Keynote Speakers

2012 Accord Conference Keynote Speakers
  Fredric H. Jones, Ph.D.

Dr. Fred Jones received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA specializing in work with schools and families    in   1972. While on the faculty of the UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Jones developed methods of helping children with severe emotional disorders as head of the Child Ward of the Neuro-psychiatric Institute. At that time he also began pioneering research in classroom management in both regular and special classrooms. While on the faculty of the University of Rochester, Dr. Jones continued to develop the non-adversarial management procedures that were to become Tools for Teaching: Discipline, Instruction, Motivation, now in its second edition.




  Russell W. Rumberger, Vice Provost

University of California Office of the President

Russell W. Rumberger is Vice Provost for Education Partnerships, University of California Office of the President and Professor of Education in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara (UCSB). A faculty member at UCSB since 1987, Professor Rumberger has published widely in several areas of education: education and work; the schooling of disadvantaged students, particularly school dropouts and linguistic minority students; school effectiveness; and education policy.Rumberger has served as a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Increasing High School Students’ Engagement and Motivation to Learn (2004), the Committee on the Impact of Mobility and Change on the Lives of Young Children, Schools, and Neighborhoods (2010), and the Committee on Improved Measurement of High School Dropout and Completion Rates (2011). He also served as a panel member for the Institute of Education Sciences’ Practice Guide, Dropout Prevention (2008).




2011 Accord Conference Keynote Speakers

  Deborah Stipek Ph.D
I.James Quillen Dean Professor of Education
Stanford University 




  manuel scottManuel Scott,Freedom Writer






2010 Accord Conference Keynote Speakers

Ron Ferguson Ron Ferguson Ph.D
Harvard University

Ken McCluskey Ken McCluskey Ph.D

University of Winnipeg Canada