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Dr. Jean E. Winsand Workshop for Women in School Leadership

Held annually, the Dr. Jean E. Winsand Institute for Women in School Leadership is a one-day leadership conference for women leaders in K-12 school districts and educational institutions. 

Conference agenda typically includes:

  • Keynote speaker and breakout sessions
  • Networking with colleagues
  • Lunch and awards ceremony

2024 Details: 21st Annual Jean E. Winsand Workshop for Women in School Leadership

April 11, 2024 | University Club

Member Cost: $75/person for individuals, $65/person for groups of 5+, $35/person lunch-only. Superintendents attend for free.

Non-Member Cost:  $100/person for individuals, $85/person for groups of 5+, $45/person lunch-only.

Join us on April 11th for our annual Dr. Jean E. Winsand Workshop for Women in School Leadership. It will be an incredible day of camaraderie, learning, and networking.

This year's event will feature the timely theme of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & AI: Navigating the Waters as Women. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Valerie Truesdale, Senior Assistant Executive Director of the AASA.

Dr. Truesdale's keynote will be followed by a panel discussion, lightning talks, networking opportunities, and resource offerings. We are also thrilled to welcome back the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children's Student Market.

We are also thrilled to honor our 2024 award recipients:

• Dr. Jean E. Winsand Distinguished Woman in Education: Dr. Jill Jacoby, Assistant Executive Director of Teaching & Learning, Allegheny Intermediate Unit

• Dr. Jean E. Winsand Emerging Woman in Education: Dr. Kristin Martin, Assistant Superintendent, Brownsville Area School District

About Dr. Jean Winsand

Dr. Jean Winsand was an associate professor in both the Departments of Instruction and Learning and Administrative and Policy Studies in The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education. She was a woman of integrity, determination, professionalism, and absolute passion for quality teaching and leadership. While Dr. Winsand was uncompromising on standards, especially in the service of learners and communities, she was incredibly accommodating in the support of learning and growth for professionals in the field. She fervently advocated for more females in administration at both the University level and in K-12 schools. Dr. Winsand was a consummate professional, but was also equally very human. She was a colorful woman who was accessible, fun-loving, and laid back. Her legacy is a reminder of our constant roles as learners, teachers and leaders.