(March 23, 2023) - The Pahara Institute announced today a new cohort of the highly selective Pahara Fellowship. These 23 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 March 2023 Pahara Fellows are:
Chris Alejano, K-12/Postsecondary Divison Director, City of Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning
Melanie Askew Clark, Founder and Executive Director, Élan Academy Charter School
Jaqlyn Baldwin, Executive Director, Siembra Leadership High School
Tyler Barnett, Chief Executive Officer, New Schools for Alabama
Quintin Boyce, Superintendent, Roosevelt School District
Thomas Clark, Chief Advancement Officer, KIPP DC Public Schools
Kecia Clark, Managing Director, Uplift Education
Betsy Delgado, Chief Mission and Education Officer and Senior Vice President, Goodwill Education Initiatives
Riyaz Gayasaddin, Vice President of Program and Talent, Camelback Ventures
Freddy Gonzales, Head of Transcend Institute, Transcend
Antonio Gutierrez, Co-Founder and Chief of Marketing and Communications, Saga Education
Katherine Haley, Founder and Partner, Oak Rose Group, LLC
Myetie Hamilton, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, City Year Chicago
Amanda J. A. Johnson, Executive Director, Clarksdale Collegiate
Myrialis King, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Community Academies of New Orleans
Amy Kiyota, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Impact Public Schools
Derek Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer, Partners in School Innovation
Christine Nelson, Chief of Schools, DSST Public Schools
Feliza I. Ortiz-Licon, Chief of Staff, New Teacher Center
Jabali Sawicki, Compass Director, nXu
Melissa Sawyer, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Youth Empowerment Project
Naomi N. Shelton, Chief Executive Officer, National Charter Collaborative
Caitrin Wright, Managing Partner, Silicon Schools Fund
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.