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Systems Leadership for Equity: The Education Pipeline | Workforce Development

Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Systems Leadership for Equity: The Education Pipeline | Workforce Development

Presented by Dr. Steve Joel, Superintendent Emeritus, Lincoln Public Schools (NE); Dr. Adam Clark, Superintendent, Mount Diablo Unified School District (CA); Scott Frauenheim, CEO, Distinctive Schools; and Dr. Yolanda Stanislaus, Director of the Department of Professional Growth Systems, Montgomery County Public Schools (MD)
Moderated by Dr. Jennifer Ferrari, CEO and President, Education Research & Development Institute (ERDI)

Sponsored by Education Research & Development Institute (ERDI)

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In October 2022, ERDI hosted its third Thought Leader Symposium: Systems Leadership for Equity where district and industry leaders came together to collaboratively study ways to strengthen the education pipeline and bolster workforce development. Participants shared best practices and effective partners in each of the following six categories: Pre-Service Efforts; Recruitment; Induction & Onboarding; Professional Development & Culture; Retention & Talent Management; and Succession Planning.

During this edLeader Panel, the participants share their insights and high-level takeaways from the symposium. This recorded session is of interest to K-12 teachers and school and district leaders.

Dr. Steve JoelAbout the Presenters

Dr. Steve Joel became Superintendent of Lincoln Public Schools in 2010 and retired in 2022. Prior to his time in Lincoln, he served for ten years as the superintendent in Grand Island, Nebraska, and eight years in Beatrice, Nebraska. A native of Long Island, New York, he has degrees from Doane College, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Kansas State University. He has been honored with a wide variety of awards and distinctions including Nebraska Superintendent of the Year and Excellence in Leadership by the Education Research & Development Institute. He is active in many community clubs and coalitions and serves on a number of boards including the Chamber of Commerce, Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln Community Foundation, The Career Academy, and past president of the United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County Board.

Dr. Joel’s leadership journey has focused on comprehensive solutions to significant school and community issues. The immigration raid in Grand Island led to the formation of a community coalition to begin the arduous process of rebuilding community unity, and the tragic fire that resulted in a complete loss of the Lincoln Public Schools District Office allowed for the construction of a new facility. Lincoln Public Schools has adopted a comprehensive instructional technology plan and developed The Career Academy leading Nebraska into the next phase of K12 education. He also serves as a consultant to school districts and businesses across the country in areas of strategic planning, team building, and superintendent searches.

Dr. Adam Clark

With over 20 years in education, Dr. Adam Clark began his career as an elementary teacher in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. After becoming an administrator in Contra Costa County, he served as a middle school vice principal, elementary school principal, middle school principal, and high school principal. Once he transitioned into the district office, he served as the Assistant Superintendent of Administrative/Student Services for the Liberty Union High School District and as the Associate Superintendent of Educational Services for the Antioch Unified School District.

Dr. Clark has served as the Superintendent of the Vallejo City Unified School District for two years. He is a visionary and innovative leader, crafting an ambitious superintendent’s action plan that aligns district resources to better serve student needs. During his time in Vallejo, he reduced the budget by $18 million, consolidated school sites and worked with stakeholders to pass a $194 million facility bond. Furthermore, he is focused on improving systems to enhance instructional strategies districtwide. Dr. Clark also partnered with the Solano County Office of Education and the California Collaborative for Educational Excellence to support these efforts. Currently, Dr. Clark serves as Superintendent of Mt. Diablo Unified School District in Concord, CA.

Scott Frauenheim

Scott Frauenheim has dedicated his career to building positive learning environments for students and educators. As a member of the founding team of Distinctive Schools, he has fostered the development and growth of the network from its inception in 2011. His tenure with Distinctive Schools began in the classroom, and through thoughtful leadership, incredible initiative and endless creativity, Scott advanced from teacher to dean, dean to director, director to president, and president to chief executive officer. Scott is recognized as a leader and pioneer of transformational work throughout the education community, operating intentionally to harvest a diverse, healthy and positive working environment. Scott leverages the strength of Distinctive Schools’ vigorous culture and harnesses the strengths of his team to move the work. Scott’s commitment to thriving culture, strategic vision, meticulous operations, inspirational leadership, and nimble adaptability have earned him a national reputation for leadership, innovation and personalized learning.

Dr. Yolanda Stanislaus

Dr. Yolanda Stanislaus began her career over 28 years ago as an Earth science and chemistry teacher in New York City Public Schools. Over the past 24 years, she has been an educator in Montgomery County Public Schools, the largest suburban school district outside of Washington D.C. She has a strong background in school administration, having served as an elementary school principal and as a middle school principal. During her time as a school leader, she engaged staff, students, parents, and community stakeholders through the Instructional Rounds Protocol to pinpoint the instructional core catapulting school improvement planning and elevating student achievement. She is committed to professional development and closing opportunity gaps. As a central office director, she has experience coordinating systemwide professional learning and enhancing the capacity of administrators, teachers, and support professionals through various research-based coaching strategies. Dr. Stanislaus has extensive knowledge of local and federal grants and managed the district’s Title IIA Federal Grant and the Teacher, Induction, Retention, and Advancement Pilot Grant. Dr. Stanislaus has a laser-light focus on elevating instruction and leadership that transform practices that are designed to meet the needs of all learners.

In 2016, Dr. Stanislaus was the recipient of the Bowie State University Community Award for dissertation excellence. In 2014, she was nominated for the Ed Shirley Leadership Award. In 2013, she was awarded the Montgomery County Public Schools ESOL Principal of the Year Award and the Montgomery County Parent Award for the Outstanding Special Education School Program. Dr. Stanislaus was invited to testify on Capitol Hill to discuss Child Nutrition Programs before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee.

Dr. Stanislaus received a Bachelor of Science degree from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York; a master’s degree in school leadership from Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland; post-graduate chemistry education coursework from the University of Pennsylvania; and a doctorate in educational leadership from Bowie State University. She holds advanced certification in Chemistry 7-12, Administration, and a Superintendent certification in the state of Maryland. Dr. Stanislaus is a trained Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)© and serves as an Ed Leader for the Education Research and Development Institute (ERDI). Dr. Stanislaus is committed to working with stakeholders to optimize conditions and reach targeted goals.

Jennifer Ferrari

About the Moderator

Dr. Jennifer Ferrari is the CEO and President of the Education Research and Development Institute (ERDI), which convenes education thought leaders to collaboratively shape, influence, and inform the development of PK-12 education products and services. Jennifer regularly engages in national dialogue about current problems of practice and is able to validate and verify emerging trends in education. Prior to her current role, she served as the VP and Chief Schools Officer of an innovative education management organization nationally recognized for its trailblazing work in personalized learning. Jennifer led the organization’s strategic planning process, supported leadership development, and oversaw the comprehensive academic model. She has also served as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent in the northern suburbs of Chicago. With 25 years of rich public education experience, Jennifer has strong expertise in leadership development, change management, curriculum and instruction, personalized learning, dual language, and strategic planning. Jennifer earned her doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Loyola University in Chicago.

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ERDIAt the Education Research and Development Institute (ERDI) we work to create a rich and meaningful forum for education leaders and solution providers to collaboratively discuss, design, and shape the products and services, which support PK-12 education. We are committed to ensuring that all students have access to the highest quality learning experiences, so that they will be productive, ready stewards of the future.



Thursday, November 17, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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