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Profiles in Leadership

Kansas City is home to the most dedicated educators, the most committed leaders, and the most inspiring students. Our Profiles in Leadership series introduces some of best and brightest in Kansas City.

Profiles in Leadership: Sherman Whites
Profiles in Leadership: Sherman Whites
Sherman Whites, Jr., is a director in Education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he is responsible for managing philanthropic investments related to K-12 education, including ...
Profiles in Leadership: Dr. Dred Scott
Profiles in Leadership: Dr. Dred Scott
Throughout his more than 20-year career devoted to serving youth, Dr. Dred Scott has served as Educator, Principal and Executive Director of Support Services. Prior to his current role as ...
Profiles in Leadership: Kirsten Brown-Persley
Profiles in Leadership: Kirsten Brown-Persley
Kirsten Brown-Persley is committed to equipping students with the educational tools necessary for them to pursue any path they desire. Ms. Brown-Persley graduated from the University of ...

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Read more about efforts to eliminate the achievement gap in Kansas City schools.

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Grant Will Help Crossroads Academy Open Charter High School In Downtown Kansas City
Grant Will Help Crossroads Academy Open Charter High School In Downtown Kansas City
Education nonprofit SchoolSmartKC announced Tuesday support for Crossroads Academy, which hopes to open a high school in 2018.
Small Enough to Manage, Big Enough to Matter: Kansas City’s Latest Attempt at School Reform
Small Enough to Manage, Big Enough to Matter: Kansas City’s Latest Attempt at School Reform
Some education reform efforts in America’s larger cities struggle to go to scale. Think Los Angeles and laptops, New York City and school turnarounds, or Detroit and school choice.
SchoolSmartKC Announces Third Investment to Help  Two High Performing Charter Schools Expand
SchoolSmartKC Announces Third Investment to Help Two High Performing Charter Schools Expand
Third SchoolSmart investment will allow Crossroads Charter Schools and Scuola Vita Nuova to serve more students.

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