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The Historical Opportunity for Courageous Leadership Lunch and Learn Series: 1901
2020 is a turning point year. There are extraordinary opportunities for transformation. For healing. For courageous leadership. To better understand these opportunities, TIP will take a look at three times in North Carolina history where we had the opportunity for transformation in education and race equity.

The pendulum has swung back to white supremacy. In the great campaign for education, inequity was built into the model for public education. Remarkably, philanthropic forces still came together in the aftermath to attempt to create opportunities for black students within the education system.

Sponsored by The Innovation Project and The Center for Love & Justice at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education (HTH GSE)

Oct 2, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Kaleb Rashad
President/CEO & Co-Founder @Unlocked
Dr. Kaleb Rashad works with community leaders in the US/Canada, Spain, and Hong Kong to create new schools and redesign existing schools focused on deeper learning, innovation and racial equity. As the Creative Director of the Center for Love and Justice at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, Kaleb co-directs the New School Creation Fellowship in 12 priority cities around the country and the #SchoolRedesign partnerships with existing neighborhood schools in the South. Prior to his work at the graduate school, Kaleb served as the Director of the Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High (San Diego) and he has been a principal in traditional primary and secondary schools in both affluent and impoverished communities.
Ann McColl
Co-Founder, President @The Innovation Project
Ann McColl is an attorney and has worked in the field of education law and policy since graduating from the UNC Law School in 1991. Her positions include legislative director for the State Board of Education, general counsel for the North Carolina Association of School Administrators and the North Carolina School Superintendents Association, general counsel for the North Carolina Association of Educators, and legal counsel and director of policy for the North Carolina School Boards Association. She also has served as associate professor of educational leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte College of Education, visiting faculty at the School of Government, and adjunct faculty for the UNC School of Education and UNC School of Law. Ann has shared versions of Constitutional Tales with audiences across North Carolina since 2007.
Keith Sutton
Board Chair @Wake County Board of Education
Keith Sutton is an education innovator, public servant, entrepreneur and advocate for children and families who has married his passion for education to his expertise in relationship management. Sutton is the founder of FocusED LLC., a firm designed to support organizations in the improvement and transformation of education. Prior to FocusED, he spent time as the Excellence Director for BEST NC, an education think tank committed to improving North Carolina’s education system through policy and advocacy. A Rocky Mount, NC native, Sutton has served his community in Raleigh for nearly two decades through work on boards and committees including the state’s NAACP, Triangle Urban League, Healthy Schools Task Force, Raising Achievement and Closing Gaps Task Force, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the Southeast Raleigh Assembly and the Blue Ribbon Committee on the Future of Wake County. Sutton currently serves as a the Wake County Board of Education Board Chair.