Meet The Speakers

SHAUN ADAMEC

SHAUN ADAMEC

Director of Strategic Communications
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Quincy, MA

 

Areas of Expertise:
Community Engagement for School Change; Philanthropy’s Role in Community Engagement

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PIOUS ALI

PIOUS ALI

Youth and Community Engagement Specialist
Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME

 

Areas of Expertise:
Youth and community engagement, school governance

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DELIA ARELLANO-WEDDLETON

DELIA ARELLANO-WEDDLETON

Senior Program Officer
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Quincy, MA

 

Areas of Expertise:
Community engagement; student and parent engagement; building community, student and parent voice

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TORI CLEILAND

TORI CLEILAND

School Board Member and Educator
Winooski Public Schools
Winooski, VT

 

Areas of Expertise:
School governance, youth engagement, student mentorship, proficiency-based learning

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JENNIFER COLE

JENNIFER COLE

Parent
Pittsfield Youth Workshop
Pittsfield, NH

 

Areas of Expertise:
Community engagement and student-centered learning from a parent perspective

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LINDSEY COX

LINDSEY COX

Project Manager
Partnership for Change
Burlington & Winooski, VT

 

Areas of Expertise:
Management, strategy, leadership and community engagement for educational change

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JESSICA DONALDSON

JESSICA DONALDSON

Policy Officer
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Quincy, MA

 

Areas of Expertise:
Education Policy

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NICK DONOHUE

NICK DONOHUE

President & CEO
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Quincy, MA

 

Areas of Expertise:
Systems change, student-centered learning, equity in education

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JAMES FLYNN

JAMES FLYNN

Social Studies Department Chair
Orville H. Platt High School
Meriden, CT

 

Areas of Expertise:
Blended learning, personalized learning, social media in the classroom, student voice and engagement

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JOHN J. FREEMAN

JOHN J. FREEMAN

Superintendent
Pittsfield Public Schools
Pittsfield, NH

 

Areas of Expertise:
Community engagement, district-wide application of student centered approaches, systems change

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DR. LOURENÇO GARCIA

DR. LOURENÇO GARCIA

Principal
Revere High School
Revere, MA

 

Areas of Expertise:
Educational equity, critical pedagogy, restructuring schools, blended learning, student-centered and flipped learning, English language learners and second language acquisition

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EVE GOLDBERG

EVE GOLDBERG

Research Director
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Quincy, MA

 

Areas of Expertise:
Education Research

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MARY SYLVIA HARRISON

MARY SYLVIA HARRISON

Vice President of Programs
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Quincy, MA

 

Areas of Expertise:
Education programming, college readiness, equity in education

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SHAWN RUBIN

SHAWN RUBIN

Director of Blended Learning
Highlander Institute
Providence, RI

 

Areas of Expertise:
Blended Learning, professional development

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SALIM SALIM

SALIM SALIM

Student
Deering High School
Portland, ME

 

Areas of Expertise:
Community engagement, student activism

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JESSICA SPOHN

JESSICA SPOHN

Program Director
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Quincy, MA

 

Areas of Expertise:
Education programming, implementing student-centered learning, educational equity

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CHARLIE TOULMIN

CHARLIE TOULMIN

Director of Policy
Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Quincy, MA

 

Areas of Expertise:
National education policy,  state-level education policy

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