Future-Ready Schools Webinar: Leaders Preparing Students for Success

Oct 20, 2016

Future Ready Schools webinar with NAESP and NASSP. Presenters: Thomas C. Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Alliance for Excellent Education, Washington, D.C.; Brad Gustafson, (2016 MN Elementary Principal of the Year), Greenwood Elementary School, Wayzata Public Schools, MN; Jared Vance, Principal, Kickemuit Middle School, Bristol Warren Regional School District, RI; and Moderator: Deborah Tyler, Associate Executive Director, NAESP

 

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