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#EdEquityVA Webinar Series - Navigating EdEquityVA - October 27, 2020

Oct 27, 2020 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Leah D. Walker
Director of Equity and Community Engagement @Virginia Department of Education
Leah currently serves as the Director for Equity and Community Engagement at the Virginia Department of Education where she leads statewide efforts aimed at advancing education equity, closing the achievement gap, and decreasing disproportionality in student outcomes." Dedicated to disrupting structural racism, Leah utilizes communication savvy, public relations expertise, and innovative outreach tactics to galvanize support for social justice and to advance diverse and inclusive organizations and communities. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Hampton University, and a Master of Public Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Dr. James Lane
Superintendent of Public Instruction @Commonwealth of Virginia
Dr. James F. Lane was appointed Virginia’s 25th superintendent of public instruction by Governor Ralph S. Northam, effective June 1, 2018. As state superintendent, Dr. Lane serves as the executive officer of the Virginia Department of Education, which is the administrative agency for the commonwealth’s public schools. He also serves as secretary of the state Board of Education. Prior to his appointment as the commonwealth’s chief school officer, Dr. Lane served as a division superintendent in Chesterfield County, Goochland County, and Middlesex County.