Watson College of Education Hosts Statewide Conference on Innovation in Education

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli, Provost Marilyn Sheerer and Watson College Dean Van Dempsey welcomed more than 150 guests to UNCW for an innovation conference on April 30. The conference was designed to bring education leaders, policy makers, business leaders and other influential individuals together to showcase successful programs and discuss ways to foster innovation in K-12 schools. The event was the first of its kind in North Carolina.

Featured speakers and panelists included Mark Johnson, NC State Superintendent; Senator Michael Lee, R- New Hanover County; Brenda Berg, President and CEO of Best NC; Jonathan Rowe, Chief Marketing Officer, nCino; Steven Hill, Superintendent, Pender County Schools; Janet Mason, Superintendent, Rutherford County Schools; Austin Obasohan, Superintendent, Duplin County Schools; and numerous principals and teachers.

Keith Poston, President and Executive Director of the Public School Forum of North Carolina, was Presider at the conference.

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