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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Christopher Leake

Teach for America
National Vice President for Data, Reporting and Insights

Christopher Leake is the National Vice President for Data, Reporting and Insights at Teach For America.  His division is responsible for organization-wide reporting, analytics, applications administration, strategic consulting and data governance.  His professional experience spans multiple education contexts. Most recently, he was the Director of Teacher and Principal Evaluation with the School District of Philadelphia.  Prior to this position, he was a Harvard Strategic Data Project Fellow for College and Career Readiness with the New York State Education Department, under former Commissioner John B. King.   In this role, Christopher led the research and policy agenda that culminated in the State's roll-out of the new Multiple Pathways graduation standards. He also worked as a researcher at MDRC, where he was the lead analyst and technical appendix author on numerous policy reports.  Noted for his research on the role educational outcomes play in employment markets, this past year he was invited to give a Ted talk on this subject at Tedx Riga in Latvia. Christopher completed his undergraduate studies at Columbia University and The Juilliard School and trained at the University of Missouri, Cambridge University and University of Pennsylvania for formal graduate studies in Economics.