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Welcome to the 2016 Yale SOM Education Leadership Conference! We look forward to seeing you in New Haven on April 7-8. Feel free to take a look at the conference agenda below. If you have any questions, please reach out to educationconference@yale.edu
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Joanna Hefty

Summit Public Schools
Academic Program Manager
Oakland, CA
Joanna's commitment to education began over ten years ago tutoring at a literacy center and then joining Teach For America in New York City. She taught middle school SPED and history in a traditional public school before moving back to her California roots and joining the KIPP network of public charter schools. At KIPP she earned Teacher of the Year Award while working as Head Women's Basketball Coach, History Department Chair and leading the implementation of their current literacy program. Joanna moved to Summit Public Schools in 2013 as curriculum manager and has since managed Summer of Summit, led Summit Reads, and managed site and org-wide professional development experiences. Joanna hails from Mill Valley, CA and holds a BFA in Theater as well as a Masters in Teaching from Pace University.