Spotlight on Carol Conklin-Spillane
Carol Conklin-Spillane is recognized nationally as a progressive school leader for her achievements in developing school programs and practices that transform teaching and learning and lead to high graduation rates. She has presented for the U.S. Department of Education, The College Board and the American Educational Research Association, among other organizations. Under her leadership, Sleepy Hollow High School was identified as A Best Practices High School by The Magellan Foundation, featured on the U.S. Department of Education’s Doing What Works website and named a Breakthrough High School for 2014 by NASSP/MetLife Foundation. She received the 2019 Distinguished Service to Education Award by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Pace University’s Partnership Award, and its Inquiry Leader Award. She been featured in Principal Leadership Magazine, by ASCD in “Common Core Insider HS Math” and in Releasing Leadership Brilliance: Breaking Sound Barriers in Education (Corwin Press 2017). A former superintendent, high school principal and special education teacher, she is now a consultant specializing in executive coaching and leadership development, inclusive practices, supporting English language learners, building school climate, innovative school scheduling and providing equity and opportunity through open enrollment.