Most Likely To Succeed (Documentary)

at The Oriental Theater

Time: 6:30pm     Day: Wednesday     Doors: 6:00pm     Ages: All Ages / Bar with ID     Price: $5

“Most Likely To Succeed” is a thought-provoking documentary feature film, examining the history of U.S. education and revealing the growing shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s innovative world. The film explores compelling new approaches that aim to revolutionize education as we know it, inspiring school communities to reimagine what students and teachers are capable of doing. “Most Likely To Succeed” premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival and was an official selection of more than two dozen festivals. To date, the film has screened for thousands of audiences around the world, igniting conversations and empowering change.

Following the film screening, please join us for a panel discussion led by a group of school leaders and educators from the Denver community and moderated by Josh Scott.  The panel will include:

·       Jon Hanover, Executive Director and Founder of Roots Elementary, a charter school in northeast Denver that cultivates the innate sense of wonder children bring with them to school into lifetimes of opportunity.

·         Melissa Mouton, MD, MPH, Founder of 5280 High School, a new project based learning high school opening in Denver in August 2018.  The school includes a curriculum for comprehensive wellness that develops students' hearts, minds, bodies, and souls, and also has a program for students in recovery.  Melissa participated in the High Tech High School Leadership Program, where she learned how to lead and build a school culture that promotes innovation, equity, and deeper learning.  

·      Scott Wolf, Principal of Denver North High School, where the enrollment has increased by 241 students from 841 to 1112 in the three years he has been leading the school while lowering the dropout rate to 1.2%.  North had the highest parent satisfaction district survey results last year of any high school and the largest growth in positive responses in student satisfaction. 

·       Sara Gips Goodall, Principal of McGlone Academy, an ECE-8 public innovation school in far northeast Denver that, through Ms. Gips’ leadership, has catapulted from one of the lowest-performing schools with declining enrollment to a school top growth school with strong culture and community for the past five years.

·       Amber K. Kim, Ph.D., Education Consultant, Presenter, and Speaker, is committed to helping educators develop equity literacy and student-centered schools.  Amber currently teaches at the University of Colorado and taught for ten years prior to earning her Ph.D.

.      Tony Pigford, Dean of Students of The Boys School of Denver, one of only two public single-gender schools in Colorado, the other being its sister school, Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS).  The school's mission is to empower young men through movement to succeed academically, lead confidently, live boldly, and thrive physically. Tony is a fourth generation Denverite and a third generation product of Denver Public Schools.

·     .      Josh Scott, Co-Founder of Craftsy, an online education community recently acquired by NBCUniversal. At Craftsy he led Product, Marketing and several operating functions as the company grew to over 250 employees serving 10 million+ members. Josh is currently on the Board of companies including Havenly, Betabrand, Spoonflower, Artifact Uprising and Guild Education. Prior to Craftsy, Josh worked for eBay and Bain and Company and has degrees from Michigan and Berkeley.