Meet the 2013 Leaders

Hear from some of the leaders featured in the 2013 Leaders To Learn From report:

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Michele Brooks

Assistant Superintendent, Office of Family and Student Engagement, Boston Public Schools
Frustrated with the way her daughter's school was run, Michele Brooks set out to be part of the solution.
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Cynthia M. Stevenson & Kerrie Dallman

Superintendent Jefferson County Public Schools, Colo. & Former President Jefferson County Education Association
In Jefferson County, Colo., Superintendent Cynthia M. Stevenson and teachers' union President Kerrie Dallmann showed that it's not impossible for districts and unions to collaborate on tough decisions.
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Daniel P. King

Superintendent, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District, Texas
The dropout rate decreased by 90 percent in Daniel P. King's first five years at the helm of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo schools.
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Valeria Silva

Superintendent, St. Paul Public Schools, Minn.
An immigrant herself, Valeria Silva led by example a nationwide push to teach English-learners in mainstream classes.
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Clark Hults

Superintendent, Newcomb Central School District, N.Y.
International-student programs work well in Australia, thought Superintendent Clark Hults, so why not in the Adirondacks?
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Steve A. Simmons III

Director of Transportation, Columbus Public Schools, Ohio
Steve A. Simmons III brought cheaper bus routes, GPS technology, and student-tracking tags to the Columbus, Ohio, schools.
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