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Doctor of Education Leadership Student Directory

The following is a directory of students currently enrolled in the Doctor of Education Leadership program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Note: This is an opt-in directory, and does not represent every student enrolled in the doctoral programs.

Doctoral Student Directories: Ed.L.D. Students | Ed.D. / Ph.D. Students

Amanda Aiken
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Amanda Aiken

Interests: Female Leadership, Equity in Leadership Pipelines, School District Leadership, Organizational Culture, Leadership Development, Organizational Strategy, Stakeholder Engagement

Having led at the school and district level, Amanda Aiken has built her career on not just leading organizations but developing and empowering other leaders. Her key areas of interest include building equity around leadership recruitment, development, and retention for women.

Marissa Alberty
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Marissa Alberty

Interests: Equity, Race, Community Engagement, Policy, Non-Profit, Executive Management, Adult Development

Marissa Alberty is seeking to develop and support educational leaders through systems and communities that are equitable, collaborative, and yield results for all students.

David Baiz
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David Baiz

Interests: Equity, Leadership, Innovation

David Baiz's research is focused on school leadership, innovative school models, mathematics instruction, professional learning communities, and equity.

Tauheedah Baker
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Tauheedah Baker

Interests: Race, Equity, Arts Integration, Culturally Responsive Teaching, Teacher Induction, School Reform, Systems Leadership

Tauheedah Baker has over 15 years of experience working at all levels in the education and non-profit sectors. She has built her career ensuring that systems are designed using a social justice lens, so that learning for all students improves and opportunity gaps are closed.

Eric D. Becerra
Email Eric D. Becerra at eric_becerra@gse.harvard.edu

Eric D. Becerra

Interests: Equity, Higher Education, First Generation, Social Justice, Retention, Student Success, Students of Color

Eric Becerra has over 15 years of experience working in multiple capacities within the education sector. Throughout his career he has maintained a focus on serving low-income, traditionally disadvantaged student populations with an emphasis on access, equity, and success. Having served as a k-12 and college counselor, he is especially interested in increasing college going and persistence rates for young men of color.

EYAL BERGMAN
Email EYAL BERGMAN at eyal_bergman@gse.harvard.edu EYAL BERGMAN's LinkedIn Page

EYAL BERGMAN

Interests: Equity, Family & Community Engagement, Culturally Responsive Schooling

Eyal Bergman's experience is in building trust between educators and the communities they serve, and developing systems within school districts to promote these efforts.

Nick Brooks
Email Nick Brooks at nbrooks@gse.harvard.edu Nick Brooks's LinkedIn Page

Nick Brooks

Interests: Leadership Development, Equity and Inclusion, Teacher Recruitment and Retention, Community Engagement, Urban Education, District Strategy

Nick Brooks has ten years of experience as a teacher, coach, and nonprofit leader in the D.C. community. He is interested in diversifying the teacher pool, expanding leadership development for teachers, and integrating community members into school and education strategy.

Hassan Brown
Email Hassan Brown at hbrown@gse.harvard.edu Hassan Brown's LinkedIn Page Hassan Brown's Twitter

Hassan Brown

Interests: Social Innovation, Equity and Inclusion, Investments, Community Engagement, Business Development, Philanthropy, Technology

Hassan Brown's expertise is in community-building, program management, and strategy and operations. He has extensive classroom and business experience, as a NYC Teaching Fellow and an Education Pioneers alum. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Institute for Child Success.

Kevin Bryant
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Kevin Bryant

Interests: Virtual Reality and Instruction, Entry and Succession Planning, School Turnaround, Equity, Career and Technical Education, Dual Enrollment, Secondary Education

Kevin Bryant's expertise is in school turnaround, teacher development. His CTE Interests are in augmented reality as an instructional tool, school and district turnaround, and ensuring impactful practices despite change in leadership (succession planning).

Steven Chambers
Email Steven Chambers at schambers@gse.harvard.edu Steven Chambers's LinkedIn Page

Steven Chambers

Interests: Social Emotional Learning, Counseling, College Access, Race, Equity, Parent Engagement, Community Partnership

Steven Chambers expertise and research interests are in the areas of college and career readiness, social emotional supports, community partnerships, and counseling services.

