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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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SchoolSmartKC and Kansas City Public Schools Have Partnered on a Strategic Growth Program
SchoolSmartKC and Kansas City Public Schools Have Partnered on a Strategic Growth Program
SchoolSmartKC anticipates providing at least $1.5 million to enable district schools that are showing regular ...
School Smart Supports Study on School Choice Dynamics in Kansas City
School Smart Supports Study on School Choice Dynamics in Kansas City
Read the results of hundreds of surveys and extensive focus groups with Kansas City families who seek to navigate the complex school choice environment.
Testimony from Awais Sufi, President & CEO, SchoolSmartKC
Testimony from Awais Sufi, President & CEO, SchoolSmartKC
Ladies and gentlemen of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today. My name is Awais Sufi, and I am the President and CEO of a new 501(c)(3) entitled SchoolSmartKC.

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