Delaware Academy for School Leadership
Policy & Practice Institute: Delaware’s Conference on Public Education “Inspired to Action”
Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Dover High School
The 21st Annual Policy and Practice Institute: Delaware’s Conference on Public Education will feature in-person learning and networking opportunities including:
- Keynote Address by Adam Welcome, Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Education
- Remarks from Dr. Mark Holodick, Delaware Secretary of Education;
- Your choice of breakout sessions of choice relevant to aspiring and practicing school, district, and higher education leaders; and
- Networking and collaboration with 450 Delaware educators!
The theme “Inspired to Action” is intended to motivate and empower participants to take action and make a positive impact in classrooms, schools, and communities. By providing practical tools, resources, and inspiration, the event encourages learning that enables participants to move beyond talking about change and instead, take action towards creating stronger and more equitable learning opportunities and experiences for students.
Keynote Address by Adam Welcome: “The Time is Now”
Adam has been a teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal and Director of Innovation for a district with 35,000 students.
He was a ’20 To Watch’ with the National School Board Association, Principal of the Year in his region, a Fellow with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and has been blogging about education for the past 15 years.
Adam is passionate about connecting with other educators from across the country and makes it clear that kids come first and has preached the message of Team Kid for many years.
He is also the co-founder of Kids Deserve It, the best selling author of four books and he has three podcasts.
Adam has an amazing wife (Stacy) and two young children (Greta and Tilden) that keep life at home exciting and active. Adam also loves to run and has finished 32 marathons.
2023 Registration Fees
Early Bird tickets: available through June 5, 2023:
$65.00 per individual and $55.00/each for teams of 3+ registering together
Regular Registration tickets: available from June 5 – June 21, 2023:
$75.00 per individual and $65.00/each for teams of 3+ registering together
Ticket includes access to all professional learning opportunities and meals (breakfast, lunch, snack) on June 21, 2023.
*Note, if you are registered for this event, you will receive an email to view the program and build your schedule for breakout sessions by June 1, 2023.
The annual Policy & Practice Institute: Delaware’s Conference on Public Education is the premiere event for education leaders in Delaware and surrounding areas; and is attended annually by over 400 teachers, school leaders, district leaders, board members, education policymakers and Department of Education staff.
- School – district – charter leaders
- University faculty & students
- Education policy leaders
2023 Event Hosts:
The 21st Annual Policy & Practice Institute: Delaware’s Conference on Public Education is hosted in partnership by the Delaware Department of Education, the Delaware Association of School Administrators, the UD Partnership for Public Education, and the UD School Success Center (DASL Department).