School & District Management

Start 2019 Inspired: Hear From 3 Outstanding School Leaders (Video)

By Mike Bock — January 02, 2019 1 min read

Every year, Education Week identifies some of the nation’s most exceptional school district leaders and shines a spotlight on their extraordinary impact. These leaders will be recognized at the 2019 Leaders To Learn From live event, an annual conference taking place on May 2 and 3 outside Washington, D.C. (Learn more and register here.)

In this video, meet three of Education Week‘s Leaders To Learn From—who we are introducing early—and hear what drives them as educators and leaders.

The honorees include:


  • Roberto Padilla, the superintendent of the Newburgh, N.Y., school district.
  • Joanna Burt-Kinderman, a math instructional coach in Pocahontas County Schools in West Virginia.
  • And Emilio Pack, the founder and CEO of STEM Preparatory Schools in South Los Angeles.

The full slate of 2019 Leaders To Learn From will be announced in February at leaders.edweek.org.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the On Air: A Video Blog blog.