The NYC Leadership Academy joined more than 3,000 superintendents and senior public school leaders from across the country in Nashville, Tennessee for the National Conference on Education, hosted by the American Association of School Administrators, on February 13th and 14th.

NYC Leadership Academy President & CEO, Irma Zardoya, facilitated a panel discussion with three national clients – Barbara Deane-Williams, Superintendent of Greece Central Schools in Greece, NY; Eric Molho, Interim Director of the Office of College and Career Readiness at Minneapolis Public Schools; and Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Chief Learning Services Officer at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools headquartered in Charlotte, NC.  Irma and these dynamic district leaders spoke before more than 500 attendees about how they identified their districts’ leadership development needs and evaluated their internal capacity to arrive at the right solutions on behalf of their students.

Following this panel discussion, NYC Leadership Academy Executive Vice President, Kathleen Nadurak, led a breakout session where participants engaged in a discussion around a simulated school district facing school leadership challenges and internal capacity limitations. She worked collaboratively with attendees to address the simulated school’s needs and concluded by providing them with ideas they could use to facilitate planning in their districts.
Both of these presentations provided the NYC Leadership Academy with the opportunity to raise the visibility of our work with leaders nationwide who share our quest for academic excellence.

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