Saturday, February 29, 2020
Durham Public Schools Staff Development Center
2107 Hillandale Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Cost: $10 (includes breakfast and lunch)

Speaker Bios
Breakfast Flyer
Symposium Flyer


8:00-9:00am Superhero Partnership Breakfast

Dr. Kashi Bazemore, Added Education Solutions
Ayax Rangel, NCPTA Gates Team Lead
Leonardo Williams, PHASE 3 Group
Use your superpowers to transform the lives and experiences of our children today, tomorrow, and beyond through access and equity. A focus will be on the From Report to Results campaign and how school report card data can be used to advocate for our children.


9:00-9:30am Gathering and Welcome

NCPTA President Harold Dixon


9:30-10:15am Violence in the Community

John Van Arnam, Third Talk
Karen W. Fairley, NC Center for Safer Schools
Southern High School Football Team
We anticipate a lively discussion on the various forms of violence children of today face and how to combat them.

10:15-11:00am Small Group Discussion


11:00-11:15am Break


11:15-12:00pm Racism and the Impact on Our Children

Dr. Wanda Boone, Durham T.R.Y.
A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics labels racism as a “socially transmitted disease” that causes damage to children. Dr. Boone will discuss the many ways racism is present in children’s lives.


12:00-12:45pm Small Group Discussion


12:45-1:30pm The Leandro Report

Matt Ellinwood, North Carolina Justice Center
Brian Lewis, New Frame
Teicher Patterson, Principal – Halifax County
Over lunch ur panel will discuss the history of school funding, what caused the Leandro lawsuit, and examine the findings and possible impact of the current report.


1:30-1:45pm Break


1:45-2:45pm How Servant Leadership Benefits Our Children

Marques Ogden, Executive Coach
Marques is a former NFL offensive lineman who today is a renowned keynote speaker and influencer in the field of leadership.


2:45-3:00pm Closing Remarks

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