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2020-2021 District Leadership Fellows Cohort Convenes

Twenty-one district leaders from Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas have kicked off the 2020-2021 District Leadership Fellows cohort with an online meeting.

The SMU District Leadership Fellows program is continuing to grow to serve education leaders.  This year we welcome leaders from all regions of Texas, and from the surrounding states.  Along with superintendents, we are also very happy to welcome executive district leaders who report directly to superintendents.  We are excited to be working with, and learning from, the 2020-2021 cohort.

As each school district has changed and adapted to life with Covid-19, so too has the District Leadership Fellows program.  We were very excited to engage online with the new cohort, and to utilize all the tools at our disposal to ensure the cohort develop additional leadership competencies, as well as participate in the key cohort component of networking with a diverse group of peers.

The 2020-2021 Fellows include Mr. Henry Anderson (Marvell-Elaine School District), Dr. David Belding (Aubrey ISD), Mr. Ritchie Bowling (Maypearl ISD), Ms. Khechara Bradford (Spring ISD), Mr. Brett Bunch (Newport Special School District), Dr. Janet Gladu (San Jon Municipal Schools), Dr. Gerald Hudson (Cedar Hill ISD), Ms. Malinda Lindsey (Kennard ISD), Mr. Greg London (Bryson ISD), Dr. Brian Nichols (Canton ISD), Dr. Deidre Parish (Darrouzett ISD), Mr. Albert Peña (San Perlita ISD), Ms. Sherry Phillips (Danbury ISD), Mrs. Amanda Rather (Lonoke Public School District), Mr. Steve Reynolds (Adrian ISD), Dr. Paula Richardson (Tekoa Charter School Inc.), Mr. Justin Risner (Central ISD), Mr. James Sanders (Scurry-Rosser ISD), Mr. David Sullivan (Anadarko Public Schools), Dr. John Tackett (Lonoke Public School District) and Mr. James Wright II (Mount Calm ISD).

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