Conference Schedule

Monday, June 26

1:00     - Check-in Open; refreshments & tours available

2:00     - Conference Opening, Welcome & Introduction of keynote speaker

2:15      - Opening Keynote, Dr. Ken Ginsburg

3:45     - Housekeeping and schedule for the remainder of the conference

4:00     - Affinity Group meetings & icebreakers (30 min)

4:30     - Session 1

Don’t Send a Vegan to Slice the Sausage: A Guide to Intentional Professional Culture, Erick Johnson, The Howard Gardner School

Pivot-Leadership: The Modern Face of School Leadership, Brian Bloomfield, The Academy at Charlemont

Using Music in an Interdisciplinary Setting, Bill Carbone & Christine Nick, Rock and Roll Forever Foundation  

5:30     - Glassblowing Studio open - sign up for a slot to make a glass paperweight in The Crefeld Glass Studio, or just watch the fun. Signup sheet will be available during check-in.

7:00      - Group Dinner (included in registration): El Poquito, 8201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118

9-ish    - Late night informal gathering at the Iron Hill Brewery, 8400 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118


Tuesday June 27

8:00     - Breakfast Buffet (light fare + coffee & tea)

8:45     - Session 2

Advising an Online Student Newspaper: The Rewards and Challenges, David Cutler, Brimmer and May School

Adding OOMPH to Development in Small Schools, Starr Snead, Advancement Connections

The Coaching Teacher, Quinn Simpson & Rachel Baldi, Graydin

10:30    - Featured Speaker, Debra Wilson

12:00    - Lunch (included)

   - Glassblowing Studio open

1:30       - Session 3

Using Music in an Interdisciplinary Setting, Bill Carbone & Christine Nick, Rock and Roll Forever Foundation

Power/Play: Educating Young People to be Participants in Healthy Relationships, Sara Narva, The Crefeld School

The Strategic Planning Process Re-Imagined: Embedding Strategic Thinking and Action into Everyday Operations, Brooke Carroll, Brooke Carroll Consulting

3:00     - Session 4

Creating a Major Gifts Program at a Small School, Deborah Crocker, The Miquon School

Cultivating Teacher Leadership in Small Schools, Rebekah Jordan, Indian Mountain School & EJ Albin, The Advent School

In2Out: Holding Space For Students & Ourselves to Explore Social Responsibility, Intelligence, Justice & Culture, Nica Fleming, The Crefeld School

4:30     - Session 5

Meaningful Equity, Justice, and Diversity Work When Your Budget Does Not Support a Diversity Coordinator Position, Jen Cort, Jen Cort Educational Consulting

Everyone an Advisor: Building Intentional Communities of Care, Tim Boyle, Hillary Hamilton & Sharlean Pillay, Science Leadership Academy Middle School

Stress Reduction for School Adults, Dave Mullen, The Nora School

6:00     - Dinner Reception - Tastes of Philly (Crefeld’s Campus)

9:30     - Late night informal gathering at Iron Hill Brewery (in Chestnut Hill)


Wednesday, June 28

8:00     - Breakfast with Affinity Groups (light fare + coffee & tea)

9:00     - Session 6

The Power of School Culture, Chris Bright, Champs Charter High School of the Arts & Betsy McKenna, Exponential Returns, LLC

The Power and Perils of Parent Volunteers, Liz Baker & Laura Marsico , The GreenMount School

10:30    - Closing Keynote - Ali Michael

12:00    - Closing Address - George Zeleznik, The Crefeld School