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Summer Principals Academy

The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership

Lagra Newman

About Lagra

B.A. in Communication Studies/Spanish, Vanderbilt University; M.A. in Elementary Education, Loyola Marymount University. Lagra began her career in 2005 through Teach for America where she taught 5th grade in Los Angeles at 109th Street Elementary. She was most recently Director of Instruction at Potomac Lighthouse Public Charter School in Washington, DC, where she supported teachers and students in grades 2-5. She is starting a fellowship with Building Excellent Schools in August 2011 where she will begin the work of founding and leading her own charter school of uncompromising excellence and achievement. Lagra aspires to found and lead a school where 100% of her students are academically successful and prepared for college.

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