Steven G. Chambers
Email Steven G. Chambers at steve_chambers@gse.harvard.edu Steven G. Chambers's LinkedIn Page Steven G. Chambers's Twitter

Steven G. Chambers

Interests: Technology & Innovation, Social Entrepreneurialism

With over 25 years of public and private company leadership from start-ups to larger public companies, Steven Chambers is focused on technological innovations to reduce learner gaps and to create engaging, interactive digital learning experiences for our country’s digitally-native young learners.


Xiaohoa Michelle Ching
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Xiaohoa Michelle Ching

Interests: Innovation, Equity, Education Technology, Leadership, Cross-Sector, Funding, Gender

On a mission to scale love; grounded in the belief that love is a tangible and practical force for liberation for all.

Christina Cho
Email Christina Cho at christinacho@gse.harvard.edu Christina Cho's LinkedIn Page

Christina Cho

Interests: Equity, Trauma Informed, Relational Education, Policy, Culturally Responsive, Social Emotional Intelligence

Interested in trauma informed and relational education in marginalized communities

Matt Dreier
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Matt Dreier

Interests: Policy, Higher Education, Information Management, Change Management


Danielle Duarte
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Danielle Duarte

Interests: School Counseling, College and Career, Social Emotional Learning

Having worked in the field of school counseling, Danielle Duarte is passionate about supporting the whole child in education; their academic success, college/career exploration and readiness, and social/emotional development through prevention and data-driven intervention.

AMANDA DUDLEY
Email AMANDA DUDLEY at adudley@gse.harvard.edu

AMANDA DUDLEY

Interests: School Leadership, Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Equity, Adult Development

Amanda Dudley is interested in how school districts and organizations can transform how adults learn in order to impact instruction in schools.

Omolara Fatiregun
Email Omolara Fatiregun at ofatiregun@gse.harvard.edu Omolara Fatiregun's LinkedIn Page Omolara Fatiregun's Website

Omolara Fatiregun

Interests: Race, Equity, Policy, Public/Private Partnerships, Science-Driven Innovation

Omolara Fatiregun's passions are at the intersection of philanthropy, collective impact, and evidence-based practice in education.


Monakatellia Ford Walker
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Monakatellia Ford Walker

Interests: Race and Equity, Teacher Leadership, School Turnaround, Assessment, Partnerships, Student-Centered Learning, School Improvement

Mona Ford Walker has over 17 years of experience working in the public-school sector. Her expertise is in school turnaround, teacher development, and leadership development.

Brandon Foster
Email Brandon Foster at brandonfoster@gse.harvard.edu

Brandon Foster

Interests: Technology Integration, Equity

Brandon Foster’s focus is to create systemic change that allows students to become the best version of themselves. He has served as a Summer School Principal, Regional Director of Instructional Coaching, and a Professional Learning Consultant. He is also a community advocate in Fort Wayne, Indiana, partnering with local organizations to mentor and support juvenile education reform.


Jared Fox
Email Jared Fox at jfox@gse.harvard.edu Jared Fox's LinkedIn Page

Jared Fox

Interests: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Leadership Development, Entrepreneurship, Policy, Strategic Planning, District Strategy, Climate and Culture

Jared Fox leads school climate and culture initiatives in K-12 systems.

Sarah Friedman
Email Sarah Friedman at sarahfriedman@gse.harvard.edu Sarah Friedman's Website

Sarah Friedman

Interests: Justice, Family Power, School Founder, Racism, Classism and Patriarchy, Community-Led Change, Voice, Engagement with Power

Sarah Friedman is interested in learning how to redefine high-quality education in terms of furthering human liberation for all people.

Crystel Harris
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Crystel Harris

Interests: Education, Policy, Teacher Development, Teacher Support, Equity, K-12, Teacher Recruitment

Crystel Harris has 12 years of experience working at the NYC Department of Education as a teacher, teacher trainer, program manager, and recruitment director. She is interested in large education systems, considering how to implement change at scale.

Emma Herzog
Email Emma Herzog at emmaherzog@gse.harvard.edu Emma Herzog's LinkedIn Page

Emma Herzog

Interests: Equity, Immigration, Bilingual Education, K-12 Education

Emma Herzog is a bilingual leader with experience working and leading in Spanish-speaking communities. She is particularly passionate about ensuring that immigrant communities flourish in partnership with public school systems, and that all students receive an equitable education.

