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2019 Regional Convenings
Equal Opportunity Schools hosts regular regional convenings to inform superintendents, principals, and school and district leaders about our program. If you are interested in learning more about the application process, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to attend an event.
These regional convenings are in the early stages of planning. Once dates are confirmed, we’ll update. In the meantime, send us a note if you’re interested in any of the tentative regions or in hosting a regional convening for your own region.
- Portland, Oregon Convening – February 13, 2019
- Crown Point, Indian Convening – February15, 2019
- Cleveland, OH Convening – TBD
- Columbus, OH Convening – TBD
- Connecticut convening – TBD
- Florida Convening – TBD
- Georgia Convening – TBD
- Louisiana Convening – TBD
- Maryland Convening – TBD
- Massachusetts Convening – TBD
- Mississippi Convening – TBD
- New Jersey Convening – TBD
- North Carolina Convening – TBD
- South Carolina Convening – TBD
- Tennessee Convening – TBD
2019 Upcoming Speaking Engagements
For detailed abstracts, please check the conference websites.
Feb 14-16, 2019 – Dr. Chris Belcher, of Equal Opportunity Schools, will be hosting a pre-conference workshop with Dr. Matt Degner, Iowa City Community School District, Ed Winchester and Terri Verhaegen, Santa Ana Unified School Districts at the AASA National Conference on Education, Los Angeles, CA
Feb 14-16, 2019 – Dr. Chris Belcher, of Equal Opportunity Schools, will present a concurrent conference session at the AASA National Conference on Education, Los Angeles, CA
Mar 30-April 1, 2019 – David Larson, Superintendent and Shahe Bagdasarian, Principal at East, will co-present showcasing the partnership between Glenbard and EOS, at the 2019 NSBA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA
Mar 30-April 1, 2019 – Dr. Chris Belcher and Dr. Wanda Brown, of Equal Opportunity Schools will co-present with Dr. Jack Smith, Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools, have been selected to present at the 2019 NSBA Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA
July 18-20, 2019 – Dr. Nick Wahl, of Equal Opportunity Schools has submitted to present at the NASSP National Conference, Boston MA
July 18-20, 2019 – Jennifer Ward, of Equal Opportunity Schools along with Gidean Frankel and Naomi Eutsey of New York Schools, have submitted to present at the NASSP National Conference, Boston MA
July 18-21, 2019 – Kim Thomas, of Equal Opportunity Schools has submitted to present at the AP National Conference, Orlando, FL
July 18-21, 2019 – Dr. John Ramos and Dolores Caamano, of Equal Opportunity Schools, along with Kristin Ward, of West Charlotte High School, have submitted to present at the AP National Conference, Orlando, FL
Past Speaking Engagements
Many of the presentations can be found by visiting the conference site. In some cases, presentations and/or articles can be found in our news feed.
Jan 29-30, 2019 – Dr. John Ramos and Dolores Caamano will co-present with Middletown Public Schools, at the AP New England Forum, Boston, MA
Jan 16-19, 2019 – David Larson, Superintendent of Glenbard Township HS District 87, will present on the district wide EOS-Glenbard partnership at the Midwest Superintendent Conference, Marco Island
Nov 30, 2018 – Glenbard Township High School District 87 will be hosting their every other year “Ignite” event, customized for building level leaders (dept. chairs, API’s, teacher leaders, etc.). For more information on this event, contact the Glenbard’s Superintendent’s office, Glen Ellyn, IL
Nov 16-18, 2018 – Dr. John Ramos and Dolores Caamano of Equal Opportunity Schools, will be presenting with Dr. Conner, Colleen Weiner and Omaris Journet of Middletown Public Schools, at the 2018 CABE/CAPSS Convention, Groton, CT
Oct 24-28, 2018 – Reid Sarris, CEO & Founder of Equal Opportunity Schools along with Dr. Cheryl Hibbeln, Executive Director, School Innovation and Integrated Youth Services (SDUSD) joined a panel session and presented at the Annual Fall Conference of the Council of Great City Schools on Equity & Excellence: SDUSD Reduces their Latinx Student Gap through a targeted Equity Program, Baltimore, MD
Oct 22-25, 2018 – Dr. Sasha Rabkin and Jessica Paulson, of Equal Opportunity Schools presented at the Tableau Conference, New Orleans, LA
Oct 10-13, 2018 – Dr. John Ramos and Dr. Sasha Rabkin of Equal Opportunity Schools, along with SDUSD Area Superintendents Bruce Bivins and Sofia Freire presented at the 15th Annual ALAS Education Summit: Equity: United We Stand, San Diego, CA
July 18-20, 2018 – Dr. Chris Belcher and Dr. Andree Osagie , Lamar CISD, presented at the AP Annual Conference, Houston, TX
May 2-4, 2018 – Ryan Mosser, of Equal Opportunity Schools, presented on the experience of two Arkansas districts at the 2018 AAFC Spring conference, Hot Springs, AR
April 17-18, 2018 – Bernadette Merikle and Kirstin Wagner of Equal Opportunity Schools along with Ed Winchester and Terri Verhaegen, Santa Ana Unified School District, co-presented on Identify, Enroll, and Support Latino Students in AP at the Preparaté: Educating Latinos for the Future of America conference, Los Angeles, CA
April 7-9, 2018 – Dr. Chris Belcher and Dr. Daniel Cates, Township High School District 211, presented on Creating Equity of Opportunity: Recruitment, Support, and Success for Underrepresented Students in AP/IB Programs at the NSBA Conference, San Antonio, TX
April 3-5, 2018 – Dr. Adam Kay and Dr. Alejandro Torres, of Equal Opportunity Schools, presented a poster titled Using Improvement Science to Improve Belonging for Students of Color and Low-Income Students in AP and IB Classrooms at the Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education, San Francisco, CA
March 24-26, 2018 – Dr. Chris Belcher presented at ASCD National Conference, Boston, MA
Jan 2, 2018 – Reid Saaris presented at ACE Center at Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA
Nov 10, 2017 – Reid Saaris presented at SIEPR Policy Forum on Opportunities and Challenges in Improving K-12 Education, Stanford University, CA
Oct 25-27, 2017 – Dr. Tracey Conrad presented at College Board Forum, NYC, NY
Oct 11-14, 2017 – Dr. Chris Belcher and Dr. Lee Vargas presented at ALAS Conference, Houston, TX
Oct 6-7, 2017 – Dr. Chris Belcher presented at MSBA Annual Conference, Osage Beach, MO
Past National Symposiums
2017 National Symposium for Equity and Access
Oct 25-26, 2017 Chicago, IL
The Symposium for Equity and Access, supported by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, is an invitation-only forum with conversations focused at the superintendent and district leadership level.
This year, over 100 district educators attended and heard from industry experts, peer panelists, and EOS leadership on best practices to close the equity and achievement gaps. You can find videos of the sessions on our YouTube channel.
2016 National Symposium: Lead Higher
Sept 21, 2016 Washington DC
The inaugural recognition convening brought together district leadership to solidify their commitment to enable secondary schools to fully reflect their diversity at the highest academic levels; and to elevate our national conversation about low-income students and student of color beyond achieving proficiency to academic excellence.
You can find videos of the sessions on our YouTube channel.
Stay tuned for information on the 2019 National Symposium.