Prominent experts in education-related fields will provide trustees and administrators with cutting-edge research and ideas to
help foster improved student performance.
Friday, 10: 15 a.m.
Troy Hutchings, Senior Strategic
Adviser, Educational Testing
Hutchings researches, writes, speaks, and
Friday, 1 p.m.
develops materials on a national level in
the areas of teacher sexual misconduct
with students, educator decision-making, and the professional
continuum of responsibility associated with a framework for an
ethical and legal teaching practice.
John Tanner, Founder & Executive
Director, Test Sense
Tanner is an educational thinker and writer
Saturday, 8: 45 a.m.
specializing in the structures that drive the
educational enterprise. As the executive
director of Test Sense, he works with and
supports educators attempting the mind shift from a stand-
and-deliver, test-based culture to one proven to be good for the
Robert S. Kaplan, President & CEO,
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Kaplan has served as the 13th president
Saturday, 1 p.m.
and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of
Dallas since September 8, 2015. He repre-
sents the Eleventh Federal Reserve District
on the Federal Open Market Committee in the formulation of US
monetary policy and oversees the 1,200 employees of the Dallas
Linda Abraham-Silver, Eugene McDermott CEO, Perot Museum of Nature
Abraham-Silver, an experienced and
Saturday, 4: 15 p.m.
dynamic leader in the nonprofit science
and technology education sector, joins
the Perot Museum from the Government of Abu Dhabi, where
she has led science and technology promotion initiatives for the
Technology Development Committee as associate director since
Mike Morath, Commissioner of Education, Texas Education Agency
As commissioner, Morath heads the
Texas Education Agency, which oversees
pre-kindergarten through high school
education for more than 5 million students
enrolled in both traditional public schools and charter schools.
He has worked to focus the state agency on his four priorities,
including recruiting, supporting, and retaining teachers and
principals; building a foundation of math and reading; con-
necting high school to career and college; and improving low-