Events & Reservations


The David C. Anchin Center for the Advancement of Teaching hosts multiple events throughout the year that contribute to the professional development and advancement of educators.


"Turnaround" Schools: State Policies and Promising Practices

This event has been postponed — new date to be announced

Keynote Presenter: Dr. William Black, Association Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the USF College of Education

Dr. Black will share insights from a study of school "turnaround" policies enacted by states since the passage of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), with a special emphasis on implications for local districts and university partnerships. He and a panel of educational leaders will address enduring challenges to school improvement and present promising district and school-based practices. 

Meet the Panelists:

  • Dr. Maria Longa, Senior Director of Federal Programs at Polk County Schools
  • Dr. Eric Hall, Chancellor for Innovation at the Florida Department of Education
  • Jackie Haynes, Director of Achievement Schools at Hillsborough County Public Schools

A reception will be held from 5:00-6:00 p.m., followed by a presentation from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
and a 30-minute Q&A session. This event is free and open to the public.

To RSVP and receive a complimentary parking pass, please RSVP below.


For more information about upcoming events at the Anchin Center, please contact us.


The TECO Conference Hall at the David C. Anchin Center is available for rental Monday through Saturday. Learn more about reservations and our policies.