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Special Education & Student Support
Baltimore City Public Schools
Executive Director, Special Education & Student Support JOB SUMMARY The Executive Director, Special Education & Student Support, under the formal supervision of the Chief Academic Officer, is the key executive position critical to the acceleration of improved...
Whole Child Services & Support
Baltimore City Public Schools
Executive Director - Whole Child Services and Support JOB SUMMARY Responsible for the strategic direction of wellness, climate, social emotional, behavioral, wrap-around, extension services and enrichment opportunities within the district that must keep the holistic...
Head Program Officer
Head Program Officer THE CONTEXT Today, 60% of all California children birth to age five are dual language learners born into family and community surroundings rich with multilingual and multicultural assets. That number will continue to grow, so it is imperative to...
Executive Director BACKGROUND The current education system locks many students out of the differentiated learning and development experiences they need and deserve, producing student outcomes that are almost entirely predictable based on demographics. Gradient...
Director, Whole Girl Wellness
Baltimore Leadership School
for Young Women
Director, Whole Girl Wellness CONTEXT The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (BLSYW), an affiliate of the Student Leadership Network, is an all-girls, college-preparatory, public charter school that since 2009 has been serving young women residing in...
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Partner, DEI & Talent OUR INSPIRATION Racial injustice, inequity, and the systems designed to perpetuate them have defined our nation’s history. In the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the Supreme Court stated “…it is doubtful that any child may reasonably...
Leslie has been excellent to work with on many levels. She is deeply knowledgeable in processes that support equitable hiring. I have learned a lot on the mechanics that support a more transparent, fair, and less biased approach to hiring, from mutual vetting, to competency-based evaluations, to interview structure, to communication with candidates, and more.
Executive Director, Breakthrough Central Texas
Monisha is singular in her ability to actively listen, understand a situation from all perspectives, then synthesize not only the key issues, but also connections to prior conversations and even upcoming ones. The result is always a rich conversation after which I feel energized and confident. I look forward to continuing our work together!
National Education-Related Company
Leslie was tremendous. She was a great listener, collaborator and active thinker, constantly processing and applying things to refine and improve the tools that we used. She took all leads and really pursued them, focusing a great deal of time on rounding out the diversity of the pool. Ultimately, we had two finalists that we could have happily hired in the end.
Board Chair & CEO Search Committee Chair
Boston-based Charter Management Organization
Monisha is the person I call when grappling with my most complicated leadership decisions. Her combination of wisdom, humor, depth, and ability to tease out nuance has been magical when I've gone through professional transitions. Her warmth and incisive questioning prompts breakthroughs in my thinking that enable me to tackle high-stakes decisions while getting crystal clear on the values inside of me that are informing those decisions.
Leslie has helped us through a year-long CEO search. Her focus on equity and inclusion, especially when recruiting candidates, was extremely important to our goals and future direction. She was also very good at assessing folks’ strengths and areas to probe.
Board Member & CEO Search Co-Chair, Generation Citizen
Many, many things fell behind because of the various transitions caused by COVID-19, but our deliverable did not. I’d never been through a process like this, and I learned so much from Leslie. I could come up with adjectives, adverbs, etc., but the point I’m trying to make is nothing stops this woman—no drama; just results. And did I ever appreciate that...10 stars out of five!
Executive Director & Co-Founder, Waterford UPSTART
Early on in the process, Leslie and Monisha dug deep into our organizational dynamics and had the courage to speak truth to power. That was inspiring to see! They are also kind human beings who make you feel heard, valued, and listened to.
NY-based Charter Management Organization
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