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Fourth Annual Standards Summit

Join Us on April 21, 2017

Register now to join us for this daylong conference that will focus on successful implementation standards and provide the opportunity for leaders to hear about practical solutions that will help you overcome barriers to success.

Standards Summit IV: Overcoming Barriers to Success

Friday, April 21st, 9am-3pm

1000 Riverchase Galleria

Hoover, AL

Our lineup of amazing presenters will help you find ways to overcome the biggest barriers to success in implementing the College- and Career-Ready Standards.

Schedule of Events

8:30 - 9:00 - Registration

9:00 - 12:00 - Keynote Speaker (Ann Cunningham-Morris)

12:00 - 1:15 - Lunch On Your Own

1:15 - 3:00 - Breakout Sessions

Breakout Sessions


  • We Can't Teach Them If They Aren't Here: Absenteeism Impact on Student Achievement (Dan Stephens, United Way, Bold Goals)
  • From the Ground Up: An Individualized Student Model for Success (Amber Barnes and Connie Coleman)
  • The Power of Innovative School Scheduling (Dr. Lynne Hice, Florence High School, Florence City Schools)
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Keynote Speaker

Ann Cunningham-Morris is an independent education consultant and a member of the ASCD Faculty. Most recently, she served as the director of professional development for ASCD. She has also been a district-level instructional administrator; director of professional learning; high school, middle school, and elementary administrator or teacher leader; classroom teacher; special education resource leader, and job development specialist in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Illinois, California, and Virginia.


During her 37-year career, Cunningham-Morris has also served as an adjunct professor for several universities and a consultant to many school systems throughout the world in the areas of curriculum development, designing effective professional learning programs, instructional leadership, principal leadership development, assessment literacy, instructional best practices, and supporting high academic achievement for diverse learners. She has contributed to interviews, as well as written articles and blogs on these topics for several professional publications, including ASCD Inservice, District Administration, Curriculum Administrator, and the Journal of Staff Development. She is also a coauthor of the ASCD book, The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals (2016).