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Leading with Purpose: Setting the Atmosphere for Success in Low-Performing Schools

Tuesday, June 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Presented by Dr. Deborah L. Wortham, Superintendent, Roosevelt Union Free School District (NY)

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Join us for an inspiring edWebinar with Dr. Deborah L. Wortham, a distinguished leader and educator with over 35 years of experience transforming low-performing schools into successful ones. Dr. Wortham shares her insights for setting the atmosphere for success in low-performing schools, focusing on equity, efficacy, and sustainability. She draws upon her extensive experience and offer practical strategies to implement in any low-performing school.

Dr. Wortham’s leadership and passion for education have resulted in numerous accomplishments, including serving as superintendent for several school districts and being recognized as a Woman of Distinction by the New York State Senate.

Viewers gain insights into creating a culture of success that empowers students and teachers and strategies for achieving high-impact results in reading and beyond.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Dr. Wortham’s experience and set the atmosphere for success for your schools! This recorded edWebinar is of interest to teachers and school and district leaders of the elementary through middle school grades.

Deborah WorthamAbout the Presenter

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Deborah L. Wortham is an esteemed educator, author, and lecturer. She made history as the first locally elected Superintendent of the Roosevelt Union Free School District in 11 years, leading her district from “State Takeover” to “Good Standing.” As a former superintendent of several additional districts across the United States, Dr. Wortham has dedicated her career to advocating for educational equity and excellence. Dr. Wortham holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University as well as a master’s degree in reading and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is involved in many organizations, including Alpha Kappa Alpha, The Links, and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Dr. Wortham’s recent achievements include being named among the 2020 Top 100 Most Influential Educators in New York State and receiving the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs’ Sojourner Truth Award.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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