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Wednesday, October 20 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Welcome Keynote: The Evolution of Inclusion

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Presenters - Welcome Remarks: Senator Dave Cortese, Dr. Many Ann Dewan, & Kathy Wahl Keynote Presenter: Shelley Moore

How we understand inclusion is shifting. Rather than trying to include a few students who are different, we are striving to teach TO the difference. In this session we will look at how the goals of inclusion have continued to evolve, as we learn more about diversity and identity. We will reflect on next steps for advocacy and celebration, and have time to talk and make plans of action.

Speakers
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Dr. Mary Ann Dewan

County Superintendent of Schools, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Dr. Mary Ann Dewan is the Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools. She has served in education over 32 years in a variety of leadership roles. Dr. Dewan believes that all students deserve high quality, equitable, and inclusive education. She serves on a number of committees and... Read More →
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Senator Dave Cortese

Elected Official, State Senate District 15
Senator Dave Cortese was elected in November of 2020 to represent State Senate District 15 which encompasses much of Santa Clara County in the heart of Silicon Valley. Along with his accomplished career as an attorney and business owner, the Senator previously served on the Santa... Read More →
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Shelley Moore

Shelley Moore is a highly sought after teacher, researcher, consultant and storyteller and she has worked with school districts and community organizations throughout both Canada and the United States. Her research and work has been featured at national and international conferences... Read More →
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Kathy Wahl

Director, Inclusion Collaborative, Santa Clara County Office of Education
Kathryn Wahl has over 30 years of experience in education and public health. As the Director of the Inclusion Collaborative (IC) at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Kathryn provides the leadership needed to promote a culture that values all children by strengthening, sustaining... Read More →

Sponsors
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Silicon Valley Community Foundation

As a community foundation, SVCF serves the entire community — from individuals and families to nonprofits and donors to local officials, institutions and companies of all types and sizes. We build a sense of shared purpose, catalyze inclusive solutions and deliver positive impact... Read More →


Wednesday October 20, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
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