Innovative Learning Conference - 2017
2015 ILC Speakers
Susan Assouline (Friday)
Director, Belin-Blank Center Professor, Psychological and Quantitative Foundations
University of Iowa, College of Education
Jeremy Bailenson (Friday)
Associate Professor and Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab
Stanford University
Bob Bain (Friday)
Associate Professor, School of Education; Associate Professor, Department of History, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
University of Michigan
Phil Ballinger (Friday)
Associate Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate Admissions
University of Washington
Alegria Barclay (Thursday)
PreK-12 Equity & Social Justice
The Nueva School
Steve Barrett (Thursday)
Director of Outreach
Wildwood School
Stephen Beal (Friday)
California College of the Arts
Warren Berger (Friday)
Author, "A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas"
Matt Berman (Thursday)
4th Grade Teacher/Website Director
The Nueva School
Anna Blinstein (Thursday)
Middle School & Upper School Math Teacher/10th Grade Dean
The Nueva School
Jo Boaler (Friday)
Stanford University, Graduate School of Education
Martin Boroson (Friday)
One Moment Meditation
Pete Bowers (Thu & Fri)
Founder, WordWorks Literacy Center; Author of "Teaching How the Written Word Works"
Thyra Briggs (Friday)
Vice President Admission and Financial Aid
Harvey Mudd College
Pamela Briskman (Thursday)
Director of Curriculum
Galileo Learning
John Seely Brown (Friday)
Independent Co-Chairman
USC - Deloitte Center for Edge Innovation
Erik Burmeister (Friday)
Hillview Middle School
Camille Caron (Friday)
Senior Business Development and Product Manager, Project Ignite
Nicole Cerra (Friday)
Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Founder; Founding Teacher — English
Design Tech High School
Katie Chapman (Thursday)
3rd Grade Teacher
The Nueva School
Stacey Childress (Friday)
Chief Executive Officer
NewSchools Venture Fund
Sin-Tung Chiu (Thursday)
Music Specialist
The Nueva School
Becki Cohn-Vargas (Thu & Fri)
Not In Our Schools
Cory Combs (Thursday)
Director of Outreach, Music, & Enrichment
The Nueva School
Ann Cooper (Friday)
Author, Chef, Educator, and Public Speaker
Chef Ann Foundation
Megan Cowan (Thu & Fri)
Co-Founder and Program Director
Mindful Schools
William Damon (Friday)
Professor and Director of Stanford Center on Adolescence
Stanford University
Amanda Day-Alonzo (Thursday)
Assistant Head of Upper School/Upper School Science Teacher
The Nueva School
Michael De Sousa (Friday)
Leadership Public Schools, Hayward Campus
Keith Devlin (Friday)
Co-founder & Executive Director, H-STAR institute; co-founder, Stanford Media X research network
Stanford University
Stephanie Englehaupt (Thursday)
Lower School Math Specialist
The Nueva School
Fred Estes (Thursday)
Lower School Science Coordinator & Teacher
The Nueva School
Megan Foley Nicpon (Friday)
Associate Professor
University of Iowa, College of Education
Saraleah Fordyce (Thursday)
California College of the Arts
Erica Fortescue (Thursday)
Associate Director
Center for Childhood Creativity
Ben Foss (Friday)
Author, Activist, and Entrepreneur
Allen Frost (Thursday)
Upper School English
The Nueva School
Carolee Fucigna (Thursday)
PreK Teacher CADP Coordinator
The Nueva School
Alyssa Gallagher (Friday)
Assistant Superintendant
Los Altos School District
Vida Mia Garcia (Friday)
Ethnographer / Moderator
Red Cover Studios
Christopher Gardner (Friday)
Professor (Research) of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center
Adam Gazzaley (Friday)
University of California, San Francisco
Philippe Goldin (Friday)
Assistant Professor
UC Davis, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing
Thomas Gonzalez (Friday)
Oakland Unified School District
Michelle Grau (Thursday)
