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2022 NS4ed Summit

Navigating Success Through Career-Connected Learning

Oct. 26-28, 2022*

Hyatt Regency:
Tamaya Resort & Spa
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM

All-Inclusive Event: $250

In partnership with

Dr. Bill Daggett 

Founder, Successful Practices Network (SPN); Co-Chair AASA’s Learning 2025 National Commission

We believe every student can do great things when given the opportunity to learn and discover their future paths through career exploration. Because when they can see it, they can be it.

Our inaugural NS4ed Summit is working with Successful Practices Network to convene education leaders passionate about developing initiatives that will effectively prepare ALL students for their future. The desire to bring change is escalating and it’s clear that as leaders, we must explore innovative practices to establish an equitable approach that will properly prepare our students. Despite the millions in additional funding, our problems will not be resolved until we truly acknowledge the systemic issues and have bold conversations that serve the needs of our leaders, community, and students. Over the course of this event, attendees will learn from each other and explore ways to close the gap between education, employers, and economic development. 

The exclusive event offers an intimate setting for authentic conversations and actionable outcomes.

Everyone stays together: Escape distractions and focus on meaningful conversations with attendees and speakers. To facilitate quality conversations, everyone stays at the resort together, sharing meals, experiences, and ideas that foster an event that drives lasting relationships. With limited capacity, the event seeks to offer authentic conversations among education’s top leaders.

Respected & Passionate Practitioners: Our speakers have been hand-picked because of their work to improve education, close the equity gap, and lead inspiring initiatives through career-connected learning. Learn from those successfully addressing the equity gap, and reshaping education for maximized achievement.

All-inclusive Event: Attending this event includes everything you need for $250. We will take care of flight arrangements, two nights at the luxurious Tamaya Resort & Spa, all meals, excursions, and more. Attendees will arrive on Wednesday, October 27 and depart on Friday afternoon, October 28. Simply fill out the form below and NS4ed will take care of the rest.


3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Guest Check-In and Conference Registration

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception 

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM


8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Dr. Bill Daggett, Founder and Chairman, Successful Practices Network

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM


10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Dr. Thomas Tretter, Stephanie White and Kate Ariemma Marin, Ph.D., University of Louisville

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Dr. William Hayes, Chief Executive Officer, Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM


2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Jackie Smalls, Chief Programs Officer,

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Day One Closing

4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Excursion (Select between 2 options)

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Dinner & Keynote: Hasan Davis, J.D., Inclusion Expert

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM


8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Discussion: Elaine Perea, Director, New Mexico Public Education Department, College and Career Readiness Bureau; Milo McMinn, Director of Career and Technical Education, Aztec Municipal School District; Richard Martinez, Superintendent, Pomona Unified School District

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM


10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Closing Session, Dr. Joseph Goins, CEO, NS4ed

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM



Guest Departures

Arrangements for departures will be arranged to best meet the travel needs of our attendees. This may result in departures as early as 11:00 AM

Summit Speakers


Founder of Successful Practices Network and the International Center for Leadership in Education

Preparing Students for Their Future NOT Our Past

Jackie Smalls

Chief Programs Officer at

The challenges and opportunities for the underrepresented in the STEM field

Hasan Davis, JD

Inclusion Expert

Panel (TBD)

Stephanie White

Certified Mathematics Educator

From Evaluation to Implementation: Leveraging Pathway2Careers Curriculum to Maximize Student Learning

Kate Ariemma Marin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Louisville

From Evaluation to Implementation: Leveraging Pathway2Careers Curriculum to Maximize Student Learning

Dr. Thomas (Tom) Tretter

Director, Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium, Professor, Science Education Co-Director, Center for Research in Mathematics and Science Teacher Development

From Evaluation to Implementation: Leveraging Pathway2Careers Curriculum to Maximize Student Learning

Elaine Perea

New Mexico Director of College and Career Readiness

Panel (TBD)

Milo McMinn

Director of Career and Technical Education for Aztec Municipal School District

Panel (TBD)

Register to Attend

As an all-inclusive event, NS4ed will manage hotel and travel arrangements for attendees. Please complete the form below and the NS4ed team will communicate directly with you to finalize arrangements and provide confirmations. 

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* This event was moved from June to October to better fit the schedule of education leaders interested in attending.