Schedule of Events

Saturday, April 13th

event details are updated as more information becomes available

Registration and Breakfast

7:30am - 9:00am

Registration packets and casual breakfast buffet. After breakfast, registration packets will be available in McCosh10 until 11:30am


9:00am - 9:45am

McCosh 10

Introduction and tribute to Henry Drewry, Director, Teacher Prep (1968-1988)

50 Years: The Teacher's Perspective

9:50am - 10:45am 

McCosh 10 

Panel discussion with TPP alumni:

  • Barbara Fortunato '98, West Windsor-Plainsboro

  • Don Gilpin '73, retired, West Windsor-Plainsboro

  • Peter Nowakoski '90, Brooklyn Poly Prep

  • Katie Zaeh '10, Trenton

Moderator: Misha Simmonds '97, Interim lead at Marion P. Thomas Charter School​

Keynote Speaker: Pedro Noguera

Distinguished Professor of Education GSEIS, UCLA

The Role of Teachers in Creating a More Equitable and Just Society

11:00am - 12:20pm

McCosh 10

Pedro Noguera will speak on the strategies that are being utilized successfully by teachers, even in the most disadvantaged communities where the needs are great to motivate, engage, and meet the learning needs of their students. 

Introduction by Stanley N. Katz, Lecturer with rank of Professor of Public and International Affairs; Director, Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies

Open to the public (no registration required). Read more.

Lunch and Roundtables

12:30pm - 1:45pm

Come to the roundtables for lunch and great conversation!  Each roundtable will “host” a theme for discussion on topics ranging from national education policy trends to social-emotional learning to professional development that saves lives and other issues. This is a great opportunity for networking as well as to have conversations with other people as passionate about issues related to education as you are. 

Open to alumni, students and their guests. To register, please click here.

Equity and Opportunity in Schools

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Maeder Hall

Auditorium 002

Panel on equity and opportunity in K-12 with:

  • Divya Farias '15, Teacher & Organizer, Oakland, CA

  • Karen Jackson-Weaver '94, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University

  • Bess Li *87, South Brunswick School District

  • Daniella Phillips '89, District 1 Community Superintendent, NYC


Moderator: Jason Klugman, Director, Princeton University Preparatory Program​


Open to the public (no registration required). 

Promoting Innovation and Change 

3:45pm - 5:15pm

Maeder Hall

Auditorium 002

Panel discussion with:

  • Doug Knecht '95, VP Bank Street Education Center

  • Laura Overdeck '91, Bedtime Math

  • Regis Pecos '77, Co-Director Leadership Institute at Santa Fe Indian School

  • Michelle Shearer '95, 2011 National Teacher of the Year and Program Manager of High School Innovation


Moderator: David Hill '00, Davidson Hill Consulting​


Open to the public (no registration required). 

50 Years: The Program Perspective

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Maeder Hall

Auditorium 002

Panel discussion with Teacher Preparation directors:


  • Todd W. Kent '83, Director TPP

  • John Webb, Director TPP 2000-2010

  • Marue Walizer, Director TPP 1989-2000


Moderator: Peter Horn '97, HornEd, LLC


Open to the public (no registration required). 


6:45pm - 9:30pm

Open to TPP alumni, students, and their guests.

Registration is required. 

To register, please click here.