Danzberger Lecture Series

Annual Jacqueline P. Danzberger Memorial Lecture

This event, originally co-sponsored by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and the Institute for Educational Leadership, is conducted at IEL’s annual Washington Policy Seminar. The series was established in 2001 in memory of Jacqueline P. Danzberger, a long-time member of IEL's staff. Danzberger’s long-term endeavors related to education governance and reform continues to inspire school leaders, and each year's featured lecturer is a prominent figure dedicated to improving the education and development of all children and youth. 

The following is a list of past lecturers and a link to their excerpted remarks:

  • 2009 — Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
  • 2008 — John Merrow, Education Correspondent, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and President of Learning Matters, Inc.
  • 2007 — Claude Steele, Lucie Stern Professor in the Social Sciences, Stanford University, and Director of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
  • 2006 — Michael D. Usdan, Senior Fellow & Past President, IEL
  • 2005 — Governor Roy E. Barnes (D-Georgia) and Governor Jim Geringer (R-Wyoming)
  • 2004 — Melinda French Gates, Co-founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • 2003 — Eli Broad, Chairman of AGI SunAmerica Inc.
  • 2002 — Rod Paige, U.S. Secretary of Education
  • 2001 — Richard W. Riley, former U.S. Secretary of Education