Past Speakers: 2012

April 19, 2012 – Pittsburgh (Co-Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children and EPLC)
Subject: Why Investing In Early Education Matters, Even In These Difficult Economic Times
Speakers: Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Larry Roberts, Outreach Coordinator, Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children
Dr. Cathy Lobaugh, Coordinator of Early Childhood Programs, McKeesport School District
Tom Smith, Executive Director, Long Run Children’s Learning Center
Donna Furnier, Superintendent, Jefferson-Morgan School District
Elizabeth (Betty) Lisowski, Executive Director, Riverview Children’s Center
Patrick M. Graczyk, Assistant to the Superintendent, Highlands School District

March 28, 2012 – Harrisburg
Subject: EPLC’s New Public Policy Report: Creating Pennsylvania’s Future Through the Arts and Education
Speakers: Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Jordan Crosby, Director, Arts and Education Initiative, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Roberta Marcus, Past President, Pennsylvania School Boards Association
Clyde McGeary, Former Curriculum Executive, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Jenny Hershour, Managing Director, Citizens for the Arts in PA
Debbie Turici, Fine Arts Caucus Chair, Pennsylvania State Education Association
Jim Buckheit, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators

March 8, 2012 – Pittsburgh
Subject: Governor Corbett’s Proposed Education Budget for 2012-2013
Speakers: Michael Wood, Research Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center
Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center

Dean Maynard, Assistant Executive Director, Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit #5
Sandra Romanowski, Superintendent, Bradford Area School District
Michelle Figlar, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children

February 29, 2012 – Harrisburg
Subject: Governor Corbett’s Proposed Education Budget for 2012-2013
Speakers: Michael Wood, Research Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center
Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center

Jay Himes, CAE, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials
Dr. Michael Panek, Superintendent, West Branch Area School District
Hannah Barrick, JD, Government Affairs Specialist, Pennsylvania School Boards Association

February 24, 2012 – State College
Subject: Governor Corbett’s Proposed Education Budget for 2012-2013
Speakers: Michael Wood, Research Director, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center
Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Dr. G. Brian Toth, Superintendent, Bellwood-Antis School District

Brent Sailhamer, Government Affairs Specialist, Pennsylvania School Boards Association

February 16, 2012 – Philadelphia
Subject: Governor Corbett’s Proposed Education Budget for 2012-2013
Speakers: Sharon Wood, Executive Director, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Ron Cowell, President, The Education Policy and Leadership Center
Michael Churchill, Of Counsel, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
Shelly Yanoff, Executive Director, Public Citizens of Children and Youth
Alex McNeil, Senior at Temple University and Founder of Project E.D.U.
Valentina “Tina” Viletto, Director of Legislative Services, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit

January 25, 2012 – Harrisburg
Speakers: College Completion Agenda
Speakers: Dr. Peter S. Garland, Executive Vice Chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
Marcus S. Lingenfelter, Director, State Government Relations, The College Board
John J. “Ski” Sygielski, Ed.D., President, Harrisburg Area Community College

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