The Power of Passion, Purpose and Perspective: The Story of Anaheim City Elementary vs. Disney

ABSTRACT: 
In the 1990’s the Anaheim City School District faced unprecedented challenges.  They had grown from 7000 students to over 21,000 and hadn’t built any new schools.  A complex storm of political and regulatory issues had prohibited the normal solutions.  This workshop covers the reformation journey of this urban school district.  This is a story of change: governmental, political, physical, instructional, business, and community change told through case studies by the personnel who made it happen.  (Tours of some of the studied site will be available during conference tours.)

SPEAKERS: 
Lettie Boggs, CEO, Colbi Technologies; Michael Krause, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services, Anaheim Elementary School District;

Lynn Merrick, Owner,

 

OBJ #1  Workshop participants will experience the journey of AESD’s historical transformation through valiant efforts of persuasion and perseverance by sticking to a code of ethics

OBJ #2  Participants will have a chance to learn how to re-envision site design and building transformation can positively impact a student’s ability to learn and fell safe in their surroundings

OBJ #3  Participants will learn that no crisis is ever over until all options have been explored and you work towards the YES – learn to ask the right questions

OBJ #4  Participants will have the chance to connect the WHY with the HOW and WHAT through case study and story form and then experience the transformation through site visits