We hope you can join us at our Annual Summer Leadership conference Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Doubletree by Hilton Tarrytown, NY

It should be our biggest and best Summer leadership conference ever. 

Our theme is Reaching Higher: Creativity. Equity. Innovation.

CEI is a non-profit education organization and recognized leader in advancing meaningful reforms in public education. Our mission is to ensure the school is the center and driving force of public education reform and innovation. CEI works to turn around low performing schools with student- centered innovations and provides life- changing opportunities to students in under-resourced communities.


Last year 450 principals, assistant principals and administrators attended this informative event. School administrators from NYC Public schools and Public Charter schools, and the tri-state area, and New York City Department of Education Non- Public schools attend this annual conference. 

This year’s event will highlight and showcase exhibitors and products, and the strengths and services of the CEI organization. CEI takes a proactive role to ensure success for all students. All attendees  attend 2 out of the 3 workshops and in the third workshop time the attendees are in the exhibit hall. At all times one third of all participants are in the exhibitor hall, so there is guaranteed visibility for vendors.

Exhibitors have the opportunity to showcase their services and products in a relaxed atmosphere with 400 administrators, and administrators have the opportunity to see both new and known companies.

A win – win for all.


Dr. Randal Pinkett will be a keynote speaker. He is the author of Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find GreatnessCampus CEO and No-Money Down CEO; a Rutgers, Oxford, and MIT graduate, he holds 5 degrees, was a Rhodes Scholar, and is the only African American to ever win NBC’s ‘The Apprentice’.  


Stephen Ritz, “The Urban Gardener”, is a South Bronx Educator and innovator who believes that students should not have to leave their community to live, learn and earn in a better one. He will be speaking as well. He’s affectionately known as “America’s Favorite Teacher. He has spoken at conferences throughout the world including presenting twice at the White House.


This year’s honoree will be Ramon Garcia, Assistant Commissioner, New York Police Department, School Safety.