Past Speakers: 2005

November 17, 2005 – Pittsburgh
Mark Roosevelt
Superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools

November 9, 2005 – Harrisburg
Robert Nelkin
Executive Director, Governor’s Cabinet for Children and Families

October 20, 2005 – Pittsburgh
Dr. Gerald Zahorchak
Acting Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

October 12, 2005 – Harrisburg
Donna Cooper
Secretary of Policy and Planning, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Topic: “Governor Rendell’s Agenda: Education Issues and the Special Session on Property Tax Reduction”

May 25, 2005 – Harrisburg
Amanda Broun
Senior Vice-President, Public Education Network
Carol Fixman
Executive Director, Philadelphia Education Fund
Laura Olin
Executive Director, Lancaster Foundation for Educational Enrichment
Topic: Reports on “No Child Left Behind” by Public Education Network and its Pennsylvania affiliates
Power Point presentation by Amanda Broun

April 21, 2005 – Pittsburgh
Kristen Lewald
Program Director of the Data Management Services Department at Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 & statewide coordinator of PVAAS
Dr. Linda Hippert
Superintendent, South Fayette School District
Dr. Fred Smeigh
Superintendent, Frazier School District
Topic: Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System

April 20, 2005 – Harrisburg
Morton Stanfield
Executive Director, Communities In Schools – PA and Communities In Schools – Pittsburgh
Barbara Ford
State Program Director, Communities In Schools – PA
Topic: Communities In Schools: Supporting Educationally At-Risk Students
PowerPoint Presentation by Barbara Ford
PowerPoint Presentation by Morton Stanfield

February 17, 2005 – Philadelphia
Ron Cowell
President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Jay Himes
Executive Director, PA Association of School Business Officials
Shelly Yanoff
Executive Director, Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth
Carol Fixman
Executive Director, Philadelphia Education Fund
Topic: Governor Rendell’s Education Issues Budget Proposal for 2005-06

February 16, 2005 – Harrisburg
Ron Cowell
President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Tom Gentzel
Executive Director, PA School Board Association
Terry Barnaby
Associate Executive Director, PA State Education Association
Joe Bard
Executive Director, PA Association of Rural and Small Schools
Topic: Governor Rendell’s Education Issues Budget Proposal for 2005-06

February 10, 2005 – Pittsburgh
Ron Cowell
President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
John Tarka
Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers
Bob Nelkin
University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development
Lou Anne Caliguri
Good Schools Pennsylvania
Topic: Governor Rendell’s Education Issues Budget Proposal for 2005-06

January 19, 2005 – Harrisburg
Gerald Zahorchak
Deputy Secretary, Elementary and Secondary Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Topic: The Pennsylvania Value-Added Assessment System
PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Gerald Zahorchak

January 13, 2005 – Pittsburgh
David Sallack
Managing Director, Public Financial Management, Inc.
Topic: Act 72 Issues and Decisions for Pennsylvania School Districts
PowerPoint Presentation by David Sallack


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