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RSCON3 Panel

Keynote Panel: Collaboration Between Leadership and Teachers

Join us for this great panel full of incredible educational leaders doing great things for their schools!

Time & Date: Friday, 7/29/2011 11:30:00 to 12:30:00 LA Time http://www.timeanddate.com

Schedule with Room Link: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AmiH3CkSSpYxdGVZbXJvc3ZBcW43OUJUcVpRb0d2WEE&hl=en_US#gid=10


How do We Best Support Collaboration Between Leadership and Teachers? Our panelists will speak about their successes and obstacles in their journey to getting schools where the entire community collaborates for student success! Bring your questions!

Panelists: Superintendent David Britten (@Colonelb), Principal Lyn Hilt (@L_Hilt), Principal Patrick Larkin (@Bhsprincipal), Principal Dwight Carter (@Dwight_Carter), Superintendent Pam Moran (@pammoran), DEN Star Educator Becky Fisher (@BeckyFisher73)

Moderator: Lisa Dabbs (@teachingwthsoul)


Lyn Hilt

Lyn Hilt

Lyn Hilt is the principal of Brecknock Elementary School, located in beautiful Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. Her school community is comprised of enthusiastic student learners, dedicated staff, and supportive parents. Lyn has an affinity for educational technologies and infusing 21st century skills into the curriculum. She enjoys spending time with students, world travel, and loving her two rescued greyhounds.







Patrick Larkin is the Principal of Burlington High School in Massachusetts where is just completed his 13th year as a high school administrator and sixth as a building Principal. Prior to serving as a school administrator, Patrick was a high school English teacher. As an Assistant Principal, Patrick was named Assistant Principal of the Year in the state of Massachusetts. He also is a former Executive Board member in the Massachusetts Secondary Schools Administrators Association (MSSAA) and he recently completed a two year term as a member of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges’ Commission on Public Secondary Schools. He is an avid blogger and a proponent of social media to better engage teachers, students, and parents in the education process.

”I have earned more learned more from my Personal Learning Network (PLN) in less than two years than I did in my previous decade in education,” says Larkin. ”This is the most exciting time in history to be involved in education and I am enjoying every minute of it!”

Presenter’s Website: Burlington H.S. Principal’s Blog

Twitter: @BHSPrincipal


Dwight Carter

Dwight Carter

Dwight is currently the Principal of Gahanna Lincoln High School in Gahanna, Ohio, USA. GLHS is a comprehensive high school of 2400 students in grades 9-12. His purpose is to positively change lives and impact futures and believes in the power of collaboration, student voice, and celebrating progress and achievement of students and staff. He was recently inducted into the Jostens Renaissance Educator Hall of Fame in July, 2010. He is passionate about creating the best possible learning environment for all stakeholders to be successful.

You can learn more about Dwight on his own blog entitled, Mr. Carter’s Office





David Britten

David Britten is from Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. He is a husband, father, retired U.S. Army officer, former classroom teacher, and school principal now serving as a public school district superintendent. Also an aspiring ultrarunner, avid Red Wing hockey fan, and local historian.







During the six years that Pamela Moran has served as superintendent, Albemarle County Public Schools has continued a trajectory of excellence leading to recognition of its schools and departments as top performers across multiple performance measures. Dr. Moran takes pride in staff and community support to ensure that every learner has the opportunity to excel and embrace learning, which is key to the Division’s vision that all young people achieve future success after high school graduation. Despite the decrease in available revenues and increased enrollment, more Albemarle County students than ever graduate from high school. Achievement gaps have decreased significantly. Albemarle County graduates have one of the highest percentages of advanced studies diplomas (considered by the Virginia Board of Education as the “college ready” diploma) awarded in Virginia. Students in all four high schools attend the best, most highly competitive colleges in the country.

Pamela Moran has served Albemarle County Public Schools as superintendent for six years, beginning in January 2005. During her educational career, she worked as a secondary science teacher, middle school associate principal, science grant director, staff development and gifted education coordinator, elementary principal, director of curriculum, assistant superintendent for instruction, and superintendent. She also has taught educational leadership and curriculum courses as an adjunct instructor for the University of Virginia’s Curry School and the School of Continuing Education. In 2010, Moran was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education, and she currently serves as president-elect of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents. She has a B.S. from Furman University and an M.Ed and Ed.D from the University of Virginia.





Becky Fisher is a DEN Star Educator, NTTI Master Teacher, Director of Educational Technology and Professional Development, former HS math teacher, avid RVer who previously blogged athttp://www.schoolnet.com/bfisher/blogand http://calc-rjf7g.blogspot.com.





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