Brad Oliver for Indiana State Representative (HD34)

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Brewster, Massachusetts
September 6, 2012

State Legislative Candidate Invited to Executive Education Summit

Brewster, MA – Dr. Brad Oliver, Republican Candidate for State Representative (Indiana, HD #34) and Associate Dean of Education at Indiana Wesleyan University was among a small group of invited educational leaders participating in an Executive Education Summit sponsored by the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology (CELT) Corporation on September 5-6, 2012 in Brewster, Massachusetts.

This invitation-only Executive Education Summit brought national educational leaders together to strategize ways to promote enterprise accountability and alignment systems for P-12 education. According to Rick Rozzelle, President and Chief Information Officer of the CELT Corporation, “The diverse field-based experiences, leadership responsibilities, research/planning pursuits, and reflective analytic capacity of the group assembled for the summit provided an exemplary level of intellectual synergy to answer challenging questions and guide future work, individually and collectively, around accountability and alignment systems in education.”

Summit participants discussed ways to best implement effective reforms associated with accountability and alignment systems in P-12 education. Additionally, the group strategized approaches for reporting mission-critical, real time student achievement data to students, teachers, and parents via robust information technology systems.

Dr. Oliver has served as an educational leader for twenty years, presenting and publishing scholarly work in the areas of organizational culture, change, and leadership. Dr. Oliver completed the Darden/Curry Executive Leadership Program for School Administrators at the University of Virginia in 2008 and regularly provides technical assistance to Indiana schools and school districts in the areas of continuous school improvement, educational restructuring, and leading organizational change. In 2010, Dr. Oliver was appointed by Governor Mitchell Daniels to the Indiana Professional Standards Advisory Board where he assisted in the adoption of new state teaching standards and competency examinations.

Educational leaders participating in CELT Corporation’s Executive Education Summit included:

Dr. James Pughsley, former Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, North Carolina and former No Child Left Behind Commissioner
Dr. Eric Smith, former Florida Commissioner of Education, 2007-2011
Dr. Frances Haithcock, Chancellor, Florida Public Schools
Dr. Kevin Carson, former Superintendent, Cape Henlopen School District, Delaware
Dr. Mike Gottlieb, former Superintendent, Roswell Independent Schools, New Mexico
Dr. Priscilla Maynor, Deputy Superintendent, North Carolina Schools
Dr. Karlene McCormick-Lee, Executive Vice-President, CELT Corporation and former Associate Superintendent of Clark County School District, Nevada
Dr. Brad Oliver, Associate Dean of Education, Indiana Wesleyan University
Connie DeLetis, Former IBM Executive

For more information concerning this release, please contact Dr. Brad Oliver at 765-717-0996 or Rick Rozzelle, President/CIO, CELT Corporation at 508-624-4474.

Authorized by the Committee to Elect Brad Oliver

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