Leadership Academy 2018: What Our Thought Leaders Taught Us

Daggett Keynote

Photo: Dr. Bill Daggett takes the stage for a keynote presentation at Leadership Academy 2018.

More than 200 school and district administrators gathered in Atlanta this past weekend, coming from schools across the nation facing different issues, celebrating different successes, and working with students from different backgrounds. But they all had something in common: a desire to implement long-term change in their district to maximize student achievement.

At Leadership Academy—an annual event hosted by the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE)—education leaders from 57 districts attended sessions, listened to advice from thought leaders during keynote presentations, and met other administrators with whom they could build relationships and share insights. Georgia, Illinois, and California were the top three states represented.

Attendees tweeted about their most memorable moments at Leadership Academy 2018 throughout the conference. Here’s a glimpse into each of the thought leader sessions and the advice they provided.

Weston Kieschnick

Senior Fellow, ICLE

Dr. Bill Daggett

Founder, ICLE

Dr. Tyrone C. Howard

Professor and Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, UCLA

Dr. Lissa Pijanowski

Senior Fellow, ICLE

Anthony Colannino

Senior Fellow, ICLE


Leadership Academy 2018 has come and gone, but it’s not too early to register for our Model Schools Conference in Washington, D.C., from June 23–26, 2019. Learn from our experts, Model Schools, and Innovative Districts about how you can act for impact in your district.

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