Zandra Jo Galvan

Zandra Jo Galvan has served as Superintendent of the Greenfield Union School District since
August 10, 2017. Zandra has worked in public education since 1993…

Dr. Alex Marrero

Dr. Alex Marrero leads with a vision of supporting students the way educators supported him growing up and into his career. As the child of a Cuban refugee and an immigrant from the Dominican Republic…

Disruptive Excellence Framework

Michael T. Conner, Ed.D. The Disruptive Excellence Framework is a model for leaders and teams to transform their organization for a future that will be adaptive, unpredictable, and ambiguous. The elements within the framework underpins the Disruptive Effect (i.e., Anchors of Innovation Science) for a copious strategic and scientific approach to closing gaps and developing […]

Impact to Influence: Dr. Michael Conner

I’m really excited today to be joined by Dr. Michael Conner. I get to read this bio, which is really quite something because he is a force. Dr. Conner is the CEO and founder of the Agile Evolutionary Group. He has most recently served as superintendent of schools in Middletown, Connecticut, where his passion has come to bear as the creator and architect now as the Disruptive Excellence Framework, so modeling what it means to be a lifelong learner, listen to this list of studies and certifications.

Beyond High-Stake Accountability: Excellence and Equity Through the Lens of Air Quality

Equity and Achievement Beyond Linear Academics Initiative Michael T. Conner, Ed.D. Every educator in our ecosystem remembers what they were doing on March 13, 2020. Yes – this was the defining day in our domestic and international history that the implications of our education model would be operationalizing in a radically different mode than the […]

Getting Smart Podcast

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom Vander Ark is joined by Dr. Michael T. Conner, CEO/Founder of the Agile Evolutionary Group. Dr. Conner served as Superintendent of Schools (Middletown, CT), Chief Academic Officer (Norwalk, CT), Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning (Willimantic, CT) and Principal of Augusta Lewis Troup School (New Haven, CT). He is the creator and architect of the Disruptive Excellence Framework.

Buy the Book!

Intentional, Bold, and Unapologetic

A Guide to Transforming Schools in the AC-Stage of Education


Listen Now!

Voices for Excellence

A podcast dedicated to diversity, inclusion and education for all. How do we close the equity gap?