Speakers will continue to be announced as we get closer to the march and student expo.

Speakers

Cheryl Hibbeln
Executive Director Secondary Schools | San Diego Unified School District

Grant Lichtman
Author and internationally-recognized thought leader on the transformation of K-12 education.

Grant’s Bio and Website

Peter Callstrom

President and CEO of San Diego Workforce Partnership

Peter’s Bio and Website

Travis Good

Co-Chair MAKE’s Hardware Innovation Workshop and MakerCon

Travis’ Bio

Bios
Cheryl Hibbeln
Cheryl Hibbeln is currently the Executive Director of the Office of Secondary Schools for the San Diego Unified School District where she supports Career Technical Education, PE, Health and Athletics, High School Redesign and Secondary Schools grades 6-12. Some of Cheryl’s current responsibilities include supporting the UC a-g for All Graduation Requirements, the Linked Learning Pathway Implementation, and the alignment of Master Schedules to a district-wide equity initiative. Prior to assuming this role Cheryl spent 10 years as the Principal of the Kearny School of Digital Media and Design. Cheryl earned her bachelor’s degree at California State University, San Marcos in Literature and Writing, and her Masters Degree/Administrative Credential at Chapman University.

Grant Lichtman
Grant Lichtman is an internationally-recognized thought leader on the transformation of K-12 education. He works with school teams to develop a comfort and capacity for change in a rapidly changing world. For almost 15 years, Grant was a trustee and senior administrator at one of the largest independent schools in the United States. Since 2012, Grant has visited more than 125 schools and districts, published three books, written numerous articles, and worked with thousands of school and community stakeholders to develop unique and powerful visions and strategies for transforming education away from the Industrial Age and towards future-focused models of deeper learning.

Grant is the author of three books: Moving the Rock: Seven Levers WE Can Press to Transform Education; #EdJourney: A Roadmap for the Future of Education; and The Falconer: What We Wish We Had Learned in School.

Peter Callstrom

Peter brings 25 years of nonprofit, workforce and community development experience to the San Diego Workforce Partnership.

Under Peter’s leadership, SDWP has expanded services, received excellent audits and been awarded many new grants and contracts to serve more job seekers in our region. In addition to working with his team to deliver the mission, Peter works closely with governance leaders who provide guidance and input on policy. Created under a joint powers agreement (City and County of San Diego), SDWP deploys state and federal workforce funds (annually $40M) throughout our region (3.3M people) with a focus on underserved populations. SDWP succeeds with a laser focus on innovative, cost-effective and measurable solutions.

As CEO of Partnerships With Industry (PWI) for 15 years, Peter led the organization through tenfold growth, fiscal stability and outstanding accreditation outcomes. PWI provides vocational and community support services for adults with disabilities. Peter implemented various innovations including the creation of a custom network of relational databases that managed all services and improved efficiencies dramatically.

Travis Good

Travis Good focuses on the transformative potential of the maker movement in schools, libraries, science museums, and civic government. He is a regular speaker at conferences, contributing editor to MAKE Magazine and is co-chair of both MAKE’s Hardware Innovation Workshop and MakerCon. Recently he co-founded and produced San Diego’s first Maker Faire. In his maker journeys he has visited 28 start-up incubators, 95 makerspaces, and five fab labs while also chairing an incubator and co-founding Nova-Labs, a makerspace in Virginia. His broader agenda is available at http://make.GoodPursuits.com.

In a prior life Travis served for seven years as Vice President of Technology and Operations at AOL Latin America, during which he led the launch, operation, and scaling of AOL services in to five countries. Before that he held a variety of management positions at AOL, including Vice President of AOL International Business Development, Director of Client Software Product Marketing, and Director of Global Network Navigator. He led product management for AOL’s front-end software products and supervised three major upgrades in functionality as AOL expanded from 3 million to 25 million subscribers. He was instrumental in the broad roll-out of AOL’s initial Internet access and content directory service called Global Network Navigator (GNN), which was a precursor to large consumer portal and search sites, such as Yahoo and Google. Prior to this he served in sales and management positions at GE Information Services and was founding General Manager of its operations in Mexico. And once upon a time he was with Citicorp for four years specializing in international finance.

Travis earned an International MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a BS in Industrial Engineering and a BS in Finance from Oregon State University. However, education never stops and he continues to pursue learning through projects of interest where he works to make significant contributions.