2020 NIET Summer Institute

Jun 25 - Jun 26, 2020


The 2020 NIET Summer Institute was held June 25-26. This two-day conference was a virtual gathering that provided a unique summer training experience for leaders and educators across the country. The training focused on preparing for both virtual and face-to-face education for students in the 2020-21 school year.

Training sessions provided in-depth professional learning for school leadership teams to bridge from prior year learning, build knowledge around key aspects of virtual coaching and student engagement, as well as build instructional expertise. These sessions focused on enhancing participant understanding of critical structures and learning from best practices in the field. Throughout the institute, school and district teams learned together and prepared for the virtual and face-to-face education of all students in the school year.

Preview the 2020 NIET Summer Institute virtual training.


Five 90-minute virtual training sessions will be offered June 25-26. 

View the full NIET Summer Institute Agenda.

June 25, 2020

Session 1: Unfinished Learning – Transitioning into the New School Year
Executive Director of Training Dr. Ann Shaw and Senior Program Specialist Theresa Hamilton

Session 2: Virtual Student Engagement – The Essentials!
Vice President of Services Vicky Condalary and LA BOLD Project Director Dr. Davita Lancelin

June 26, 2020

Session 3: Strengths-Based Coaching: Giving Teachers a Seat at the Coaching Table
NIET Senior Program Specialist Jodi Leckbee Chan and Senior Program Specialist Erin Foster

Session 4: Instructional Expertise: What Does Strong Instruction Look and Sound Like in a Virtual Classroom?
NIET Executive Program Specialist Jen Oliver

Session 5: Let's Take a Virtual Learning Walk!
Director of School Services Laura Roussel and Senior Program Specialist Lindsey Parker


Dr. Joshua   Barnett

Dr. Joshua Barnett

Dr. Joshua Barnett is president and chief operating officer for NIET, responsible for the organization's partnerships and services. Barnett also serves as the principal investigator for NIET's federal projects.
 Vicky  Condalary

Vicky Condalary

Before serving as vice president of services, Vicky was executive director of the LA BOLD Project, assistant director of school services and was the project director for TAP Connect, a SEED grant in partnership with Texas Tech and five independent area school districts.
Dr. Ann  Shaw

Dr. Ann Shaw

Dr. Ann Shaw has over 25 years teaching experience and is a National Board Certified Teacher. Throughout her career Shaw has served as a regional master teacher for SC TAP, master teacher, instructional coach and teacher.
 Laura  Roussel

Laura Roussel

As the director of school services as well as national and special project team leader for NIET, Laura Roussel works at large on special projects that leverage educator effectiveness and school improvement efforts with partnering districts across the nation.
 Stephanie  Mosqueda

Stephanie Mosqueda

Stephanie Mosqueda oversees NIET's web-based tools, as well as content and technical assistance support for partners.
 Jill  Crain

Jill Crain

Jill joins NIET with 23 years of educational experience, and currently supports Indiana partners.
 Theresa D. Hamilton

Theresa D. Hamilton

Theresa Hamilton provides support to East Feliciana and Madison Parish School Systems as a senior program specialist.
Dr. Davita  Lancelin

Dr. Davita Lancelin

Dr. Davita Lancelin currently supports Louisiana districts and schools through the LA BOLD Teacher Incentive Fund Grant.
 Jodi  Leckbee Chan

Jodi Leckbee Chan

Jodi Leckbee Chan has worked as a project director for the SEED 1 and SEED 2 grant projects, an executive master teacher, and senior program specialist with schools in Texas and across the U.S. for going on 12 years.
 Jen  Oliver

Jen Oliver

Jen Oliver provides on-site training, support, and in-depth coaching to district and school leaders, teacher leaders, classroom teachers and university faculty. 
 Erin  Foster

Erin Foster

Erin Foster primarily provides support for NIET's Indiana partner schools, capitalizing on her drive to influence positive change for students through her zeal for working with educational leaders.
 Lindsey  Parker

Lindsey Parker

Lindsey Parker works closely with the TAP efforts in Louisiana in both Madison and Caddo Parishes, focused on increasing educator effectiveness and improving student achievement growth.