Connecting Standards, Instruction and Curriculum Resources


The DA Leadership Institute 2019 CAO Summits, promise to be a time for rich learning and collaboration as you engage with district level leaders for teaching, learning, and curriculum from 70+ districts across the country, learning about the challenges and advances in curriculum design and delivery across all levels.

The goals of the summit and initial topics of discussion for the convening are:

  • ACQUIRE strategies for leading change
  • EXAMINE "The Opportunity Myth"
  • EXPLORE a framework for technology innovation
  • GAIN tools to examine current practice
  • COLLABORATE around problems of practice
  • CONNECT with the best in class solution providers

There is no fee to attend and your hotel and meals will be covered by the institute. Attendance is limited to 70 CAO’s, assistant superintendents of curriculum and STEM or curriculum directors per summit. 

The CAO Summit is an exiting, collaborative professional development event exclusively for chief academic officers, assistant superintendents of curriculum, assistant superintendents of teaching & learning, directors of curriculum, directors of teaching and learning. Please join us to learn about the challenges and advances in curriculum design and delivery across all levels with your peers from across the country.

For questions contact us at [email protected] or 203-663-0141

Choose a Summit and Secure Your Seat Now

July 15-17, 2019

Omni Hotel at the Battery
Atlanta, GA

Sept. 25-27, 2019

Palmer House,
Chicago IL

Nov. 18-20, 2019

Long Beach Hilton,
Long Beach, CA

CAO Atlanta
Starts in:


Dan Gohl

CAO Broward County Public Schools

Dr. Tequilla Brownie

Executive Vice President, TNTP

Jonathan Raymond

Former Superintendent/Author

Dr. Sonny Magana


Ann Clark

Former Superintendent/CAO, Charlotte Mecklenberg Lessons Learned

Gil McClean

Director of Professional Development, Pure Edge

Mike Kleba

CEO, DegreeCast

James Miles

Executive Director, Arts Corps


Day 1

2:00pm Welcome/Summit Opening
2:20pm Featured Keynote
3:00pm Focused Learning Session 1
4:00pm Thought Leader Presentation 1
4:25pm Birds of a Feather Gathering
4:30pm Thought Leader Presentation 2
5:10pm Network Learning Activity
6:30pm Cocktail Hour/Dinner

Day 2

8:45amThought Leader Presentation 3
9:10amFocused Learning Session 2
10:15amThought Leader Presentation 4
10:40amThought Leader Presentation 5
11:00amFocused Learning Session 3
1:00pmThought Leader Presentation 6
1:25pmThought Leader Presentation 7
1:50pmFocused Learning Session 4
4:00pmPersonal Work Time
6:30pmCocktail Hour/Dinner

Day 3

9:00amFocused Learning Session 5
10:10amFocused Learning Session 6
11:30amClosing Keynote


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

(Companies A-K) Stephanie Chiavaras, 617-784-3577 or [email protected]
(Companies L-Z) Steve Bevilacqua, 561-622-6520 ext. 8655 or [email protected]

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