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PEBC’s Annual Superintendent Forum Goes Digital

Wednesday, April 22, 2020   (0 Comments)
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DENVER (April 20, 2020) – The Public Education & Business Coalition (PEBC) has adapted its annual PEBC Superintendent Forum to be a virtual event. The online forum will be held on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 9 a.m. MST.


PEBC’s annual panel provides an opportunity for school district superintendents and Colorado business leaders to converge and find innovative solutions to elevate the status of the teaching profession. “As our classrooms have been transformed due to recent events, we believe that it is more important than ever for

business leaders and education leaders to have critical conversations around how they are catalyzing their communities to meet this moment,” said PEBC CEO & President Sue Sava.


The forum panelists are:


● Tiffany Bray, Vice President Government Programs, DaVita Village Health

● Tom Brinegar, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, PEAK Resources, Inc.

● Chris Fiedler, Superintendent, Brighton 27J School District

● Chris Gdowski, Superintendent, Adams 12 Five Star Schools

● Nadia El Mallakh, Area Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Ventures, Xcel Energy

● Craig May, Partner, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell

● Rico Munn, Superintendent, Aurora Public Schools

● Linda Reed, Superintendent, Archuleta School District

● Moderator : Lisa Escárcega, Executive Director, Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE)


Panelists from the business community are meeting with the superintendents prior to the event to explore the similarities between the private and education sectors as well as identify new ways to partner. Based on these conversations, attendees can expect to hear a dynamic discussion about several timely topics including:


● What will academic expectations look like moving forward?

● What skills are essential in this next era? Will businesses look for something different now or does the crisis reinforce current understanding of essential workforce skills?

● Is there something business can do to help schools with frameworks or contingency planning?


Attendance is free of charge and registration is now open at


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