Hundreds Of Educators To Convene For Annual Algiers Charter Leadership Summit
NEW ORLEANS – Nearly 500 educators, academic leaders and innovators will convene Wednesday, July 26, at the Hyatt Regency, 601 Loyola Ave., from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., to focus on leadership and enhancing learning during the 2017-2018 school year within the Algiers Charter network.
Algiers Charter CEO René Lewis-Carter said, "Our charge as educators is to grow our students through educational excellence. Algiers Charter firmly believes in the ability of our teachers to teach, and we also believe that all of our students have the ability to learn and achieve at high levels. We value every one of our employees and their commitment to our mission."
This year's theme is Mission Success: Reaching S.T.A.R. Power through Strategic Teaching with Accountable Results.
The Hyatt Regency's Celestin Ballroom and plenary rooms will be transformed into a visually breathtaking outer space theme to ignite goals, motivation and passion for leadership in teaching, organizers said. The annual summit will provide valuable information, professional training and support to Algiers Charter staff members who are committed to guiding students through the 21st century with a robust educational curriculum and unique learning experiences, reps said.
Throughout the day, educators will attend nearly two-dozen breakout sessions that will set goals for the upcoming school year, empower teachers to provide high-quality educational experiences for students and focus on overall student health, safety and increased student achievement.
An award-winning speaker, educator and author, Dr. Derek Greenfield will give the keynote address. Dr. Greenfield is an internationally renowned diversity leader and motivational expert who educates and inspires while making learning fun, organizers said. The day-long summit will end with a celebratory second-line through the Hyatt Regency as teachers prepare to embark for the school year.
“At Algiers Charter our mission is success,” said Lewis-Carter. “And if we continue to put children first, we will have a better future!”