NCE 2021:

What the Growing Demand and Expanding Research on SEL Means for District Leaders
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    Melissa Schlinger

    Vice President
    Collaborative for Social Emotional Academic Learning (CASEL)

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    Claudia DeMegret

    Senior Program Officer in Learning & Enrichment
    Wallace Foundation
    New York


    Tim Shriver

    Special Olympics International


NCE 2020: Principal Pipelines: A Cost-Effective Strategy to Improve Principal Retention and Student Achievement  
  • Dan Domenech (Moderator), AASA
  • Nicholas Pelzer, Senior Program Officer, Wallace Foundation
  • Doug Anthony, Consultant, Bowie, MD
  • Jeff Easkins, Superintendent, Hillsborough County, FL
  • Monica Goldson, CEO, Prince George's County Public Schools, MD
NCE 2020: Trauma-Sensitive Teaching: Personalizing Culture 
  • Ray McNulty (Moderator), President, Successful Practices Network and President, National Dropout Prevention Center
  • Susan Cole, Harvard Law School Professor and Director of the Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative, Harvard Law School and Massachusetts Advocates for Children, Cambridge, MA
  • Ryan Powers, Assistant Superintendent, Bridgewater-Raynham School District, Bridgewater, MA
  • Mike Munoz, Superintendent, Rochester Public Schools, Rochester, MN

NCE 2020: Investing in Principal Supervisors to Lead School Improvement

  • Max Silverman (Moderator), Executive Director, Center for Educational Leadership, University of Washington
  • Jackie Wilson, Director, Academy for School Leadership at University of Delaware and Executive Director for the National Policy Board Educational Administration, Reston, VA
  • Gary Bloom, Former Superitendent, Santa Cruz City Schools, Santa Cruz, CA
  • Mike Lord, Principal Supervisor, Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines, IA
  • Sito Narcisse, Chief of Secondary Schools, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC
NCE 2020: A Nation at Hope: Social and Emotional Learning and Success  
  • Sheldon Berman, Superintendent, Andover, MA
  • Stephanie Jones, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA
  • Timothy Shriver, Chairman, Special Olympics International, Washington, DC
  • Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director, Center for Innovation in Education, Lexington, KY

NCE 2019: Great Principals Have Great Leaders


  • Jacqueline O. Wilson (Moderator), Assistant Professor, Delaware Academy for School Leadership, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • Kelly Ann, Director of Leadership Development, Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach, CA
  • Jill Baker, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach, CA
  • Max Silverman, University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership, Seattle, WA
  • Christopher Williams, Assistant Superintendent, Ocean Springs School District, Ocean Springs, MS

NCE 2019: Building Sustainable Principal Pipelines


  • Dan Domenech (Moderator), Executive Director, AASA, Alexandria, VA
  • Monica Goldson, Interim CEO, Prince George's County Public Schools, MD
  • Blake Hammond, Principal, Denver Public Schools, Denver, CO
  • Nicholas Pelzer, Program Offiver, The Wallace Foundation, New York, NY
  • Brenda Turnbull, Policy Studies Associates, Washington, DC
  • Alvin Wilbanks, Superintendent, Gwinnett County Public Schools, GA
NCE 2018: Leader Tracking Systems: Turning Data into Information for School Leadership

Nicholas Pelzer (Moderator), Program Officer, The Wallace Foundation
Leslie Anderson, Education Researcher, Policy Studies Associates, Inc.
Steve Flynt, Associate Superintendent, School Improvement and Operations, Gwinnett County Public Schools
Tricia McManus, Assistant Superintendent, Hillsborough County Public Schools

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NCE 2018: Navigating Social and Emotional Learning From the Inside Out


  • Traci Davis, Superintendent, Washoe County School District
  • Stephanie M. Jones, Professor, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
NCE 2017: Learning From Summer: Effects of Voluntary Summer Learning Programs on Low-income Urban Youth



  • Catherine Augustine, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation
  • Tommy Chang, Superintendent, Boston Public Schools
  • Michael Hinojosa, Superintendent, Dallas Independent School District

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Research Brief: Learning From Summer

Summer Learning Infographic

NCE 2017: How Can Supervisors Shape Effective Principals?


  • Frederick Brown, Deputy Executive Director, Learning Forward
  • Mary Canole, School Leadership Consultant
  • Eric S. Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Cleveland Metropolitan School District
  • MaryAnn Jobe, Director, Education and Leadership Development, AASA

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NCE 2016: Foundations For Young Adult Success: The Critical Role of Schools in Youth Development


  • Jenny Nagaoka, Deputy Director, Consortium on Chicago School Research
  • Camille Farrington, Senior Research Associate, Constorium on Chicago School Research
  • Robert Runcie, Superintendent, Broward County Public School    

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Foundations for Young Adult Success Report

Social Emotional Competencies and Learning Skills

NCE: 2016: How to Build a Strong Pipeline of Excellent Principals Who Improve Teaching and Learning


  • Douglas Anthony, Executive Director, Office of Talent Development, Prince George's County Public Schools
  • Ann Blakeney Clark, Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Moderator: Nicholas Pelzer, Program Officer, Wallace Foundation, NY