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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Lynzi Ziegenhagen

Schoolzilla PBC
Founder and CEO

Lynzi Ziegenhagen is founder and chief executive officer of Schoolzilla, a Public Benefit Corporation whose mission is to empower people across the country to use data to improve education for students, especially students from underserved communities. Based in Oakland, California, Schoolzilla PBC grew out of the technology Lynzi and the founding team developed over five years at Aspire Public Schools, a nonprofit charter management organization. Prior to serving as vice president of technology at Aspire, Lynzi taught in a community center in South Africa, community colleges in California, and programming sections at Stanford. Lynzi also started her own business creating software for nonprofit organizations and worked at the Children’s Partnership, Booz Allen and Microsoft. She is a Fellow of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and Harvard’s Strategic Data Project.  Lynzi graduated from Stanford with a degree in Symbolic Systems and holds a Masters Degree in Computer Science with an emphasis on computer security from the Naval Postgraduate School. Lynzi and her Schoolzilla team earned recognition as one of The Real Leaders 100 Top Impact Companies in 2019 and Lynzi's expertise in data use in the education is often sought for speaking engagements across the country.