2020 Conference Planning Committee

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Boston – April 15-17, 2020

The 12th annual NPEA Conference has been cancelled.

The health and safety of the NPEA community and all who we come in contact with is our biggest concern and top priority. In addition, we are committed to following the local, state, and CDC’s guidance, including the Massachusetts Governor’s recent mandate banning all gatherings of more than 250 people through the end of April.

We know many of you are working around the clock to make equally difficult decisions in your day-to-day work as we all navigate next steps during this unprecedented time, and we stand in partnership with you.

What Happens Next?

If you already registered, please complete this form. You will be asked to choose from one of the following options:

  • Request a full refund – 100% of your registration fees will be returned to you.*
  • Request a partial refund – we’ll ask you to specify the dollar amount/percentage you would like to be returned to you.
  • Defer your registration to the 2021 conference – you choose not to receive a refund this year in exchange for a free registration to the 2021 conference.
  • Donate 100% of your registration fees – in appreciation of this gesture, we will offer you 15% off of your registration fee for the 2021 Conference.

*If you do elect for a full or partial refund, we ask for your patience. All refunds will be in the form of a check payment. We will make every attempt to process this as quickly as we can.

NPEA Hotel Room Block:

All hotel reservations made under the NPEA Conference room block will be cancelled directly by the Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel. You will receive a cancellation email from the hotel.

Financial Impact on NPEA:

The NPEA conference is the largest source of revenue for NPEA and cancelling the conference has enormous financial implications for the health of NPEA. We hope that each of you might consider, if you are in a position to do so, donating your registration fee to NPEA.

Great News: 2021 Conference in Boston:

We have negotiated a contract to hold the conference at the same hotel (Royal Sonesta Boston Hotel) in Cambridge next spring. We will be in touch to share the dates as soon as we have confirmed them.

2020 Committee Members:

Queenstar Akrong, The College Board (NY)

Laurie Behringer, New York University (NY)

Ed Bianchi, IDEA Public Schools (TX)

Paul Bonitto, Boston College (MA)

Angela Bouchard, The Steppingstone Foundation (MA)

Nancy Caruso, Beaver Country Day School (MA)

Andrew Chappell, The Roxbury Latin School (MA)

Delano Copprue, REACH Prep (CT)

Nora Dowley-Liebowitz, Achieve at Noble & Greenough School (MA)

Jessica Dugan, Crossroads/C5 New England (MA)

Jacqueline Fields, The Soulsville Charter School (TN)

Derrick M. Fleming Jr., Chicago Scholars (IL)

Laura Goldworm, Excel Academy Charter High School (MA)

Steph Gonzalez, Williams College (MA)

Brett Gotlib, Friendship Public Charter School (DC)

Richard Green, The College Board (NY)

Natalie Greenhouse, The TEAK Fellowship (NY)

Elissa Halpern, College Bound Opportunities (IL)

Oneda Horne, Philadelphia Futures (PA)

Geoff Hunt, Breakthrough New York (NY)

Elena Jay, The Steppingstone Foundation (MA)

Tran Kim-Senior, Episcopal High School (VA)

Kelly Kriz, Success Academy Charter Schools (NY)

Allesandra Lanza, American Student Assistance (MA)

Sean Logan, Phillips Academy (MA)

Avery Newton, American Student Assistance (MA)

Katarina Ng, The Steppingstone Foundation (MA)

Jose Oromi, Horizons National (CT)

Ashley M. Pallie, Pomona College (CA)

Pamela Pleasants, Milton Academy (MA)

Tania Rachkoskie, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (DC)

Katie Ragsdale, The Steppingstone Foundation (MA)

Natasha Robinson, Wellesley College (MA)

Myisha Rodrigues, KIPP MA (MA)

Jennifer Schoen, Northeastern University (MA)

Terri James Solomon, Milton Academy (MA)

Jonathan Sparling, MEFA (MA)

Mary Sullivan, The Steppingstone Foundation (MA)

Ralph Tavares, Roger Williams University School of Law (RI)

Albany Vega, C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California (CA)

Christina Watson, The Steppingstone Foundation (MA)

Joi-Danelle Whitehead, Brown University (RI)

Shu Yi Zhou, Yale Young Global Scholars (CT)

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