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Education Leadership Summit

July 23-25, 2017

Blair County Convention Center - Altoona

co-sponsored by PASA, the Pennsylvania Principals Association, PASCD and the PA Association for Middle Level Education

CLICK HERE to access the Summit website for program, hotel and registration information.

a three-day event providing an excellent opportunity for school district administrative teams and instructional leaders to learn, share and plan together

Keynote speakers, high quality breakout sessions, table talks on hot topics, and district team planning and job-alike sessions will provide practical ideas that can be immediately reviewed and discussed at the summit and utilized at the district level.

Keynote Speakers:

Thomas Murray

As Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, Tom Murray works with Congress, the White House, the U.S. Department of Education, state departments of education, corporations and school districts across the country to implement student-centered, personalized learning, while helping to lead Future Ready Schools and Digital Learning Day.  Murray’s experiences in K–12 digital leadership, which include implementing a 1:1 program, BYOD, blended learning, and a K–12 cyber school where he served as the director of technology and cyber education for the Quakertown Community School District in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, have been recognized nationally. A former school principal and teacher, Murray is passionate about proper digital learning implementation and personalized professional learning.

Kristen Swanson
Kristen Swanson, Director of Learning at Slack, is one of the founding members of the Edcamp movement and a current member of the Edcamp Foundation Board. At BrightBytes she is responsible for all of the professional learning, impacting 10 million students across the globe. Kristen has taught at the elementary level, served as a regional consultant for Response to Intervention, worked as an educational technology director for a public school district in Pennsylvania, and developed curriculum alongside Dr. Grant Wiggins of Understanding by Design. Kristen is a prolific author and blogger and is passionate about sharing the organic learning message. She holds a B.A. degree from DeSales University, two M.A. degrees from Wilkes University, and an Ed.D. degree from Widener University. 

Breakout session strands:

*Strategic/Cultural Leadership 

*Systems Leadership 

*Leadership for Learning 

*Professional and Community Leadership 


CLICK HERE for the Summit flier.


Thomas Murray

Kristen Swanson