You're Invited

Leader Chat:

10/7/2020 at 2 PM EST

School is back

School is back for some and a moving target for others. But, with everything that’s happened, getting through the day for school district leaders can feel impossible. When the going gets tough, great school leaders turn to other leaders.

Join us Oct. 7 at 2 pm EST for an exclusive virtual conversation, as we circle up the best and brightest in K-12 education. We will talk about moving forward, beyond the chaos and uncertainty of back-to-school in a global pandemic.  Let’s discover new ideas and opportunities to start moving forward.

Presented by Leading Ed Solutions, this unique two-hour event debunks the traditional webinar in favor of compelling discussions with top educators and thought leaders. It’s a chance to have candid conversations about what’s possible in our schools and communities.

Key topics include: equity & courageous conversations, social-emotional health (students & adults), and leading a culture of love during challenging times.

Featured presenters

Glenn E. Singleton

Courageous Conversations About the Future of School

Equity & Inclusion

Glenn E. Singleton has devoted over thirty years to constructing racial equity worldwide and developing leaders to do the same. He is the author of “Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools,” a protocol for sustained, deep dialog, and the creator Beyond Diversity™, the curriculum that has taught hundreds of thousands of people how to use it. As Founder and President of Courageous Conversation, Singleton has created an agency that has developed racially conscious leaders in a variety of sectors: education, government, business, law enforcement, and community organizing among them.

Adam Sáenz, Ph.D.

How to Harness the Power of Stress

Social-Emotional Learning

A licensed psychologist, author, and emotional intelligence expert, Dr. Adam Saenz has dedicated his career to helping teachers and other school leaders navigate stressful situations and build relationships through the art and science of emotional intelligence (EQ). Dr. Saenz has worked in collaboration with the College of Education at Texas A&M University. He has also lectured at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School. Among his publications are the best-selling The Power of a Teacher, Relationships That Work, and his most recent book, The EQ Intervention: Shaping a Self-Aware Generation Through Social and Emotional Learning. His Educator Assessment of Social and Emotional Learning, or EASEL, is one of the first SEL assessments built specifically for teachers.

Luvelle Brown, Ed.D.

Creating a ‘Culture of Love’ Amidst Difficult Times

School District Culture

Luvelle Brown is the Superintendent of the Ithaca City School District (ICSD) in Ithaca, New York. During his tenure, ICSD has experienced unprecedented levels of success. Dr. Brown has facilitated conversations in multiple communities that have resulted in transformative shifts in culture and achievement. Using systems thinking in schools, Dr. Brown’s leadership has led to innovative programs, redesigned learning spaces, numerous technology initiatives. Dr. Brown has published numerous articles, the author of Culture of Love: Cultivating a Transformative and Positive Organizational Culture and the co-author of ThinkTweets: 100 Transformative Tweets for Educators.

Phil Martell

Strategies for Navigating Limited Resources

Facilities Management

Philip Martell is currently serving as the superintendent of Blairsville-Saltsburg School District in Pennsylvania, and prior to that he was the superintendent in Connellsville Area School District in Pennsylvania, both considered small rural districts. He has served as a District Business Manager, Director of Human Resources and the Chief Deputy Clerk of Courts. Philip has done some outstanding work managing facilities and budgets to create revenue streams that have impacted technology purchases furthering educational equity in his schools. His experience leveraging capital projects to support educational programs is critical now and will be even more so in the future.

Who should join?

This free event is intended specifically for school superintendents and their teams. This includes cabinet members, assistant superintendents, department directors and other district decision-makers.

What is Leading Ed Solutions?

Founded by Dr. Jeff Rose, former superintendent in Fulton County (GA), Beaverton (OR), & Canby (OR), Leading Ed Solutions is an exclusive community of K-12 superintendents and senior team members dedicated to providing an intimate and trusted space for school leaders to circle up, share ideas and solve problems (in real-time) through authentic engagement with like-minded peers. Learn more about Leading Ed, or apply to join the community for free at

10/7/2020 AT 2 PM EST