Spotlight on Education


For eight years, SOLES has sponsored the annual Spotlight on Education: A Speaker Series. The series provides a forum to hear and discuss world-class, cutting-edge, visionary thinking. It is a venue for site administrators, teacher leaders, central office administrators, university students, professors of educational administration, and business leaders to hear insights and perspectives from respected researchers and educators. The Spotlight Speaker Series provides an excellent opportunity for district- and site-level leadership teams to attend sessions, and return to their respective workplaces to engage in professional dialogue around the topics and themes presented.

2015/2016 Spotlight on Education

01-Oct-15            Sal Khan - Founder and CEO of Khan Academy

“Education Reimagined “

Join Sal Khan as he tells the inspiring story of how he founded the not-for-profit Khan Academy and how the organization is educating millions of people worldwide. Sal will also share his thoughts on what education reimagined could look like and how his dream of "providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere" could become a reality.

Sal Khan is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Khan Academy.  The Academy’s mission is to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere using a learning platform comprised of instructional videos, practice exercises, dashboard analytics, and teacher tools which empower learners inside and outside the classroom to learn at their own pace.  Khan Academy currently reaches over 26 million registered students in more than 190 countries. 


17-Nov-15           Yevette Jackson

Yvette Jackson, Ed.D. is internationally recognized for her work in assessing the learning potential of


18-Feb-16            Pedro Noguera

A dynamic speaker, Pedro Noguera is one of America's most important voices for healthy public education, focusing on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions in urban settings.


Speaker and Date in April, 2016 TBD        

Information regarding the Spotlight on Education Series—including guest speakers Yevette Jackson and Pedro Noguera—will be posted soon.

For more information, contact the ELDA Office at (619) 260-8839 or email

Registration options for the 2015/2016 Spotlight on Education series are as follows:

Individual event registration: $50.00 per attendee, per event. 
Block purchases of ten or more  registrations: please contact for discounted price.

Online registration is available if you are paying via credit/debit card.  If you prefer to process your registration via check or PO/invoice, contact the ELDA Office at (619) 260-8839 or