Leading for Effective Change: It’s Going to Take Collective Wisdom

About the Webinar

Decades of research have shaped what education leaders know about effective leading, teaching, and learning. But no single leader can know it all—that’s why it’s going to take the collective wisdom of scholars and practitioners to make the types of transformational changes that address today’s most complex educational challenges.

Watch this edLeader Panel as Dr. Jessica Huizenga and Dr. Adam Drummond share how to maximize your team’s collective wisdom to create and execute a framework for rapid, iterative change. By the end of this session, leaders:

  • Walk away understanding how to leverage collective wisdom to achieve positive student outcomes
  • Gain new insight into a framework for transformational change

This recorded edLeader Panel is of interest to PreK-12 school and district leaders.

About the Presenters

Dr. Adam Drummond, Associate Partner at CMS, has served the educational community in many roles, as a teacher, district professional, learning coordinator, university adjunct professor, school principal, and most importantly, as a lifelong learner. He believes that to effect the change needed for successful 21st-century learning, we need to commit to growth at all levels of leadership—that means teachers, coaches, principals, superintendents, as well as students. Dr. Drummond has spent the past 15 years building and sharing his expertise in literacy, leadership development, and systemic planning with schools and districts and is lucky to share this passion with the broader Center for Model Schools community. Dr. Drummond is a firm believer that learning is not restricted to the classroom!

Dr. Jessica Huizenga, Associate Partner at CMS, was formerly the Interim Executive Director of Massachusetts at Latinos for Education. She spent 24 years of her career in public education, serving as a classroom teacher, department chair, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, state receiver appointed by the commissioner of education, and as a superintendent of school districts in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Throughout her career, she focused on ensuring high-quality equitable instruction for students, and the school districts she led saw improvements in student performance and success. She consults and is a keynote speaker for school systems around the country in strategic planning, leadership team development, curriculum, instruction, assessment, using data to drive improvement, diversity, equity, inclusion, innovation, and turnaround schools. Dr. Huizenga holds a Master of Arts in educational administration, a doctorate in leadership in schooling from the University of Massachusetts–Lowell, and an advanced certificate in diversity, equity, and inclusion from Cornell University.


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