Technology, Innovation Design & Engineering Coach
The Nueva School
Brian Greenberg (Friday)
Chief Executive Officer
Silicon Schools Fund
Ned Hallowell (Friday)
Child and Adult Psychiatrist, Learning Differences Expert
Founder of The Hallowell Centers
Georgia Heard (Friday)
Writer, poet, and founding member of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
Lisa Hinshelwood (Thursday)
Lower School SEL Teacher
The Nueva School
Fumiko Hoeft (Friday)
Associate Professor, Director of BrainLENS (Laboratory of Educational NeuroScience)
UCSF School of Medicine
Lee Holtzman (Thursday)
Upper School Teacher/Futures Coach
The Nueva School
Abigail Joseph (Thursday)
K-12 Computer Science Teacher
The Nueva School
Sandra Kaplan (Thu & Fri)
Professor of Clinical Education
USC, Rossier School of Education
Scott Barry Kaufman (Friday)
Scientific Director, Imagination Institute
University of Pennsylvania
David Kelley (Friday)
George Kembel (Thu & Fri)
Global Director, Co-Founder
Stanford University,
Barbara Kerr (Friday)
Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Counseling, Psychology
University of Kansas
Sally Keyes (Friday)
Professional Development Director
Silicon Valley Math Initiative
Marilyn Kimura (Thursday)
Librarian/Admissions Tours/5th Grade Advisor/Academies
The Nueva School
Peter Koehler (Thursday)
Lower & Middle School Math Teacher
The Nueva School
Emily Kolatch (Thursday)
Lower School Division Head
The Nueva School
Smita Kolhatkar (Thursday)
Educational Technology Teacher
Palo Alto Unified School District
David Levy (Friday)
University of Washington, Information School
Jeanne Liedtka (Friday)
United Technologies Corporation Professor of Business Administration
University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business
Susanna Loeb (Friday)
Barnett Family Professor of Education, Faculty Director of Center for Education Policy Analysis, Co-director of Policy Analysis for California Education
Stanford University
Susan Lyon (Thursday)
Founder, The Innovative Teacher Project
Mills College
Julie Lythcott-Haims (Friday)
Author, How to Raise an Adult; Motivational Speaker; Educator
Riley Maddox (Thursday)
Mathematics Teacher
The Urban School
Tom Maiorana (Friday)
Founder and Designer
Red Cover Studios
Simone Marean (Friday)
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Girls Leadership Institute
Bruce McCandliss (Friday)
Graduate School of Education, Stanford University
Raymond McCauley (Friday)
Chair of the Biotech Track at Singularity University; Founder of Playtpus Project; Principal at Exponential Biosciences
Tom McFadden (Thursday/Friday)
Middle School Science Teacher/Advisor/Academies
The Nueva School
Angela McKee (Friday)
Project Manager - Future Dining Experience
San Francisco Unified School District
Molly McMahon (Friday)
Program Lead, The Teachers Guild
Lisa Miller (Friday)
Professor, Psychology and Education; Director, Clinical Psychology Program; Founder, Spirituality Mind Body Institute
Columbia University, Teachers College
Zubin Mobedshahi (Thursday)
Lower School PE Teacher
The Nueva School
Sam Modest (Thursday)
2nd Grade Teacher
The Nueva School
Vicki Moore (Friday)
Education Director
Living Classroom
Jim Morrison (Thursday)
PreK-11 Project Specialist
The Nueva School
Jim Munzenrider (Thursday)
Middle School Music Teacher/Tech/Advisor/Academies
The Nueva School
Lori Mustille (Thu & Fri)
4th Grade Teacher
The Nueva School
Beth Noonan (Thursday)
Learning Specialist
The Nueva School
Sara Norris (Thursday)
Associate Director of STEM Education & Partnerships
Center for Childhood Creativity
Orla O’Keeffe (Friday)
Executive Director of Policy and Operations
San Francisco Unified School District
Ali Partovi (Friday)
Co-founder and "Hour of Code"
Mike Peller (Thursday)
Assistant Head of Upper School/US Teacher/Assistant Director of Admissions