Kentaro Iwasaki
Email Kentaro Iwasaki at iwasaki@gse.harvard.edu Kentaro Iwasaki's LinkedIn Page

Kentaro Iwasaki

Interests: Mathematics, English Learners, College and Career, Teaching and Learning, Asian-American Leadership, Reciprocal Accountability, Teacher Professionalization

Kentaro Iwasaki's past experiences include associate director of learning for a non-profit supporting College and Career Pathways and a secondary math teacher with an English language focus. He is an Asian-American leader, interested in instructional impact, teacher professionalization, and reciprocal accountability.

Shahara Jackson
Email Shahara Jackson at shaharajackson@gse.harvard.edu Shahara Jackson's LinkedIn Page Shahara Jackson's Twitter

Shahara Jackson

Interests: Equity, Diversity, Urban Education, Charter Schools, Women in Leadership

Shahara Jackson's research focuses on district/school level executive coaching.

Leslie Jimenez
Email Leslie Jimenez at leslie_jimenez@gse.harvard.edu Leslie Jimenez's LinkedIn Page

Leslie Jimenez

Interests: School Turnaround, Continuous School Improvement, Strategic Planning, Elementary and Secondary Education, Charter Management Organization, Urban School District,

Through the Ed.L.D. program, Leslie Jimenez plans to build on her prior experiences in both the charter and district sectors to address the systemic challenges that prevent disadvantaged students from receiving a quality education.

Erica Jordan-Thomas
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Erica Jordan-Thomas

Interests: School Leadership, Race, Equity, Policy, District Strategy, Leadership Development

Erica Jordan-Thomas' interests and expertise are in the areas of change management, principal development and sustainability, and school turnaround. 

Mark Kabban
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Mark Kabban

Interests: Refugees, Education Entrepreneurship

Mark Kabban is interested in strengthening the social cohesion of refugee youth in the U.S.

Ben Lewis
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Ben Lewis

Interests: Collective Impact, Antiracism, Innovative School Models, Philanthropy, Policy, Critical Consciousness

Ben Lewis has experience as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. He is interested in changing our education systems with the goal of eradicating racism and poverty in our country.

Erica Lim
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Erica Lim

Interests: Equity, Teaching and Learning, Curriculum and Instruction, Deeper Learning, District Strategy, Continuous Improvement, Women in Leadership

Erica Lim is passionate about ensuring equitable opportunities and outcomes for K-12 students. She believes deeply in the professionalization of teaching and her studies focus on the leadership of large urban school districts.

Elena Luna
Email Elena Luna at elenaluna@gse.harvard.edu Elena Luna's LinkedIn Page

Elena Luna

Interests: Race, Equity, Adaptive Leadership, Bilingualism, Literacy, Culturally Responsive Leadership, Teacher Recruitment

Elena Luna has excelled in strategically building strong school cultures where teachers and students thrive, and families are an integral part of the school community. She has developed expertise in academic programming for English Language Learners and culturally responsive teaching.

Bobbi Macdonald
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Bobbi Macdonald

Interests: School and District Design, Project Based Learning, Reggio Emilia, Arts Integration, Social Emotional Learning, Constructivist Education, Equity

Bobbi Macdonald is interested in school and district design that is student centered, teacher powered, and focused on a continuous learning and improvement cycle. She hopes to continue creating school environments that evoke belonging and love.

Liz Melia
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Liz Melia

Interests: Teacher Development, Organizational Strategy, Organizational Culture, Curriculum and Instruction, Equity, Student Success

Liz Melia's expertise is in teaching and learning, designing and implementing strategy to improve instruction at scale, teacher and instructional leader development, and program design and management.

Thomas Milaschewski
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Thomas Milaschewski

Interests: District Leadership, Special Education, Family Engagement, Data, Equity, Higher Education, Principal Leadership

A former teacher and school principal, Thomas Milaschewski is a doctoral student in the Ed.L.D. Program at HGSE. He is interested in systems-level leadership that leads to positive outcomes for all students.

Dexter Moore, Jr.
Email Dexter Moore, Jr. at dmoore@gse.harvard.edu Dexter Moore, Jr.'s LinkedIn Page

Dexter Moore, Jr.

Interests: Racial Justice, District Superintendency, Boys and Men of Color (BMoC), Educator Pipeline, Community Organizing, Collective Impact, Coalition Building

Dexter Moore Jr. is a servant leader with interests in systems-level strategy and coherence related to human capital, school and community-based collective impact models, and organizational learning and innovation. He is committed to eradicating racial injustice in school systems.

