To build an education system that works for every student, we depend on a diverse, multi-talented team whose expertise and experiences push our thinking of what’s possible. We believe in strong teams in our work and our organization, and we’re looking for candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who share our vision for a more just world.
Ignite Your Potential
Being a part of Team LE means joining a diverse national community of thought partners, problem solvers, innovators, and learners. We wake up every day eager to discover solutions that turn potential into progress. We’re ready to listen as much as we share what we know, because learning is an ever-evolving, never ending pursuit.
I Am, We are LE
Managing Director of Organizational Effectiveness
“Equity requires me to be a learner, seek multiple perspectives, reflect constantly, act justly, and lead with love.”
Director of Network Operations
“We are standing on and benefiting from the blood, sweat, tears, joys and achievements of my Black ancestors who built this land. My desire is for students to be truly seen for their brilliance and for them to govern, own and be catalysts for change in the land that their ancestors worked tirelessly for.”
Director of Program Strategy
“In the past, I hesitated to bring my identity into educational spaces, fearing that it would overshadow the larger narrative of racial injustice in our country. I’ve learned since that our unique identities, with all their struggles, achievements, and celebrations, can validate and support each other. Now, I advocate for greater representation of AAPI voices in curriculum, literature, and teaching staff, fostering connections across groups rather than isolation.”
Director of Adult Learning
“I want every teacher to feel like they can bring their authentic self to their schools and classrooms. I want every teacher to have the resources they need to make each school a safe and exceptional place for every student to have an awesome education. I’m here now to see progress happen no matter how long that takes.”
Senior Director of Math Strategy
“When someone says, ‘Math was really hard for me, and I don’t consider myself a math person,’ that’s communicating that they probably didn’t feel like they belonged in those spaces. I want more people—more students, more teachers, and specifically folks with marginalized identities—to feel that math, as a domain of learning or as a field, is a place where they belong. They can be themselves and use what they know and their experiences as assets in their mathematical thinking.”
Take a Deep Dive Into the Work
Want to know more about how we’re sowing the seeds for systemic change and generational freedom? Learn how we help our partners build on their strengths and move beyond bandaid solutions to have real impact that changes lives.
Be "The Marigold"
Jennifer Gonzalez uses companion planting, placing certain vegetables and plants near each other to improve growth for one or both plants, as a metaphor for how teachers can support one another. “If you plant a marigold beside most any garden vegetable, that vegetable will grow big and strong and healthy, protected and encouraged by its marigold.”
We’ve carried this idea into how we work with one another. LE team members aspire to “be the marigold” for each other every day so everyone feels they have others to count on.
Our values are our North Star. They guide us to take actions that advance our mission while challenging us, as individuals, to become the allies our partners need us to be.
We challenge historical and current gaps in opportunity with a persistent focus on dismantling systemic racism.
We affirm and begin with the unique and collective talents, experiences, and wisdom of ourselves and others.
We build trust and reflect upon the impact of different perspectives and intersectional identities.
We develop ourselves and others. We apply new learning and deepened self-awareness to our relationships and practices.
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Beyond full-time careers, Leading Educators periodically has part-time or short-term consulting opportunities for current and former students and educators. To learn more about these opportunities as they arise, we invite you to share about your interests and experiences in this interest form.
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