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Successful Women in Leadership: Building and Maintaining Strong Relationships
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Sandy Husk, Chief Executive Officer, AVID Center
Hosted by Adam Pisoni, Chief Executive Officer, Abl
Sponsored by the Women’s Education Project
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Dr. Sandy Husk is a former district superintendent and CEO of AVID, one of the largest national nonprofits working to address opportunity gaps by opening up pathways to college and career. Dr. Husk has spent decades building networks of students, parents, board members, and community members to incite change within the classroom. Come watch a conversation with Dr. Husk, interviewed by Adam Pisoni, entrepreneur and founder of Abl about the unique contributions of women in leadership and how building and maintaining strong relationships is critical to success.
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through high school teachers and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
Dr. Sandy Husk joined AVID Center as the chief executive officer in January 2014, bringing more than 17 years of experience implementing AVID in the three districts where she has served as superintendent, most recently in Salem-Keizer, Oregon, the second largest district in that state. As CEO, Sandy is responsible for implementing AVID’s strategic imperatives, which include furthering its mission of closing the achievement gap and preparing all students for college and career, accelerating the scalability of AVID as a schoolwide and districtwide system, developing student-centric technologies to enhance and sustain the student experience in AVID, and determining how AVID can best serve urban districts. Sandy earned her Ph.D. in administration, curriculum and supervision from the University of Colorado, Denver; her M.A. in guidance and counseling from the University of Colorado, Boulder; and her B.S. in elementary education from the University of Georgia, Athens.
About the Host
Adam Pisoni started Abl to help all schools move beyond the 20th century model of education. Two and a half decades after dropping out of high school, he returned to the field of education to rethink the structure of school as we know it. His career has been focused on helping organizations become more agile and responsive, and now he brings this expertise to schools. Prior to Abl, Adam co-founded Yammer in 2008, ultimately creating one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies of all time. He oversaw product, analytics, and engineering, scaling the company to 500 employees until Yammer sold to Microsoft in 2012 for $1.2 billion. To clear his head, Adam also enjoys long bike rides, backpacking, and rock climbing.
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Women’s Education Project (WEP) Centers provide resources for young women from families living on less than $1.50 a day to graduate from college and begin a career. Within this supportive community, WEP students receive funds for college tuition, books and transportation, study in the library and computer lab and attend the I am a Leader program.