Community Impact Summit: Focus on Education

Education Summit 2015

“A good education is the ladder we give our children to reach their dreams. Every Texas student deserves to have access to the best education possible.” - First Lady Cecilia Abbott at the United Way of Williamson County Education Summit

Held on October 1, 2015, the summit brought together almost 200 educators, subject matter experts, lawmakers and business and nonprofit leaders to consider ways the community can address the implications of rapid growth in our schools. It was another important step in helping the community look at the impact and implications of rapid population growth and changes in Williamson county.

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8:00 a.m. – Gathering with continental breakfast

8:30 a.m. – Welcome

8:35 a.m. – A Look at Rapid Growth & Changing Demographics in Williamson County Schools 

Susan Dawson, President and Executive Director, E3 Alliance

9:25 a.m. – From the Field: Community Challenges in Education

A panel discussion moderated by Dr. Fred Brent, Superintendent, Georgetown ISD & United Way of Williamson County Board Member 

Panelists: Dr. Bill Chapman, Superintendent, Jarrell ISD
                Anthony Watson, Principal, Stony Point HS, Round Rock ISD
                Travis Motal, Principal, Main Street Intermediate School, Taylor ISD
                Johnny Kay, Lead Counselor, Hutto ISD

10:15 a.m. – Remarks by Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott

10:30 a.m. – Strategies for Engaging Communities in Student Success

A panel discussion moderated by Jennifer Esterline, Project Consultant for The Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium

Panelists: Adrianna Cuéllar Rojas, President and CEO of United Ways of Texas
                Margo Dover, Executive Director of Skillpoint Alliance
                Lori Knight, Training and Business Services, Texas Workforce Commission

11:15 a.m. – Closing Comments by Dr. Marsha Farney, Texas House of Representatives, District 20

11:30 a.m. - Call to Action 

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