Coming Soon! School and district Leaders delivering brilliantly across difference in the Partners Book by Cohen Change Agents: Transforming Schools from the Bottom Up. Preorder it today! https://us.corwin.com/en-us/nam/author/justin-cohen Students of color living through the challenges of poverty getting the opportunity to thrive! Derek Mitchell has been the CEO of Partners in School Innovation since 2009. Under Derek’s leadership of “Partners,” the organization has adapted to a dynamic educational landscape and grown to address an expanding need for equity-centered school improvement. Partners has joined with national funders such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation to help educators build their capacity to serve some of the most challenged communities in the United States. Along the way, Dr. Mitchell has published reflections about Partners’ work in a variety of journals and blogs such as Phi Delta Kappan, EdSource, and Leadership magazine. Before coming to Partners, he earned a Ph.D. In educational psychology from UCLA; served as the director of technology and student achievement for the Oakland Unified School District in California; supported district-wide reform across the country for the Stupski Foundation; and was the executive director of the Opportunity Zone in Prince George’s County in Maryland.
Derek Mitchell is a highly experienced leader with 25.8 years of work experience. He has a diverse skill set including leadership development, program development, staff development, and grant writing. Based in the United States, Derek has been the CEO of Partners in School Innovation since 2009. He has been instrumental in transforming schools from the bottom up and addressing the challenges of poverty. Derek has also been involved in various organizations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the W. Clement & Jessie V. Stone Foundation. He has published reflections on his work and has published reflections on his work in journals and blogs.
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Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 198 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and 20,000 employees. The school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.
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Stupski Foundation is a private grant-making foundation investing all of our assets by 2029 to address some of the Bay Area and Hawai‘i’s biggest challenges so one day everyone can benefit from the wealth of opportunities and resources in the places we call home. We primarily fund organizations in the Bay Area and Hawai‘i that address early brain development, food security, postsecondary success, and serious illness care. We believe the reality of life in the Bay Area can match its reputation for limitless opportunity. In Hawaiʻi, we envision a future where everyone, from locals to part-time residents, gives back to the paradise so many call home. When we work together with local institutions to put ideas into action, we can ensure that every member of our community enjoys a life marked by dignity, connectedness, and caring.
Our Mission Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) will build a Full Service Community District focused on high academic achievement while serving the whole child, eliminating inequity, and providing each child with excellent teachers, every day. Our Vision All OUSD students will find joy in their academic experience while graduating with the skills to ensure they are caring, competent, fully-informed, critical thinkers who are prepared for college, career, and community success. Our Priorities • Priority 1: Effective Talent Programs • Priority 2: Accountable School District • Priority 3: Quality Community Schools Our Commitments • Provide every student with access to a high-quality school • Ensure each student is prepared for college, career, and community success • Staff every school with talented individuals committed to working in service of children • Create a school district that holds itself and its partners accountable for superior outcomes • Guarantee rigorous instruction in every classroom, every day
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