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Jacquelyn McKenzie

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM (CDT)


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2014 Education Leadership Conference 3 or More Ended $249.00 $0.00


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 The DNA of Successful Schools:

Academic Press + Community of Care




Dr. Joseph Murphy, Professor at Vanderbilt University, and recently named by Education Week as one of the Top Ten education scholars in the nation will present his newest research on the DNA of Successful Schools at a leadership conference hosted by Governors State University at the Congress Hotel on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, on September 25 -26, 2014.


Dr. Murphy will discuss the DNA of Successful Schools. This DNA is composed of two strands. The first strand is called Academic Press which consists of all the academic activities and expectations in a school (curriculum, instruction, programs, etc.). The second strand is called Community of Care. This strand provides support to students and teachers. School leaders will learn how these two critical elements interface to create a highly successful school for students.


During the two-day conference Dr. Murphy will share his research on why academic press is not enough to get desired learner outcomes especially with students on the wrong side of the achievement gap.  He will discuss frameworks for establishing supportive cultures or Community of Care for students and staff that have the greatest impact on student success.


School leaders will work with Dr. Murphy on developing strategies that can be implemented in their schools in the 2014-2015 year.


This two-day workshop for superintendents, district office administrators, principals, and other educational leaders links this important research to practical application in their schools. This conference may change your professional life and the lives of your students and teachers,


Please join Dr. Joseph Murphy for this most compelling Leadership Conference on the DNA of Successful Schools, September 25-26, 2014.


Who:   Superintendents, district office administrators, principals and other school leaders


 Registration deadline has been EXTENDED and SPACE IS LIMITED!

$299 per person

Discount for Groups of three or more $249!


Registration includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches on both days, the reception with the book signing!

Day 1 - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 -  Conference 8:00 AM-3:30 PM

                                                                   Reception and book signing  4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Day 2 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 -  Conference 8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Join us at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

 HOTEL CONFERENCE RATE - $169 per night plus taxes!

Please CALL the Hotel at 800.635.1666 X5078 and ask for KAREN and mention you want the



 If you have any questions, please call (708) 235-2176.


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Have questions about 2014 EDUCATION LEADERSHIP 2-DAY CONFERENCE - SEPTEMBER 25-26? Contact Jacquelyn McKenzie

When & Where

The Congress Plaza Hotel
520 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, September 26, 2014 at 8:00 AM (CDT)

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