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
Systems of Oppression in Education Reform

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Do education reform efforts perpetuate the systems of oppression they're designed to dismantle? Over the past few years, discussions around improving the field haven't scratched below the surface. Do we need more people of color leading? Yes. But what else?

In this session, participants will debate issues around representation, outcomes, money, and power in education and explore ways to do right by communities.

From the moderator: attendees should be prepared to be uncomfortable. 

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Jamilah Prince-Stewart

Executive Director, FaithActs for Education
Jamilah is a native of New Haven, Connecticut and graduate of Yale University. After graduation, Jamilah worked at Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation as the Placement Manager, where she placed inner-city middle school students into independent secondary schools around the country... Read More →

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Tenicka Boyd

Senior Advisor to the President, Color of Change
Please note: in this session, Tenicka Boyd is representing her own views, not those of her employer, Color of Change.Tenicka Boyd is the Senior Advisor to the President of Color Of Change, where she serves on the leadership team as a strategic thought partner to the President. Prior... Read More →
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Duanecia Evans

Senior Managing Director of Black Community Alliances, Teach for America
Born and raised in Harlem, New York, Duanecia Evans leads as Senior Managing Director on Teach For America's national Public Partnerships Team. Duanecia's portfolio of partnerships specifically focuses on strengthening opportunities within the Black community. Duanecia has ensured... Read More →
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Subira Gordon

Executive Director, ConnCAN
Subira Gordon was born and raised in Jamaica, in a small rural community with a 2 percent literacy rate. Her mother was one of the few people who could read, and Subira quickly realized the value of schooling, as her mother was often asked to assist neighbors with undertakings that... Read More →
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Barbara López

Director, Make the Road CT
Originally from California, Barbara is a first generation American. Barbara learned about the importance of her community from her Guatemalan parents, who came to the United States in search of a better life. Barbara received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of... Read More →

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