Tim Moriarty
Email Tim Moriarty at moriarty@gse.harvard.edu

Tim Moriarty

Interests: Career and Technical Education, Authentic Learning, Leadership

Tim Moriarty's practice interests include, career and technical education, authentic learning, and systems leadership.

J.J. Muñoz
Email J.J. Muñoz at jjmunoz@gse.harvard.edu J.J. Muñoz's LinkedIn Page

J.J. Muñoz

Interests: Organization Culture, School Leadership, Equity, School Turnaround, Urban School District, Technology in Education, Innovative School Models

J.J. Muñoz is a former principal, academic coach, and teacher spanning across Arizona, Florida, and Massachusetts. He has worked extensively with urban school districts and turnaround schools. His areas of expertise are in school culture, urban education, and instruction.

Kirstin Northenscold
Email Kirstin Northenscold at kirstin_northenscold@gse.harvard.edu Kirstin Northenscold's LinkedIn Page

Kirstin Northenscold

Interests: Teacher Learning, Organizational Change, Instructional Leadership

Kirstin Northenscold is interested in the social organization of schools, teacher learning, and the role of professional and personal identity construction in school change efforts.

Kori Ricketts
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Kori Ricketts

Interests: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, LGBTQ+, Intersectionality, Race, Leadership, Operations, Women

Kori Rickets is interested in diversity, equity and inclusion, inclusive leadership practices, and school operational systems.

B. Michelle Rinehart
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B. Michelle Rinehart

Interests: District Leadership, Strategic Planning, Systems Thinking, Instructional Leadership, Education Law, Rural Education, Women in Leadership

With a breadth of professional expertise across instructional leadership, strategic planning, and professional learning, Michelle Rinehart is passionate about equipping and empowering educators to lead at all levels.

Berenice Rodriguez
Email Berenice Rodriguez at brodriguez@gse.harvard.edu

Berenice Rodriguez

Interests: Educational Leadership, Policy, Equity

With experience as a PreK-12 principal, as well as her assignment as an Arizona turnaround coach with the Arizona department of education and an overall more than 20 years in education, Berenice Rodriguez has had numerous opportunities to develop the caliber of leadership skills that have prepared her to engage with the imperative mission of learning to change the world.

Sarah Rogers Tucker
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Sarah Rogers Tucker

Interests: School Turnaround, School Improvement, New Schools, Culture, Teacher Coaching

Sarah Tucker's research focus is in school design and redesign.

Linda Rosenbury
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Linda Rosenbury

Interests: School Design, Gender Equity, Racial Equity, Arts Integration, Middle School, Social Emotional Learning, Sustainability Education

Linda Rosenbury served as a turnaround principal in NYC and the founding principal of an intentionally-diverse, community-based charter school focused on sustainability.

Michele Rudy
Email Michele Rudy at michele.rudy@gse.harvard.edu Michele Rudy's LinkedIn Page

Michele Rudy

Interests: Organizing, Undocumented, DACA, Migrant, Immigrant, Trauma

Michele Rudy's practice focus is in organizing and in equity issues pertaining to immigrant students, particularly undocumented students and unaccompanied minors.

Judy Touzin
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Judy Touzin

Interests: Race and Gender, Principal Preparation, Organizational Health, Juvenile Justice Education, Innovative School Design

Judy Touzin's interests are in the area of transforming the school experiences and outcomes for Black boys and young men as well as principal preparation and development.

Carmen Williams
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Carmen Williams

Interests: Equity and Inclusion, Family and Community Engagement, Systems Thinking, School Climate and Culture, Transformative Leadership, Adult Development

As a former teacher and principal, Carmen Williams is interested in empowering leaders to sustain equitable schools. Her expertise and research interests include shaping organizational culture through collaboration and strategic systems alignment.

Jamaal Williams
Email Jamaal Williams  at jamaalwilliams@gse.harvard.edu

Jamaal Williams

Interests: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Achievement Gap, Literacy, Prek-12, Instructional Core

Jamaal Williams is an Ed.L.D. student with 9 years of experience in urban, suburban, district, and CMO settings. He loves kids and is passionate about improving his ability to lead system-wide improvement efforts in the education sector.

Danila Crespin Zidovsky
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Danila Crespin Zidovsky

Interests: Policy, Early Childhood Education, Equity, Literacy, Politics, Chronic Stress, Adverse Childhood Experiences

Danila Crespin Zidovsky is passionate about expanding access to high-quality early learning opportunities to every child in America. Danila has experience in the governmental and political arenas, as well as the nonprofit sector.