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Kristen Howell

As a Partner at Education Elements, she teams with district leaders to help advance more innovative and responsive educational models for their schools. Previously, Kristen helped scale personalized learning in Chicagoland schools at LEAP Innovations and worked as a teacher, coach and district leader in San Francisco Unified School District. In her role in the Superintendent’s Office in San Francisco, Kristen oversaw $30M in philanthropic funding to design and launch a districtwide Vision, Vision 2025. This included the oversight of a multiyear partnership with Salesforce.org and other funders, the development of SFUSD’s innovation strategy (iLab), the rollout of a K-12 Computer Science scope and sequence, and a blueprint for digital learning. She holds a Masters degree from Stanford and Bachelors from Duke and is constantly exploring, adventuring and questioning the status quo.

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Crisis Management  |  District Leadership  |  Organizational Leadership & Change Management  |  School Leadership

Leadership Tenets for the New Normal: Connect with your Purpose and Feed your Values

If you are anything like me, you are at a loss for how we are suddenly in the last week of July and barreling straight towards the new school year. After a spring spent in crisis triage mode and a tumultuous summer filled with political and social unrest, there haven't been many opportunities to recharge our batteries and reflect in the ways that we may have in past years. If you are feeling tired, you are not alone. If you are feeling afraid and overwhelmed, you are in good company.

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