The Nueva School
Avery Pickford (Thursday)
Middle School Math Teacher/Advisor/Academies/6th Grade Dean
The Nueva School
Denise Pope (Thursday)
Senior Lecturer and Co-Founder, Challenge Success
Stanford University
Robert Poynton (Friday)
Author, facilitator, consultant, coach, and founder of On Your Feet
Robert Pronovost (Thursday)
STEM Lead Coordinator
Ravenswood City School District, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Carla Pugliese (Thursday)
Middle School Humanities Teacher/Advisor/7th Grade Dean
The Nueva School
Arun Ramanathan (Friday)
Pivot Learning Partners
Dominic Randolph (Friday)
Head of School
Riverdale Country School
Laraine Ray (Thursday)
Kindergarten Teacher
The Nueva School
Liza Raynal (Thursday)
Middle School Division Head
The Nueva School
Zetta Reicker (Friday)
Director of Student Nutrition Services
San Francisco Unified School District
Sally Reis (Friday)
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
University of Connecticut
Jenny Rinn (Thursday)
3rd Grade Teacher
The Nueva School
Dan Roam (Friday)
Digital Roam Inc.
Art Rodriguez (Friday)
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid
Vassar College
Elizabeth Rood (Friday)
Vice President Education Strategy, Bay Area Discovery Museum
Director, Center for Childhood Creativity
Geoff Ruth (Thursday)
Academic Dean
The Urban School
Lora Saarnio (Thursday)
LS Math/Technology Specialist
The Nueva School
Rush Sabiston Frank (Friday)
Institute for SEL
Mark Salkind (Thursday)
Head of School
The Urban School
Robert Sapolsky (Friday)
Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Author, "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers"
Kim Saxe (Thu & Fri)
Director, K-12 Innovation Labs
The Nueva School
Michael Schurr (Friday)
Riverdale Country School
Emma Scripps (Friday)
Program Designer, The Teachers Guild
Jen Selby (Thursday)
Middle & Upper School Computer Science Teacher/MS Advisor/Academy Leader
The Nueva School
Kyle Shaffer (Friday)
KIPP Excelencia Community Prep
Tiffany Shlain (Friday)
Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards Founder
Stephanie Snyder (Thursday)
Upper School English Teacher/Co-Advisor
The Nueva School
Olatunde Sobomehin (Friday)
Director of Vision & Innovation and Co-Founder
Esface, Inc.
Dorothy M. Steele (Thursday)
Executive Director (Retired)
Stanford University, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity
Laurence Steinberg (Friday)
Distinguished University Professor, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Psychology
Temple University
Catherine Steiner-Adair (Friday)
Clinical psychologist, school consultant, speaker and author
Megan Terra (Thursday)
Director of the Innovative Teacher Development Program
The Nueva School
Karen Tiegel (Thursday)
Middle School Writing/Advisor/Assistant Director of Admissions
The Nueva School
Janice Toben (Friday)
Institute for SEL
Glen Tripp (Thu & Fri)
Founder & CEO
Galileo Learning
Kelsey Vrooman (Thursday)
Director of Educational Technology
The Urban School
Aron Walker (Thursday)
Upper School Chemistry Teacher/Advisor
The Nueva School
Stacey Wang (Thu & Fri)
Director of Personalized Learning
Oakland Unified School District
Steve Westwood (Thursday)
Technology, Innovation Design & Engineering Coach
The Nueva School
Jennifer White (Thursday)
Upper School English & Literature Teacher
The Nueva School
Nancy Cushen White (Thursday)
Clinical Professor, Teacher, and Learning Disabilities Specialist
University of California San Francisco, Department of Pediatrics
Susie Wise (Friday)
K12 Lab Network Director
Stanford University
Frank Worrell (Friday)
UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Education
Lelia Youn (Thursday)
Associate Science Teacher
The Nueva School
Ric Zappa (Friday)
Head of Schools and Character Development
KIPP Bay Area Schools