Reimagining the Future: A Conversation About Education and the Post-Covid School

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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The covid pandemic suddenly and drastically shifted educational practices to remote learning. With the anticipation of widespread vaccinations, we have the ability to imagine schools without the threats of the pandemic. The covid pandemic exposed and exacerbated problems in American education. It also accelerated the use of technologies and highlighted priorities in teaching, learning, and school administration. The effects of the shutdown will leave indelible marks on American education. This panel is tasked with imagining schools in the post-covid world. What are the priorities, challenges, and opportunities that educators and policy makers have? This will be a highly participative event, so please bring your questions and insights.


Dr. October Hudley is an award-winning educator with over 30 years of experience in Irvington, New Jersey public schools, and she is the current Vice President of the Irvington City Council.

Dr. Manuel Negron is the Principal of William B. Cruise Veterans Memorial School No. 11, the largest elementary school in the Passaic School System. 

Dr. Martha Osei-Yaw is the Principal of Alexander D. Sullivan School in Jersey City. She has been a leader in STEM education and makerspaces in elementary schools. 

Dr. Krista Welz is a Library Media Specialist and STEM Research Honors teacher in North Bergen High School, New Jersey. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Coach. She is also the co-founder of Edcamp Urban.