Dr. Toby Travis, facilitating the TrustED School Leadership Training for the Excellence & Equity Consortium in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Toby A. Travis
Dr. Toby A. Travis

Recently, I had the distinct honor of serving as the featured presenter/facilitator for the Excellence & Equity Consortium; assisting school administrators on Long Island and in Northern New Jersey to build trust in their leadership skills, and in their schools.

The consortium is a project sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education’s Center for Educational Leadership; under the direction of Dr. Bob Jarvis.  Dr. Jarvis shares that, “All of our Consortia are driven by a mission to positively transform the lives of each and every one of our students by preparing them for success in post-secondary education and in life – especially our diverse children and youth who have traditionally struggled academically in our systems, or who might likely be the first in their family to attend and graduate from college.” Learn more about the Consortium HERE.

The integration of the TrustED School Leadership Training and the Excellence & Equity Consortium is an ideal partnership, as the research clearly demonstrates, that when school leaders are highly trusted, there is a direct linkage to the success of students.

School administrators from all across Long Island, and Northern New Jersey, attended these three initial training event opportunities – and the feedback has been tremendous:

James Earle
James Earle, Principal, Montclair High School

“Outstanding presentation and practical applications of the material as well. The TrustED School Leadership training with Dr. Travis is very thought provoking, yet extremely encouraging.” – James Earle, Principal, Montclair High School, New Jersey

Leigh Sumter
Leigh Sumter, Director GEAR UP Grant, Nassau Community College

“Dr. Travis provides a phenomenal training experience. Many times as administrators our focus is on putting out fires and dealing with the day-to-day issues. We lose perspective when it comes to developing relationships with our staff. Go participate in this training to learn the key points to start and develop that TRUST!” – Leigh Sumter, Director GEAR UP Grant, Nassau Community College, NY

To learn more about the TrustED School Leadership Training, visit:  I look forward to assisting your school or school district in the future.  – Toby A. Travis, Ed.D. 

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