Phoenix: Born of Ashes – Education

Issues/Discussion Points

☼ Arizona – 48th in educational outcomes
☼ Racial disparities in education quality
☼ Issues in education funding

Education Track: Keynote Speakers

List of 3 items.

  • DANIEL ADELMAN | March 1, 2022

    Adelman became executive director of the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest in February 2018, after serving on the Center’s board of directors for more than 20 years, including a multi-year term as president. He brought extensive experience as a litigator to his role, with his years in private practice focused on seeking justice for individuals. In his current position, he can advocate for entire groups of Arizonans who otherwise would have no voice. Adelman continues to build on the amazing work the Center has done for more than 40 years — work that includes winning major victories for Arizonans in the areas of education, healthcare, environmental protection, consumer rights and protecting voters’ rights.
  • YANA KUNICHOFF | March 3, 2022

    Yana is a journalist and documentary producer who covers immigration, policing, education and social movements. Currently, she is an education reporter for the Arizona Republic, a special projects editor for Migratory Notes newsletter and board president of Borderless magazine. She has produced feature-length documentaries and a pop culture web series for Scrappers Film Group; worked as a fellow with City Bureau, where she won a Sidney Hillman award for an investigation into the Chicago police union; covered race and poverty issues for the Chicago Reporter and has overseen a team of reporters at The Moscow Times. Her freelance work has appeared in The Guardian, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard and Chicago magazine among others.
  • CYNDI TERCERO | March 7, 2022

    Tercero is the family and community engagement manager and Foster and McKinney-Vento point of contact for the Phoenix Union High School District, as well as the president of the Board of Directors of Homeless Youth Connection. An Arizona native, Cyndi has been with PUHSD for 20 years. She is responsible for establishing and coordinating district-wide dropout prevention programs and oversees staff responsible for connecting students and families to services and community resources. In 2016, she was one of 12 professionals nationally recognized by the White House as School Support Champions of Change.