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In addition to climbing mountains, Levine has also spent time climbing the corporate ladder. She has worked for several Fortune 500 companies in both sales and marketing roles and spent three years at Goldman Sachs. She left Wall Street in 2003 to serve as Deputy Finance Director for Arnold Schwarzenegger in his successful bid to become governor of California.
When not challenging herself in the outdoors, Levine focuses on training others to become strong leaders. She spent four years as an adjunct professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership. In 2013 she transitioned from training cadets to working with corporate leaders and currently serves on the board and faculty of the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point—one of the nation’s premiere executive leader development programs. She was a contributing author to the book Leadership in Dangerous Situations: A Handbook for the Armed Forces, Emergency Services and First Responders (Naval Institute Press). She also served as a board member and Senior Fellow at the Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics at Duke University.
Levine is the founder of the Climb High Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of jobless women in western Uganda by training them to be trekking guides and porters in their local mountains, thus allowing them to earn a sustainable living wage through climbing-related tourism. Prior to her work in Uganda, women’s only avenue to earn money in this area of the country was through prostitution. Her efforts enabled the very first group of local women to climb Uganda’s highest peak—Mt Stanley. Her work to change the lives of women in Africa is the subject of the PBS documentary Living Courageously.
Levine’s newest role is that of executive producer of the upcoming documentary film The Glass Ceiling (www.theglassceilingmovie.com), which chronicles the life of Pasang Lhamu Sherpa (1961-1993), the first female Sherpa to summit Mt. Everest.
Levine was inducted into the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame in 2018. She holds a BA from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Duke University, where she currently serves on the Board of Visitors. She is the recipient of the 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor which recognizes individuals whose accomplishments in their field and inspired service to our nation are cause for celebration. The Medal has been officially recognized by both Houses of Congress as one of our nation’s most prestigious awards and is annually memorialized in the Congressional Record.
A sought-after consultant and keynote speaker on the subject of leadership development, Levine has addressed audiences ranging from Fortune 500 companies to professional sports teams to the prestigious World Economic Forum at Davos. She is the author of the New York Times best-seller
On the Edge: Leadership Lessons from Mount Everest and other Extreme Environments. Having spent prolonged periods of time in some of the world's most dangerous and inhospitable places, she tackles the topics of creating cohesive teams, taking responsible risks, and developing no-nonsense leaders that can succeed in times of uncertainty.
FUN FACT: Levine’s life story was the inspiration for a craft beer called Conquer the Route Chocolate Stout which is distributed by Bold Missy Brewery and features her likeness on the label.
Derreck is the founder of the Global Soap Project: a humanitarian aid organization that collects discarded and unused soap from thousands of hotels worldwide, reprocesses it, then distributes it to in-need populations around the world. The project was born from his simple observation about how much soap is available in hotels, and how much is thrown away when hotel rooms are turned. This observation turned into a simple yet innovative idea that is now battling global health issues in 90 countries. Hygiene-related diseases, and the resulting deaths, have dissipated in many at-risk communities, thanks in part to Derreck’s creative problem solving.
Dr. Marzano's practical translations of the most current research and theory into classroom strategies are widely practiced internationally by both teachers and administrators.
Reset, Recharge and Accelerate
TURN THE PAGE ON COVID-19,
PLAN FOR CORE ‘21
- First, RESET with a focus on monitoring and tracking real-time student progress in any learning environment
- Second, RECHARGE with a celebration that closes the book on 2020 – we all know you deserve it!
- Third, ACCELERATE learning with a plan for your school/district to rebound by strengthening core instruction, closing gaps, teaming, and ensuring equity across the board
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I love the enthusiasm of the presenters, despite anything else going on in the world at this time!Assistant PrincipalPalatka, Florida
This conference really sparked something GRAND inside of me. I am energized for the new school year. I'm ready. ... Bring 'em on!5th Grade TeacherIndianapolis, Indiana
The topics were very useful and easily used in my classroom.TeacherMidwest City, Oklahoma
The conference was so very well organized and well thought out. Thank you for that. I really enjoyed all the sessions.TeacherPutnam County, Florida
The sessions were extremely inspiring and content-heavy. I did not feel that any session was a waste of time or money.English TeacherOklahoma
I took copious notes, and I will likely watch these sessions again in the near future to ensure I utilize this information with optimized efficacy.English TeacherOmaha, Nebraska
I loved how positive and supportive it was. I loved the SEL information, the teaming sessions, and the e-learning engagement sessions.Department ChairIndianapolis, Indiana
Overall, the entire conference was very engaging and inspiring. I feel very motivated to get back to school and get my students energized about learning.TeacherFishers, Indiana
For a virtual conference, I still felt it was very well organized and engaging. I liked that the questions people asked were actually answered by the presenter.TeacherOmaha, Nebraska
I enjoyed the interactive aspect of the conference. It was nice to feel a part of a community even though we were not in a face-to-face setting.TeacherTampa Bay Area, Florida
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Building Expertise Educators Conference attendees will receive certificates of completion for each individual session that they participate in live or watch as a recording during the 60-day on-demand viewing window following the conference.