Registration is now open for the 2022 Educational Leadership Summit, the preeminent event in the Inland Empire that brings together experts and innovators in education from across the country.

“Educational Leadership and Voice for Critical Action: Leading Educational Policies and Practices in an Era of Change,” will take place from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2. Presented by Cal State San Bernardino’s James R. Watson & Judy Rodriguez Watson College of Education, it will be held in the university’s Santos Manuel Student Union North Conference Center.

Registration, which is free, can be done online at the summit’s Eventbrite webpage.

The daylong event will bring together Southern California’s top educational leaders to engage in topics that will enhance K-12 and higher education opportunities. The summit aims to expose the region’s teachers, counselors, school psychologists and administrators to new and innovative ideas and practices that further position them to do their jobs with excellence.

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U.S. Rep. Mark Takano, D-Riverside, will present the morning keynote, “The Role of the U.S. Congress in Fostering Educational Leadership and Voice in the Current Context of Change and Uncertainty in our Educational Landscape.”

Ted Alejandre, superintendent of San Bernardino County Schools, will present the afternoon keynote address. Also scheduled to speak are Carlos Ayala, CEO of Growing Inland Achievement, and Cherina Betters, CSUSB alumna and chief of Equity and Access for the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools.

In addition, the summit will feature workshops and activities aimed at equipping attendees with the latest insights, trends and tips to make a difference in their classrooms, schools, districts, communities and beyond.

Cuauhtémoc Avila, superintendent of the Rialto Unified School District, will facilitate the morning panel discussion, “Education Pipelines,” which will include panelists Julia Vergara, executive director of Puente Project; Alexandra Cavallaro, CSUSB assistant professor of English and director of the Center for the Study of Correctional Education; Joseph R. Williams, member of the San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees; and Marcus Funchess, assistant superintendent of human resources, San Bernardino City Unified School District.

The afternoon session will include presentations by Alejandre and Ayala, who will speak on “The State of Education in the Inland Empire,” and presentation of papers.

For more information, visit the Educational Leadership Summit 2022 webpage.