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We’re headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, but you can find us across the country—attending events, presenting, and working side-by-side with fellow educators.

AASA National Conference on Education

February 15, 2020 | San Diego, CA
21st Century Education: Are We There Yet?
This session will explore where educational systems are 20 years into the 21st century. The world is dramatically changing at an increasingly rapid pace which has significant implications for the kind of educational experience our students need to compete and thrive in this global economy. Participants will explore research findings and will participate in interactive discussions with superintendents leading this work in their respective districts.
Karen Garza, Battelle for Kids
Mike McCormick, Val Verde Unified School District, CA 

Stop by our exhibitor booth #223 to meet our team! 


Dare to Lead™ Certificate Program

May 12–13, 2020 | Columbus, Ohio

Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown, Dare to Lead™ is an empirically based courage-building program designed to be facilitated by organization development professionals. 

The most significant finding from Brené’s latest research is that courage is a collection of four skill sets that are teachable, measurable, and observable. The Dare to Lead™ program focuses on developing these courage-building skills through workshops, trainings, and coaching to help individuals, teams and organizations move from armored leadership to daring leadership. 

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NSBA 2020 Annual Conference & Exposition

April 6, 2020 | Chicago, IL
Implementing the Portrait of a Graduate: How Board Members and Superintendents are Turning 21st Century Education Vision into Reality
Hundreds of districts around the country have developed a Portrait of a Graduate as the “north star” for their communities—now what? Learn how two districts, Frederick County Public Schools (VA) and Saline Area Schools (MI), are turning their locally developed 21st century vision for student success into reality. Participants will learn how superintendents and school boards work together with their communities to create their Portrait of a Graduate.
David Sovine, Superintendent, Frederick County Public Schools
Shontya’ Washington, Board Member, Frederick County Public Schools
Scot Graden, Superintendent, Saline Area Schools
Heidi Pfannes, Board Member, Saline Area Schools
Valerie Greenhill, Vice President, Battelle for Kids

Stop by our exhibitor booth #934 to meet our team! 


Leadership Academy

EdLeader21 Network members only

July 20, 2020–April 29, 2021

Deepen capacity of educators to lead transformation across your system to make the changes essential for all students to experience deeper learning. To learn more contact Heather at