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Ready, Set, ASU+GSV! Free Virtual Summit for All

Friday, September 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT


Presented by Dr. David Miyashiro, Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District, CA; Phyllis Lockett, Founder and CEO, LEAP Innovations; and Courtney Reilly, K-12 Lead, GSV Summit
Co-hosted by Deborah Quazzo, Managing Partner of GSV Ventures; and Lisa Schmucki, Founder and CEO of

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Watch a pre-show for the upcoming ASU+GSV Virtual Summit. The Summit is now in its 11th year and is free and virtual for the first time ever from September 29th – October 1st, 7th and 8th.

Our pre-show panel features innovative educators Dr. David Miyashiro, Superintendent, Cajon Valley Union School District, and Phyllis Lockett, Founder and CEO, LEAP Innovations, who talk about the major themes of the conference including digital learning, equity, innovation and more from “preK to gray,” plus the need to connect K-12 and higher education with workforce development.

Courtney Reilly gives tips on how to network and get the most out of the Virtual Summit with an all-star lineup including Malcolm Gladwell, Colin Powell, Isabel Wilkerson, Gloria Steinem and over 120 speakers on an extraordinary range of education topics.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to educators and education industry executives and entrepreneurs who are interested in the future of learning and work. Register for the ASU+GSV Virtual Summit.


David MiyashiroAbout the Presenters

Dr. David Miyashiro serves as Superintendent of the Cajon Valley Union School District. He was named 2016 Superintendent of the Year by the Association of California School Administrators Region 18. With Dr. Miyashiro’s leadership, Cajon Valley has achieved success with blended and personalized learning where all teachers and students have 24/7 access to their own district-issued laptop, internet connectivity, and digital ecosystem of robust resources and creativity tools.

Dr. Miyashiro was appointed by the CA State Board of Education as co-chair for California’s committee tasked with bringing Computer Science to all K-12 students and was appointed to California School Boards Association President’s advisory council. Cajon Valley completed its first round of development of a comprehensive K-12 Career Development and Well Being Program, The World of Work. This work has gained international recognition and is now available to LEAs and K-12 systems looking to bridge the gap between education and the workforce.


Phyllis Lockett

Phyllis Lockett is a serial social entrepreneur who has led transformative efforts in the education, government and civic arenas. She is currently the founder and CEO of LEAP Innovations, an organization headquartered in Chicago that connects innovation and education to transform how students learn. LEAP works directly with educators and innovators across the country to pilot, research and scale personalized learning technologies and innovative practices across classrooms and outside learning environments.

Before starting LEAP, Phyllis was a driving force behind Chicago’s charter movement. As founding president and CEO of New Schools for Chicago, she helped raise more than $70 million to support opening 80 new public schools. Her work more than tripled the number of charter schools and drove Chicago’s first magnet school replication.

Phyllis and LEAP have been recognized through several awards, including the Chicago Innovation Awards 2016 Social Innovation Award, and the ASU+GSV 2018 Innovator of Color Award. She earned a Master of Management degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from Purdue University.


Courtney Reilly

Courtney Reilly is a results-oriented business leader in the education space with over 15 years in strategy, finance, and operations. She has led K-12 programming for the ASU+GSV Summit for the past six years, and founded the Summit’s Leading Educator Scholarship Program, enabling attendance of over 1,200 school and district leaders since 2015.

Courtney is cofounder of Empower Kids Club, a virtual provider of after-school enrichment programs, and founder of Inama EDvisory, a consultancy specializing in edtech growth and market strategy. Courtney previously led market development efforts for Chicago-based nonprofit LEAP Innovations, and prior to that led and executed M&A and financing transactions for education companies with GSV Advisors and Credit Suisse. She began her career at Bain & Co., consulting on strategy and operations for Fortune 500 firms.

Courtney holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and graduated summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University with a BBA in financial management and a BA in anthropology.

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The dawn of the age of digital learning has created an awakening of ingenuity, innovation and perseverance that is not defined by an individual, company, school or technology. It is an ecosystem of heart, energy and passion driven by purposeful change. This is why we bring you ASU+GSV Virtual Summit 2020 – imagining a new era in which all people have equal access to the future. Attendance will be free of charge.



Friday, September 18, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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