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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Julia Keleher

Puerto Rico Department of Education
Former Secretary of the Puerto Rico Department of Education

Julia Keleher is the Secretary of Education in Puerto Rico, a system of over 850 public schools serving more than 300,000 students. Prior to being named Secretary of Education, Julia was principal of Keleher & Associates, LLC., a boutique consulting firm based in Washington, DC that provided strategic and performance management services to various federal state and local agencies.  Julia is known for her remarkable ability to operationalize strategic initiatives and translate ideas into new practices. She has designed and implemented various large-scale change initiatives over the course of her 20 year career. She excels at helping organizations find new ways to optimize their performance.

Prior to founding Keleher & Associates, Julia was a senior manager at the US Department of Education. There, she focused on using data and analytics to inform grants planning and management. During this time, Julia was recognized as an emerging leader in government and was selected to participate in the Excellence in Government (2011) and Federal Executive Institute (2012) programs. She co-authored a paper on the use of risk analytics to manage grant portfolio for the IBM Center for Business of Government.

Julia earned her BA in Political Science and MS Ed in Psychological Services from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her MBA in 2013 and holds a doctorate degree in Education Leadership from the University of Delaware. In addition to her work with Keleher & Associates, Julia holds an adjunct appointment at The George Washington University’s Business School.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, April 5

12:00pm EDT