Ms. Traci Davis
Traci is superintendent of the Washoe County—the second-largest school district in Nevada, serving over 64,000 students—where she oversees day-to-day activities and manages the strategic plan in accordance with established goals.
Prior to Washoe County, Traci worked for sixteen years in the Clark County School District as a teacher, Title I interventionist, assistant principal, principal, and area superintendent. During her tenure, she developed programs to increase student achievement and implemented programming to target predicted high school dropouts in an attempt to increase graduation rates. During her career, she has leverages her leadership skills to help transform K–12 learning environments.
Dr. Susan Enfield
A former high school teacher, Superintendent Enfield served as Chief Academic Officer and then as Interim Superintendent for Seattle Public Schools before joining Highline Public Schools in 2012. She previously held leadership positions in Evergreen Public Schools, Portland Public Schools, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Susan is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and earned master’s degrees from Stanford University and Harvard University. She also holds a doctoral degree in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard’s Urban Superintendents Program.
Dr. Art Fessler
Art has served as the superintendent of CCSD 59, in Arlington Heights, Illinois, since 2013. Prior to that, he was superintendent of Oak Lawn-Hometown District 123, and he is a former principal and assistant superintendent. Art specializes in instructional leadership, with a specific interest in the Leadership for Learning framework. He has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
MR. HENRY GRISHMAN
Henry Grishman, who leads Jericho Public Schools in New York, has served as a superintendent for nearly 40 years. As a teacher, he enjoyed with working with kids and watching them grow, but set his sights on improving school systems to affect the greatest positive impact on students. In a rapidly changing world, he focuses on educating kids so they are adjusted to the accelerated pace of change, prepared for the jobs of the future, which means he’s three steps ahead, and have the social-emotional skills to thrive.
MR. STEPHEN MURLEY
Stephen Murley has served as superintendent of Iowa City Community Schools since 2010. Prior to arriving in Iowa, Steve served three school districts in Wisconsin as a teacher, coach, building administrator, human resources director, and superintendent.
Mr. John Welch
John is superintendent of the Puget Sound Educational Service District, which serves more than 420,000 PreK–12 students across Washington's greater Seattle-Tacoma region. The vision of the agency is to ensure success for each child and eliminate opportunity gap and while leading for racial equity.
A former superintendent of Highline Public Schools and Vice President for Business and Administrative Services for South Seattle College, John holds an M.B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and a B.A. in Business Administration from Eastern Washington University. He is a graduate of the Broad Urban Superintendent’s Academy and has taken executive development courses at Harvard University, Stanford University and University of Denver.