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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David Hay

NYC Department of Education
Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chancellor

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 approach, known as Renewal Schools. He joined the New York City Department of Education in 2016 and received his doctorate in education leadership from Harvard University in 2017.  

David previously served as high school principal in his home state of Wisconsin, leading one school to achieve top 3% rankings nationwide, serving as founding principal of two innovative charter high schools, and later as a turnaround principal leading a district school on the path to close a 17-percentage point gap with the state average in three years.