Breakout Session I
9:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
|Cultural Competence – Ensuring Equity and Access for all Students and Families
Pete Flores III, Director of Student Services in Santa Maria Joint Union High School District
|Art, Creativity, Courage, and Social Activism
Cindy Urrutia, Director, Center for Creativity and the Arts at California State University, Fresno
|Infusing Neuroscience with Education to Create Equity
Felipe Mercado, Vice Principal at Desmond Middle School in Madera Unified School District
Breakout Session II
10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
|Teacher and Student Ethnicity in the Central Valley
Emy Lopez Phillips, Assistant Professor at California State University, Fresno
|We’re Judging Latino Students All Wrong
Paul Garcia, Retired School Administrator
Breakout Session III
1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
|I Can Change My Mind
Suwinder Jheeta Cooper at Mela
|Empowering Educators to Disrupt Inequity
Derek Mitchell, CEO and Tovi Scruggs Regional Executive Director at Partners in School Innovation