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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

2017 Educational Leadership Summit

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The Monterey County Board of Education, the Monterey County School Boards Association and Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nancy Kotowski hosted the bi-annual Monterey County Educational 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 on November 16, 2017 at the Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach.

This unique professional development retreat experience was 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 Educational Leadership Summit program included two general sessions and several breakout sessions that were designed to increase the knowledge and capacity of board members to effectively govern their local schools. The keynote addresses during general sessions were given by Jack O'Connell, Partner, Capitol Advisors Group and Former State Superintendent of Schools and Dr. Francisco Jimenez, Author and Professor at Santa Clara University.

Below is a list of Summit sessions and links to session materials.

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Welcome Keynote: Keys to Effective Leadership and Governance:  Lessons Learned
Jack O'Connell, Partner, Capitol Advisors Group and Former State Superintendent of Public Instruction

  Watch video of Keynote Address


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Luncheon Keynote: The Importance of Multicultural Literacy
Dr. Francisco Jimenez, Author of "The Circuit" and Professor at Santa Clara University

  Watch video of Presentation: The Importance of Multicultural Literacy


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Understanding the Legal Requirements of School Boards and Board Members
Marguerite Leoni, Partner, Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross and Leoni, LLP
Hilary Gibson, Associate, Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross and Leoni, LLP

  Watch video of Presentation: Understanding the Legal Requirements of School Boards and Board Members

Download Understanding the Legal Requirements of School Boards and Board Members Powerpoint Presentation


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The Bully, The Bullied, and The Not-So-Innocent Bystander
Barbara Coloroso, Author, Speaker, and Consultant on Bullying

  Watch video of Presentation: The Bully, The Bullied, and The Not-So-Innocent Bystander

View The Bully, The Bullied, and The Not-So-Innocent Bystander workshop handout (PDF)


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The Shift to Future Ready: Technology Integration and Innovative School Programs
Featured Speaker: Thomas C. Murray, Future Ready Schools

View The Shift to Future Ready: Technology Integration and Innovative School Programs workshop handout (PDF)


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Behind the Numbers: Where California Stands in School Funding and What School Districts Can Do to Inform Public Perceptions of Education
Presenters: Susan Henry and Mike Ambrose, California School Boards Association

  Watch video of Presentation: Behind the Numbers: Where California Stands in School Funding and What School Districts Can Do to Inform Public Perceptions of Education

Download Behind the Numbers workshop PowerPoint presentation


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California's Fiscal and Political Outlook for K-12 Education and Legislative Overview
Presenters:  Jack O'Connell and Gerry Shelton, Capitol Advisors Group

  Watch video of Presentation: California's Fiscal and Political Outlook for K-12 Education and Legislative Overview


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The Role of Equity: California's New Accountability and Continuous Improvement System
Presenters: Edwin Javius, Ed Equity, Inc. and Dr. Rey Reyes, Monterey County Office of Education

  Watch video of Presentation: The Role of Equity: California's New Accountability and Continuous Improvement System

View The Role of Equity: Equity Material handout (PDF)

View The Role of Equity:Crosswalk to LCAP handout (PDF)


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Board Relations and Developing Cohesive, Effective Governance Teams
Presenter: Tom Manniello, Partner, Lozano Smith Attorneys at Law

  Watch video of Presentation: Board Relations and Developing Cohesive, Effective Governance Teams

View Board Relations and Developing Cohesive, Effective Governance Teams workshop handout (PDF)




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A Focus on Undocumented Students: Ensuring a Safe and Affirming Learning Environment for All Students
Presenter: Mary T. Hernandez, Attorney, Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP

  Watch video of Presentation: A Focus on Undocumented Students: Ensuring a Safe and Affirming Learning Environment for All Students

View A Focus on Undocumented Students handout


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Human Trafficking Happens Here: Identifying and Responding to Human Trafficking
Presenters: Deborah Pembrook, Coalition to End Human Trafficking
Patty Hernandez, J.D., Monterey County Department of Social Services
Lauren McFarlin, Archer Child Advocacy Center

  Watch video of Presentation: Human Trafficking Happens Here: Identifying and Responding to Human Trafficking

View Human Trafficking Happens Here: MCOE handout

View Human Trafficking Happens Here: CSEC handout


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How Not To Be A Terrible School Board Member
Author: Richard E. Mayer

View How Not To Be A Terrible School Board Member on Amazon.com


A Special Thank You to Our Sponsors:

  • Lozano Smith, Attorneys at Law
  • Nielsen Merksamer
  • Opterra, An Engie Company
  • MCSIG, Insurance Group
  • Blach Construction
  • CAPC, Child Abuse Prevention Council
  • Chevron
  • My Chevrolet
  • GHS, Garcia Hernandez Sawhney Law Office
  • Pebble Beach Company

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous donations.

We appreciate our sponsors' commitment to the success of our children and for believing that one of the best ways to ensure their success is to educate and equip school board members and superintendents with the knowledge, tools, and relationships they need to make good, informed, and collaborative decisions.

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