College and Career Readiness Summit

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The following PowerPoint is being shared as part of the June 14 presentation by Commissioner Stephen Pruitt and Associate Commissioner Rhonda Sims. It can be downloaded for your convenience by clicking the image below.

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College & Career Readiness Summit 2017 Keynote Speakers

Ron Clark                                                   Ron Clark

     Ron Clark has been called "America's Educator." In 2000, he was named Disney's American Teacher of the Year. He is a New York Times bestselling author whose book, The Essential 55, has sold over 1 million copies and has been published in 25 different countries. He has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, and Oprah, and Ms. Winfrey even named him as her first "Phenomenal Man." His classes have been honored at the White House on three separate occasions. Ron's teaching experiences in New York City are the subject of the uplifting film, The Ron Clark Story, starring Matthew Perry, better known as Chandler from Friends.


Debbie Silver                                                      Debbie Silver

      With 30 years spent as a teacher, staff development instructor, and university professor, Debbie Silver doesn’t just know her way around the classroom – she is familiar with the challenges educators face at every level, from kindergarten to college.

                                               Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8

                                                      Deliberate Optimism


Commissioner                          Kentucky Department of Education

     Stephen Pruitt, Commissioner of Education, and Rhonda Sims, Associate Commissioner of the Office of Assessment and Accountability, will be joining us at 1 PM to discuss Kentucky's new accountability system and to answer your questions.

In September 2015, the Kentucky Board of Education unanimously voted to hire Stephen L. Pruitt as Kentucky's sixth commissioner of education. Commissioner Pruitt came to Kentucky with an extensive background in education at the local, state, and national levels, and he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the national Council for Chief State School Officers.


Sharon Faber                                                             Sharon Faber

    Sharon Faber is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant with more than 30 years of experience as a teacher, building and central office administrator, university professor, and staff development trainer.


Sponsored by:

MSU College of Education & Human Services, MSU Teacher Quality Institute,
Kentucky Academy of Technology Education, MSU Office of Development,
and the Kentucky Middle School Association