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.
Daris McInnis (GSF NOLA 2013) shares his experience in transitioning from military service to Education Pioneers. His best advice on taking on a new leadership role? “You just have to jump.”
In this Pioneer Profile, Celia Garcia Alvarado, Executive Director, Western Region for Education Pioneers, shares with EP where she learned how to change a tire, the Latina trailblazer she most admires, and why she thinks of teachers every day.
In this Q&A with Rocketship Education, Ryan Romaneski, Education Pioneers' Director of Partner Strategy and a 2013 Alumnus of the Graduate School Fellowship, shares his thoughts on leadership, EP partnerships, and the keys to attracting our nation's best and brightest to careers in education.
I received a card from a student last month, which read: "You're such an inspiration for me because I see how much a girl from Boyle Heights has accomplished and I think to myself, I can do it as well." I am my students. I feel like I say that a lot, but sometimes, people need reminding. My elementary years were spent in a one-bedroom apartment in Hollywood that my mother, father, sister, and I shared. Our living room was frequently converted into a bedroom, a temporary refuge for uncles who had fought with their wives and needed a place to go, or family members who had just crossed over from...
Increasing the number of diverse leaders in education, and especially first generation college-goers, has always been a key priority at Education Pioneers. Of the more than 2,000 Alumni in our network, nearly 20% are the first in their family with a bachelor's degree. To celebrate these leaders, and to help inspire the next generation, EP is excited to support a new campaign: Proof Point Day.