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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Malia Burns is Dean of Students at Muchin College Prep, a member of the Noble Network of high-performing high schools in Chicago, Illinois where Malia and her colleagues struggle to ensure that 100% of their students receive the support and funding they need to go to four-year universities. In her first year as Dean of Students, Malia managed a four-part ACT preparation program that involved weekly inspirational Town Hall meetings, Saturday Boot Camps, and leveled daily prep courses. Prior to serving as Dean of Students, Malia was grade-level chair and introduced the use of meeting evaluations, action plans for struggling students, and weekly email blasts, all practices that have increased efficiency and continue to be used school-wide. Malia looks forward to becoming a school leader in a traditionally underperforming Seattle school district.