Creating Experiential Learning Opportunities:

“A Panel Discussion with Experts in Educational Leadership”

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at 2:00 PM EDT

It is more critical than ever to properly prepare sitting and aspiring school leaders. Given what we now know about the pandemic’s effects on students in terms of learning loss, this problem has only become more urgent.

Hi Panfilo,

In this panel discussion, you will hear how the effectiveness of principal preparation can be positively impacted using simulations. Our five panelists are experts in school leader preparation and will share how they incorporate sims into their curriculum.


By expanding the experience portfolio of aspiring and sitting school leaders, we can help to build resilience and extend capacity to prepare them for real-life leadership challenges. Join this session to learn how to effectively prepare sitting and aspiring school leaders for success.


See our panel below:


Dr. Michael C. Johanek

  • Senior Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (GSE)
  • Director, Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
  • Co-Director, Inter-American Educational Leadership Network
  • Founding Director, Penn Educational Leadership Simulations (PELS) Program
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Dr. Maureen Marshall

  • Assistant Professor, Education Leadership at George Mason University
  • Served 27 years as a public school educator, assistant principal, and principal
  • Awarded the 2011 Distinguished Educational Leadership Award from the Washington Post
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Dr. David DeJong

  • President-Elect, International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL)
  • Chair, University of South Dakota Department of Educational Administration
  • Selected for the 2019 University of South Dakota School of Education Excellence in Research Award
  • USD School of Education Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching
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Alice Johnson

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Purdue University Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
  • Former Superintendent of
    Alexandria Community School Corporation
  • Former Principal/Assistant Superintendent of
    Liberty-Perry Schools
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Dr. Pascal Barreau

  • Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Virginia State University
  • Former Assistant Principal of Newport News Public Schools and York County School Division


Dr. David De Jong
Assistant Professor
Chair of the Division of Educational Leadership
University of South Dakota

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