A Sampling of the Instructors and Topics

 The Women’s School Leadership Academy


Leading for change:  Smashing the glass ceiling.  Dr. Rosa Coronado, Assistant Superintendent, Salinas Union High School District

Leading to promote equity.  Dr. Jill Baker, Deputy Superintendent, Long Beach USD

Leading as a woman:  Finding Your Voice

Dr. Caprice Young, Founder and Former CEO of the California Charter School Association, Superintendent of Learn 4 Life

Dr. Sarah Shulkind, Head of School, Milken Community Schools

Dr. Joanne Culverhouse, Superintendent, La Habra City School District

Dr. Nicole Wesley, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Redondo Beach USD

Leading and learning for social justice.  Dr. Carl A. Cohn, Clinical Professor of Education Emeritus, Claremont Graduate University, Superintendent of Long Beach USD (former)

Making decisions using multiple perspectives.  Dr. Jeanne Huybrechts, Head of School, Harvard Westlake (retired), CAO of the Spring Education Group and Dr. Kelly Santos, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Centinela Valley Union High School District

The art of decision making: Making decisions, communicating and leading change.  Dr. Ilene Straus, Vice President, California State Board of Education

Advice for school leaders in pursuing equality in education.  Dr. Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education, UCLA; Founder and Director of the Center for the Transformation of Schools (CTS), UCLA

Communicating about financial priorities and innovative thinking – Using budgets to address the needs of diverse learners.  Chris Steinhauser, Superintendent, Long Beach USD

Managing change initiatives.  Dr. Trisha Callella, Director, Product Partnerships at Digital Promise; former Director of Innovation and Instruction, Rowland Unified School

Knowing your own voice.  Teamwork.  Sue Enquist, Former UCLA head coach and 11 time National Champion, Founder of One Softball, LLC.

Resilience:  Thoughts on surviving and thriving.  Dr. Laura Konigsberg, Head of School, Turning Point School

Politics and persuasion to get results.  Dr. Yasmin Delahoussaye, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Black College Tours, President emeritus, L.A. Southwest College

Grit and resilience:  A discussion of the Amino South Los Angeles Charter High School fire.  Dr. Cristina de Jesus, President and Chief Administrative Officer, Green Dot Pubic Schools, California

Stress management for women leaders.  Dr. Jacqueline Duncan, Administrator of Data and Teacher Support and Dr. Clara Finneran, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Las Virgenes USD

Navigating public and private lives.  Dr. Debra Duardo, Superintendent, County Office of Education

Becoming a school leader, challenges and solutions.  Dr. Mary Sieu, Superintendent, ABC Unified School District