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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Joe Luft

Internationals Network
Executive Director
Joe Luft is Executive Director of Internationals Network for Public Schools. As Executive Director, Joe leads a national team of passionate educators and advocates for educational equity for multilingual learners.  Joe has spent his career in public education and the nonprofit sector focused on the needs of immigrant and refugee multilingual learners. Joe was the founding principal of the Flushing International High School in Queens, NY and a teacher at the Brooklyn International High School.  Joe began his teaching career in the Washington, DC Public Schools. Joe holds a B.A. in History and Hispanic Studies from Connecticut College and a M.A. in TESOL/Secondary Education from The George Washington University. Joe is also a graduate of the New Leaders principal leadership program.