PEBC Leadership Seminar: Renewing Our Impact
February 1, 2024 & April 11, 2024
Lowry Conference Center
1061 Akron Way, Denver, CO 80230
February 1, 2024
April 11, 2024
8:00 am - 12:00 pm each date
What is most important in our leadership? Leadership supports people, systems and communities. Join us in the exploration of the PEBC Leadership Framework to grow your understanding of your school’s purpose, culture, instruction, and systems. Strengthen your leadership practice as you join a larger community of school leaders dedicated to impacting our learning communities and ultimately the learning lives of our students.
Leaders will participate in a series of two half-day sessions in order to pause, come together, and engage in renewal, new learning, and application. You will also be supported with on-site, in context leadership coaching between the two sessions.
We encourage each of you to come with a partner in order to maximize your own learning and impact on your school.
Director of Leadership
Director of Leadership & Strategic Impact
Senior Director Client and System Services
Michelle Morris Jones
Director of Professional Development Design
- Participate in a space of renewal and restoration as an individual and a community of school leaders to strengthen our leadership impact.
- Develop a strong leadership team that can navigate today’s constant changing landscape.
- Explore the PEBC Leadership Framework and apply your learning to your school:
- Purpose: Galvanize stakeholders toward agency, equity and understanding for all.
- Culture: Facilitate a healthy, effective, collaborative community of learners.
- Instruction: Prioritize practices that foster agency, understanding, and equity for all.
- Systems: Design and lead sustainable systems aligned to vision.
Meet the Facilitators
Scott Murphy is forever an educator who believes in the power of every person, school and community in which he partners. In his mission of every person a capable scholar, leader and learner, he supports school and district leaders to create empowering environments worthy of each and every student and teacher. His work toward equitable communities and practices leads Scott to efforts in Kentucky, Wyoming, Idaho and across the rural and urban parts of our great state of Colorado.
Scott has walked the educator path as an Language Arts teacher, principal, coach and director in public schools for 30 years. He is the author of the Future Protocol for visioning with organizations and facilitates various leadership labs with PEBC. He earned his masters in communication from University of Colorado and his bachelors in English from San Jose State University in California where he grew up. When not in schools, Scott can be found with family and friends climbing rocks, skiing, biking or playing guitar around a campfire.
Scott writes many blogs about leadership and schools which can be found on LinkedIn: Scott Murphy
Brooke O’Drobinak, M.A., believes that people and relationships are at the heart of school communities. Her work focuses on issues pertinent to successful K-12 education, including leadership, school culture, professional learning, and overall wellbeing. She believes that cultivating conditions under which adults in school communities can meaningfully focus on students--both as scholars and people--is essential to the task of school leadership. She has served as a district and school administrator, classroom teacher, district staff developer, PEBC coach, university educator (DU and Regis University), senior state department consultant and school design consultant.
She is the co-author of the book Teaching, Learning, and Trauma (6-12): Responsive Practices for Holding Steady in Turbulent Times (Corwin, 2021). This body of work defines an integrated and comprehensive approach to student learning by weaving together effective practices in mental health along with those in the teaching and learning.
She earned her BA in Economics and English and a Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Arizona, Post-Secondary Degree in Spanish Language and Culture from the Universidad de Sevilla and her MA in Curriculum Leadership from the University of Denver.
Dana Sorensen grounds herself in the idea that leadership is about what a leader does and the capacity a leader builds. Leaders who multiply the talent around them impact the quality of results. She has spent many years looking at the structures and practices of systems thinking for leaders. She is especially interested in the process of analyzing a system for the beliefs and actions that drive that particular system. She has worked alongside Peter Senge and others from the Waters Foundation to learn ways to unearth the unconscious biases and values influence systems. Her coaching style leverages knowledge with the uniqueness of each human to make meaning and apply this knowledge to a variety of settings.
Sorensen joined PEBC in 2010 and consults both locally and nationally, co-facilitates the Thinking Strategies Institute, Cognitive Coaching, and supports data collection and evaluation of services. Sorensen has had the privilege of serving in many roles during her 34 years in education resulting in her steadfast belief in students, teachers, and administrators. Sorensen began her career in Houston Texas and have served in many roles including Reading Recovery and as a literacy specialist. Beginning in 2004, she served as Director of Professional Development in a Denver area school district, and now serves as the Senior Director of Client and System Services.
She earned a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Type D Administrative certifications from Regis University.
Michelle Morris Jones supports teachers, leaders, and systems to create professional learning opportunities that promote agency, ensure equity, and foster understanding for each and every learner. She believes that learners deserve to experience learning opportunities that provide intellectual bite while being meaningful, asset-based, and culturally sustaining.
As the Director of Professional Learning Design, Michelle supports action planning, course development, institute design, and publications that lead to learner inspiration and innovation. She co-facilitates the Thinking Strategies Institute, Making the Workshop Work, Impact Facilitation and teaches a handful of online courses related to the PEBC Teaching Framework. When she’s not working with teammates or clients she is producing PEBC’s Phenomenal Teaching Podcast which strives to share the stories of how teachers, leaders, and authors are teaching for agency, equity and understanding. Michelle is committed to expanding her understanding of culturally sustaining and responsive pedagogy and bringing others into this important conversation.
She received her degree in Communication Disorders & Speech Science along with an Elementary Education Certification from CU Boulder. After teaching in a variety of urban settings Michelle earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Literacy, Language and Culture from CU Denver which elevated her understanding of the importance of creating equitable systems and structures for students and teachers so that everyone has access to high quality learning opportunities.
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