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
2023 Details: 20th Annual Jean E. Winsand Workshop for Women in School Leadership
Conspiring* Towards Joyful Futures *from Latin conspirare “to agree, unite, plot, literally 'to breathe together.'”
Date: April 13th
Where: Edgewood Country Club
On April 13th, we are coming together for our annual Jean E. Winsand Workshop for Women in School Leadership. This year's event will be centered around the theme of "Conspiring* Towards Joyful Futures," and our keynote speaker will be Michelle King, a Learning Instigator, Love Activist, and Beloved Community-Architect.
In addition, we will have workshops presented by Michelle King, Dr. Mary Catherine Reljac, and Dr. Janet Sardon. More details regarding co-presenters and topics will be available in the near future. We hope to see you there!
Registration is now closed.
7:30 a.m. - Registration, Breakfast, & Networking
8:15 a.m. - Welcome & Introductions
8:30 a.m. - Michelle King presents "Conspiring* Towards Joyful Futures"
9:50 a.m. - Beakout Sessions, each lasting 40 minutes with 20 minute breaks & networking
12:30 p.m. - Lunch & Presentation of Awards
2 p.m. : Closing Remarks
The Jean E. Winsand Woman in Education Awards are given in memory of Dr. Jean Winsand.
The Jean E. Winsand Distinguished Woman in Education Award honors a woman who has made a significant impact and positive difference throughout her career. The award is intended to recognize a woman who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and service to others through her activities and initiatives.
Congratulations to our 2023 Winner, Dr. Caroline Johns!
The Jean E. Winsand Emerging Woman Leader in Education Award honors a woman who is at an early stage on the path of her leadership career. The award is intended to recognize a woman who has made a significant impact and positive difference through her leadership activities and initiatives.
Congratulations to our 2023 Winner, Miss Quincy Gildea!
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.