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Saturday, May 4 • 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Stealing from the Best: How All Schools Can Learn from One Another

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For many years, researchers and practitioners have written, talked about and agonized over why district and charter schools often miss opportunities to collaborate. This session will take a quick nod to what we know works when sharing across sector lines and will then move to providing the time and the space for you to roll up your sleeves and start doing. District, charter and non-profit leaders will describe innovative approaches that led to progress in closing gaps and reaching students who too often get left behind. These leaders will share the challenge they needed to address, why they chose the approach, and the impact it has had on their schools and students. In smaller breakouts, experts will answer specific questions and provide the details you will need in order to leave the session ready to "try this at home.”

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Kristin Percy Calaff

Director of Language Learning, Highline Public Schools
Kristin Percy Calaff is the Language Learning Director for Highline Public Schools. She has worked for over 28 years in bilingual education as a dual language teacher, principal, district administrator, and university professor. She holds a Master's in Curriculum and Instruction and... Read More →
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Katrina Carleton

Unconditional Education Coach, Seneca Family of Agencies
Katrina began her career in education teaching in an intensive English program for study abroad students at a local Washington college. Looking for a deeper impact, she completed a term of service with AmeriCorps and worked in an elementary school program. Passionate about finding... Read More →

Dustin Dacuan

Teacher, Summit Public Schools: Sierra
Dustin, a Seattle native, comes to us after teaching English at the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Boston. He received his B.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington in 2012. Dustin was awarded a fellowship through the Woodrow Wilson Rockefeller Brothers... Read More →
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Christine Campbell

Independent Consultant
Prior to starting work in higher education, Ms. Campbell was the Policy Director and Senior Research Analyst at the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education, where she researched and studied issues of equity and access in K-12 education. She led research investigating... Read More →
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Sarah Yatsko, MPA

Independent Consultant
Sarah spent five years as the lead of a study on implementation of the District-Charter Collaboration Compact Initiative, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In the course of that research, she met with hundreds of district, charter and civic leaders in 25 cities across... Read More →
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Georgia Heyward

Research Analyst, Center on Reinventing Public Education
Georgia Heyward is a research analyst at the Center on Reinventing Public Education, where she has worked on the 18-city project Stepping Up and supported charter-district collaboration in Washington State. Before joining CRPE, she researched rural education and wrote program evaluations... Read More →

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