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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Mohammed Choudhury

San Antonio ISD
Chief Innovation Officer
Mohammed Choudhury is the Chief Innovation Officer at the San Antonio Independent School District. In this capacity he is entrusted with incubating and scaling high-leverage school design and turnaround initiatives, that will have the greatest impact on moving the needle on student achievement during an exciting inflection point for the city of San Antonio. Recently, Mohammed served as the interim chief and founding director of the Office of Transformation and Innovation at the Dallas Independent School District. He spearheaded the district’s Public School Choice initiative to redesign existing neighborhood campuses and launch new, startup open enrollment school models to expand high quality options for all students, regardless of their academic abilities or geographic constraints.
Previously, Mohammed served in teacher leadership roles developing and operationalizing successful school turnaround and change-management initiatives within the Los Angeles Unified School District. He has also served as a Teach Plus Teaching Policy and Education Pioneers fellow.

Mohammed began his career in education as a middle school English as a Second Language, social studies, and intervention teacher in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Central Los Angeles. He is a NextGen Network leader at the Pahara-Aspen Institute. Mohammed holds a master’s in urban schooling from the Teacher Education Program at the University of California, Los Angeles.