Inspirational keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities for educators, administrators, board members and stakeholders of network member schools will engage participants around design thinking, school change, board development, educational leadership, innovative technologies, contemporary ideas of Jewish pluralism, Israel curricula, modes of prayer education, special needs inclusion, early childhood education and more. 

*Schedule subject to change.

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Alan Oliff

Combined Jewish Philanthropies
Director, Initiative for Day School Excellence
Boston, MA

Alan Oliff has served as the Director of the Initiative for Day School Excellence at the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) since 2008.  Before joining CJP Dr. Oliff held a number of important positions in Boston area public schools.  For ten years he was the Superintendent of Schools in Weston, Massachusetts.  Prior to that, he worked for thirteen years in Wayland, Massachusetts initially as the Director of Special Education and then as the Assistant Superintendent.   His early career included work as a special education teacher and program coordinator in both elementary and secondary schools. 

Dr. Oliff has been a member and vice-chair of the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) Board of Trustees, the chair of the METCO Advisory Committee, the co-chair of the Massachusetts State Advisory Commission for Special Education, an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Schools for Children. 

Dr. Oliff’s specific areas of interest include strategic planning for schools and school systems, establishing innovative and inclusive special education programs, creating and measuring school excellence, and fostering ways for teachers, administrators, and parents to work collaboratively on school improvement.