4th Annual Leveraging Teacher Leadership: An Institute for Teacher Leaders and Administrators


David Horsager, MA, CSP

David Horsager, MA, CSP, is a business strategist, keynote speaker, and author of national bestseller The Trust Edge: How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships and a Stronger Bottom Line.  His work has been featured in prominent publications such as Fast Company, Forbes, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.  Combining humor, illustrations, and memorable stories with research and insight, David delivers relevant and inspiring keynotes and interviews.

He has delivered life-changing presentations on six continents, with audiences ranging from the New York Yankees, U.S. Congress, and Goodyear to John Deere, Wells Fargo, and the Department of Homeland Security.

David's newest release, The Daily Edge, features thirty-five of his best productivity tips.  They are simple, usable, and create opportunities for teams and individuals to work more efficiently, making more time for a leader's most important task-building trusted relationships.  When he's not speaking or writing, David continues to research and consult through Horsager Leadership, Inc.  He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Organizational Leadership for Bethel University's graduate program.  He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with his wife, Lisa, and their four children.

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Dylan Wiliam

Dylan Wiliam is Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment at University College London.
After a first degree in mathematics and physics, and one year teaching in a private school, he taught in urban schools for 7 years, during which time he earned further degrees in mathematics and mathematics education.
In 1984 he joined Chelsea College, University of London, which later became part of King's College London.  During this time he worked on developing innovative assessment schemes in mathematics before taking over the leadership of the mathematics teacher education program at King's.
Between 1989 and 1991 he was the Academic Coordinator of the Consortium for Assessment and Testing in Schools, which developed a variety of statutory and non-statutory assessments for the national curriculum of England and Wales.
After his return to King's he completed his PhD, addressing some of the technical issues thrown up by the adoption of a system of age-independent criterion-referenced levels of attainment in the national curriculum of England and Wales.
From 1996 to 2001 he was the Dean and Head of the School of Education at King's College London, and from 2001 to 2003, he served as Assistant Principal of the College.  In 2003 he moved to the USA, as Senior Research Director at the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ.  In 2006 he returned to the UK as Deputy Director of the Institute of Education, University of London.  In 2010 he stood down as Deputy Director to spend more time on research and teaching.
His recent work has focused on the use of assessment to support learning (sometimes called formative assessment).  He was the co-author, with Paul Black, of a major review of the research evidence on formative assessment published, and since then has worked with groups of teachers all over the world on developing formative assessment practices.

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Ann Delehant

Ann Delehant is an experienced facilitator, learning leader and agent of system-wide change. Ann's current work focuses on improving learning and achievement for all students.
Ann is committed to building internal capacity, strengthening collaborative cultures, facilitating data driven decision-making procedures ensuring the inclusion of many voices, developing teams, and facilitating systems change.
Ann is a member of The Dolan Team, a management-labor consulting firm that specializes in deep systemic change.  She is a senior consultant for Learning Forward, the professional organization committed to ensuring success for all students by applying high standards for professional learning for all educators.  Ann is on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Educational Leadership program focused on Distributed Leadership.  She also works as a consultant for AASA, the School Superintendent's Association.  Ann is also a consultant with the Consortium for Educational Change (CEC), an organization that builds collaborative structures, processes and cultures with and among key educational stakeholders, including labor and management, to transform educational systems to continuously improve learning and achievement for all students.
Ann has other notable state and national affiliations.  She served as a Trustee of Learning Forward and was a founding member of Learning Forward New York.  She received the NSDC Distinguished Service Award in 1996.  She was a founding member of Coaching School Results.
Ann is the author of Making Meetings Work (2006), co-published by Corwin and Learning Forward.  She wrote Chapter 2 Introductions: Systems in the 3rd edition of Powerful Designs for Professional Learning, edited by Lois Brown Easton.  Delehant and Associates is a recognized Woman Owned Business (WOB) in New York State.

John D'Auria
John D’Auria, Ed.D, moved from directing the Canton Public Schools as Superintendent to becoming President of Teachers21, a non-profit organization working to ensure that all school-aged children are given an equal opportunity to succeed by endeavoring to provide them with educators who are eminently knowledgeable and qualified to teach them.

In a career that has spanned four decades as a math teacher, guidance counselor, principal and superintendent, Dr. D’Auria has worked with hundreds of school leaders around sharpening the academic focus of school teams, developing a vibrant school culture, and managing conflict in the workplace.

Dr. D’Auria’s research focuses on the ways in which the assumptions that people hold about intelligence significantly influence their learning. His newest book is Ten Lessons in Leadership and Learning (2010). He is also the author of “The DNA of Leadership”—a curriculum for aspiring school leaders in the state’s Leadership Licensure Program—and co-author with Jon Saphier of How To Bring Vision to School Improvement (Research for Better Teaching, 1993). Numerous other articles include “The Superintendent as Teacher,” Phi Delta Kappan Online Edition, Fall, 2009; “A Principal’s Dilemma,” jointly with Matt King in Schools: Studies in Education, University of Chicago Press, Spring, 2009; and “3 Strands Form Strong School Leadership,” jointly with Jon Saphier and Matt King, National Staff Development Council, Spring, 2006. He is a frequent speaker at national and regional educational conferences and has served on The Middle School Curriculum Project based at Education Development Center.

John D’Auria is a Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of Boston College, where he majored in mathematics and philosophy; he earned his doctorate in urban educational leadership at the University of Massachusetts.