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Audience in Lecture










Richard Nyankori is a Director on the Leadership Programs Team at Netflix. He is the principal of RJN Consulting. His consulting practice focuses on extending the reach and impact of high-performing executives in the education sector. Prior to consulting, Richard was the CEO and co-founder of Distillio, an education technology start-up focused on improving the success of students with disabilities. Before Distillio, Richard was the executive vice president of the international consulting firm Insight Education Group where he established its award-winning product development team. Prior to Insight, Richard served as Deputy Chancellor of Special Education for the District of Columbia Public Schools where he instituted a sweeping set of reforms to reverse decades-long decline of the special education in the nation’s capital. Richard serves as faculty to some of the education sector’s top executive leadership programs including the Parhara-Aspen Institute, the Surge Institute and the National Academy of Advanced Teacher Education (NAATE). Richard is a senior moderator for the Pahara Institute and a moderator for the Aspen Global Leadership Network Action Forum. Richard has served on the boards of Catapult Education (now FullBloom), Goalbook, Curriculum Associates, and IO Education (now part of Illuminate). Currently, he’s an advisor to Kinems and edmentum. He was a founding board member and previous chair of the Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC) and it’s Boulder Fund. He was a national advisor to the SWIFT Center (for inclusive education) based at the University of Kansas and a former founding board member of RedefineED ATL, a social impact investor for Atlanta area schools. Richard earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, an MS from McDaniel College and a BA from Emory University. He lives in Atlanta.

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