Day 1: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Presenter Materials


  • Tammie Causey-Konaté, Ph.D., SECC Deputy Director, AIR

Focus on English Learners Meeting the Needs of English Learners: Designing Equitable Programs and Services

  • Linda Cavazos, Ph.D., Senior TA Consultant, AIR
  • LeighAnne Cheeseman, Assistant State Literacy Coordinator (K–3)/English Learner Coordinator (K–3), Mississippi Department of Education (MDE)
  • Sandra C. Elliott, English Learner Student Intervention Support Specialist (PreK–12), MDE
  • Heidi Goertzen, Ph.D., Senior TA Consultant, SECC at AIR

Opportunity Gaps

  • Rashida Govan, Ph.D., Executive Director, New Orleans Youth Alliance

Six Disruptive Demographics that will Change America Forever

  • James H. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., William Rand Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Kenan-Flager Business School, Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center, Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Innovation Café Round Table Discussion

  • James H. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., University of North Carolina

Examining Bias and Privilege: A Personal Journey That Impacts How We Work

  • Tammie Knights, Principal TA Consultant, AIR

Eliminating Deficit Ideology and Language

  • Robyn Madison-Harris, Ed.D., Senior TA Consultant, SECC at AIR

Identifying and Dismantling Drivers of Gaps and Segregation

  • Etai Mizrav, Senior TA Consultant, Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL) at AIR

Day 2: Friday, November 30, 2018

Presenter Materials

Focus on Civil and Human Rights

  • Roscoe Jones, Sr., Civil Rights Activist and Founder, Freedom 64

Consultation, Collaboration, and Cooperation: Strengthening American Indian Education

  • Taishya Adams, Senior TA Consultant, Midwest Comprehensive Center at AIR

Equitable and Adequate Education Funding: Giving All Students the Opportunity to Succeed

  • Drew Atchison, Ph.D., Researcher, AIR

Disparities in Discipline: Alternatives to Suspension and Expulsion

  • Bersheril Bailey, Senior TA Consultant, Great Lakes Comprehensive Center at AIR

Family-Community-Equity and Student Success

  • Marion Baldwin, Senior TA Consultant, AIR

Equity Leadership

  • Tammie Causey-Konaté, Ph.D., SECC Deputy Director, AIR

The Challenges of Realizing Educational Equity Across States: Recruiting High-Quality Teachers

  • Archie Hill, Ph.D., Research Associate, RMC Research Corporation

Talent Management for Equitable Access: Partnering to Build Comprehensive Mentoring and Induction Programs in Low-Performing Schools and Addressing Inequities Through the Talent for Turnaround Leadership Academy

  • Dana Chambers, Principal TA Consultant
  • Lisa Lachlan, Ed.D., Principal Researcher, GTL Center at AIR;
  • Vernesia Wilson, Ph.D., Office Director II, Mississippi Department of Education

Insights for Diversifying the Educator Workforce: A Data Tool for Practitioners

  • Etai Mizrav, Senior TA Consultant, GTL Center at AIR

Focus on Geographic Information System (GIS) Mapping

  • Trent Sharp, Senior TA Consultant, AIR