Improving Student Outcomes in the San Diego Region:
K-12 Educational Reform Efforts in a Post No Child Left Behind Era
Alan J. Daly, associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Education Studies
As we move out of the No Child Left Behind era into a new educational landscape dominated by the national Common Core State Standards, what efforts seem to be most promising in improving education specifically in the San Diego region? Professor Daly will address this question through a discussion of ways to enhance teacher professional learning, facilitate leadership development, and engage communities in reform efforts. Underscoring this idea is a more relational approach to educational improvement through shifting a community of learners, to a community that learns and innovates.
Alan J. Daly, Ph.D. is an associate professor and vice chair of the Department of Education Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He graduated from Clark University with a Bachelors of Arts in psychology, received a Masters of Science in counseling from San Diego State University, and a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in education with an emphasis in educational leadership and organizations from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to coming to the University Alan had over 16 years of public education experience in a variety of positions ranging from classroom teacher, to district psychologist, to site administrator. Alan has presented at the local, state, national, and international level regarding his practical and research work in organizational learning, policy implementation, social networks, and educational reform. His research and teaching primarily focuses on leadership, educational policy and change, and social network theory and analysis. He has over 40 publications and a recent book published by Harvard Press entitled, Social Network Theory and Educational Change and a second under contract with Harvard entitled, Networked Systems: Improving Educational Systems in the 21st Century. You can learn more about his work here: ucsd.academia.edu/AlanDaly
JUST ANNOUNCED: Following the lecture, we are delighted to feature an alumni panel for further discussion and Q&A! The panel will feature:
Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D. ’08
Superintendent of Chula Vista Elementary School District
Joel Garcia, Ed.D. ’13
Associate Principal of Orange Glen High School & Former Principal of Monarch School
Katie McNamara, Ed.D. ’10
Superintendent of South Bay Union School District
Tina Rasori, M.Ed. ’03, M.A. ’09, Ed.D. ’12
Teacher, Fay Elementary
$65 per person
$50 Alumni price
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