Across the Education System: Innovating & Collaborating for Success in the Era of COVID

The world has changed radically in the last six months, and education with it. Now more than ever we see the importance of resilience, agility, self-direction and other broader measures of student success. Interesting work is also being seeded to create bridges across public schools, (district and charter), homeschools, learning pods, independent schools, microschools, etc.  What are opportunities for sharing and spreading innovation throughout the ecosystem as we move towards holistic measures of success? Sujata Bhatt, Senior Fellow at Transcend, leads a conversation with four dynamic systems leaders, two district and two charter, known for innovation. Join Lindsay USD Superintendent Tom Rooney, Rowan-Salisbury Chief Strategy Officer Andrew Smith, Envision Schools CEO Gia Truong, and Rocketship Public Schools CEO Preston Smith in a spirited exploration of possibilities for collaboration across the education ecosystem.

Moderator: Sujata Bhatt


Tom Rooney

Dr. Andrew Smith

Preston Smith

Gia Truong