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Monday April 11, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Deborah Delisle, Executive Director of ASCD
Hosted by Kathy Hurley, CEO, and Deb deVries, President, Girls Thinking Global
Sponsored by Girls Thinking Global
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“You can do anything you want as long as you care enough. You just have to care enough to try.”
Deborah Delisle’s father spoke those words to her when she was five years old, and they’ve stayed with her through her life and career. In this webinar, Deborah spoke about things she has learned along her journey from the classroom to the highest levels of education as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education. She discussed what she has learned about courage, mentorship, collaboration, and teamwork; how she increased her self-confidence and changed her self-image from participant to leader; and the importance of inspiring and motivating others. Do men and women lead differently? Deborah shared her insights on how priorities, perspectives, and personalities affect leadership styles. She also spoke about the work she is doing now as the Executive Director of ASCD, to pass these lessons on to educators everywhere, and to their students.
Deborah Delisle is the Executive Director of ASCD, an international organization with 130,000 members across 128 countries whose primary mission is to provide high quality products, services, and professional development to educators. During Deb’s 40-year career in education, she has served as a teacher, gifted education specialist, curriculum director, elementary school principal, district associate superintendent, superintendent, state superintendent, and university instructor. She served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Elementary and Secondary Education from 2012 – 2015. Prior to her role at the Department of Education, Delisle was a senior fellow at the International Center for Leadership in Education; from 2008 to 2011, Delisle served as Ohio’s 35th State Superintendent; and from 2003 to 2008 was the Superintendent of the Cleveland Heights-University Heights (OH) City School District. Deb has served on many boards and has received many honors,including the Betsy Cowles Women in Leadership Award, and in July 2014, she was identified by the National Journal as one of five women in America who influence and shape national education policy.
Girls Thinking Global (GTG), a global community of organizations serving girls and young women by leveraging technology to create a collaborative space that connects best practices, knowledge, and expertise.