Northwestern NSU faculty, alumni attend Teacher Leader Summit June 14, 2018 235 FacebookTwitter Northwestern State Education faculty and alumni met at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans for the 2018 Teacher Leader Summit. The annual event brought together approximately 6,500 educators, content experts and educational leaders who focus on creating meaningful growth and positive outcomes for students. The summit provided opportunities for attendees to collaborate and share best practices, while preparing for the 2018-19 academic year. Northwestern State faculty who attended the summit were Dr. April Giddens, Dr. Kimberly McAlister, Dr. Terrie Poehl, Dr. Steve Westbrook and Ms. Ramona Wynder. Giddens and Wynder were co-presenters for two of the over 300 sessions offered to attendees. The goal of the summit is to improve the everyday practice of educators in Louisiana by building their knowledge and skills in areas related to their roles.