(January 19, 2023) - The Pahara Institute announced today a new cohort of the highly selective Pahara Fellowship. These 24 individuals join the Pahara community of leaders, which is designed to strengthen and sustain values-driven leaders who are transforming public education so that every child is prepared to lead a free and fulfilling life.
The Pahara Fellowship is a one-year, cohort-based program that identifies exceptional leaders in the educational excellence and equity movement, facilitates their dynamic growth, and strengthens their collective efforts to dramatically improve public education, especially those serving low-income children and communities. The Fellowship provides these leaders with the unusual opportunity to step back from their demanding daily work to reflect with peers on their collective and individual impact as leaders and change agents. Fellows challenge each other to think beyond traditional silos and sector boundaries to develop strategies that enhance their effectiveness as leaders, address leadership challenges in public education, and accelerate the improvements needed to provide high-quality learning opportunities for all of our nation’s children.
The January 2023 Pahara Fellows are:
Ethan Ashley, Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, School Board Partners
Claire Blumenson, Executive Director and Co-Founder, School Justice Project
Baionne Coleman, Chief Executive Officer, Rainier Valley Leadership Academy and Founding Partner, The Global Majority Consortium
Seewan Eng, Executive Director, Mindful Schools
Conor Heaton, Vice President, Growth and Associate General Counsel, Cristo Rey Network
Scott Hindman, Executive Director, Excellent Schools New Mexico
Mike Kerr, Director of Academics, Vista College Prep
LeeAndra Khan, Executive Director, EPIC Academy
Val Kie, Senior Director of Education and Transformation, NACA Inspired Schools Network
AiLun Ku, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Opportunity Network
Myron Long, Founder and Executive Director, The Social Justice School
Talia Milgrom-Elcott, Founder and Executive Director, Beyond100K
Danielle Christina Mullings, President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, IDEA Public Schools
Kimberly Neal-Brannum, Founder and Executive Director, BELIEVE Schools
Jacque Patterson, Chief Community Engagement and Growth Officer, KIPP DC
Christopher Perpich, President, BRICK Education Network
Phil Poekert, Director, University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning
Edwin Quezada, Superintendent, Yonkers Public Schools
Sylvia Symonds, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Leslie Torres-Rodriguez, Superintendent, Hartford Public Schools
Debbie Veney, Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
Daniel Voloch, Chief Program Officer, Girls Who Code
Sherese Ward, Portfolio Director, K12 Education, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Sarah White, Founder and Executive Director, South Dakota Education Equity Coalition
To access bios and photos of the Pahara Fellows, click here.
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About the Pahara Institute
The Pahara Institute seeks to strengthen the movement for educational excellence and equity by developing and sustaining values-driven leaders. The guiding principle of the Pahara Institute is that bold improvements are needed in our public schools so that every child in America is prepared to lead a free and fulfilling life. Pahara’s programs are designed to identify leaders in education innovation, and through a time-tested dialogue approach, strengthen and sustain their efforts to bring about critical improvements to our public schools. For more information, please visit pahara.org.