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Event Agenda

June 23-26, 2024 | Orlando World Center Marriott

Center the Journey. Accelerate the Vision.

MSC 2024 Sessions


Every Student Deserves a Model School & Leaders Make it Happen

Dr. Lucretia Prince,
Principal, Davis Emerson Middle School

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A Joyous and Just Education for All

Juliana Urtubey, NBCT
2021 National Teacher of the Year

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Center the Journey. Accelerate the Vision.

Dr. Michelle Rozen
Author and Performance-Boosting Change Expert

WF1871061 alisa braddy

Beyond the Dictionary: Bringing Vocabulary to Life

Alisa Braddy
Author, Leadership and Instructional Coach

WF1871061 denise white

Unleash the Joy: Where Learning and Laughter Come Together

Denise White
Author, Leadership and Instructional Coach

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Quiet Quitting

Katie Gibson
Leadership and Instructional Coach

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Building Strong Schools to Strengthen Student Outcomes: The Seven Sure Solutions

Dr. Howard M. Knoff
President, Project ACHIEVE Educational Solutions

WF1871061 greg hutchings

Six Steps to Getting Into Good Trouble at School

Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings Jr.
Senior Fellow, The Center for Model Schools; HMH Learning Sciences & Research Advisory Board, Founder and CEO of Revolutionary ED, LLC.

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Game Changing Strategies to Bring Smiles to Schools

Monica Genta
Teacher and Author

WF1871061 karen cagle

Leading with Purpose

Karen Cagle
Former Assistant Superintendent, Leadership and Instructional Coach

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Equity in Education: Strategies for Building Inclusive Schools

Benita Flucker
SVP Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, HMH

WF1871061 noelle morris

The Teacher Era: Teachers are Learners, Creators, Innovators and Leaders

Noelle Morris
Senior Director of Community and Advocacy, HMH

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Create a Community that is Soulful, Inclusive, and Agile

Toney Jackson
Teacher, Hackensack School District

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Unboxing the SoR Classroom

Renae Kuhn
Into Reading First Grade Teacher

WF1871061 berit gordon

Help New Teachers Thrive, Not Survive: 1 Framework and 10 Strategies

Berit Gordon

Pre-Conference Sessions

We’ve created five exciting half-day sessions on Sunday, June 23, designed to offer teams of leaders and teachers targeted support for transformation in key areas of need. Plus, pre-cons are a great primer for the MSC main event, offering helpful context and focus for the days of professional learning ahead, for $395 per attendee.

  • Culture, Compassion, and Competence: Leading the Unpredictable

    Principals, Assistant Principals and teacher leaders regularly face a wide variety of unpredictable challenges such as transient populations, teacher shortages, the influence of AI, and many other obstacles. Tackling these head-on challenges require a strong culture, compassionate leaders, and competency instructional change agents. When a school/district culture is purposeful, productive, and joyous, learning prospers, and each student receives what they need to succeed in life. Join this preconference to re-energize your skills with strategies for positive change, regardless of the barriers that currently exist.

  • Focusing on Instruction

    Are your students engaged in learning? Regularly? Let's explore how to engross the variety of minds sitting before you on a given day. How you engage students on a Monday morning compared to a Thursday afternoon may look much different (and require much more caffeine). In this interactive preconference, you will take a deep dive into engagement strategies in order to lay the foundation for rigorous and relevant instruction. Join this immersive experience where engagement and instructional strategies will be modeled.

MSC 2024 Model Schools, Innovative Districts, and Epic Educators

Learn from educators driving transformational change.

Central City Elementary, Huntington, WV

Fairview Elementary School, Columbus, MS

Flatrock Elementary School, Stonecrest, GA

Francone Elementary School, Houston, TX

Heritage Hill Elementary School, Springdale, OH

Kingwood Elementary School, Kingwood, WV

Oakdale Elementary School, Tuscaloosa, AL

Plano Elementary School, Bowling Green, KY

Port Salerno Elementary School, Stuart, FL

Salem Avenue Elementary, Hagerstown, MD

Starr Elementary School, Grand Islands, NE

Verner Elementary, Tuscaloosa, AL

Yates Mill Elementary School, Raleigh, NC


Buchser Middle School, Santa Clara, CA

Davis Emerson Middle School, Cottondale, AL

Dr. John Long Middle School, Pasco, FL

John Glenn Middle School, Indio, CA

Rickover Junior High School, Sauk Village, IL

Tyrone Middle School, St. Petersburg, FL

Westover Middle School, Fayetteville, NC


Alief Early College High School, Houston, TX

Demopolis High School, Demopolis, AL

El Capitan High School, Merced, CA

eStem Public Charter Schools, Little Rock, AR

Great Oak High School, Temecula, CA

Manheim Central High School, Manheim, PA

Pine Forest High School, Fayetteville, NC

Woodville Tompkins Technical and Career High School, Garden City, GA


Boerne Independent School District, Boerne, TX

Elmira City School District, Elmira, NY

Eminence Independent Schools, Eminence, KY

Forsyth County Schools, Cumming, GA

School District of Pickens County, Liberty, SC

Moline-Coal Valley School District, Moline, IL

Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL

Peninsula School District, Gig Harbor, WA

Pontotoc County School District, Pontotoc, MS

Umatilla School District, Umatilla, OR

Wayne County School, Wayne, WV


Lauren Hoghe, Fifth Grade Teacher
Andrews Elementary School, Andrews, Indiana

Ashley Nalley, Mathematics Teacher
Preston County Schools, Kingwood, West Virginia

Kelly Murray, Mathematics Coach
Preston County Schools, Kingwood, West Virginia

André Benito Mountain, Principal
Marbut Traditional Theme School, Lithonia, Georgia

Meghan LeFevers, Director of Exceptional Children
Gaston County Schools, Bessemer City, North Carolina

Elise Tureau Frederic, Second Grade Teacher
Ascension Public Schools, Prairieville, Louisiana

Laura Gerace, Kindergarten Teacher
Ascension Public Schools, Prairieville, Louisiana

Erin Townsend, First Grade Teacher
Ascension Public Schools, Prairieville, Louisiana

Shirley Posey, Director of STEM
Imhotep Charter High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rasheda Barksdale, Principal
D. M. Smith Elementary School, Cleveland, Mississippi

Roman Nowak, Teacher
École Secondaire Catholique L'Escale, Ontario, Canada


I learned more than I thought possible. So many ideas and perceptions matched my own and I wish more teachers could hear these messages. Thank you again.

Jeanie James

English Teacher, Canyon View High School, Waddell, AZ

Model Schools Principal, Marco French, shares his excitement for the conference and the opportunity to tell Queensborough Elementary's success story.

A Variety of Sessions to Deepen Learning

Keynotes & Featured Speakers

Be inspired by forward-thinking speakers who will challenge your thinking and provide real-world ideas for pushing innovation.

Model Schools, Innovative Districts, and Epic Educator Sessions

Discover how educators, like you, are taking courageous steps toward improving teaching and learning outcomes.

How-To Sessions

Take part in how-to sessions and uncover the "Guide" for step-by-step approaches for improving rigor, relevance, and relationships in the classroom.

Lightening Talks

In these candid chats, learn inspiring and actionable strategies in 20 minutes time.

Aspiring Model Schools

On your way to becoming a Model School? Learn leading indicators that show student growth is imminent.


Reimagine and reinvent during these sessions highlighting global innovations.

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