes related to freedom, social justice... Read More →

Friday April 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am EDT

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