Webinar: The State of K-12 Education During COVID-19

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As school districts around the country prepare to resume educating students, there are many questions to be answered. How are schools preparing for the year ahead? What are their expectations of curriculum companies? How will the delivery method of educational content affect purchasing decisions? How will projected losses in state revenue impact school spending?

On Tuesday, August 18, at 1:00 PM, EDT, Westchester Education Services hosted a webinar about “The State of K-12 Education During COVID-19.” Kevin J. Gray, President and Chief Content Officer of Westchester Education Services moderated a discussion with a panel of education experts about how schools are returning to session with the needs of students and those providing their educational and emotional support in mind.

Watch the webinar here, and scroll down for panelist information:

Our panel of education experts:

Kathy Mickey

Kathy Mickey, Managing Editor/Senior Analyst, SIMBA Information, Education Group
Kathy Mickey is managing editor/senior analyst of the Education Group at Simba Information, where she leads research on the PreK-12 and college instructional materials industry. Ms. Mickey writes the bi-weekly B2B business intelligence newsletter Educational Marketer and works on a number of annual market forecast reports. She joined Simba in 2000 after many years as a reporter and editor at weekly and daily newspapers, where her focus was education.


Sara KloekSara Kloek, Senior Director, Education Policy for SIIA (Software & Information Industry Association)
Sara Kloek is the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) director of Education Policy, Programs and Student Privacy. Most recently, Sara was the senior privacy and technology fellow at the U.S. Department of Education in the Office of the Chief Privacy Officer. Much of her time there was spent leading interagency discussions and subsequent negotiations on joint guidance on student privacy and educational technology. She also provided technical assistance to states, districts, schools and companies through ED’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center. Prior to her fellowship, she led the development of privacy and transparency best practices at Know What’s Inside and served as an education policy advisor to a senior member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Sara is an International Association of Privacy Professionals Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) and is an enthusiastic advocate for education technology, clear privacy policies, and bees.


Jocelyn RynhardJocelyn Rhynard, Vice President, Dayton Public School Board

Jocelyn Spencer Rhynard currently serves as the Vice President of the Dayton Board of Education. She was born and raised in Minnesota and received a degree in American Studies at Brigham Young University. She and her husband moved to Dayton in 2003, quickly fell in love with the city, and are the proud parents of four children who attend Dayton Public Schools. She also runs a political consulting business and serves as the Co-Director of the SW Ohio chapter of New Leaders Council, a progressive future leadership training organization. She is an avid runner and finds that her best thinking is done while walking her two rescue dogs, Mila and Kepler.

Rosanne Fullam

Rosanne Guccione Fullam, Ed.D, Compliance Monitor and Special Education Teacher, West Rocks Middle School, Norwalk, CT

Dr. Rosanne Fullam is an educator who has worked with special needs students since 1978. Her students have ranged from those with multiple disabilities with significant cognitive delays to students with mild learning disabilities who are taught in an inclusive setting. The majority of Rosanne's career has been in the Norwalk Public Schools. Rosanne graduated from Boston College and received a Masters degree from College of New Rochelle, a professional diploma in administration from Fordham University and received a doctoral degree from the University of Bridgeport.

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