Interim CEO Eddie Lincoln announced the appointment of Dr. Tracey Conrad as Chief Program Officer (CPO). Dr. Tracey Conrad will oversee Equal Opportunity Schools’ (EOS) Partnership Team as they inspire, mentor, and coach school leaders toward their district’s education equity goals. Tracey brings more than 30 years of experience in public education, 20 of which were in an administrator role and was a principal at one of the first schools in the nation to partner with EOS.
Today’s AAPI Heritage Month shoutout goes to Patsy Mink. In 1964, Mink was the first woman of color elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. During her decades-long Congressional career, Mink introduced the Early Childhood Education Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and was a co-author for Title IX, a law that advanced gender equity within federal funding policies for education- later renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in her honor.
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Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month by paying tribute to civil rights leader Thelma Garcia Buchholdt who was elected to the Alaska House of Representatives becoming the first Filipinx American legislator elected in the U.S. and served four terms. In 2009, she was inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her significant contributions to Alaska as a legislator, civil rights leader, author, and lawyer. Prior to her move to Alaska, she had a career as an elementary school teacher.
In celebration of #AAPIHeritageMonth, may may Thelma Garcia Buchholdt’s dedication to civil rights and education encourage you in your own aspirations.
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Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee was the first Chinese woman to earn a PhD in economics from Colombia University. Dr. Lee originally attended Barnard College, an all-women’s school, that was founded because Colombia, like many universities in 1912, refused to admit women. Triumphant and educated, Dr. Lee published her research as a book called “The Economic History of China” in 1921.
In celebration of #AAPIHeritageMonth, may Dr. Lee’s story encourage you to continue breaking barriers that restrict equal access to the knowledge and dreams that we all deserve.
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Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. Equal Opportunity Schools celebrates women of color, like Michelle Obama, the first African-American First Lady of the United States, an attorney, author, and education advocate for adolescent girls. As First Lady, Obama championed causes such as Let’s Move (ending childhood obesity), Reach Higher Initiative (job opportunities), and Joining Forces (supporting service members, veterans and military families). Obama is set to be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
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