Penn GSE | Mid-Career


Two Mid-Career alumni present at AASA National Conference on Education in Nashville, TN

Two Mid-Career alums, Khalid Mumim, Superintendent of Reading School District (Reading, PA) and Carol Kelley, Superintendent of Oak Park Elementary District 97 (Oak Park, IL), presented at the AASA’s National Conference on Education, held February 15-17 in Nashville. The theme of this year’s conference was Education in the Digital Age.

Superintendent Mumim presented on the topic “Becoming an Arc-Bender: Anti-Racist System Leadership for Today’s System Leader.” His goal was to have participants learn how to organize school systems to promote social justice and equality.

Superintendent Kelley presented and served on several panels at the conference. She spoke on the topic “What’s New in Social Media” in the AASA Social Media Lounge. She shared the new and exciting tools she has been using in her district and shared her district’s story.

Superintendent Kelley also spoke to the group of superintendents who are in AASA's National Superintendent Certification Program. She presented “Transformational Leadership Story,” which addressed how she works as the district's Instructional Leader to engage the board, district staff, school leaders, teachers, and families/stakeholders in transformational learning decisions for students. And finally she served on a panel to discuss how she has been moving her equity agenda in her current school district through capacity building efforts of Southern Education Foundation's Racial Equity leadership network.