Juju Chang
Co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline”
Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021
12:45 – 2:30 p.m.
A Message of Cohesion and Hope

Drawing on insight gained through her personal and professional experiences, Juju Chang will discuss the critical role school boards can play in ensuring public schools are incubators of civility, humanity and justice.


 Scott LoMurray
Executive Director, Sources of Strength
Monday, Oct. 25
8:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Toward Wellness: Emerging From a Pandemic

Our anger, anxiety and sadness are not symptoms of pathology. They are deeply human emotions and rational responses to our human experience. To move toward wellness, we must focus on the equally human characteristics of resilience, connection and belonging.

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 Frank Waln
Artist/Music Producer Sicangu Lakota, Rosebud Reservation
Monday, Oct. 25, 2021
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
A Product of the Gap

A Native American multi-instrumentalist, hip-hop artist, music producer and storyteller, Waln will lead a session in the diversity, equity and inclusion strand where he shares the truth of the Indigenous story through narrative and performance. This session features an expanded question and answer period.

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 Dr. James Baldwin
Senior Deputy Commissioner for Education Policy, NYS Education Department
Monday, Oct. 25, 2021
2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
A Conversation with SED: A More Service-Oriented Approach

Hear from Jim Baldwin, SED’s Senior Deputy Commissioner for Education Policy and former district superintendent of Questar III BOCES, on how SED is transforming its work and philosophy under the leadership of Commissioner Betty Rosa to focus on service to the field through partnership and positive connections with New York’s educators and students.

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CTLEThe convention educational sessions, pre-convention events, and featured sessions (but not including the Opening Session and the Commissioner Session) have been approved for CTLE credits.