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 Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

The 2018 Leadership Summit

 

SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

Join the League for its annual Leadership Summit featuring the two top gubernatorial candidates speaking on education. Charter school leaders from across the state will spend the day in discussion on relevant charter school topics along with two general sessions.

 

The opening of the Leadership Summit features Congressman Jared Polis and State Treasurer Walker Stapleton discussing their perspectives on education in the state. Don't miss it.

 

This year’s event will bring together over 250 school leaders and business managers on September 24, 2018 at the Arvada Center to build knowledge, skill and connectivity around Legislative Policy, Facilities and Governance. Seating is limited.

 

Registration 

jared polis and walker stapleton

  • On-site registration day of the event: League Members: $150 per person | Non-Members: $250 per person | New School Developers*: $90 per person 

 

Agenda

Agenda is subject to change. Three strands of content: Governance, Policy & Legislation, and Facilities & Financing. The day will also include two general sessions, breakfast and lunch. View the full agenda.


 
Morning General Session  Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate Conversation

U.S. Congressman Jared Polis

State Treasurer Walker Stapleton

Morning Session 1 Regulation Round-Up: Updates from CDE on Recent Regulatory Developments

Policy

Jennifer Okes, Chief Operating Officer, School Finance Division, CDE
Jennifer Simons, Educator Development Specialist, Educator Preparation and Support Office, CDE
Dan Jorgensen, Ph.D., Accountability Support Manager, CDE

 

Effective Facility Leases and the BEST Grant Program

Facilities & Financing

Carleen Clark, Attorney, The Law Offices of Carleen Clark, LLC

Anna Fitzer, Regional Program Manager, CDE Capital Construction

 

Strategic Planning and Improving the Boards Efficiency – A Simple Formula

Governance

John Brendza, CLCS Consultant; Former Superintendent, Education & Non-Profit Leadership Consultants Ltd.

 

Morning Session 2 Policy Prospects and Priorities

Policy

Dan Schaller, VP of State and Local Policy, Colorado League of Charter Schools

Kayla Tibbals, Partner, Nexus Policy Group

Patrick Boyle, Partner, Nexus Policy Group

 

Panel Discussion: Determine the Right Financing for Your School 

Facilities & Financing 

Paul Jasin, Managing Director, Specialized Public Finance

Matthew DeAngelis, SVP, D.A. Davidson & Co.

Conrad Freeman, SVP, Vectra Bank Colorado

Jon Dahlberg, VP Of Business Dev and Facilities, Charter School Capital

Jane Ellis, Executive Director, CO Charter Facility Solutions

Laura Fiemann, SVP, Charter School Development Corporation

 

Strategic Planning and Improving the Boards Efficiency – A Simple Formula (Continued) 

Governance

John Brendza, CLCS Consultant; Former Superintendent, Education & Non-Profit Leadership Consultants Ltd.

12:00-12:45PM

Lunch and Networking 

Afternoon Session  Colorado Public School Admissions and the Law

Policy

Bill Bethke, Attorney, Kutz & Bethke, LLC   

Brad Miller, Attorney/Founder, Miller Farmer Law, LLC

 

Authorizer Accountability: Charter School Rights Under the Law

Policy

Tim Farmer, Attorney, Miller Farmer Law, LLC

Lorna Beckett, Director of Research, Colorado League of Charter Schools

Dan Schaller, VP of State and Local Policy, Colorado League of Charter Schools

 

Facilities Success Stories & Lessons Learned

Facilities & Financing 

Angie Stattman, Business Manager, Thomas MacLaren

Katrina Brossia, Director of Finance, Liberty Common 

Bob Baldwin, President, QPD

 

Building a Strategic Board

Governance

Jay Cerny, CLCS Board Vice President, Former Principal

Afternoon General Session The Future of School Funding in Colorado

Dr. Walter C. Cooper, Superintendent of Schools, Cheyenne Mountain School District 12

 

State Representative Alec Garnett (D-Denver), Chair - Colorado Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance; Member - Colorado House Education Committee

 

State Representative Paul Lundeen (R-Monument), Member - Colorado Legislative Interim Committee on School Finance; Member - Colorado House Education Committee

 

Lisa Weil Executive Director Great Education Colorado

 

Facilitator: Dan Schaller, VP of State and Local Policy, Colorado League of Charter Schools

 

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Rural Schools Reception

A free reception will be held for staff from rural schools the night before the Leadership Summit on Sunday, September 23. During this time, staff from rural schools will have the opportunity to engage with the League’s and network with other school leaders. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
 
School House Kitchen & Libations
Sunday, September 23
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
5660 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80002

 

Lodging 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver - Westminster

8773 Yates Drive, Westminster, Colorado, 80031
303-427-4000

Group rates are available at a first come, first serve basis until September 15 at $118 per night.

Group Name: Colorado League of Charter Schools

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Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring the Leadership Summit?  Contact Griselda Nanfito to explore sponsorship opportunities. View sponsorship opportunities. 

 

 

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