Leadership Academy Conference

July 12 - 13, 2023 - Finger Lakes Community College 

July 12, 2023 - Day One Schedule 

  • 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast & Networking
  • 9:00 a.m. -  Welcome Day One 
  • 9:30 a.m. - Keynote Presentation and Learning with Tom Murray
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. - Learning and Facilitated Time with Tom Murray (Cafe) 
  • 1:45 p.m. - Job Alike Session
  • 2:30 p.m. - Closure

July 13, 2023 - Day Two Schedule 

  • 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast & Networking
  • 9:00 a.m. - Welcome Day Two
  • 9:15 a.m. - Keynote Presentation with A.J. Juliani
  • 10:15 a.m. - Breakout Session 1
  • 11:15 a.m. - Breakout Session 2 
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. - Breakout Session 3 
    • Lessons from former #WFLleaders
  • 2:00 p.m. - Closure 
  • 2:30 p.m. - Celebration and Networking

Tom Murray

Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®, a project of All4ED, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and has worked alongside that body, the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered learning while helping to lead Future Ready Schools® and Digital Learning Day. Previously, Murray served as an elementary teacher, middle school teacher, middle school principal, elementary principal, and at the district level in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is most passionate about creating cultures of innovation where teachers are empowered to create the types of learning experiences today's modern learners need to thrive.

A.J. Juliani

A.J. Juliani is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of Adaptable. He serves as Faculty for the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PLN) and former Director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District. As a Curriculum Coordinator, Tech Director, English teacher, football coach, and K-12 Instructional Coach, A.J. has worked towards innovative learning experiences for schools in various roles. A.J. is also an award-winning blogger, speaker, and author of multiple other books, including the best-sellers Empower, Launch, and The PBL Playbook.

A.J. Juliani brings a high-energy, fun, and engaging style of presentation through keynotes, full-day workshops, and online professional development offerings (see offerings and reviews below). His mix of personal stories from the classroom, real-world examples, and research-based insights lead to a learning opportunity for everyone in attendance. A.J. has worked at all levels of the K-12 spectrum and has the lens of a parent (of FIVE fun kids) as well.

Thank You Sponsors!

Thank you to the Wayne-Finger Lakes Teacher Center for supporting our learning! 

Learn more about the W-FL Teacher Center at their webpage


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