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Monday, May 13 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Keynote Panel Discussion: Navigating the Tensions in System Change

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Tension #1) Securing the Foundation and Developing 21st Century Capabilities
Tension #2) Securing Public Accountability and Cultivating Innovation
Tension #3) Delivering Short-Term Targets and Setting the Conditions for Sustainable Change
Tension #4) Doing What our Parents Want and Doing What Our Students Need


Krimsen Sumners

Superintendent, St. Albert Public Schools
Krimsen Sumners is the superintendent at St. Albert Public Schools, a role she’s been in for the last 5 years. She strongly values her working relationships with education and community partners that she’s developed over the course of her career.She began her teaching career on... Read More →
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Rhonda Nixon

Assistant Superintendent, Greater St. Albert Catholic Schools
Rhonda Nixon has been a leader at the K-post-secondary teacher, secondary principal, elementary consultant, manager of professional learning. In her current role, she leads student learning and programming, technology services, and alternative programs as an assistant superintend... Read More →
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Chris Usih

Christopher Usih is the Chief Superintendent of Schools at the Calgary Board of Education, a position he has held since December 2018. He has more than 28 years of experience as an educator. He began teaching in an Indigenous community in Northern Manitoba but spent the majority of... Read More →
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Dr. Simon Breakspear

Dr Simon Breakspear is known internationally for helping educational leaders navigate complex change, harness research evidence and drive continuous improvement for better learning.Simon is the Founder and Executive Director of Agile Schools, which equips educator teams with the research, routines and tools they need to drive improvement and innovation. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales, and Research Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Leadership and Change at The Education University of... Read More →
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Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves is Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa and Research Professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He also holds Visiting Professorships at Hong Kong University and the University of Stavanger in Norway. Andy comes from a Northern mi... Read More →
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The Honourable Gord Wyant

Minister of Education of Saskatchewan

Monday May 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm MDT
Van Horne Ballroom