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Monday, March 12 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Community Engagement During a Time of Change: Lessons and Tools for Inclusive District Decision-Making

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Join a superintendent, a school board member, a student, and a community engagement expert to hear the story of one school district’s efforts to engage with students, community members, and school leaders during a time of extraordinary change. Presenters will share how they developed a coalition, set goals, created alignment with internal and external stakeholders, and implemented a series of engagement activities, including outreach at multiple gatherings and events across several towns, and in-depth community dialogues. They will highlight ways they are working to incorporate what they are learning from the community into district decision-making.

Participants will leave with strategies for engaging with and empowering diverse stakeholders; ideas for building alignment among district staff, students, and a diverse group of community members; and samples and templates that they can adapt for their own schools.


Beth Cobb

Essex Westford School District
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Jamaal Hankey

Voices For Education Essex Westford School District
I'm a people person.
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Susan McCormack

Senior Associate, Everyday Democracy
I design and facilitate conversations that lead to change and am passionate about helping people have a meaningful voice in their communities. I am committed to helping community and organizational leaders become effective at leveraging the wisdom and capacities of all of the people... Read More →

Liz Subin

Essex Westford School District

Monday March 12, 2018 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
Rotunda - Convention Center