Dropout Prevention: Digging Deeper


  • February 6, 2014
  • Red Lion Hotel
    161 West 600 South
    Salt Lake City, Utah

Dropout Prevention: Digging Deeper


This event, hosted by the Dropout Prevention Alliance for Utah Students with Disabilities, brought over 100 Utah educators together for an interactive meeting featuring successful and promising dropout prevention strategies and implementation practices.


  • Overview of key research-based recommendations in Dropout Prevention, a practice guide published by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, presented by Dr. Loujeania Bost, Director of the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities

  • Dropout prevention success stories from national and local schools and districts

  • Opportunities to share and discuss dropout prevention efforts with experts and other participants


  • John Artinger, Assistant Principal, Cecil County, Maryland
  • Laura Brown, Director of College and Career Readiness, Georgia Department of Education
  • Jennifer Leahy, Collaboration Coach (Dropout Prevention), Northeast Georgia Learning Resource System
  • Tawnya Perry, Project Director, Diploma Project, Los Angeles Unifies School District (CA)
  • Rick Robins, Superintendent, Juab School District (UT)


  • School staff: principals, teachers, counselors
  • District staff: special education directors, student services coordinators, secondary coordinators
  • Utah State Office of Education staff
  • Representatives of community groups, parent associations, afterschool partners, and others concerned with graduating students

Questions? Please contact Kenwyn Derby, kderby@wested.org, 801.992.3061.