SCORE 2013 Leadership Summit To Take Place In Nashville

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) will host the SCORE 2013 Leadership Summit onAugust 21 and 22 at Music City Center in Nashville.
The first day features a panel discussion of public school students moderated by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.
 
The summit is bringing together more than 400 Tennessee school and district leaders and education leaders from across the state and nation to discuss best practices and strategies, collaborate on ideas, and recommit to Tennessee’s work to prepare all students for success in college and the workforce.
 
School and district leaders play a crucial role in setting students on a pathway to success. They are responsible for setting goals and expectations, recruiting and retaining highly effective teachers, providing meaningful feedback to teachers on their instruction, and building internal pipelines of future instructional leaders.
 
This two-day summit will focus on four aspects of effective leadership: cultivating strong district and school leaders, ensuring excellent teaching, embracing high standards, and using data and technology to improve learning. Participants will delve into those topics more deeply in 20 breakout sessions ranging from improving hiring, retaining great teachers, and good use of technology in the classroom. 
 
During the opening session, Senator Frist, who is founder and chairman of SCORE, will moderate a discussion with five students about what schools and education leaders are doing and need to do to rise to the challenge of improving student achievement. The student participants will be Baily Choudhury, Mt. Juliet High School, Wilson County Schools; Rolanda Mack, Covington High School, Tipton County Schools; Julio Salazar, Morristown West High School, Hamblen County Schools; and Keaton Wadzinski, Franklin High School, Williamson County Schools.
 
SCORE President and CEO Jamie Woodson will welcome participants, and the keynote address will be delivered by TV and radio host Hallerin Hilton Hill. The summit's full agenda has more details about the program.

For more information, contact David Mansouri, Director of Communications at SCORE, at david@tennesseescore.org or 615/727-1545.
 

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