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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Margo Roen

Education First
Principal of Innovative Systems and Schools

Margo is the Principal of Innovative Systems and Schools at Education First, a national consulting organization, where she supports education organizations in the areas of strategic planning, district and school improvement, and all things portfolio creation, management, and execution to drive student excellence, equity, and innovation. Prior to this role, she was a founder and leader at the Tennessee Achievement School District (ASD), a portfolio school district designed to turn around the state's lowest performing schools using a school autonomy + accountability model, where she served as the Deputy Superintendent. Prior to her work at the ASD, Margo was a teacher and school leader in pre- and post-Katrina New Orleans, while also working with several nonprofits to create the right ecosystem to rebuild and reform New Orleans' public education system.