CPLAN Annual Champion Awards
Special Guests & Talent
Jeri Robinson, now retired, served as Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives at the Boston Children’s Museum. She brings more than 40 years of experience in teaching and consulting in the fields of early childhood and museum education. She is the developer of the PlaySpace exhibit, (one of the earliest prototypes for early learning family spaces in children’s and other museums), founder of the Boston Cultural Collaborative for Early Learning and co-founder of both Families First Parenting programs and “Countdown to Kindergarten”. For many years, she has provided training and consultation to schools, early child programs, museums and other organizations.
Senator Chang Diaz
Senator Chang-Díaz is a thoughtful, honest, and tenacious champion for the voiceless. Since being sworn into office in 2009, Sen. Chang-Díaz has helped pass reforms to the state's CORI system, curtailed the misuse of special education dollars, been instrumental in the passage of civil rights protections for transgender Bay Staters, re-written our state laws on school discipline, expanded voting rights, and successfully defended millions of dollars in funding for youth development. Additionally, she has been a voice for those affected by housing displacement, for immigrants, and for strong stewardship of taxpayer dollars.
Prior to attaining elected office, Senator Chang-Díaz served as a public school teacher in the Lynn and Boston school systems, where she learned first-hand the challenges facing our public school students, teachers, and parents and the role our state government can play in improving our educational system. Senator Chang-Díaz also previously worked as a legislative aide in the Senate, as a key political adviser at the Barbara Lee Family Office, and as the Director of Outreach at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, a non-partisan fiscal policy think tank.
Live Steel Band
As you celebrate CPLAN Champions for pushing the status quo to improve the educational experiences for all students, our live band will bring a Caribbean get a way feel to the event with their steel drums and good vibes through out the evening.
Nominate someone who has made it their mission to truly embrace CPLAN’s mantra of #ALLMEANSALL, partnering with their schools, communities, and/or policy-makers in pursuit of equitable education for all learners.
Nominations are currently CLOSED and will reopen in 2020.
Get a vendor table and showcase/sell your items at this event of over 200 guests!
Securing a Vendor table is currently UNAVAILABLE and will become available in 2020.