The MSAN Institute is a two-day, intensive professional development opportunity dedicated to growing our understanding of how school districts develop equity-focused leadership and nurture cultural competence.

Join committed colleagues from across the United States as we:

  • Share current research and best practices with local & national experts.
  • Push our thinking in large and small group discussions with exceptional educators doing this work in real schools and districts.
  • Hear from students impacted by these issues.
  • Engage in focused district planning sessions and job-alike conversations.

Conference Program

Keynote Day 1 (Maisha Winn)

To view a video of Dr. Winn’s presentation, please log in to your MSAN Membership Account here.

Day 1 Welcome, Land Acknowledgement, and Overview of Day


Day 2 Welcome, Dean Diana Hess Remarks


Keynote Day 2  (Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi)

To view a video of Winona Guo and Priya Vluvhi, co-founders of CHOOSE, please log in to your MSAN Membership Account here.

MSAN Student Panel Discussion




Breakout Session B - "Student-Staff Partnerships for Equity: Engaging Students as Agents of Improvement in Schools"


Breakout Session I - "Sincerely, Black Girls: The Dos and Don’ts of Mentoring for Black Girls"


Breakout Session M - "Changing Focus: Using a School wide Approach to Transform Middle School Discipline"


Breakout Session Q - "Chronicles of the Spanish Interpreter: Using Perspective-Taking as a Strategy to Improve Communication and Engagement with Linguistically Diverse Families"

2018 Institute Program



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