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2014 Convocation

2014 Convocation
Posted on 08/29/2014
Geoffrey Canada

On Monday, Norwalk Public Schools kicked off the new school year with its 2014 Convocation. This year’s event was lively and upbeat, as teachers, staff and community leaders were welcomed by Dr. Rivera, Mayor Rilling, NFT President Bruce Mellion, and Board of Ed Chairman Mike Lyons. This year, Dr. Rivera also introduced a special guest speaker, Geoffrey Canada, founder, president and former CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone.

Convocation Video:  Convocation 2014 Video

A nationally renowned educator and thought leader, Mr. Canada has been recognized around the world for his pioneering work on behalf of children and families.  Under his leadership, Harlem Children’s Zone has become a national model that has been featured in the documentary “Waiting for Superman,” as well as on 60 Minutes, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Anderson Cooper 360°, and in articles in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and The Associated Press.  In March 2014, Mr. Canada was named to Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.

A video of the full Convocation is now available on the YouTube on the Norwalk Public Schools channel.  To view the full event and hear all the speakers, click on the YouTube icon on the top of our home page, or use this link here:   Norwalk PS YouTube Channel.