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PA Educational Leadership Summit

co-sponsored by PASA and the Pennsylvania Principals Association
a three-day learning, planning, and networking event August 6-8 for superintendents, principals, and district teams

A premier professional development opportunity for Educational leaders, Summit23, is being hosted by the PA Principals Association and the PA Association of School Administrators at the Alloy King of Prussia and Upper Merion Area High School from Sunday, August 6 – Tuesday, August 8, 2023.

Now open!: Join us August 7 at Upper Merion High School for the PA Educational Leadership Summit. Limited vendor space is available with priority given to current PASA and PA Principals Association sponsors. Cost is $500.
Click here to register for exhibit space. Questions can be directed to Anna Maria Stankoczi at amstankoczi@pasa-net.org.


Hamish Brewer
Hamish Brewer is a powerful and positive disruptor who transcends the status quo and typical norms in leadership and education. Mr. Brewer is a globally recognized advocate who built his reputation on results and performance, becoming affectionately known as the Relentless, Tattooed Skateboarding Principal with his galvanizing message to “Be Relentless” and his high-octane delivery style.

Mr. Brewer served as an award-winning principal at both the secondary and elementary school levels.

Recognized as the NAESP Nationally Distinguished Principal and Virginia Principal of the Year, he was also honored with the VAESP School Bell Award and ASCD Virginia Impact Award. Hamish was named a Northern Virginian of the year by Northern Virginia Magazine and Principal of the Year for the online national publication – Education Dive. Prince William County Public Schools named Hamish the school division’s Principal of the Year and Hamish was recently recognized by Omega U as the Principal of the Year.

Under his leadership, his elementary school was recognized as a Nationally Distinguished Title 1 School, and Hamish has since gone on to turn around one of the toughest middle schools in the state of Virginia. Mr. Brewer is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker – motivating and inspiring audiences around the world, including being recognized as a TEDx speaker.

Originally from New Zealand, Hamish earned his first degree from the University of Auckland. Mr. Brewer is currently a doctoral student at Virginia Tech University. Hamish is the best-selling author of “Relentless – Disrupting The Educational Norm, published in 2019.
Mr. Brewer currently consults with businesses and organizations around the world on leadership, culture, organizational performance change and improvement. As a Beachheads advisor to the New Zealand Trade Enterprise, he assists New Zealand businesses with their growth and advises them on strategic development in the North American marketplace.

Mr. Brewer previously served at the state level as the Federal Relations Coordinator on the Board of Directors with the Virginia Association of Elementary School Principals and was a lead fellow of NAESP’s Center for Innovative Leadership. He is a school turnaround and school improvement specialist, working with some of the most at-risk students in the United States. Mr. Brewer was highlighted as a Hometown Hero by Fox 5 in Washington, DC.

With more than 32 million views, his story is a viral sensation through the Freethink docuseries “Relentless”, and features in national news broadcasts across the United States and Australasia, including NBC and Lester Holt. 

Mr. Brewer is also featured in the skateboarding humanitarian documentary Humanity Stoked.

Dr. Quintin Shepherd
Dr. Quintin Shepherd, a true visionary for the future of education, is the Superintendent at Victoria Independent School District in Victoria, TX. When he came to Victoria, his first priority was to listen to the voice of the community, parents, staff and students, and he then invited those stakeholders to be a part of shaping the future of the District. Today, the members of those groups continue to work collaboratively with District leadership to make recommendations to support the current and future needs of Victoria students and the community. Dr. Shepherd focuses on the practice of compassionate leadership and expressing vulnerability, and he believes that’s why radical transparency works.

He brings inspiration, hope and valuable insights about how we can transform the way we lead school districts by modifying our approach to some of the most basic leadership practices, which he shares in his new book: The Secret to Transformational Leadership. Within the book, he considers how some leaders are able to connect with their communities, followers and stakeholders, while others struggle. This guiding question sets the stage for a discussion on the language of leadership and the need for our language to evolve.


Individual:  $450
District Team Registration: $400 (3 or more individuals from the same district)
Large District Team (11 or more): $350
Monday only registration: $200
Saturday: Research-Based Instruction, Supervision, and Evaluation Strategies to Improve Student Learning: $200
Saturday: The Team: Building Leadership Success that Improves Student Learning: $220
Sunday: Transforming Student and Teacher Learning Through EdCamp Model: $200

Summit Registration & Hotel Information:

Hotel Information: Please call the Alloy King of Prussia – a DoubleTree by Hilton for assistance with reservations by dialing 1-800-445-8667 or click here to make a reservation online. The three-digit group code is PEN.
Hotel Cancellation Policy: 48 hours prior to arrival to avoid penalty charges of one night’s room and tax. Must have a valid cancellation number to avoid penalty.

Important: Specify you are with the Educational Leadership Association group when making your reservation. The group rate of $169, plus tax per night is only being held until Wednesday, July 12, 2023 (based on availability).