Thought Leaders


Sharing their unique knowledge and experiences, the National Principals Conference Thought Leaders will motivate you to enrich your leadership and send you home with a renewed passion to enact real change in your school.


Turkle studies how technology is shaping our modern relationships: with others, with ourselves, with it. In Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age, Turkle argues that we must reclaim conversation, the most human—and humanizing—thing that we do. Digital technology is still in its infancy, and there is ample time for us to reshape how we build it and use it.


Schmoker’s new book Leading with Focus, focuses on where to allocate time, effort, and resources to ensure all students are prepared for the demands of college, career, and citizenship. Using real-world examples, he shares how to implement the three elements of good schooling—curriculum, literacy, and soundly structured lessons—to produce immediate results.


Author of the acclaimed Red Rubber Ball series, speaker, and agent for social change (a.k.a., the Katalyst), Kevin Carroll inspires audiences to embrace their spirit of play and creativity to maximize their human potential and sustain more meaningful professional and personal growth. Get empowered!