Critical Conversations: A Town Hall Meeting on School Leadership

Posted by Rocky Mountain PBS

On November 30, roughly 80 guests enjoyed the enlightening panel discussion and reception of Critical Conversations. Local educational leaders discussed what it takes to get an exceptional principal to lead every school -- and to make a difference in the lives of all students. The audience learned about the innovative practices of one district and its training partners to develop and support effective school leaders as part of The Wallace Foundation's Principal Pipeline Initiative.

Panelists included:

•    Dr. Tom Boasberg; superintendent Denver Public School
•    Dr. Susan Korach; University of Denver/Ritchie
•    Nicole Veltze; Principal, North High School
•    Ruth Baldivia; Learn to Lead Resident, North High School
•    Bill Kurtz; CEO, Denver School of Science and Technology

Critical Conversations "Critical Conversations" is a discussion of school leadership and the Denver Public Schools' Principal Pipeline, which mentors new principals. A Rocky Mountain PBS production, in partnership with WNET, the Wallace Foundation, and Public Education and Business Coalition. Moderated by Cynthia Hessin, guest panel includes DPS superintendent Tom Boasberg.

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