National Conference - October 1-3, 2017

Tim WiseNASS National Leadership and Advocacy Conference

October 1-3, 2017 - Alexandria, Virginia/Washington D.

The 2017 National Association of School Superintendents' Leadership and Advocacy Conference is a unique opportunity for school leaders to come from different parts of the nation to network, engage, hear from education experts from all over the world and advocate on behalf of students in Washington D.C. The Conference will include an opportunity for attendees to receive Advocacy Training and Lobby alongside other school district administrators and teachers.

Tim Wise: Antiracist Essayist, Author & Educator, Scholar and Philosopher Cornel West calls, “A vanilla brother in the tradition of (abolitionist) John Brown,” is among the nation’s most prominent antiracist essayists and educators. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the nation. He has also lectured internationally in Canada and Bermuda, and has trained corporate, government, law enforcement and medical industry professionals on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions.


Dr. Melissa Crum: ARTrepreneur specialist, artist, author, researcher, and owner of Mosaic Education Network, LLC. Mosaic Education Network is a consulting company that helps educators and non-profit leaders build stronger relationships with the diverse communities they serve by infusing the arts, story-telling, and critical thinking into professional development, community building and curriculum development. The goal is for participants have alternative ways to conceptualize themselves, their future and a diverse world. Dr. Crum earned her Bachelors in Visual Art Studies from the University of Florida, her Masters' in African American and African Studies and her PhD in Art Administration, Education and Policy from The Ohio State University. She has conducted professional development trainings, given presentations and facilitated projects across the United States and internationally including Ghana and Brazil. In May of 2015, Dr. Crum was nominated to give a TEDx talk “A Tale of Two Teachers” on an arts-based professional development process called multicultural critical reflective practice (MCRP) which she co-created and published.

The 2016 Inaugural Conference was such a great success we’ve added a national advocacy event. Don't miss out on our Annual Leadership and Advocacy Conference! Register Now!