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TEDxBaltimore 2011 SANTELISES The Future We Make

Speaker: Sonja Brookins Santelises Dr. Sonja Brookins Santelises began her new post as Chief Academic Officer for Baltimore City Public Schools on March 16, 2010. Since her appointment, Dr. Santelises has focused on setting academic priorities for City Schools to booster the achievement of students across all schools. She came to City Schools from Boston where she was the Assistant Superintendent for Pilot Schools, a network of 23 schools with broad autonomy (over budget, staffing, governance, curriculum and the school calendar) and a track record of successfully meeting students? needs and improving the achievement of low- income students and students of color in particular. Prior to joining Boston Public Schools, Dr. Santelises lectured on urban education for two years at Harvard University and began her career in education as director of professional development and teacher placement with Teach for America, New York, followed by stint at a year-round school in Brooklyn where she was a founder, teacher and curriculum specialist. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University, a Master of Arts in Education Administration from Columbia University and a Doctor of Education in Administration, Planning and Social Policy, from Harvard. Host: Anthony McCarthy For more than a decade McCarthy has been a constant voice in journalism, public policy circles, and Maryland's progressive faith community. Whether as the host of three award-winning radio talk shows, as an aide to numerous national and local political leaders, or as a national speaker and lecturer on contemporary political and social issues, McCarthy has been engaged in informing, empowering and improving his community. Find out more about Anthony McCarthy here: Organizer: Mel Brennan TEDxBaltimore's lead organizer, Mel is formerly a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology at Towson University (MD, USA) and is currently District Executive Center Director for Baltimore City with the Y of Central Maryland. A graduate of McDaniel College, Mel's doctoral work took place at the University of Stirling, Scotland UK, with a focus on human kinetics, human rights and Olympiads. Find out more about Mel Brennan here: About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) Webcast and Videos produced by Open Range Video.
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