Alum Manuel V. Scott Speaking at NEA Leadership Conference

Manuel V. Scott speaking before a crowd.

Manuel Scott (MDiv ’07), a TEDS alum and an Original Freedom Writer, will be the keynote speaker at the National Education Association Leadership Conference in New Orleans this month.

The Sun Herald reports,

“When I speak, I am absolutely committed to make sure that audiences are crystal clear about how to transform their classrooms, departments, or organizations.” Scott’s presentation, Leadership in the Face of Adversity—We Can Overcome Anything With the Right Support, will light a big fire under aspiring future teachers after the recent explosive debates over reforming America’s worst-performing schools ignited in Rhode Island where the Central Falls High School staff was fired for failing to do their jobs.

Manuel has appeared on “The View” with Barbara Walters and on “Nightline” and delivered the keynote address for the Lions Clubs International Convention in Hong Kong, and inspired a coliseum of twelve thousand delegates from 192 countries. He also delivered the keynote address to 100,000 people for San Antonio’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. His story as an Original Freedom Writer was portrayed in the 2007 film Freedom Writers.

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