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Leading Equity

Oct 4, 2021

About Aasimah Navlakhi

Having experienced firsthand the life-changing power of great schools, Aasimah Navlakhi (she/her/hers) is committed to ensuring that all students have equal opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive. Aasimah began her career as a speech and performance teacher in her hometown of Bangalore, India, and now serves as the Chief Executive Officer of BES (formerly Building Excellent Schools), a national nonprofit that identifies and prepares excellent leaders to transform education in their communities.

Show Highlights

  • Taking on a new role as CEO and the importance of a listening tour
  • Discovering the organization’s mission doesn’t align with the approach to school models
  • Shifting away from “No Excuses”
  • Identifying White Supremacy Culture
  • Navigating any resistance to change
  • Collecting other forms of data

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