Delaware Academy for School Leadership

Women Leading Delaware Education

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

“Leveraging Your Leadership Pathway Through Coaching”


Location: Dover Downs Conference Center Dover, DE

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The Women Leading Delaware Education initiative is a networking and professional learning event for all leaders in K-12 and higher education settings. The conference serves to address issues specific to women and leadership, as well as provide a powerful opportunity for leaders to convene for an impactful day of connection, introspection and inspiration. Hosted by the University of Delaware’s Delaware Academy for School Leadership, the conference schedule features multiple breakout session options and networking opportunities.


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jane Kise

Jane Kise, Ed.D. is the author of over 25 books and an organizational consultant with extensive experience in leadership development and executive coaching, instructional coaching, and differentiated instruction. Kise is considered a worldwide expert in Jungian type and its impact on leadership and education. She works with schools, universities, and businesses, facilitating the creation of environments where everyone—leaders, teachers, and students—can flourish. Her books include, Step In, Step Up: Empowering Women for the School Leadership Journey; Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools; Intentional Leadership; and Differentiated Coaching: A Framework for Helping Educators Change.

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Women Leading Delaware Education Initiative

Theme: Leveraging Your Leadership Pathway Through Coaching

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Dover Downs Conference Center

1131 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901

Event Dedication

This event is dedicated to Dr. Marion Proffitt.


EVENT SCHEDULE: January 28th, 2020

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Networking and Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. General Session 1
10:00-10:30 Networking
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Morning Breakout Sessions
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch and Networking
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. General Session 2
1:30 – 1:45 p.m. Networking
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Afternoon Breakout Sessions
2:45 – 3:30 Conclusion and Networking


The Women Leading Delaware initiative breakout sessions and panel discussions are facilitated by local leaders who will provide insight and thoughtful discussion on topics such as gender equality, diversity and inclusion, school and district leadership, education policy, and overcoming barriers specific to women.


Frequently Asked Questions about the

Women Leading Delaware Initiative

Why are we hosting a Women Leading Delaware initiative?

A recent AASA survey found that women are leading only 25% of the nation’s public school districts, yet a 2016 US DOE survey found that 77% of teachers are female. Research indicates that it is more challenging for women to be promoted in their careers than men, for a variety of reasons. The University of Delaware’s DASL are hosting the Women Leading Delaware initiative to talk about existing issues and barriers and to provide an opportunity to discuss research-informed solutions.

Who is this event for?

Both men and women are encouraged to participate in this event to become knowledgeable about the conditions for leadership promotion nationally and in Delaware. The Women Leading Delaware initiative is an opportunity for men and women to openly share their perspectives on these issues and to collaborate on solutions that will one day create more equitable gender representation at all levels of education leadership.

Have other questions? Contact Alison Travers, with questions related to this event.


History of the Women Leading Delaware Education Initiative

The Women Leading Delaware Education initiative is facilitated by the Delaware Academy for School Leadership at the University of Delaware. The initiative launched with a first annual conference in January 2019. The event was attended by approximately 250 education leaders and featured motivational, learning and networking sessions related to issues and opportunities for women in leadership. As a follow-up to this event, the Delaware Academy for School Leadership is offering female education leaders the opportunity to apply for Executive Leadership Coaching in 2019.

2019 Executive Leadership Coaches:

  • Lillian Lowery, Vice President of Student and Teacher Assessments at Educational Testing Service (ETS) and former Delaware Secretary of Education
  • Margaret Grogan, Dean and Professor, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University
  • Jill Baker,  Deputy Superintendent of Schools, Long Beach Unified School District