Keynote Speakers

Pedro Noguera | Keynote Speaker

A dynamic speaker of world-renown, Pedro A. Noguera is one of our most important voices for improving public education.  Dr. Noguera’s work focuses on how schools are affected by social and economic conditions in local, regional and global contexts.  He is an expert on school reform, diversity, and the achievement gap—and he translates social theory into concise, direct language with emotional impact and intellectual rigor.  Dr. Noguera is known for delivering riveting, inspiring and profound lectures that address the major challenges of our time. Click here to read more about Pedro Noguera.

Dr. Margarita Calderón | Keynote Speaker

Dr. Margarita Calderón is a Professor Emerita at Johns Hopkins University and serves on advisory boards and national preschool-12th literacy panels. She is a consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Civil Rights. Her research focuses on effective schools and language, literacy development of English language learners, and teacher preparation. Dr. Calderón was principal investigator in a 5-year study in middle and high schools called ExC-ELL that facilitates teachers’ development of skills, confidence, and efficacy in teaching knowledge and skills to ELLs and all students. She has been a middle and high school teacher and has taught bilingual and educational leadership courses at multiple universities. Click here to lean more about Dr. Margarita Calderón.