Leadership in Education Conference
More details coming soon

Tuesday, October 22
8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Northwestern College 
Location: TBD

Cost: $95 | Group rate (6 or more): $80  
Credit available:
1 License Renewal credit: $35
1 Graduate credit: $150
Micro-credential: $30 (After registering for the conference, use the  micro-credential registration form.)

Effective education leaders believe in their influence and empowering the leadership abilities of others. The Leadership in Education Conference is one day, packed with actionable concepts for teaching and leading from where you are. Whether you're an administrator, teacher leader, classroom or support teacher, you're a key part of the leadership team. Take away fresh insight, practical strategies, and meaningful inspiration.   

When you invest in your leadership skills, you maximize your impact, bring out the best in others and transform education.


Register by October 15th. 
Please contact   online@nwciowa.edu or 712-707-7388 with any questions about the event or registration. 


Thomas C. Murray

Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®, a project of All4Ed, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and has worked alongside that body, the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered learning while helping to lead Future Ready Schools® and Digital Learning Day. An ASCD best-selling author, Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named the "2018 National/Global EdTech Leader of the Year," by EdTech Digest, the "2017 Education Thought Leader of the Year," one of "20 to Watch" by NSBA in 2016, and the "Education Policy Person of the Year" by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015. His best-selling book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today, co-authored with Eric Sheninger and published by ASCD, was released in June 2017. His most recent book, Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime, was released in October of 2019.

Prior to moving to his role in Washington, D.C., Murray served as an elementary teacher, middle school teacher, middle school principal, elementary principal, and at the district level in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is most passionate about creating cultures of innovation where teachers are empowered to create the types of learning experiences today's modern learners need to thrive. In addition to his role at Future Ready Schools®, Murray works directly with school and district leaders for administrative retreats, opening convocations, and professional learning days.


Keynote session: TBD




Megan Rasmussen
Instructional Coach, Algona School District

Session: Elevating Education: Exploring Diverse Coaching Models 

Megan Rasmussen is a knowledgeable educator with thirteen years of experience. She has been an Instructional Coach for nine years with the Algona School District. She has taught middle school science and STEM for twelve years at Algona Middle School and previously served as a science teacher and technology integrationist at Clear Lake Middle School. Megan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M at Galveston and a Masters from Iowa State University.


Kayla Jacobson
Instructional Coach, Algona High School

Session: Elevating Education: Exploring Diverse Coaching Models

Kayla Jacobson brings over a decade of experience to her role as Instructional Coach at Algona High School, where she has supported teachers for the past 4 years. Prior to coaching, she taught social studies at both Manson Northwest Webster for 4 years and Algona High School for 7 years. With a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education from Grand View University and a Master’s in Teacher Leadership from Upper Iowa University, Jacobson has a strong foundation in education


Molly Leiting
Instructional Coach, Lucia Wallace Elementary 

Session: Elevating Education: Exploring Diverse Coaching Models

Molli Leiting is an elementary Instructional Coach at Lucia Wallace Elementary in the Algona School District, providing support for educators for the past nine years. Prior to this position, she taught in a self-contained 5th grade classroom for two years as well as 6th grade math for five years. Molli holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Central College and a Master’s in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership from Southwest Minnesota State University. Along with her duties as an instructional coach, Molli also serves as the elementary MTSS Coordinator for the Algona School District.