Past Speakers: 2006

December 1, 2006 – Philadelphia
Karl Girton
Chairman, Pennsylvania State Board of Education
Topic: “Report from the Chair of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education”

November 14, 2006 – Harrisburg
Dr. Joni Finney
Topic: “Measuring Up 2006: The National Report Card on Higher Education”
Power Point Presentation by Joni Finney

November 10, 2006 – Philadelphia
Dr. Robert Feir
Executive Director, Governor’s Commisson on Training America’s Teachers
Dr. C. Kent McGuire
Dean, College of Education, Temple University
Dr. Betsey Useem
Senior Research Consultant, Research for Action
Topic: “Report and Recommendations of the Governor’s Commission on Preparing America’s Teachers”
Power Point Presentation by Robert Feir

November 9, 2006 – Pittsburgh
Karl Girton
Chairman, Pennsylvania State Board of Education
Topic: “Report from the Chair of the Pennsylvania State Board of Education”
Power Point presentation by Karl Girton

October 4, 2006 – Harrisburg
Dr. Robert Feir
Executive Director, Governor’s Commisson on Training America’s Teachers
Dr. Jane Bray
Dean, School of Education, Millersville University
Mark Holman
Director of Human Resources, Harrisburg School District
Topic: “Report and Recommendations of the Governor’s Commission on Preparing America’s Teachers”
Power Point Presentation by Robert Feir

September 28, 2006 – Pittsburgh
Dr. Robert Feir
Executive Director, Governor’s Commisson on Training America’s Teachers
Dr. Alan Lesgold
Dean, School of Education, University of Pittsburgh
Topic: “Report and Recommendations of the Governor’s Commission on Preparing America’s Teachers”
Power Point Presentation by Robert Feir

May 25, 2006 – Pittsburgh
William Kerr
Superintendent, Armstrong School District
Patrick Sable
Assistant Exeuctive Director for Finance, Allegheny Intermediate Unit
Stinston Stroup
Executive Director, PA School Administrators Association
Topic: “Property Tax Relief, Back-end Referendum, and Education Funding Issues – The Legislature’s Special Session Conference Committee Agreement”
Power Point Presentation by William Kerr

May 24, 2006 – Harrisburg

John L. Myers
Education Finance Consultant and Vice President
Augenblick, Palaich and Associates, Inc
Senator Patrick Browne (PA-R-16)
Representative Mike Veon (PA-D-14)
Don Snyder, President, Lehigh Carbon Community College
Topic: “Financial Costing-Out and Adequacy Studies” Related to the Accomplishment of Student Academic Proficiency Goals
Power Point Presentations by John Myers:

May 4, 2006 – Philadelphia
Dr. Gerald Zahorchak
Secretary of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

April 12, 2006 – Harrisburg
Dr. Reeny Davison
Executive Director, ASSET Inc.
Dr. Anne Stephens
Superintendent, Fox Chapel School District, President ASSET Board of Directors
Topic: ASSET (Achieving Student Success through Excellence in Teaching), Inc.
Power Point Presentation by Reeny Davison

February 24, 2006 – Philadelphia
Ron Cowell
President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Carol Fixman
Executive Director, Philadelphia Education Fund
Timothy Allwein
Assistant Executive Director for Governmental and Member Relations, Pennsylvania School Boards Association
Jay Himes
Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials
Shelly Yanoff
Executive Director, Philadelphia Citizens for Children and Youth
Topic: Governor Rendell’s Education Issues Budget Proposal for 2006-07

February 23, 2006 – Pittsburgh
Ron Cowell
President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Timothy Allwein
Assistant Executive Director for Governmental and Member Relations, Pennsylvania School Boards Association
Eric Elliott
Assistant Director of Research, Pennsylvania State Education Association
Alex Warner
Superintendent, Steel Valley School District
Topic: Governor Rendell’s Education Issues Budget Proposal for 2006-07

February 22, 2006 – Harrisburg
Ron Cowell
President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Tom Gentzel
Executive Director, Pennsylvania School Boards Association
Brian Small
Superintendent, Northern York County School District
Joan Benso
President, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
James Vaughan
Assistant Director of Government Relations, Pennsylvania State Education Association
Topic: Governor Rendell’s Education Issues Budget Proposal for 2006-07

January 19, 2006 – Pittsburgh
Sharon Brumbaugh
Executive Policy Specialist, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Joe Lachowicz
Southwestern PA Regional Site Coordinator, PA Inspired Leadership Initiative
Topic: The Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership Program
Power Point Presentation by Sharon Brumbaugh

January 18, 2006 – Harrisburg
Thomas J. Gentzel
Executive Director, PSBA
J. Curtis Rose
Asst. Executive Director for School Board and Management Services, PSBA
Topic: Enhancing the Governance Role of School Boards
Power Point Presentation by Tom Gentzel


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