• Kremen Wall
  • EPC conf audience
  • ELmore speaker
  • EPC brekaout
  • Boris with audience

Welcome to the John D. Welty Center for Educational Policy and Leadership

The John Welty Center recognizes its commitment to the students and educators of the Central Valley, a 7-county region. 

Along with our partners in the educational and business communities, we strive to:

  • Initiate and implement systemic change;
  • Improve program quality in educational communities;
  • Provide equal access to learning for all students.


Exemplary Practices in Educational Leadership  (Register here)

October 13, 2016

Mike Schmoker, Keynote Speaker

schmokeraaWell-known and respected international speaker and  2014 Distinguished Service Award recipient

Just released, Leading With Focus, follows best-sellers FOCUS: Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning and RESULTS NOW --- “book of the year” finalist.

Most recent work includes consultation and speaking engagements throughout the US, Canada, Australia, China and Jordan.

Guest Presenter, Meredith Wiley

WileyaaPopular international speaker and expert on childhood trauma. 

Author of Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence, an eye-opening look at impact of early child abuse and neglect on child development and crime; and, Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease,explores the long-term impact of early trauma on  physical and mental health.




John D. Welty Center for Educational Policy and Leadership

Established in 2002 under the leadership of President Welty, the Central Valley Educational Leadership Institute (CVELI) seeks to elevate educational leadership and eliminate the achievement gap for students in the Central Valley.

The vision is to build upon the success of CVELI by establishing a permanent funding source and rename the institute in honor of President Welty. To learn more about the  Center, click here.

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