Dean Pedro Noguera
Distinguished Professor of Education Emery Stoops and Joyce King Stoops Dean School of Education; Creator, Breakthrough Leadership Institute
Dr. Darline P. Robles
USC Rossier Associate Dean for Diversity & Community Engagement; Award-winning Retired Superintendent; Creator, Breakthrough Leadership Institute

Dr. Mary-Helen Immordino-Yang
Fahmy and Donna Attallah Chair in Humanistic Psychology; Director, USC Center for Affective Neuroscience, Development, Learning and Education; Professor of Education, Psychology & Neuroscience; Member, U.S. National Academy of Education

Dr. Carl Cohn
Award-winning Retired Superintendent; Senior Research Fellow; Clinical Professor
Dr. Mike Matsuda
Superintendent, Anaheim Union High School District

Panelists & Case Study Presenters

Dr. Jenifer Crawford
USC Rossier Democracy Project, Co-Chair; Expert in Equity, Racial and Social Justice in Language Education

Dr. Theodore R. Burnes
Licensed Psychologist, Expert in gender diversity & supports for non-binary youth

Dr. Yasemin Copur-Gencturk
USC Rossier Katzman/Ernst Chair in Educational Entrepreneurship, Technology and Innovation; Founder, The Science of Teaching Math

Dr. Robert Filback
USC Rossier Democracy Project, Co-Chair, Higher Education Chair and Master of Arts in TESOL Chair; Professor of Clinical Education

Dr. Kimberly Stockton
Senior Literacy Advisor

Dr. José A. Viana
Senior Education Advisor

Martha Hernandez
Executive Director, Californians Together

Mrs. Karla Guzman
School Principal, Morris Elementary Environmental Literacy Academy


Dr. David Cash
USC Rossier Assistant Dean of Leadership; Award-winning Retired Superintendent

Dr. Maria G. Ott
USC Rossier Irving R. and Virginia A. Melbo Chair in Education Administration; Award-winning Retired Superintendent

Dr. Rudy Crew
Nationally-acclaimed educator & author; Award-winning Retired Superintendent

Dr. Christina M. Kishimoto
Founder & CEO, Voices for Equity, Empowering Women for Policy Leadership; Award-winning Retired Superintendent

Dr. Greg Franklin
Award-winning Retired Superintendent, Professor of Clinical Education

Dr. Vivian Ekchian
Former Superintendent, Glendale Unified School District