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14 School Leaders Who Will Inspire You to Be the Change You Seek (Videos)

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For the fifth year in a row, Education Week is honoring a select group of district-level school administrators as Leaders to Learn From.

Chosen from over 750 nominees, this illustrious group of 14 individuals have shown innovation, creativity, and humility while enacting and inspiring change in public schools nationwide.  With in-depth video profiles and articles on each leader, the Leaders to Learn From website is a wealth of inspiring education stories.

The 2017 Leaders to Learn From are a diverse group—honorees hail from across the country and are being recognized for their roles in promoting ed tech, turning around schools, fighting for student equity, and more. View all the leaders' videos here. A couple leaders with unique stories are featured below.


Bilal Tawwab, Superintendent, Flint Community Schools, Flint, Mich.

"I tell people, even with the crisis like one that we're facing here in Flint, we only have one year to get it right for a child."

Bilal Tawwab, the superintendent of schools in Flint, Mich., refuses to use the city's lead-water crisis as an excuse from keeping his team of educators focused on improving student achievement in a long-struggling school district.


Walt Griffin, Superintendent, and Jeanette Lukens, Director, Project ELEVATE, Seminole County Public Schools, Sanford, Fla.

"We need to make sure that we provide the opportunity for all."

Seminole County, Fla., schools Superintendent Walt Griffin, along with school psychologist Jeanette Lukens, are bringing more diversity to the district's gifted student population.


Want more? Check out the Leaders to Learn From website where you can learn more about this report, hear from other leaders, or sign up for the March 31st Leaders to Learn From event.

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