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Education Pioneers shares stories of impact, insights, ideas, and opinions to advance the conversation about what great leadership in education looks like.
In this Pioneer Profile, La Mikia Castillo, EP’s Associate Director, Los Angeles and Alumna (2010 Graduate School Fellowship), talks about her Angeleno roots, how an eighth grade history class awakened her passion for social justice, and how she’s trying to change systems and impact individual lives at the same time.
Diverse leadership teams bring tremendous value across organizations and industries. However, there is much work to be done when it comes to education organizations’ abilities to attract, develop, and retain leaders of color. Koya Leadership Partners and Education Pioneers developed From Intention to Action: Building Diverse, Inclusive Teams in Education to Deepen Impact to help translate these well-intentioned beliefs about the importance of diversity into actionable practices. Download the Full Report >> Download the Organizational Audit Checklist >> Download the Infographic...
In May 2013, I joined EP’s Graduate School Fellowship Boston cohort for a 10-week summer placement with Boston Public Schools. From my first day to my last, my Fellowship was a steep learning curve, a chance to connect to with colleagues and make friends, and an opportunity to make an impact at one of the largest public school districts in the country – overall, an incredible experience. Still on the fence about whether you should apply? Here are my top five reasons:
In this Pioneer Profile, Janine Chen, EP’s Associate Director, Bay Area and Alumna (2011 Graduate School Fellowship), talks about how a Ugandan children’s choir changed her life, the strong female leaders she’s learned from, and the heroics of school leaders.
For education leaders and managers who work outside of the school building, it’s too easy for us to go a long time without stepping foot in a classroom. But it’s vital that we anchor our work there. To do just that, our 70+ EP staff visited local schools in New Orleans as part of our annual all-staff retreat in October. As our local ambassador, my job was to give our team a glimpse of our city’s unique landscape and plan our school visits. New Orleans, by all accounts, has undergone one of the most compelling educational transformations this country has ever seen. In the years since Hurricane...