Racial Equity Leadership Network

2019 RELN Cohort

Rosa Atkins

Division Superintendent, Charlottesville City Schools, Charlottesville, VA

Christopher Blair

Superintendent of Education, Bullock County School System, Union Springs, AL

Jessica Grant

Director of Student Services and Secondary Education, Kannapolis City Schools, Kannapolis, NC

Toya Harrell-Matthews

Assistant Superintendent, Clarksdale Municipal School District, Clarksdale, MS

Lisa High

Chief of Schools, Chesterfield County Public Schools, Chesterfield, VA

Gerald Hudson

Superintendent, Cedar Hill Independent School District, Cedar Hill, TX

Kelli Joseph

Superintendent, St. Helena Parish School System, Greensburg, LA

Yanisha Mann

Secondary Education Director, Pitt County Schools, Greenville, NC

William Merritt

Chief of Staff, Jackson Public Schools, Jackson, MS

Dawn Meyers

Social Emotional Learning Specialist, Foothills Education Charter High School, Athens, GA

DesMontes Stewart

Superintendent, Gainesville Independent School District, Gainesville, TX

2018 RELN Cohort

Nadene Arrington

Superintendent, East Jasper School District, Heidelberg, MS

Marsha Drake

Chief of Equity and Student Support, Hamilton County Department of Education, Chattanooga, TN

Cloyd Garth, Jr.

Superintendent, Hazlehurst City School District, Hazlehurst, MS

Theodis Lamar Goree

Superintendent, Caddo Parish Public Schools, Shreveport, LA

Lillie Huddleston

Executive Director of Equity and Student Support, City Schools of Decatur, Decatur, GA

April Kuhn

Vice President of Human Resources, Compliance, and Inclusion, Pfeiffer University (Former Assistant Superintendent of Advancement, Rowan-Salisbury School System), Misenheimer, NC

Damaris Rau

Superintendent, School District of Lancaster, Lancaster, PA

Erica S. Taylor

Chief of Staff, Charleston County School District, Charleston, SC

Tammie Workman

Former Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Atlanta Public Schools, Atlanta, GA

2017 RELN Cohort

Valerie Bridges

Superintendent, Edgecombe County Public Schools, Tarboro, NC

Frances E. Davis

Former Associate Superintendent, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Suwanee, GA

Kevin R. George

Director, Louisiana State University Laboratory School, New Orleans, LA

Maritza Gonzalez

Former Executive Officer for Equity and Diversity, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN

Ebony Green

Senior Director of Programs for Equity and Access, Institute for Student Achievement, New York, NY

Rebecca Kaye

Chief of Information and Accountability, Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma City, OK

Carol L. Kelley

Superintendent, Oak Park Elementary School District 97, Oak Park, IL

Sybil Knight-Burney

CEO, Transformational Leadership Agency (Former Superintendent, Harrisburg School District), Harrisburg, PA

Eddie Ruiz

Florida State Director, Charter Schools USA, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Keith Simmons

Superintendent, Griffin-Spalding County School District, Macon, GA

D'Andre Weaver

Superintendent, DeSoto Independent School District, DeSoto, TX