Hiawatha Academies Executive Director Eli Kramer will participate in a panel facilitated by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.  at the  Teach to Lead Leadership Summit on Friday, July 22. Kramer will be joined on the panel by  New Leaders CEO Jean Desravines,  Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff,  and  St. Paul Public Schools Teacher and Educators for Excellence Fellow Susan Hiawatha AcademiesProvidence to discuss to role and achievements of teachers in the areas of policy, equity, and sustainability.

The purpose of the Summit is to advance student outcomes by expanding opportunities for professional collaboration and teacher leadership as well as spotlight and advance the groundbreaking, teacher-led work that is happening in states, districts, and schools across the country. “At Hiawatha, we believe teachers are some of the most important leaders in our communities. It is an honor to have this opportunity to highlight the amazing leadership of Hiawatha teachers inside and outside the classroom,” said Kramer.

As a growing network of  high-performing, tuition-free public charter schools, Hiawatha Academies has been committed to creating a space in which scholars are prepared with the knowledge, character and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good. It has won numerous state and national awards for its academic program, which has been recognized as an exemplary model for closing the opportunity gap. The network includes two elementary schools, a middle school and now a high school.

WHAT Panel at Teach to Lead Minneapolis Teacher Leadership Summit
WHERE JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America, Salon E

2141 Lindau Lane

Minneapolis, Minnesota

WHEN 5 p.m. CDT, Friday, July 22, 2016