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2024 PDE Data Summit

See Where Data Can Take You

The 2024 PDE Data Summit will be held at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center. Participants will have opportunities to learn, connect, ask questions, and discuss education data with school staff and leaders from across the state. Keynote speakers and breakout sessions will offer information, resources, and tools on a wide variety of topics, from reporting school data, improving data quality and making data-based decisions, to data governance, school improvement, cybersecurity, SEL, and more. Attendees will experience impactful professional learning opportunities, gain technical skills, and leave with a better understanding of their data and how it can be used to support and benefit the school communities they serve.

Summit Dates: March 11, 2024 - March 13, 2024

Event Location: Hershey Lodge 325 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033

Hershey Lodge Accommodations: Reserve your Hotel Room*
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Official Event Hashtag: #PDEDataSummit2024

Keynote Speakers

​Monday ​Tuesday
Dr. Khalid Mumin - Portrait

Dr. Tyler Cook - Portrait
Dr. Khalid Mumin
Dr. Tyler Cook

PA Secretary of Education

For over 25 years, Dr. Khalid N. Mumin has served in various capacities as a teacher, dean of students, principal, and central administrator. Most recently, Dr. Mumin served as the Superintendent of Schools at Lower Merion School District. Prior to Lower Merion, Dr. Mumin was the Superintendent of Reading School District for seven years. Dr. Mumin is committed to promoting and sustaining student achievement, equity, and access to educational programming for all students, as well as creating plans that are fiscally responsible.

​Principal of Klein Elementary

Dr. Tyler Cook is the Principal of Klein Elementary School in the Harbor Creek school district in Erie, Pennsylvania. Tyler holds his Doctorate in Leadership and Administration from Point Park University, where he focused his dissertation research on Authentic Leadership Development. Tyler is passionate about developing high-impact leaders who will grow their organizations, staff, or students into their fullest potential. From fostering healthy cultures to empowering other to lead, Tyler believes that there is greatness inside of every person and it is the privilege of leaders to unlock it.

DQN Data Governance Award of Excellence

The Data Quality Network would like to acknowledge outstanding contributions to the quality of data within Pennsylvania schools. The award will be presented to honor a member of a data governance team who has exhibited dedication, leadership, and commitment to the establishment and growth of data governance either within their organization or on a regional or statewide scale.

The DQN Data Governance Award of Excellence will again be presented at the annual Data Summit. Find out more about this award on the DQN website.

Prior Award Recipients:

    • 2023 – Deb Henry, Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center
    • 2022 - Lori Moyer, Conrad Weiser Area School District
    • 2021 - BJ Fialkovich, Propel Schools
    • 2020 - Brad Showers, Upper Adams School District
    • 2019 - Mary Ann Calderone, PA Distance Learning Charter School
    • 2018 - Donna Loy, Hempfield Area School District
    • 2017 - Diane Szader, Wallenpaupack Area School District

Data Summit Volunteer of the Year

The Data Summit Team would like to recognize one volunteer per year that goes above and beyond to help plan and organize this year's event. The volunteer team is selected from a pool of applicants, and this award honors just one individual out this engaged and dedicated group.

Prior Award Recipients:

    • 2022 - Marie Link, Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
    • 2021 - Stacey McCreary, Chester County IU 24
    • 2019 - Anita Danielson, Seneca Highlands IU 9; Danielle Stanislawczyk, Delaware County IU 25; Marsha Hughes, Beaver Valley IU 27
    • 2018 - Sabrina Dalusio, Interboro School District
    • 2017 - Greg Hess, Lancaster-Lebanon IU 13

Attendee Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Refunds (minus a $25 administrative/processing fee will be granted to registrants who cancel by email at at least 20 business days prior to the event. Cancellation notices must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2024, to receive a refund.

Refunds will not be provided to registrants who neither cancel nor attend the event. Confirmed registrants who are unable to attend the event may send a substitute in their place at no additional cost. Substitution information must be received by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
( two full business days (Wednesday, March 6, 2024) before the start of the event.