Bondo Nyembwe

Executive Director at Academia Cesar Chavez


Common Denominator: Quality Instruction leads to greater student performance

Quality TEACHING leads to Quality LEARNING for low performing students. Why?  In this session, you will learn about specific adults behaviors, the numerators, that directly lead to the transformation of schools which increase student learning.  Research by Hattie shows that collective efficacy has three times the effect size of other factors leading to student learning. Teachers and administrators who focus on quality instruction, and collaboration, student performance has better results including parent satisfaction. The school becomes a more desirable place for learning.


Bondo Nyembwe has worked as a principal and executive director for 13 years in urban schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. He focuses his work first on creating common practices to build a positive school climate for teaching and learning, and second on student achievement, always featuring significant translation of research into practice. He is the author of “Teachers of Color Face Shortage: What does it mean to our growing numbers of minority students?”


School Transformation: Does leadership matter?

Transforming a school is a journey that many principals aspire to do. However, only a few principals accomplish this attainable task. Does leadership matter? if so how? Transforming a school requires three levers, Focus on what is important, Leading by example and Rewarding success. In this presentation, you will become energized by the Pillars for Learning, the power of unwavering instructional leadership that allows for the transformation of any school especially the more diverse schools in our nation.