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Saturday, September 24 • 9:50am - 10:50am
Best Practices from the Best Charters

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Supported by the Walton Family Foundation

Moderators
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Richard Whitmire (mod.)

Author and Contributor to The 74
Whitmire reports on education for The 74 and will publish The Founders: Inside the revolution to invent (and reinvent) America’s best charter schools in August. His work has been published by USA Today, the New York Daily News, the Washington Post, Real Clear Education and Slate.

Speakers
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Yasmin Bhatia

CEO of Uplift Education
Bhatia joined Uplift Education in 2009. She is also a member of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s Executive Women’s Roundtable, the International Women’s Forum and The Dallas Assembly. Previously, Bhatia worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company for nine years during which she served the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, City of Dallas and Annie E. Casey Foundation.
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Sara Cotner

Founder and CEO of Montessori For All
Cotner founded Montessori For All in 2012 and opened its Austin flagship campus in 2014. She began her career in education as a volunteer for AmeriCorps and Teach For America. As a Teach For America volunteer in rural Louisiana, Cotner founded the Community Action and Responsibility Education Team.
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Mark DiBella

CEO of YES Prep Public Schools
DiBella joined YES Prep in 2001 and held several administrative positions before becoming CEO, including school director, head of schools, vice president of operations and growth and superintendent. He began his career in education teaching fifth grade in Houston ISD as a 1999 corps member with Teach For America.
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Mike Feinberg

Co-Founder of the KIPP Foundation
Feinberg, through his work with KIPP, has built a network of more than 140 high-performing public schools in the U.S. After co-founding KIPP in 1994, he established KIPP Academy in Houston and now supports global development and other initiatives for the KIPP Foundation. Previously, Feinberg taught bilingual fifth grade in Houston with Teach for America.


Saturday September 24, 2016 9:50am - 10:50am
Flawn Academic Center, Auditorium 21 2304 Whitis Avenue, Austin, TX 78705