Leadership Learning Exchange



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Learning Exchange Host Team
Matthew MilitelloS. Kwesi Rollins Lynda TredwayCarrie Morris
Learning Exchange Co-Sponsor: Eastern Carolina University (ECU)

Matthew Militello is a professor and the Wells Fargo Endowed Chair of Educational Leadership at East Carolina University. He has held faculty positions at North Carolina State University (2008-2014) and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (2005-2008). Prior to his academic career, Militello was a middle and high public school teacher, assistant principal, and principal in Michigan (1992-2003). Militello has more than 50 publications including five books “Reframing community partnerships in education: Uniting the power of place and wisdom of people (Fall 2015, Routledge), “How to prevent special education litigation: Eight legal lesson plans” (Fall 2015, Teachers College Press),  “Principal 2.0: Technology and educational leadership” (2013, Information Age), “Principals teaching the law: 10 legal lessons your teachers must know” (2010, Corwin Press), and “Leading with inquiry and action: How principals improve teaching and learning” (2009, Corwin Press). Militello has received funding to conduct research from the College Board, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Xian Normal University, and a multi-million dollar Race to the Top grant to train school leaders in Northeast North Carolina. He has also evaluated projects for the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education and is currently implementing an innovative EdD degree for ECU in Bangkok, Thailand. militellom14@ecu.edu  

Learning Exchange Co-Sponsor: Institute of Educational Leadership (IEL) 

S. Kwesi Rollins is a member of IEL's Senior Leadership Team, Kwesi Rollins guides IEL's portfolio of programs designed to develop and support leaders with a particular emphasis on Family and Community Engagement, Early Childhood Education, Principal Leadership Development and Support, and Community-based Leadership Development.  Kwesi has 20 years of experience providing technical assistance and training to local communities and a range of state and county agencies, school districts, local schools and community-based organizations to improve cross-sector collaboration and service delivery systems supporting children, youth and families.  Working with young people is also a personal passion - Kwesi has special expertise in resiliency and youth development, has been recognized as the Big Brother of the Year, and served as VP for Program Services on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the National Capitol Area. He holds an MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work where he was a Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training Fellow. rollinsk@iel.org

Learning Exchange Director 

Lynda Tredway is a Senior Associate at the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) and actively works to support justice and joy in all educational experiences.   As founding Director of the Principal Leadership Institute at University of California, Berkeley (2000-2012), she developed the curricular and practice-based experiences for over 400 M.A. graduates, implemented a three-year induction program for novice school and district leaders, coordinated professional learning and coaching for school districts, and co-authored, with W. Norton Grubb, Leading from the Inside Out:  Expanded Roles for Teachers in Equitable Schools and leadership preparation and induction guide:  Leadership Connection Rubric: Supporting Equity in the Schools We Need.  A chapter in the forthcoming Handbook on Urban School Leadership emphasizes how principals demonstrate equity in their daily practice.  In addition, she designed and implemented an urban teacher preparation program at George Washington University, was a social studies teacher in DC Public Schools, DCPS Paideia Socratic Seminar coordinator, and a research associate on the 1988 policy report The Forgotten Half.   lindatredway@gmail.com

Learning Exchange Assistant Director

Carrie Morris is a former graduate assistant to Dr. Matthew Militello, became familiar with the CLE (Community Learning Exchange) format after attending the “Lead On: Igniting Youth Voice, Promoting Youth Choice” CLE at Gallaudet University in December, 2014.  Last summer she was part of the host team for the first Summer Leadership Learning Exchange in Greenville, NC, and her daughter was part of the documentation team. She recently graduated from East Carolina University with her Masters in School Administration, has a Masters in Elementary Education from UNC Wilmington, and a BA in Elementary Education from Elon University. Carrie taught elementary school for 18 years and has been recognized as the Onslow County Teacher of the Year and the NC Region 2 Teacher of the Year.  She looks forward to continuing her career in education in North Carolina.      carrielynnmorris@gmail.com