Laugh, love, lead

November 18, 2019
California school leaders converged on San Francisco from Nov. 7-9 for ACSA’s Leadership Summit. Attendees had more than 80 professional development sessions to choose from, plus opportunities to network with peers and celebrate the profession during the annual Awards Dinner.
Keynote Ruha Benjamin listens for a response from the crowd during her presentation.Claudia Vicino, Mary Ann Sanders and Tom Teagle discuss a prompt during a keynote.Attendees discuss social emotional learning during a preconference to Summit.Preconference attendees placed a leaf on a tree with an SEL commitment written on it.The Advanced Taiko Ensemble from the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in SFUSD.The Advanced Taiko Ensemble from the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in SFUSD.ACSA President Linda Kaminski with Region 14 ESS winner Richard Montes.ACSA’s past presidents are recognized.Attendees discuss a topic during Roni Habib’s keynote.Keynote Roni Habib from EQ Schools spoke about how to build happier, healthier schools.Participants during Roni Habib’s keynote presentation practice retelling their partner’s story.Attendees pose before the ESS Luncheon.The 2019 Every Student Succeeding student winners.ACSA President Linda Kaminski congratulates Region 10 winner Cindy Aguilar-Castañeda.ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith with Region 9 ESS winner Jammy Harris.Every Student Succeeding winner Keannu Linnell poses with Linda Kaminski and Wes Smith.ACSA President Linda Kaminski with Region 4 ESS winner Ali Hussain.Every Student Succeeding winner Keannu Linnell has his video story shared during the ESS Luncheon.Deanna Mathies of Fresno USD shares strategies for supporting Dual Language Learners.Attendees share during a keynote presentation.ACSA Senior Director of Member Services Margie Cuizon-Armelino recognizes new ACSA members.Martha Martinez and Ofelia Lariviere get into the spirit of the Roaring ‘20s themed reception.Summit Planning Committee Co-chairs Daryl Camp and Jon LeDoux greet attendees.Kathy Granger from Region 18 wins the grand prize raffle drawing.Keynote Nontombi-Naomi Tutu addresses attendees.ACSA Executive Director Wes Smith chats with Valuing Diversity Award winner Michele Bowers.Middle Grades Principal of the Year Shana Henry chats during a reception prior to the Awards Dinner.

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