Summer Leadership Conference

Innovation Starts Here.

July 20, 2018

Leadership & Learning

CEI is a non-profit education organization and recognized leader in advancing meaningful reforms in public education. Our mission is to ensure the school is the center and driving force of public education reform and innovation.

Last year over 450 administrators attended this exciting, empowering, and informative event. This FREE conference showcases leadership opportunities and innovations from the top educational vendors and showcases CEI’s strengths and services. Click here to see more about last year’s event >>

CEI is an approved NYS Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) provider & will be offering 4 FREE CTLE credits for the day.

Now Featuring NYS Education Department
Symposium & Workshop!

“Promoting Equity in Education: the NYS ESSA Action Plan”

New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has been designed to promote equity in outcomes and to increase opportunities for success for all students. Jason Harmon, the Director of ESSA-funded Programs, and Stephen Earley, Director of Field Support Services, will highlight New York State’s action plan and priority areas for ESSA implementation.

Jason Harmon, Director of ESSA-Funded Programs
Stephen Earley, Director of Field Support Services

“Designing Community Schools”

How do you design a community school to meet the emerging needs of students and their families? This panel will discuss the latest research and emerging trends in the community schools movement and will discuss the emerging needs of students, families, and communities. The Community Schools’ approach focuses on the whole-child using a systems’ approach to promote high-quality academic, social, emotional, and culturally responsive education that is equitable and for all children and families.

Presenters to include:
Dr. Betty A. Rosa, Chancellor, NYS Board of Regents
Dr. Abe Fernandez, Director of Collective Impact, Children’s Aid

Keynote Speaker:

Regent Kathleen Cashin

Regent Cashin has served the students of New York City with distinction for over 35 years as a teacher, superintendent and regional superintendent. Dr. Cashin has dedicated herself to educating children and ensuring that every child receives an equal opportunity to develop into a contributing member of society. Regent Cashin extends her commitment to students and learning at all levels through her service on the Board of Regents.

Innovation Panel

Public Education is dynamic and ever-changing. In the past few years, we have started to see incredible innovations that are making huge impacts on teaching and learning.

CEI has a long history of empowering teachers and school leaders to hone their skills and adopt innovative practices. This year we are proud to present our Innovation Panel which will highlight New York City Administrators who have introduced new and exciting ideas to transform their school and create a culture of innovation!

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Shelley Jallow – Assistant Superintendent, Trenton Public Schools.


Luis Torres
Dr. Reginald Landeau, Jr.
Terence Joseph
Leslie Schecht

Register Now!

Register now for the CEI Summer Leadership Conference! For details on the workshops, click the button below. Workshop space is limited and registrants will be accommodated in the order of response.

CEI is an approved NYS Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) provider & will be offering 4 CTLE credits for the day.

Friday, July 20, 2018 | DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown, NY | 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Registration Begins: 8:00am


More Information:

Form more information, please contact Barbara Weiner by email: or phone: 347.931.4681

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Become a Sponsor!

Principals will be able to make better spending decisions while having the opportunity to personally meet the sponsors, vendors and manufacturers. Decision makers from schools will have the opportunity to see resources and products to help plan for purchases during the school year. This will be a great opportunity for exhibitors to meet decision makers – administrators, principals in a professional environment! Learn More >>


DoubleTree by Hilton Tarrytown, NY

Enjoy your stay at the award-winning DoubleTree by Hilton, ideally situated in the historic town of Tarrytown in suburban Westchester County’s business corridor.

This hotel is 15 minutes west of Westchester Airport (HPN), 25 miles north of Manhattan and LaGuardia Airport (LGA), and 35 minutes north of Kennedy International Airport (JFK).