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For Independent & Religious School Leaders

The PDRCs (Upstate, Long Island, and NYC), along with NYSCIRS, are excited to announce that registration is open for the 39th Annual RISE (Religious Independent School Educators) 2023 Conference.  

Leading the Way: Resilience and Adaptability in School Leadership

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to gain valuable insights, network with esteemed professionals, and explore innovative strategies shaping the future of education.

Date: 8am November 15 through

12 pm November 16, 2023

Location: Albany Marriott Hotel, 189 Wolf Rd. Albany. Hotel reservations are part of the conference registration form.

Registration Link:, including hotel reservations.

Contact Information: For any inquiries or assistance regarding the conference, please contact our dedicated conference team at
For additional information, the conference schedule, and updates, please visit the website at


Early Bird Discount: Register before September 13th for the special early bird discount. Secure your spot now and take advantage of this limited-time offer! Additionally, all registrations made prior to October 25th will be eligible for complimentary hotel accommodations.

Key Highlights of the Conference:


Engaging Keynote Speaker: Dr. Steven D’Agostino, Director of Online Learning, Fordham University will share his insights and experiences, inspiring you to drive positive change within your educational institutions.


Interactive Workshops: Take part in interactive workshops designed to equip you with practical tools and strategies for enhancing leadership skills, implementing effective educational policies, fostering a positive school culture, and addressing the challenges of the modern educational landscape.​


Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow leaders from around the state, forge meaningful professional relationships, and expand your network of contacts. Share best practices, collaborate on projects, and cultivate a supportive community of like-minded educators.


Exhibitor Hall: Visit the exhibitor hall, where leading educational organizations, publishers, and technology companies will showcase their latest products, services, and innovations. Discover cutting-edge resources to enrich your educational programs and empower your students and faculty.


Sample Breakout Session Topics

Staffing Structures & Solutions 

Building Successful Teams

Effective Decision Making

Differentiation for Multi-Age Classrooms 

Working with New Teachers

Prioritizing for Time Management 

Executive Functioning Through Math

Deeper Dive into AI 

Social Media 

Social-Emotional Solutions 

Growth Mindsets 

Courageous Leadership 

Religious Literacy 

Take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to connect, learn, and lead! 

Register now and join us at the RISE 2023 Conference for leaders to shape the future of education.

Together, let's inspire and empower the next generation of learners.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Shea, Upstate PDRC Director, at

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