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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: Takeisha Brown, Ed.S.
Profiles in Leadership: Takeisha Brown, Ed.S.
Takeisha Brown serves as Principal at Wendell Phillips Elementary School in Kansas City Public Schools. She works diligently to support staff in all capacities in order to raise student ...
Profiles in Leadership: Cori Smith
Profiles in Leadership: Cori Smith
Cori Smith is the Program Director of Justice in the Schools (JTS). JTS operates out of several schools in the Kansas City and Hickman Mills school districts to help students and families with ...
Profile in Leadership: Susana Elizarraraz
Profile in Leadership: Susana Elizarraraz
Susana Elizarraraz is a Kansas City native and educator. Susana’s most recent role is serving as the Chief Community Officer for the Latinx Education Collaborative (LEC), an organization focused ...

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

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Philanthropists tap the village to raise student performance in Kansas City schools
Philanthropists tap the village to raise student performance in Kansas City schools
There’s a new nonprofit in town, and it’s going after public schools in Kansas City with more than $50 million to help improve student performance within the next decade.
RealClearEducation Podcast with Awais Sufi, President and CEO of SchoolSmartKC
RealClearEducation Podcast with Awais Sufi, President and CEO of SchoolSmartKC
In our twelfth episode, RealClearEducation editor Christopher Beach travels to Kansas City, Missouri, to talk with Awais Sufi, President and CEO of SchoolSmartKC, about the launch of his new education nonprofit dedicated to closing the achievement gap in Kansas City public schools.
SchoolSmartKC Supports Education Ecosystem Transformation in Kansas City
SchoolSmartKC Supports Education Ecosystem Transformation in Kansas City
SchoolSmartKC, a non-profit collaborative fund that seeks to dramatically improve the performance of schools in the Kansas City Public School system, announced that they will make an initial investment of $563,000 to support low-income students at district and charter schools in the area.

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