Lean Lab To Host 100+ To Build Solutions for School LEaders' Challenges
It is easy to have an opinion about what needs to be done to transform our city’s schools - it is much harder to take action on those opinions. But action is exactly what will occur at The Lean Lab’s ReversED Pitch event on January 29-30, where five school leaders will pitch challenges within their districts and buildings to an audience of 100+ educators, innovators, technologists, and community leaders who will spend the next 24 hours designing solutions.
Inspired by KC Next’s hallmark Reverse Pitch, The Lean Lab’s ReversED will include leaders from Kansas City Public Schools, Hickman Mills, Genesis Promise Academy, KIPP Endeavor, and University Academy, who will take the stage Friday evening, January 29, and share challenges in need of innovation.
Attendees will then have the opportunity to unleash their unique talents to create change in their city’s school systems, forming teams to take on each problem in less than 24 hours. ReversED will conclude with the teams pitching their innovative ideas back to the education leaders on Saturday evening.
Of the event, Kansas City Public Schools' Interim Superintendent, Al Tunis says "I’m excited for KCPS to be participating in such an extraordinary educational event like ReversED because it offers a platform and voice for innovative and creative educators and entrepreneurs with ideas and input that could potentially be transformational to the school system.”
The event is open to the public and includes all meals for the weekend. Get your tickets here.
Meet The School System Leaders
Kansas City Public Schools' Interim Superintendent & Chief Financial Officer
Allan H. Tunis joined Kansas City Public Schools as Chief Financial Officer in November 2011. In June 2015, the KCPS Board of Directors chose Tunis to be Interim Superintendent during the search for a new, permanent superintendent.
Tunis brings considerable experience to the position. Since 2009 he served as a consultant to the Institution for Workplace Innovation at Metropolitan Community College (MCC), where he led the charge to create a self-sustaining new department designed to quickly put people back to work during tough economic times. Before that role, Tunis was vice chancellor for Administrative Services for MCC from 1999 to 2009, acting as the college’s principal non-instructional operations leader.
Genesis Promise Academy
KIPP Endeavor Academy