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December 13, 2020 20th Anniversary Blog

Principal Yalil Nieves Wants Mary Gage Peterson Elementary to Feel Like Home For All

On this #20thAnniversaryTuesday, we profile Principal Yalil Nieves from Mary Gage Peterson Elementary. She talks about her journey from being a young girl in Panama who loved learning, to the leader of a multicultural, diverse community.

“This reminds me of home. This reminds me of my middle school,” she summed up. “It makes me happy. I’m just thankful and grateful that I’m here.” 

December 7, 2020 20th Anniversary Blog

Brianne Dotson Is Deeply Committed to Achieving Educational Justice

This #20thAnniversaryTuesday, we profiled Brianne Dotson who has served as an education leader for over 20 years, championing achievement and equity as a classroom teacher, school administrator, nonprofit leader, and beyond.

“As leaders, we are responsible for envisioning a world where Black and brown children thrive and are equitably successful in life and it is our duty to leverage our positions to make this vision a reality.”

November 30, 2020 20th Anniversary Blog

In Times of Change and Uncertainty, Fund Champion Patrick Haugh Continues to Fight for Educational Equity

On this #20thAnniversaryTuesday, The Fund explores the impressive, multifaceted career of former Fund member Patrick Haugh—and the insights and lessons that he has learned along the way.

"Through two decades of changing landscapes and roles, he has learned about the importance of self-reflection, humility, empathy, adaptability, and seeking out and amplifying the voices of those most impacted by the work."

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