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Dean's Lecture Series

Drexel University School of Education

Drexel University School of Education's Dean's Lecture Series brings leading stakeholders in education and leadership to Drexel for informative presentations and discussions with School of Education students, faculty, and staff. Presentations are held throughout the academic year and give attendees the opportunity to hear new perspectives on current topics in education and leadership. A list of events and links to RSVP are listed below.

2019-2020 Dean's Lecture Series Event Schedule

Thursday, October 17, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Study, 20 S. 33rd St. Philadelphia, PA 19104

"World Class: One Mother’s Journey Halfway Around the Globe in Search of the Best Education for her Children"

Teru Clavel, Author and School of Education Alumna
Author and Drexel University School of Education alumna Teru Clavel will share insight from her new book, World Class: One Mother’s Journey Halfway Around the Globe in Search of the Best Education for her Children. The book explores reasons why Asian students are outpacing their American counterparts in their education outcomes and key takeaways on how to bring the best of Asia’s education and parenting philosophies to American schools and homes.

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Friday, November 22, 2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
3401 Market St. Room 3014 Philadelphia, PA 19104

Dawn Montecalvo, President and CEO, Guadalupe Center, Immokalee, FL

Dawn Montecalvo leads the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee, Florida. The center is committed to providing children of Immokalee access to high-quality, innovative academic and special support programs strategically designed to start from six weeks of age and continue through college graduation. The organization's focus is on the most critical periods of a child's education: early education, reducing the achievement gap, and college preparation and success. Mrs. Montecalvo will provide information about the successes of her center as well as her perspective on systemic issues in education.

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February, TBA
3401 Market St. Room 3014 Philadelphia, PA 19104

Otis Hackney, Chief Education Officer, City of Philadelphia

Otis Hackney, Chief Education Officer for the City of Philadelphia will visit Drexel University to give his perspective on top issues in education facing Philadelphia and beyond. Attendees will learn more about the educational priorities of the city and Hackey's vision for public education in the future.

 

March 24, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am

3401 Market St. Room 3014 Philadelphia, PA 19104

Jenny DeMonte, PhD, Education Consultant

Jenny DeMonte is an education consultant focused on policy and research. She has consulted for highly respected organizations in education including the American Institutes for Research and the Center for American Progress. Dr. DeMonte will visit Drexel to provide her perspective on the field of education and discuss the challenges facing education today.

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April 22, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
3401 Market St. Room 3014 Philadelphia, PA 19104

Elizabeth Farwell Ozer, MeD, Policy and Special Projects Manager, First Up

Elizabeth Farwell Ozer is the Policy and Special Projects Manager for First Up, an local non-profit organization that advocates and provides programming aimed at improving education for children in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Elizabeth will visit Drexel to provide her perspective on issues in her sector of education.

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May 14, 2020
10:00 am - 11:30 am
3401 Market St. Room 3014 Philadelphia, PA 19104

Jeff McClellan, Founding Director, Startsole

Jeff McClellan is the Founding Director of Startsole, a team of teachers, developers, students, and creators all working together to make Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE) in classrooms around the world. Jeff will share his perspective on current issues in education and how Startsole is making an impact.

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May TBA
3401 Market St. Room 3014 Philadelphia, PA 19104

Helen Gym, Philadelphia City Councilperson-at-Large

Noted education advocate, Philadelphia City Councilperson-at-Large and Drexel University School of Education alumna Helen Gym will visit Drexel University to discuss education issues affecting the city with students, faculty, and staff.

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