The RISE Conference is an annual conference for Religious and Independent Schools in New York State. This year, all 3 PDRCS worked together to provide content for the event. The theme of this year’s conference was Advancing Equity and Access. With over 24 high-interest breakout sessions, leaders from across New York State gathered to collaborate and learn together. Long Island was represented by leaders from independent, Seventh-Day Adventist, Lutheran, Islamic, Christian and Jewish Schools. Jessica Raba of the Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School (LuHi) presented an engaging session on leading with action and maximizing every day to sustain your school’s vision and mission, Talk the Talk AND Walk the Walk: Mission, Vision, and YOUR School. The event was a success and was truly enjoyed by all.