How to Improve Literacy in Our Communities and Schools
Hear from educators, city leadership, and a business owner about innovative ways to improve literacy and reading in communities and schools.
Why you should attend:
Connect with other industry professionals and identify common challenges
Understand the current state of literacy in America and identify where your program stands
Learn best practices to create an action plan to elevate your program and its reading level
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
10am-10:45am PST/1pm-1:45pm EST
Leslie Beatson, EdD
Dr. Leslie Beatson is an educational leader with over 30 years of experience in public education. She is a progressive leader who builds capacity among educators to engage in meaningful work to ensure that every student thrives. Dr. Beatson received her PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Vermont and a Master's Degree in Remedial Reading and Language Arts from Central Connecticut State University. She has proven herself as a teacher, reading specialist, and school principal. Today, Dr. Beaston leads the Education Services Department as Assistant Superintendent in Benicia Unified School District.
Maliika Chambers, EdD
Dr. Maliika Chambers is a renowned learning, talent, and leadership development expert with over 20 years of experience transforming organizational culture to build diverse, inclusive, and equitable spaces where communities live, learn, and work successfully. Dr. Chambers holds advanced degrees in Sociology, Curriculum Development, Systems Design, Leadership and Organizational Development. She is a certified project manager, credentialed educator, and professional advisor to the California State Board of Education, the Western Association of Colleges and Universities, and the US Department of Education. Dr. Chambers also serves as a Governing Board member for Junior Achievement of Northern California.
André A. Lewis is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, with a degree in Astronautical Engineering, and holds an MBA from Webster University. After serving in the Air Force for nine years, he became a pilot for a major airline. Alongside his career as a pilot, Mr. Lewis founded Literary Engineers in 2005 and Literary Tools in 2016 in order to provide literary resources to help people address social issues around the world. Mr. Lewis lives in the San Francisco area with his wife and 3 daughters.