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Monterey County Office of Education

Leadership, Support and Service to Prepare All Students for Success

Dr. Nancy Kotowski, County Superintendent of Schools

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2015 Education Leadership Summit

Photo from a summit session.

On November 18, 2015, school board trustees and superintendents from across Monterey County gathered together to attend the Education Leadership Summit.  The 150 dedicated attendees focused on topics such as the teacher shortage, political updates, supporting English Learners, and technology.

The Monterey County Board of Education, the Monterey County School Boards Association and Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nancy Kotowski conducted this bi-annual Monterey County Education Leadership Summit for newly elected and continuing school district board trustees and their superintendents from Monterey County’s 24 school districts and two community college districts. 

This was a unique professional development retreat experience specifically tailored for Monterey County governance teams and their superintendents to collaborate and prepare for the many changes in education that school districts are facing.

The Education Leadership Summit program included two general sessions and several timely breakout sessions that would increase the knowledge and capacity of board members to effectively govern their local schools. The keynote addresses during general sessions were given by Dr. Michael Kirst, President, California Board of Education and Dr. Diane Rodriguez, Author and Associate Professor at Fordham University, New York.

Breakout session topics included: 

  • Direction of Education in California and Political Updates
  • Facing the Teacher Shortage
  • Ingredients for making a Tech Forward School District
  • New Board Member Training
  • Accelerating Achievement for English Learners
  • Board Relations and Developing Cohesive, Effective Governance Teams
  • Mock Board Meeting
  • Using the Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control Accountability Plans to Improve Student Achievement
  • Legislative Wrap-Up for 2015 and Forecast for 2016
  • California Fiscal and Political Outlook for K-12 Education
  • One Stop for Classroom Funding: Donorschoose.org
  • Using Technology and Automation to Maximize Performance and Minimize Costs
  • All Things Assessment and Accountability
  • Bullying: A Pervasive Problem in Social Media Today
  • Superintendent Evaluation and Board Self-Evaluation Processes

 The Education Leadership Summit was made possible by these generous sponsors:

  • Blach Construction
  • BrightBytes
  • BusWest
  • Chevron
  • Child Abuse Prevention Council
  • Lozano Smith Attorneys at Law
  • Municipalities Colleges Schools Insurance Group
  • Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni, LLP
  • Opterra Energy Services
  • Pebble Beach Company
  • Tanimura & Antle