July 11, 2023

For 25 years, SchoolWorks has worked alongside true innovators in education – individuals who have dedicated their lives to improving outcomes for kids. They are our clients, partners, and employees – both past and present.

And they include you. Please join us for an evening of food, festivities, and camaraderie. Let’s celebrate our shared journey together, and reimagine the road ahead.

Here's To The Changemakers.

Join us at the Liberty Hotel in Boston.

The Welcome Reception will begin at 5:30pm.

Dinner and presentations will begin in the Liberty Ballroom at 6:30pm.

We invite you to don your semi-formal wear for the festivities!

Meet our Guest Speakers

Mariah Scott

Mariah Scott is a life cultivator, storyteller, and wellness advocate, who has devoted her career to assisting individuals and companies in expanding student-centered programs that support socio-emotional development. She will be presenting two pieces of original poetry at the SchoolWorks 25th Anniversary Celebration.

In her recent success, she wrote, produced and starred in her first sold out one woman show called The Crown She Wears, which piloted off-Broadway in NYC. Since her one woman show premiere, she has toured nationwide and hosted several talkbacks with mental and social health experts who engaged audiences in healthy dialogue centered on setting healthy boundaries with self and others.

As a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ms. Scott has devoted herself to education and her community. She received her BA from DePaul University in Communications and her MA in Arts Administration from Syracuse University. While receiving her master’s at Syracuse, she used theory, research, and entrepreneurial strategies to create bodies of work and events that used the arts as a tool to promote wellness. As a writer, Ms. Scott understands that she is a steward over her body of work. She uses her writing to inspire others to think through new lenses simply by reframing her story. She often contextualizes her work through a lens that depicts images of Black Joy and abundance. Her work has led her to perform original pieces on major platforms such as Syracuse University’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, the Black Women’s Expo, and the half-time show for the NBA G League MLK celebration.

She has been a featured performer and business panelist for Chicago Public Library’s annual Poetry Fest. She has been featured on Milwaukee Neighborhood News, Bronze Magazine, Sheen Magazine, Voyage MIA among other publications. Ms. Scott has learned to transform her solutions into a reality others can benefit from and will continue to help others do the same.

Dr. Howard Fuller will be the Keynote Speaker at SchoolWorks’ 25th Anniversary Celebration.

Dr. Fuller’s career includes many years in both public service positions and the field of education. He founded the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University in 1995. In June of 2020, Dr. Fuller retired from Marquette University where he is now a Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

Immediately before his appointment at Marquette University, Dr. Fuller served as the Superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools June 1991 – June 1995.  Dr. Fuller became nationally known for his unending support for fundamental educational reform.

His prior positions included: Director of the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services 1988 -1991; Dean of General Education at the Milwaukee Area Technical College 1986 – 1988; Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Employment Relations 1983 – 1986; and Associate Director of the Educational Opportunity Program at Marquette University 1979 – 1983.  He was also a Senior Fellow with the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University 1995 – 1997.

Dr. Fuller received his B.S. degree in Sociology from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in 1962; M.S.A. degree in Social Administration from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1964, and his Ph.D. in Sociological Foundations of Education from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1986.

He has received numerous awards and recognition over the years, including four Honorary Doctorate Degrees: Doctorate of Humane Letters from Carroll College in 1987; Doctorate of Laws from Marian College, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin in 1992; Doctorate of Business and Economics from Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1995. Doctorate of Humane Letters from Edgewood College, Edgewood College, Madison WI. He was also honored as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Case Western Reserve University in 2020.

He serves on the Board of:  Dr. Howard Fuller Collegiate Academy and Wisconsin Independent Charter School Advocates. He is also a member of the Charter School Hall of Fame of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools; the Athletic Hall of Fame at North Division High School and Carroll University; and the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

His memoir, No Struggle No Progress was published in 2014.

Getting to the Liberty Hotel...

Need to book a hotel room under SchoolWorks' reserved block at the Liberty Hotel? Use the link below to access the group discount. Please finalize your booking no later than Monday, June 12, 2023.