Despite a pandemic, Texas public school leaders from across the state “gathered” together for three days of fellowship, presentations, breakout sessions, and the opportunity to engage in conversations with lawmakers and state officials.
This year has been filled with unprecedented challenges and uncertainties. And yet, Texas public school leaders have demonstrated remarkable resilience. The theme of the 13th annual Leadership Symposium, This is Where We Shine, honored educators for rising to meet the challenges of this moment with courage and compassion.
In the uncertainty, in the gap, in the not knowing. This is where we shine.
In the emptiness, the disconnection, the misunderstanding. This is where we shine.
In the fear, in the confusion, in the past, present, and future. This is where we shine.
Each morning, we started the day with a poetry reading from one of our alumni as part of our “Rise & Shine” playlist to help set the tone for the day.
From El Paso to East Texas, our alumni are shining in districts across the state.
Alumni, did you miss this year’s Symposium? Or was there a session you missed? Watch all of the sessions here (some sessions were only available live). Use the same code you were sent to access the Symposium app or email [email protected] with your first and last name to get it.
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