The issues of leadership start early in the education system, and this workshop explores our local school system from many different angles. Featuring interactive panel discussions, facility tours and presentations, class participants will learn first-hand about today’s issues facing our educators and students directly, including alternative and post secondary systems.

Past Speakers and Panelists

Dr. Tom Antal – Principal, Estancia High School
Dr. Robert Barbot – Superintendent, Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Bob Bassett – Chapman University, Professor and Dean, Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Dan Beard – Orange Coast College Culinary Arts, Food Service Management/Business Education Instructor
David Brooks – Trustee, Newport Mesa Unified School District, Board of Education
Sherry Crabtree, Career Specialist, Irvine High School LIFE Center
Dr. Robert Cunard – Assistant Principal, Newport Harbor High School
Debbie Davis – Principal, Monte Vista/Back Bay High Schools
Trish Fisher – Associate Chair, Vanguard University , School for Professional Studies
Catherine Follett – President, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UCI
Judy Franco – President, Newport Mesa Unified School District, Board of Education
Jeff Gall – Coordinator, Project ASK|
Lucy Groetsch – Child Care Manager, Harry and Grace Steele Children’s Center
Kathryn Hofer – Principal, Harper Preschool
Mary Hornbuckle – Coast Community College District, Trustee
Dr. Jeffrey Hubbard – Superintendent, Newport Mesa Unified School District
Suzanne Jaglowski – Director, Orange Coast College, Early Childhood Lab School
Candy Lundell – Golden West College
Rick Martin – Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Orange County Department of Education, Alternative Education Program
Mike McGuire – Program Administrator, Newport-Mesa Unified, Read 180 Program
Mike Murphy, Director, Newport Mesa Unified School District, Alternative Programs
Mickey Shaw – Vice President of Development, MIND Institute
Tim Shaw – Chief Executive Officer, Irvine Public Schools Foundation
Kathy Slawson – Principal, Early College High School
Paul E. Snyder – Superintendent, Coastline Regional Occupational Program