National Youth At-Promise Conference, San Diego

John Bell, Coordinator of  Leadership Development at the Alabama Department of Education and my co-author will be presenting two sessions with me.  The topic will be “From At-Risk to Academic Excellence:  What Successful Leaders Do.”  In addition, we will be presenting material from our new book, Creating School Cultures that Embrace Learning:  What Successful Leaders Do.

John is in his 31st year as an educator having been a high school teacher, a middle school principal, a high school principal, a headmaster, and a university adjunct instructor. He spent 18 years in the Montgomery Alabama Public School System. John was selected teacher of the year and was named Administrator of the Year by the Alabama Art Educators Association.

John is a group leader at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Principals’ Center.  He has also served as a member of the Harvard Principals’ Center Advisory Board.

Besides coordinating the Alabama Leadership Academy, John is also the project administrator for Governor Bob Riley’s Congress on School Leadership.

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