2012 Education Leadership Conference

Working on the Work: A Vision for Texas Public Schools

A conference for teachers, assistant principals, principals, superintendents, and school board members

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8am - 4pm
Gateway Center Ballroom 35
University of North Texas

Denton, TX

The deadline for conference registration has been extended to November 8th!


1:15 - 2:00pm

  • Panel of Select School Superintendents
  • Morningside Children’s Zone

Rainwater Foundation, Fort Worth ISD, and the University of North Texas

  • Phil Schlechty

2:15 - 3:00pm

  • A Vision for a New State Accountability System

Visioning Institute

  • Dashboard Presentation

Education Data Collaborative (EDC), Dell Services, & Denton ISD

  • Phil Schlechty

3:15 - 4:00 p.m.

  • Preparing Secondary Students for Post-Secondary Education

Presented by the University of North Texas

  • Regional Consortium for Education (RCI)

Danny Modisette

Opening Remarks

Dr. Jerry Thomas
Dean, College of Education
University of North Texas

"State of Education in Texas"

Dr. Mike Moses
Senior Educational Advisor
Raise Your Hand Texas
Center for Reform of School Systems

Luncheon Address

Dr. Johnny Veselka
Executive Director
Texas Association of School Administrators

Keynote Address

Phil Schlechty

Phil Schlechty comes out of a background as fundamental as an Ohio farm and as lofty as The Ohio State University. He is an exceptional speaker, thinker, writer, and leader. He has deep, abiding passions for equity, excellence, the public schools, and American democracy - reading any of his books makes this clear.

Phil is a synthesizer and connector. He has often said that he "stands on the shoulders of giants," to whom he owes a great debt-thinkers and writers in the fields of history, sociology, education, and business, primarily. His unique talent lies in the
ability to draw upon such diverse sources of inspiration and to develop coherence among them around issues of kids, schools, communities, and leadership.

Phil is a skillful, entrepreneurial leader. At the Schlechty Center he has assembled an energetic group of talented professionals, challenged them to develop their unique talents in building the organization and serving its customers, and then supported them aggressively in their work.

Register Online Mail-in Registration and
Conference Brochure

Conference Sponsors

  • University of North Texas College of Education
  • Department of Teacher Education and Administration
  • Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning

For additional information:

Dr. John Brooks
(817) 832-8336

Dr. Jimmy Byrd

(940) 565-2175


Marilyn Kocurek
(940) 565-2175

Amanda Barksdale

Center for Achievement and Lifelong Learning

(940) 565-3484
Fax: (940) 565-3801