The Educator Pipeline: Training & Supporting Teachers & Principals – Monday, May 13th, 2012, 7:00–9:00 p.m.

/ 30 April 2012 / jennifer

The League of Women Voters of Minneapolis is excited to invite you to a second forum on the Achievement Gap. Moderated by Julaine Heit, co-president, League of Women Voters of Minneapolis.


Opening Remarks

Sandra Vargas, President and CEO, The Minneapolis Foundation

Minnesota Legislative Reform Efforts: Teacher evaluation systems, alternative certification, and efforts to repeal LIFO

Vallay Varro, Executive Director, MinnCAN

Higher Education: Coordinating the education of teachers with K-12 district needs

Susan Heegard, Vice President, Education Achievement, Bush Foundation

Improving School Culture: Supporting teachers and principals to create humane environments where adults and students can do their best work

Nathan Eklund, Principal, Eklund Consulting, LLC

On the Ground: Teachers’ Union Take on Reform Efforts and the Impact on Teachers and the Learning Environment

Louise Sundin, President Emeritus, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers

A question and answer session will follow the panel members’ remarks.


Plymouth Congregational Church

1900 Nicollet Ave (at Franklin), Minneapolis

No prior registration is necessary. Feel free to post the attached flyer.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Minneapolis in collaboration with AchieveMpls, African American Leadership Forum, and Don Fraser’s Committee on the Achievement Gap.

Event flyer