(November 30, 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 newest cohort of Pahara Fellows includes:
Jay Artis-Wright, Executive Director, Freedom Coalition for Charter Schools
Rich Billings, Partner, Charter School Growth Fund
Cady Ching, Chief Executive Officer, Summit Public Schools
Kayleigh Colombero, Superintendent, Étoile Academy Charter School
Susana Cordova, Commissioner, Colorado Department of Education
Leona Christy, Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst:Ed
Brenda Dickhoner, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ready Colorado
Adonica Pelichet Duggan, Chief Executive Officer, Baton Rouge Alliance for Students
Moises Echeverria, President and Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Tulsa Schools
Andrew Ferguson, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Dalio Education
Kevin George, Superintendent, LSU Laboratory School
John Glover, Chief External Affairs Officer, Friendship Public Charter School
Jim Goenner, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Charter Schools Institute
Salma Khan, Chief of Staff, GreatSchools
Gonzalo La Cava, Chief Human Resources Officer, Fulton County Schools
Vince Marigna, Chief Executive Officer, Breakthrough Collaborative
Gemar Mills, Chief Academic Officer, College Achieve Public Schools
Jeremiah Newell, Chief Executive Officer, Mobile Area Education Foundation
Anokhi Saraiya, Chief Academic Officer, KIPP North Carolina Public Schools
Randy Seriguchi Jr., Executive Director, Urban Ed Academy
Lindsay Sobel, Chief of Policy, Planning, & External Affairs, Teach Plus
Eric Waldo, Chief Executive Officer, The DC College Access Program
Remy L. Washington, President, Uplift Education
Margie Lopez Waite, Chief Executive Officer, Las Americas Aspira Academy
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.