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Reimagining Public Education in Minnesota

AMSD school district superintendents have been working since last fall to develop a collective education plan to create lasting equity and excellence in education for all students. Over 3,000 students, parents, educators, business leaders and community members have participated in 12 World Café events and a student conference represented by students from across the metropolitan area.

2017 AMSD Annual Conference

Friday, December 8, 2017

7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

TIES Conference Center

1667 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul, MN 55108


7:30 AM – 8:00 AM

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM – 8:10 AM

Welcome and Introductions

  • Steve Adams, AMSD Chair

8:10 AM – 8:30 AM

Why Reimagine Minnesota?

  • Superintendent John Schultz, Edina Public Schools
  • Superintendent Carlton Jenkins, Robbinsdale Area Schools

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM

Community Conversations and Listening to Students

  • Paula Forbes, Forbes Consulting LLC
  • Superintendent Joe Gothard, St. Paul Public Schools
  • Student Representatives

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM


9:30 AM – 10:45 AM

Sharing a Vision for a Collective Education Plan

  • Strategy A: Superintendent Chace Anderson, Wayzata Public Schools
  • Strategy B: Superintendent Christine Osorio, North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale
    School District
  • Strategy C: Superintendent Teri Staloch, Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools
  • Strategy D: Mark Bonine, Brooklyn Center Community Schools
  • Strategy E: Superintendent Astein Osei, St. Louis Park Public Schools
  • Strategy F: Superintendent Aldo Sicoli, Roseville Area Schools
  • Strategy G: Superintendent Ed Graff, Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Strategy H: Superintendent Dennis Peterson, Minnetonka Public Schools
  • Strategy I: Superintendent Dave Webb, South St. Paul Public Schools

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Building Equity-Centered Capacity and Measuring Results

  • Executive Director Jean Lubke, Equity Alliance MN
  • Executive Director Kimberly Matier, West Metro Education Program

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Panel Discussion: Building Momentum for Educational Excellence for All

  • Moderated by Dr. Ric Dressen, Assistant Professor, Department of Doctoral
    Studies in Education, Concordia University
  • Rep. Carlos Mariani, Executive Director, MN Education Equity Partnership
  • James Burroughs II, Chief Inclusion Officer, Office of Governor Mark Dayton and
    Lt. Governor Tina Smith
  • Dr. Muhammad Khalifa, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and
    Development, University of Minnesota
  • Superintendent David Law, Anoka-Hennepin School District

1:00 PM

Closing Comments

Register now to reserve your tickets for the 2017 AMSD Annual Conference.