A Note From Tony Klemmer: Yale Education Leadership Conference May 5, 2017
The Yale Education Leadership Conference was a great success this year with the theme of “Education as Empowerment” throughout. It was great to see current case facilitator and new NAATE Board member Richard Nyankori leading a discussion about Special Education. Joining me for the facilitated live case was the Secretary of Education, Hanna Skandera, and Director of Educator Effectiveness, Matt Montaño from the state of New Mexico. The discussion centered around the opportunities and challenges that the state faces in engaging its teacher leaders in reform efforts in the service of students across the state. Building on many early successes in Secretary Skandera’s term, case participants helped think through the high leverage options facing the state and how best to balance the need for state level leadership with grassroots initiative by the extraordinary frontline educators in the many high need schools in New Mexico.