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Education Leaders Summit

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM

Education Leaders Summit

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The Silicon Valley Leadership Group presents:

 Silicon Valley Education Leaders Summit

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

8:15 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

8:15-9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Networking

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Program


Microsoft Silicon Valley

1065 La Avenida

Conference Center - Building 1

Mountain View, CA 94043


The Silicon Valley Leadership Group would like to invite you to the Silicon Valley Education Leaders Summit. Please join us for a day where we can sit down with state and regional education leaders, elected officials, and community partners to learn more about and discuss the Silicon Valley K-12 ecosystem, existing challenges, and promising practices.

We are thrilled that Superintendent Torlakson and many of our region's most thoughtful voices in education will be joining us for this day.


Welcome Remarks

  • Carl Guardino - CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Kristin Rhodes - General Manager U.S. Education Team West Region, Microsoft


An Overview of California's Public Education System 

  • Paul Warren, Public Policy Institute of California
  • Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Landscape of California (Panel 1)

  • Introduction: Kim Vu - Vice President of Social Impact, Innovation, and Community Relationships, Tech CU
  • Moderator: Rachael Myrow - Host/Reporter, NPR's "The California Report"
  • Michael Kirst - President, California State Board of Education
  • Molly Munger - Co-founder and Director of the Advancement Project, leading advocate for Proposition 38
  • Mohammad Qayoumi - President, San Jose State University
  • Paul Warren - Policy Associate, Public Policy Institute of California


Promising Programs in Silicon Valley
  • Educare of Silicon Valley - Dennis Cima, Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Step Up to Algebra - Manny Barbara, Silicon Valley Education Foundation

Public Education in Silicon Valley (Panel 2)

  • Introduction: Anne Campbell - San Mateo County Superintendent of Schools
  • Moderator: Ron Gonzales - CEO, The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley
  • Marybeth Affleck-Nacey - Director, Franklin-McKinley Children’s Initiative
  • Xavier de la Torre - Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools
  • Shelly Masur - Vice President, San Mateo County School Boards Association
  • Bobbie Plough - Superintendent, Santa Clara Unified School District

Business Perspective on 21st Century Skills (Panel 3)

  • Introduction: Oscar Garcia - President, Mountain View Chamber of Commerce
  • Moderator: Linda Thor - Chancellor, Foothill-DeAnza Community College District
  • Erin Brennock - Corporate Affairs Director, Synopsys
  • Tory Bruno - Vice President, Lockheed Martin
  • Kristin Rhodes - General Manager U.S. Education West Region, Microsoft
  • Jim Vanides - Global Education Program Manager, HP
  • David Welch - Chief Strategy Officer, Infinera


For more information, contact Bonnie Mace: (408) 453-4753 or

Sponsored by Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Infinera, Synopsys, & HP

Eduation Leaders Summit community partners: Silicon Valley Education Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Kids in Common, Hispanic Foundation, First 5, IISME, 1000 Hearts for 1000 Minds, Santa Clara County School Boards Association, Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Mateo County School Boards Association, SAMCEDA (San Mateo County Economic Development Association), Cities Association of Santa Clara County, Mountain View Chamber of Commerce, Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce, & San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce


No cancellations. Substitutions are encouraged. 










Have questions about Education Leaders Summit? Contact Silicon Valley Leadership Group

When & Where

1065 La Avenida
Conference Center - Building 1
Mountain View, 94043

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 from 8:15 AM to 3:00 PM

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