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Summer Principals Academy

The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership

Davina Allen



About Davina

B.S. in Zoology, B.A. in Philosophy and M.S in Management from University of Florida. Davina Allen, a Teach For America alumni, began her career in education in New Orleans, LA in 2004 where she taught Physics for one year. She was five days into her second year of teaching when Hurricane Katrina struck. She returned to the ruined city five weeks after the storm with renewed vigor, and has been tirelessly working for education reform since then. Currently, Davina teaches Physics at Eleanor McMain Secondary School. She is the former Vice President of the Board of Morris Jeff Community School, a charter school she founded with a group of parents, neighbors, and educators which opened its doors in the Fall of 2010. Davina's goal is to work with like-minded change gents to address the entrenched systemic issues which continue to lead to educational inequity.

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